The Athletic Union Executive Committee 2012/13
The Athletic Union Executive Committee (AU Exec) is voted in by members of the Athletic Union at the AGM at the start of the year. The main function of the Committee is to act as the primary decision making body within the AU in accordance with the AU Constitution (Available Here). Ultimately, it is the committee which holds the AU Officer accountable for their actions, something particularly important in a student-led organisation.
The AU Exec acts as the voice of the students that are involved in the AU, both to the Union Council and all external organisations who are directly involved with it. Essentially, the AU Executive Committee is in place to protect students' sporting interests. This year we've got a wide range of club representatives on the committee, from Surf and Rugby League, to Gymnastics and Parachute!
AU Executive Officers are also involved in aiding the AU Officer in their job and are heavily involved with the planning and organisation of all the main sporting calendar events of the year. For example, the annual AU Ball and the Stan Calvert Memorial Cup are organised and run by the AU Officer with help from the AU Executive Committee. The committee are also responsible for the ratification of new sports clubs, approving the grant allocations for clubs and assessing the long term aims of the AU.
Even though its members work very much behind the scenes, the AU Executive Committee is a hugely important part of the Athletic Union and the Students' Union.
The Athletic Union Executive Committee 2012-13
The AU Executive Committee is chaired by the AU Officer 12/13, Alice Holloway.
The other members of the Committee are as follows:
1. Deputy Officer - Andy Hatzis (Boat Club)
2. Deputy Officer –Ed Stephenson (Real Tennis)
3. Secretary - Emily Walton (Mountaineering Club)
4. Finance Officer -Jess Wilkins (Badminton)
5. Policies Officer - Hamish Livingstone (Ski and Snowboard)
6. Fundraising and Membership Officer - Poppy Ilderton (Gymnastics)
7. Entertainments and Events Officer - El Nash (Surf)
8. Entertainments and Events Officer- George Goldspink (Swimming and Waterpolo Club)
9. Media Officer - Andrew Skelton (American Football)
Last year's AU Exec celebrating Newcastle's fourth win in a row at Stan Calvert in March
Back Row left to right: Alice Holloway, Matt Carney, Patrick Navein, James Kinnear, Luke Hutchinson, James Russell, Mark Bowers
Front row: Charley Wright (AU Officer 2010-11)
The AU Exec meets approximately once a month to discuss any upcoming issues in the Athletic Union. If you want to bring anything to the attention of the AU Exec, or are interested in getting involved with the Exec, please email your Athletic Union Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org