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In order to vote for this position you must have been a member of a Union-affiliated sports club for at least 28 days.
From lifting the Varsity Series trophy to running a marathon in my back garden during lockdown, my life has been synonymous with sport from a young age. These experiences mean I am familiar with the numerous benefits associated with sport which I hope to promote. Moreover, they have instilled in me the value of team spirit, which together with my interpersonal skills, will help me liaise with the Student Union to oversee sports clubs and develop opportunities for students to get involved in a rich range of sports at UCL.
As sports officer, I would ensure that sports clubs are some of the most important parts of the student experience. Here are some of my ideas that I would implement to achieve this end:
- TeamUCL-wide initiatives from the start of the year
- TeamUCL Welcome Fair to encourage first year participation
- Promote the benefits of physical activities in university-wide initiatives (TeamUCL week)
- Adequate training for committee members, to ensure they can overcome the challenges faced in their day-to-day management
- Improve minority group representation at all levels
Beyond my studies, I have grasped the opportunity to become engaged in UCL’s thriving student culture, playing for UCL’s Men’s 1st Football team. Indeed, these experiences have helped me understand what being a part of TeamUCL entails, particularly the challenges associated with it. In this sense, I know first-hand exactly what areas need to be improved to ensure that sports clubs are some of the most important parts of the student experience. Leveraging the close relationships I have built with senior TeamUCL members, I am in the perfect position to make this possible.
I have been heavily involved in sport throughout my 4 years at UCL and have enjoyed every moment of it! As President of the Lacrosse Club last season, I learnt the ins and outs of running a club and supporting a community. As a Sports Rep this year, I have been a vocal member of the Activities Zone and contributed to several TeamUCL campaigns. Having competed as a first team lacrosse player and also joined UCL basketball as a complete beginner, I have experienced TeamUCL as a competitor and as a novice, and I would love to use all of this to help even more people enjoy sport at UCL.
If elected, I would focus on:
- Increasing inter-club cohesion: by hosting more joint club events (e.g. TeamUCL Sports Day, welcome mixer for committees, and joint fundraising drives).
- Beginners: creating more trial opportunities and reducing barriers to participation.
- Collaboration: Termly Sports Officer’s Town Hall, for clubs to share ideas and ask questions.
- Inclusion: Build on the TeamUCL against Hate campaign and review clubs’ mandatory training.
- Improving TeamUCL identity: More recognition of elite athletes, award winners and non-BUCS clubs; more featured fixtures.
Having run a large club that plays a pretty niche sport, and as a medical student, heavily involved in UCL sport, I’d be well positioned to support all clubs, big and small, UCL and RUMS, and all members pro and novice. I am very easy-going and approachable and would be eager to hear about any changes that you’d want made. As a Sports Rep this year, I have enjoyed getting to know people from a range of clubs and representing all your interests at meetings and Activities Zones. I would love the opportunity to continue and build upon this foundation next year, as your Sports Officer!