"Originally from the Netherlands, I arrived in Newcastle for the first time as an Erasmus+ exchange student planning to only stay for one semester - this didn't happen of course! I began playing for the 1st Women’s Football team over the past couple of years and the Athletic Union became a big part of my university experience, and one of the main reasons that I didn’t want to leave Newcastle University. I ended up staying for my Masters in International Relations and I ran in the Student Elections to become the new Athletic Union Officer. "
My aim is to make Team Newcastle more inclusive, accessible, and most of all, united. Regardless of what sport you are apart of, there is still so much we can learn from each other.
Sport will be running very differently to what we are used to this coming year but I will be working closely with all our clubs (and students wanting to get involved in sports) to support any challenges we may face. In the face of this, I am highly committed to ensuring mental health recognition and support is high up in the Athletic Union agenda this year.