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Law School alum wins gold at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Press release issued: 19 April 2018

Law School alum and England netball player returns home victorious, having scored a thrilling win against Australia last weekend, securing a historic gold medal at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

This year’s competition was Eboni Beckford-Chambers’ third Commonwealth Games and having been frustratingly close with a bronze in 2010, Eboni and her team have now earned a spot in sporting history - with England securing gold for the first time since the games commenced in 1998.

Eboni said: “Wow, I still just can't quite believe it. This is the epitome of hard work, determination, resilience, unwavering belief and a team-first attitude."

No stranger to hard work, Eboni made her international debut for England in 2008 whilst studying as an undergraduate at the University of Bristol Law School, prior to completing an LLM in Commercial Law in 2011.

Since graduating from the University, Eboni has continued to balance her busy sporting and legal careers. She plays goal defence and goal keeper for the England netball team and is currently a trainee solicitor at the Bath based law firm, Mogers Drewett.

Other University of Bristol Law School alumni and sporting heroes include: Jazmin Sawyers (Silver medallist in the long jump at the 2016 European Athletics Championships) and Georgie Twigg (Olympic gold medallist for hockey at the 2016 Summer Olympics), who was part of a panel of speakers in our Thinking About Thinking event.

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