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Massey University is well represented at next month's Commonwealth Games.

Dr Rachel Batty is heading to the Commonwealth

At least 35 current students and alumni are competing at next month’s Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast. Around 250 athletes are representing New Zealand, making it the largest ever team.

Massey University’s high performance programme coordinators are getting news on a daily basis of more students and alumni who have qualified for the Games, so we will be updating this list as information comes to hand.

The Games kick off on April 4 and run until April 15, with more than 6600 athletes and officials taking part, including Dr Rachel Batty from the School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition, who will be working as part of the athletic events presentation team at the Games. Part of her role will be to ensure the athletic road events (including the Marathon) run to schedule. She will also be assisting with coordinating the venues and routes, and managing event announcements.

The University congratulates all the athletes on their selection and wishes them success and enjoyment at the Games.

Massey students and alumni competing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games


Alana Barber

Ben Langton-Burnell

Brad Mathas

Nick Southgate

Basketball - Mens

Tom Abercrombie

Mika Vukona

Basketball - Womens

Deena Franklin


Hamish Bond

Rushlee Buchanan

Regan Gough

Kirstie James

Nick Kergozou

Samara Sheppard

Hockey - Mens

Hugo Inglis

Dane Lett

Harry Miskimmin

Arun Panchia

Hayden Phillips

Nic Woods

Hockey - Womens

Samantha Charlton

Ella Gunson

Tessa Jopp

Olivia Merry

Kelsey Smith

Elizabeth Thompson

Lawn Bowls

Mandy Boyd

Sevens Rugby - Mens

Scott Curry

Sevens Rugby - Womens

Sarah Goss

Tyla Nathan-Wong


Sally Johnston


Chris Arbuthnott

Daniel Hunter

Matthew Stanley


Tayler Reid

Nicole Van der Kaay


Brahm Richards

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