Sports

Maggie Elstob

Athletic Union Officer

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Hello, I’m Maggie and I am the Athletic Union Officer for the 2018/19 academic year. I am really looking forward to working with all the clubs over the next year and having another successful season for the AU. We have 78 teams competing for the university in BUCS, with many other individuals and teams competing locally and nationally. We currently sit 10th in BUCS and that is a position we are keen to retain in the coming year. We also have an expanding participation sport programme, with in excess of 4500 students involved on a regular basis through the Students’ Union.

 

My aims for this year include increasing the availability of breakfast food in the Sports Centre, expanding the access of students to the week’s fixtures to enable greater support, and assist in developing participation sport at Newcastle to cater for the ever growing number of students who want to be involved.

 

I am excited to see what our students can do this year in sport and hope to see this happen in a fun and friendly environment that facilitates strong performance and success.

 

5 posts
Last post 15 May 2018
Last comment 09 Jun 2018
  • Full Time Sports Tue 15 May 2018 16:19 It’s that time of year where everyone says they can’t believe it’s the end...
  • Half time Sports Mon 18 Dec 2017 15:43 The first 6 months of the job have been action packed, exciting and invaluable. From organising Officer Training to...
  • Summer fun Sports Wed 09 Aug 2017 14:34 Term has not started yet however I have started my role in the office and there has been so much...
  • We're off the starting blocks! Sports Mon 26 Oct 2015 08:50 Freshers’ Week was just as manic for Sports Club as it was for the rest of the University. The ever...
  • 'The age of the Rimmer is over, the time of the Jones has come....' Sports Fri 28 Nov 2014 16:02 With Christmas approaching fast I can honestly say that in my first 6 months as AU Officer I’ve had...

Objectives

 

From the manifestos that they were elected on, each Sabbatical Officer has chosen six objectives to focus on. During the year they will be updating their progress by colour coding each objective:

  • Green – Complete
  • Amber – In Progress
  • Red – Can’t Do
  • Grey – Not Started

Click on each box to find out more about how they are getting on.

The AU Ball was organised and carried out on Friday 20th April which clashed with no BUCS fixtures and every sports club had the opportunity to attend. 9 awards were presented of which all recipients were able to attend due to this new date. A new award was introduced: Contribution to Inclusivity which was awarded to the Dodgeball club. This award gave brand new and non-BUCS sports a greater chance to win an award, highlighting the work that clubs do to make their club more inclusive. You can see the photos from the ball here.

Updated 01.06.18

Each week the BUCS fixtures are published on the Team Newcastle Facebook page which allows students to attend home fixtures. They are published in advance and it is clear where the students have to go to watch fixtures.

Updated 01.06.18

I hosted a Welfare Officer training session on Friday 13th October which encouraged at least one member of each club to attend for welfare awareness. 47 students attended and these clubs now have trained welfare officers. Pledge cards have been introduced and are going to be published on the NUSU website from January 2018. Going into 2018/2019 most clubs that have already submitted their handover documents have appointed a Welfare Officer.

Updated 01.06.18

I hosted a Welfare Officer training session on Friday 13th October which encouraged at least one member of each club to attend for welfare awareness. 47 students attended and these clubs now have trained welfare officers. Pledge cards have been introduced and are going to be published on the NUSU website from January 2018.

Updated 01.06.18

The sports that are in the Stan Calvert programme have changed since last year, some have been cut and some have been introduced. This year we have a Men’s 2’s Tennis team along with a Korfball competition. We also have introduced the Stan Calvert Memorial Run which is open to all students regardless of if they are in a sports team, this was a massive success with over 100 students taking part showing the enthusiasm for participation sport.

N.B. The format/rules of the Stan Calvert Cup make it very hard to include many sports. The rules that have been set state that both universities have to be competing in BUCS to be in Stan Calvert. Since this deprives a lot of students from taking part as both universities don’t enter the same events into BUCS, the format is under an ongoing review.

Updated 01.06.18

A list of taster sessions was published on the NUSU website at the start of the year. 16 clubs took part in the Refreshers Fair this year an increase on 12 previously.

Updated 01.06.18

 
 

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