This new feature allows for sportBU and Bournemouth University to highlight and celebrate success and excellence across the Varsity and Performance Programmes.

This month represents the end of the Varsity season for a number of our team sports and Athlete of the Month for March was focused around results in the Cup, Trophy and League.

We have selected the 10 top nominations for recognition and have selected one additional overall winner.

Franklyn Clarke – Mens Football 1st

Eirik Kaspersen – Mens Football 2nd (AECC)

Chloe Tape – Womens Football 1st

Leigh Stevens – Mens Futsal 1st

Elizabeth Ferguson – Netball 1st

Lucy Juffkins – Womens Rugby 1st

Matthew Inman – Mens Table Tennis 1st

Oliver Kimber – Mens Volleyball 1st

Benjamin Burkard – Mens Volleyball 2nd

Poppy McLaughlin – Womens Volleyball 1st


Alana Zukas – Womens Lacrosse 1st

Alana is currently in her 2nd year at Bournemouth University studying for her BSc in Sport Management.  Alana has been the driving force of success for the Women’s Lacrosse team for the past two seasons and served as Captain this season.  Alana is currently a BU Excel Scholar athlete and has shown great commitment in all Lacrosse activities throughout the season, including strength and conditioning.  In March Alana helped lead her team in securing the Western 2A league Championship and to become Western Conference Cup Winners through beating Plymouth University 25-1 in the final.

Alana will be presented with a pair of AFC Bournemouth tickets along with a certificate.