Charlotte Hale

High Performance Manager (Sport) - Scholarships, Lifestyle and Support Services

Charlotte oversees the management of the Sport Scholarship and High Performance Programmes at the University. Charlotte works closely with our key partners, service providers and the Directors and Coaches of the university's focus sports to develop and deliver the High Performance Programme. Charlotte has specific responsibility for the high performance aspects of Hockey, Netball, Sailing, Cricket and Lacrosse. She is also the strategic lead for the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) at the University.

Charlotte graduated from the University of Exeter in 2003 with a BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, before obtaining an MSc in Sport Psychology in 2004. Charlotte spent several years working in applied mental health and research roles alongside playing and coaching netball at a representative level.

Charlotte leads on the recruitment, academic liaison, scholarship and lifestyle aspects of our programmes. She holds a particular interest in the wellbeing and lifestyle management of elite sportsmen and women, and in particular the dual-career demands and employability of the student-athlete. She holds a Level 3 qualification in Talented Athlete Lifestyle Support (TALS) and is a registered practitioner on the Register of Personal Development Practitioners in Sport (RPDPS).

An Ex-Welsh international netballer, Charlotte coached Exeter Netball Club senior 1st team at regional level alongside the university high performance Netball squad between 2007 and 2015. Charlotte has also worked as an apprentice Coach for Team Bath’s NTL squad, English Universities Assistant Coach/Team Manager and was the head talent scout for England Netball within Devon until 2015. She now provides mentoring for aspiring student-coaches and in particular our university coaching scholars. 

Email: c.r.hale@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 722294

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Nicky Savill

High Performance Co-ordinator

A former University of Exeter Sports Scholar with a 1st class degree in Exercise and Sports Science, Nicky joined the performance team in 2014. A keen netballer, she has captained the University 1st team, competed at regional level and is a qualified Level 2 coach. She currently coaches the University of Exeter Netball Club 2nd team who will compete in Western 1A next year.

As High Performance Coordinator Nicky leads in the organisation of support services for athletes on the University’s High Performance Programme and also coordinates the core services for TASS athletes as the TASS Athlete Coordinator. These services include physio triage, video analysis, sports science support and employability workshops. She also offers lifestyle mentoring to both Sports Scholars and TASS athletes.

Email: n.a.savill@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 722449

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James Fleming

Sport Scholarship Recruitment Officer

James (also known as Jamie) is responsible for the University of Exeter's sports scholar's administration and recruitment process. He was a Rugby Union scholar and 1st XV captain as an undergraduate and post graduate. He studied a BSc Exercise & Sport Science and an MSc International Business Management at Exeter. He also recently completed his PGCE in Secondary Physical Education and became a qualified teacher in 2015.

Jamie held a playing contract with Exeter Chiefs whilst studying at the University and represented England Students whilst in the scholar programme. He also won BUCS Gold in 2009 with the Men's 7s team. After graduating Jamie played for Souths Rugby Club in Brisbane, Australia playing in the club's Premier league and then worked for Hong Kong Rugby Football Union as a Rugby Development Officer whilst playing in their premiership division.

Jamie has a RFU Level 2 coaching qualification and is currently playing rugby for Taunton Titans RFC in National 2 South division.

We asked Jamie for his thoughts on coming back to the University of Exeter:

"As an Alumnus of the University and previous scholar for Rugby, I am in a unique position where I can communicate, on a personal level, just how well the scholarship programme facilitates athletes and puts them in an 'as-close-to' professional environment for their sport. This gives aspiring athletes the best opportunity to work hard in their chosen sport and with the best facilities and coaches available. I am really looking forward to working with committed student athletes that are expecting the best university experience throughout their degree."

Email: j.k.fleming@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 723759