Three former SSEHS staff members honoured at University awards ceremony

Three former members of staff have been honoured with Distinguished Alumni Awards by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

David Bunker, Rex Hazeldine, and Rod Thorpe were all recognised for their tireless work across campus, including the positive impact they have all had on thousands of students and athletes.

The trio have made pioneering academic contributions to the fields of physical education, coaching and sport science. Through their research, publications, education and support work as practitioners, they’ve influenced the practice of coaches, teachers, athletes and sport organisations worldwide.

The awards were presented at an event to induct the latest sporting stars to the Loughboorugh University Sporting Hall of Fame. Liza Burgess, Sarah Hunter MBE, Barry Middleton, Ben Titley, John Trower, Jez Green and Baroness Sue Campbell CBE joined the 59 existing members who have each made a special imprint on their respective sport.

The Loughborough Sporting Hall of Fame seeks to celebrate the sporting achievements of Loughborough alumni, affiliated performers and coaches as well as those involved in sports leadership and performance support.

Nominations for the 2020 inductions are now open and will close on 28 February 2020. The criteria and further information can be found by emailing