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Commonwealth games 2014 Lauren Mitchell, one of Curtin University's very own, compete in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Curtin Students represent Australia in the 2014 Commonweath Games

[Posted: 28 Jul 2014]

Curtin Stadium would like to congratulate the current and past students representing Australia at the 2014 Commonwealth Games which officially opened in Glasgow last week.

Eight students and three alumni from Curtin University competed in the men’s and women’s hockey and women's gymnastics, and formed part of Australia’s largest ever group to be sent to the Commonwealth Games.

In the lead up to the Games, students relied on support from Curtin Stadium’s Elite Athlete Program to allow them to compete without compromising their studies. 

The program is designed to provide elite athletes with the advice and support required to complete their university studies while also competing on a national and global level in their respective sports.   

Current Australian representatives from Curtin University at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow for men's Hockey include Daniel Beale (Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics), Simon Orchard (Bachelor of Commerce) and Matthew Swann (Bachelor of Commerce). 

Competing in the women's hockey, Jane-Anne Claxton (Bachelor of Occupational Therapy), Georgina Parker (Bachelor of Commerce/Art), Brooke Peris (Bachelor of Primary Teaching), Emily Smith (Bachelor of Commerce), Jayde Taylor (alumni), Ashleigh Neilson (alumni), and Anna Flannagan (alumni). For more on hockey see here or visit the WAIS website.

Competing in the women's artistic gymnastics is Lauren Mitchell (Bachelor of Medical Imaging). For the latest on Lauren see here

If you are an elite athlete and enrolled in Curtin, or would like more information in the program, contact Tarryn at