Athletes

Rugby Union Division
Will Cliff

Will Cliff

Will is a premiership rugby player for Sale Sharks in the Gallagher Premiership. He has over 100 appearances for the sharks playing at scrum half.

In between his two spells at the Sharks will had two season at Bristol Bears. Making 45 appearances for the West Country side. He was part of the Bristol team that gained proportion back into the premiership.

At the age of 30 Will has signed three more years at the Sharks to take him up to the 2021/2022 season.

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Elliott Obatoyinbo

Elliott, who can also play at full-back, spent several weeks in the New Zealand’s capital with the Mitre 10 Cup side’s Academy and featured in the local club league.

On his return to north London, the former England youth international spent time with Ampthill in National One and stepped up for game time with London Scottish in the Championship.

Elliott Obatoyinbo made his senior debut for Saracens in October 2018 in the Premiership Rugby Cup and was part of Storm’s successful Shield-winning side.

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Andy Christie

Andy Christie’s progression in 2019/19 earned the back row his Premiership debut for Saracens in the final round of the league campaign.

The Scotland age-grade youngster had spent the summer of 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand learning from the likes of All Black legend Rodney So’oialo before returning to north London.

He earned a first senior appearance for the Men in Black in the Premiership Rugby Cup against Sale Sharks and featured heavily in Storm’s successful Shield season.

Christie was selected by England Under-20s against the Junior Springboks in April 2019 before coming off the bench for Saracens at Worcester Warriors a month later.

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Sean Reffell

Sean Reffell made Saracens history in February 2019. The Academy flanker made a massive 39 tackles for the first team in the Premiership Rugby Cup semi-final win at Worcester Warriors, overtaking club legend Jacque Burger’s previous total (34).

A year before, he made his Sarries debut in the Anglo-Welsh Cup in November 2017 against Sale Sharks as well as featuring a number of times for Old Albanian in National League South 2.

Reffell appeared for Ampthill in the division above in 2018/19 and was a key performer in Sarries’ run to the Premiership Rugby Cup final and Storm’s Shield-winning campaign.

The England Under-20 international was rewarded with a Premiership debut in May 2019, coming on as a replacement against Exeter Chiefs, and picked up the club’s Academy Player of the Year award.

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

Tom is a professional rugby player currently playing for Carcassonne in pro D2 in France.

Tom is an established winger in the premiership playing for both Sale Sharks and Leicester Tigers in the Gallagher Premiership. He has 120 appearances for the Sharks after coming through their Academy system. After his spell at Sale he joined Leicester Tigers for two seasons.

He is currently enjoying playing rugby out in France and at only the age of 28 he is looking to continue to widen his playing experiences.

Manu Vunipola

Manu Vunipola

Having come from a very high profile rugby family background, Manu has excelled in his expectations to become a professional rugby player.

Manu is a skilful and powerful flyhallf operating out of Saracens in the Gallagher Premiership. He has made 4 appearances for England U18s and has also played for England U20s in the Six Nations.

Manu made his professional debut for Saracens in the Premiership Cup in the 2018/19 season. After nursing onto the scene Manu earned himself a senior contract with Saracens.

Sam Crean

Sam Crean

Sam is an exciting young English hooker playing for Saracens in the Gallagher Premiership, Having come through he academy system, Sam earned himself an Academy contract at the start of the 2018/19 season.

Sam studied at Harrow School in London while playing for Saracens Academy. Sam has another year left at Saracens and has had a successful loan spell at Bishop Stortford in National 1 this season.

Tobias Munday

Tobias Munday

Toby is a strong and powerful back row operator currently playing for Saracens in the Gallagher Premiership.

After a strong season for the U18s Academy at Saracens and at his School Toby earned himself an Academy contract at the start of the 2018/19 season.

Toby has earned himself another year at Saracens and takes his contract to the 2019/2020 season.

Sam Offer

Sam Offer

Sam is Australian with British Parents and has a huge future in the game. A big, confrontational second row, Sam is keen to develop and has signed for a new club for the 2019/2020 season.

ARU Junior Gold Cup Champion – 2014, Western Force Schoolboys 2014, Western Force U20s 2015 – 2017 and US Carcassonne Academy 2018-2019.

Kian Stewart

Kian Stewart

Kian is an exciting young winger currently playing for Huddersfield in National 2 North. He has been through the Sale Sharks Academy set up and Joined Yorkshire Carnegie Academy at the start of the 2016/17 season.

After a successful spell at Yorkshire and man of the match performances in national 2 north he earned himself a call up fro the Yorkshire u20s team in February 2019.

