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Judo athletes compete in Europe’s largest multi-sport event


Two students from the University of Wolverhampton are set to compete in the EUSA (European University Sports Association) Games next week.

The EUSA Games governed by the European University Sports Association (EUSA), represents the largest European multisport student event, and this year is hosted in Lodz, Poland between 17-31 July 2022.

Students Isobel Kitchen and Jamie Spencer-Pickup, both study at the University of Wolverhampton as well as being WLV Sports Scholars, representing the University in judo competitions across the world.

Isobel and Jamie qualified for the EUSA Games following their success in winning gold at the BUCS Judo Championships held at the University’s Sports Centre in February this year.

James Dale, Interim Head of WLV Sport at the University of Wolverhampton said: “It’s fantastic to hear our students will be competing in the largest multi-sport student event in Europe.

“Both WLV Sport Scholars are extremely talented judokas, and we are proud to have them representing the University of Wolverhampton.

“On behalf of the University, I would like to wish Jamie and Isobel the very best of luck in the competition.”



Isobel Kitchen, a first-year Sport and Exercise Science student said: 'I'm very excited to be representing the university at the European Games, especially in my first year at university.

“Being part of the largest European multisport student event will be an amazing experience and I can't wait to get stuck in.”


jamie_spencer_pickupJamie Spencer Pick-up, a third-year Business Management student said: “I'm really looking forward to performing at the EUSA Games. This is my final year studying at the University of Wolverhampton and I’m keen to make the university proud.”

Both athletes are flying out on July 22 to compete in the judo competition on July 24-July 26 as part of the international event.

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