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New Sports Facilities

St Joseph's College New Sports Facilities

The College’s brand new state-of-the-art, floodlit Astro pitch, tennis and netball courts, and new sports changing facilities officially opened on Friday 21 March 2014, at 6.30pm with Asha Philip and Adeva Bryan as our guests.

Asha is an English sprinter, who was the first British woman to achieve a global 100 metres title, having won gold at the 2007 IAAF World Youth Championships aged 16. Asha is also a World Junior Champion on Double-Mini Trampoline, winning gold in the 15-16 girls category in the World Age Competition in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

After a serious knee injury which ruled Asha out of the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, she has overcome her injury and in February competed at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix, Birmingham, an event widely regarded as the best indoor meet in the world. More recently, Asha took 4th place in the 60m Women’s final at the World Indoor Championships after equalling her personal best of 7.09 seconds in the qualifier.

Adeva Bryan is a British Champion in Double Mini Trampoline and a keen netballer. Adeva competed in Double Mini Trampoline from 2003-2012, representing Great Britain every year from 2005 until 2011 in Russia, Canada, France, Belgium, Denmark and Spain. During her time with the Great British team Adeva was ranked as 4th in the world (2011/2012), 2nd in Europe (2009), and was British Champion in 2007, 2008 and 2010.

Following an injury, Adeva now follows her passion for netball. She is a player coach for Troy Netball and a coach at Kingston and Brunel University, after playing for Surrey Storm in the Superleague in 2010 and 2011.