Ben Carlile

Ben Carlile

Ben is young English and modern day prop playing for Yorkshire Carnegie. Ben earned an Academy contract at the start of the 2018/19 season and is also studying at Leeds University.

Ben has enjoyed a successful loan spell at Hull Ionians.

Joe Green

Joe Green

Joe is a young English scrum half playing fro Yorkshire Carnegie. He is currently on loan at Huddersfield in National 2 North.

He is cousin of Max Green who is currently playing for Bath Rugby. Joe is also studying at Leeds Beckett University and earned his first contract with Carnegie at the start of the 2018/19 season.

Teddy Leatherbarrow

Teddy Leatherbarrow

Teddy is a back row player currently playing his trade at Sale Sharks. Having been educated at Kirkham Grammar Teddy earned his first contract at the start of the 2018/19 season.

Teddy has represented Scotland at both u16s and u17s level and has also represented the Scotland u20s team at 2019 Six Nations Championships.

Teddy has enjoyed a successful loan spell for Preston Grasshoppers in National 2, he also has a younger brother in the Sale Sharks Academy aspiring to become a professional rugby player as well.

Samson Ma'asi

Samson Ma'asi

Samson Son of Viliami – who played for Cornish Pirates, Yorkshire Carnegie, London Welsh, Ampthill and Tonga. The hooker later moved to Ampthill and won their Player of the Year award for three successive seasons before being picked up by Saints Academy as a 13-year-old.

Rising through the ranks at Saints, Ma’asi featured for Saints’ Under-18s before earning the call-up to England Under-18s in March 2018 – making his debut days later at Murrayfield as England beat Scotland 64-0. He has also represented England U20s and the 2019 u20s Six Nations Championships. A month later the hooker was back at Franklin’s Gardens, coming off the bench for his first senior Club appearance in the Mobbs Memorial Match against the British Army.

Ma’asi then signed his first professional contract to join the Senior Academy ahead of the 2018/19 season.

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Reon Joseph

The 19-year-old has come through the Pro Academy and burst on to the scene when making his debut against Yorkshire Carnegie at the end of the 2017/18 season. Joseph scored two tries including one with his first touch of the match and a memorable five-pointer with just a minute left to bring his side level and rescue a draw.

The winger has been training with the first team full time but has been getting valuable game time in National Two South at London Irish Wild Geese. He was amongst the top try-scorers in the division, scoring 18 tries in 18 matches with his electric pace proving too much for many defenders to deal with. This year he has moved up a division and is playing for Chinnor in National One.

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Daniel Kelly

Daniel is a young, elusive and powerful centre playing for Sale Sharks. He has studies at Kirkham grammar and progressed through the Sale Sharks Academy.

Daniel has enjoyed a successful year for the Sale u18s team, in reaching the finals day at Allianz Park. He also Captained Kirkham in a successful season for the school team.

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Leanne Riley

Leanne Riley is an English rugby union player. She made her debut for England against South Africa in 2013. She was also in the squad that won the 2012 Hong Kong Women’s Sevens. She also competed in the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup squad for England.

Leanne is a scrum half and currently playing for Harlequins in the Tyrells Premiership in England. She is also one of the centrally contracted England Women’s players. Leanne is also a personal trainer.

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Ben Onyeama-Christie

Prop forward Ben Onyeama-Christie played for London Scottish in the Championship last season, whilst on a placement year from Loughborough University.

Upon leaving the Exiles and returning to Loughborough University for the final year of his degree, Christie has been signed up by Wasps on a tailored University-Rugby hybrid academy contract.

Ben is a quick, dynamic prop with a good ability to carry and is continuing to develop his set piece, which obviously we want to support him with here. 

He is returning to Loughborough University to complete his studies and alongside this will aim to push for selection in the new Premiership Rugby Shield and Premiership Rugby Cup to develop his game. Whilst also having the flexibility on break weeks from these competitions to play BUCS rugby or for the Students National League Team.

Hockey Division
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Shona McCallin

Shona MBE, is a member of the Great Britain Women’s national hockey team. She won a gold medal at the 2016 summer olympics.

Shona has also played for England U16, U18 and U21 squads which she captained at the Junior World Cup.

During her playing career Shona went to Holland, in order to pursue further hockey opportunities. She spent almost 4 years in the country, gaining a university degree in International Business and also becoming fluent in Dutch.

Netball Division
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Jade Clarke

Jade is an English International Netball player predominately playing in the mid-court defender position. Jade made her debut for the England netball team against new Zealand in 2003.

Jade has player four years for Loughborough Lightning and has also player in new Zealand, Australia and currently playing for Wasps in the Netball Super League.

Jade was name England Netball Captain in 2011 and in 2014 she was inducted into the England netball Hall of Fame.

