The Commonwealth Games will run from 4 to 15 April on the Gold Coast. Check out the profiles below for more information on CSU’s athletes, the latest news and their competition schedules.
2018 Gold Coast – CSU athlete profiles
Kurt Fearnley OAM
Home town: Carcoar
Degree: B. Human Movement / B. Teaching - Graduated 2005
Kurt Fearnley OAM
Three-time Paralympic gold medallist and five-time Paralympian, Kurt also had the honour of being co-captain of 2016 Rio Australian Paralympic Team. In between his training and competing commitments, Kurt is a high school PE teacher and Pro Chancellor of Charles Sturt University Northern. Following his Silver and Bronze in Rio 2016, Kurt now holds a record 13 Paralympic Games medals.
Home town: Campbelltown
Degree: B. Education (Health and PE)
A former national middle distance runner, Kaarle didn’t switch to cycling until she was 17 years old. Since then, Kaarle has been world champion, won gold and silver at Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, and Bronze at London 2012 Olympics. Finishing second in the team sprint at 2017 World Championships.
Home town: Perth
Degree: Graduate Certificate in Commerce
Tyler Lovell played alongside his twin brother Mathew at their local Perth hockey club from the age of five. At club level, Tyler plays for YMCC in Perth, and Ranchi Rays in Indian Hockey League, and made his debut for the Kookaburras in 2013. After travelling to Rio 2016 as a shadow team member, Tyler has been a regular fixture as goalkeeper in the 2017 Australian Kookaburras squad.
Home town: Berri (SA)
Degree: B. Clinical Practice (Paramedics)
Karri picked up her first hockey stick at six years old; however it wasn’t until she was 15 that she truly found her love for Hockey. In 2016 she made her Olympic debut in Rio alongside a number of other debutants in the women’s side, with the Hockeyroos finishing in 6th place. Karri was part of the gold medal-winning team at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.