Jade was apart of the gold medal winning England team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and later that season they won the BBC sports team of the year. At 35 Jade is an invaluable member of the Furyan family.

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Jodie Gibson

Jodie is a defender on Team England’s netball squad. She made her Commonwealth Games debut on the Gold Coast and won a gold medal. Jodie is in the current England squad and has been on a number of tours with England Roses.

At a club level, she represents Severn Stars and has previously played for Manchester Thunder and Loughborough Lightning. At 26 she made her international debut in 2017 and has a big future of Netball ahead of her.

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Chelsea Pitman

Chelsea Pitman made her Team England debut on the Gold Coast in 2018. She joined the England Roses team in 2017 having previously competed for Australia. She played in the wing attack position and helped Team England to win their first Commonwealth gold in netball.

Chelsea has represented a range of teams in Australia and New Zealand and also had a spell at Manchester Thunder in England.

Pitman starred for the Thunderbirds during their 2017 campaign and was ultimately named the 2017 Club Champion after a highly successful season. At the age of 30, Chelsea has an exciting future ahead in the Netball world.

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Gabby Marshall

Gabby has been playing Netball since the age of four. She is one of the next big players for England Netball. She currently plays for the Mavericks in the Netball Super League.

The Furyan Family are excited to have the next up and coming England Netballer in our team.

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Bongiwe Msomi

Bongiwe Msomi is Captain of the South African Netball Team. She plays in the positions of Centre and Wing Attack.

Msomi is an ambassador for the Girls Only Project which aims to create a more equal sporting landscape for women within South Africa and across the African continent by focusing on research, workshops and advocacy for women and girls in sport.

In 2010, Msomi was invited to the SPAR Proteas training camp but missed the cut for the squad. The following year she was again part of the SPAR Proteas training camp and made the team for the 2011 World Netball Championships. Msomi made her debut for the Proteas in 2011.

On the 18 August 2016 Msomi was announced as captain of the SPAR Proteas for their tour of New Zealand and Australia for the Quad Series. Msomi has remained the captain of the SPAR Proteas squad for the 2017 and 2018 Quad Series.[11][12]

In 2017 Msomi received an offer from the Adelaide Thunderbirds, and in 2018 joined the team as to play in Australia’s Suncorp Super Netball. At the end of the 2018 season she returned to the UK to play for Wasps Netball.

Athlete Division
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Josh Landmann

Josh Landmann is an exceptionally talented and inspiring young athlete competing in two sports disciplines; Para-Alipne Slalom and Para-Triathlon. Josh became British Slalom Champion (LW12-1 Para-Alpine) in March 2017. His goal is to compete at the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games in Beijing. Josh won Bronze in the July 2018 British Championships, earning him the chance to compete throughout Europe on the World Cup circuit in 2019; working towards the ITU World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland and pushing for selection for Tokyo 2020.

Josh is all about helping others in similar situations that he was in. In his efforts to raise awareness and funding for spinal injury charities a video of his ‘Tough Mudder’ race video went viral, hitting over 45 million views and was shared and reposted broadly across social media. Josh appeared as a guest on the Ellen show in Jan 2018. Josh talks in schools and businesses and visits young people in hospitals as a Young Persons Ambassador for the Spinal Injuries Association.

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Manon Schutter

Manon Runs is a professional model. She has been the face for brands like TCS Amsterdam Marathon, Runner’s World, and ASICS. As a presenter for Rituals Cosmetics Manon has been on live television in the US and UK, and at PR events all over the world (Europe, UAE, Japan, India). Since 2012 Manon is responsible for creating training content for Rituals Cosmetics including the production of training videos.

She has recently transferred her acting skills to a wider audience, featuring in commercial videos for the Dutch Ministry of Defence, ASICS and Tikkie to name a few. Manon’s adventurous and sporty nature is a great asset when it comes to long and tough shooting days.

Tennis Division
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Jade Cole

Jade is an aspiring young tennis player. She has competed at multiple tennis tournaments including the 2017 Great Britain 10U national tour final grade 1.

She has also represented Lancashire County Tennis for Age 9,10, 12 & 14 and when I was aged 10 we won the 10U National county cup seeded no 1 with my team.

Racing Division
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Ben Hanley

Ben raced in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2006 and 2007, and he finished as runner-up in the championship in 2007. He was signed to drive for Campos Racing in early 2008.He also joined the team for the second round of the 2008 GP2 Asia Series, scoring a podium finish in his first GP2 race.

Fast-forwarding to the present day Ben has signed for NTT IndyCar Series team Dragon Speed. His aspirations are clear and Ben is striving to be successful under Dragon Speed with the series of races scheduled this year.