Sports Council

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The Leicester Students’ Union Sports Council looks to give students across all facets of club sport a greater voice here at Leicester. The idea of this council is to formalise student discussions, build a sports focused discussion group within the SU and Sport and Active life, discuss ideas and give students a greater voice among senior staff. The future success of sports here at Leicester lies completely within the student voice. It is extremely important students are included in the process of navigating the forthcoming season as we build on creating an exceptional sporting offer.

 

Applications have now closed and the new council will be released soon!

 

2021/22 Sports Council

The Sports Council looks to give students across all facets of club sport a greater voice, here at Leicester. The idea of this council is to formalise student discussions, build a sports department within the SU, discuss ideas and give students a greater voice among senior staff. 

Find out more about this year's council below!

 

 

Ryan Bailey – RAG Officer

Pronouns: He/him

Sport Club: Men’s Football

Objectives for the year:

My main aim this year is to raise the participation in sport as a whole. After such a tough 18 month Covid period where sport was non-existent, I feel now we have the opportunity to re-implement sport back into students’ everyday lives.

Another aim of mine is to address the well-being of our students, particularly in sports. As we know mental health is an important factor in our lives and I feel that the inclusion through sports can have a positive impact on our students both physically and mentally.

Finally, I want to address the charity aspect and how sport at Leicester can contribute to the local community and make a huge difference for those in need. I feel that being back face to face can help immensely with certain projects and can allow us to rebuild that community spirit that we had before Covid.

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Cleo Moseley – Diversity Officer

Pronouns: she/her

Sport Club: Cheer and Stunt

Objectives for the year:

My main aim for this year is to raise awareness for Mental Health in sport. Whilst I am an advocate for sport and fitness as a way to help improve well-being and self-esteem, I am also aware that many student-athletes experience mental health issues. Raising awareness of this and helping student-athletes deal with issues such as burnout and fear of failure is something I am very passionate about and have a personal connection to.

Another aim of mine this year is to bring Team Leicester clubs together again, both in sport and socially; I am eager for us to build back community spirit. Lastly, I would like this to be the year where we celebrate and showcase everyone's successes, no matter what sport they play or what club they are part of. I am always amazed by sport at the University of Leicester, and it deserves more recognition. I have so many exciting ideas and I can't wait to get started on them!

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Culum Bond – RAG Officer

Pronouns: he/him

Sport Club: Rugby League

Objectives for the year:

Sport at Leicester means so much to me especially the inclusive nature of it. I want to ensure that everyone at Leicester has the equal opportunity to be involved in sport.

To me, sport is vital in improving mental health so I want to also ensure that mental health is given a focus at the forefront of sport at Leicester.

Lastly I want to ensure that sport at Leicester is performed at the highest possible standard and that everyone tries their absolute best to show that Leicester is a top sporting university.

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Sarah Rogers – Diversity Officer

Pronouns: she/her

Sport Club: Swimming and Waterpolo

Objectives for the year:

I am really excited to be part of this year’s sports council and to be one of the diversity officers. I am going to try my best try in order to make a positive changes at Leicester. My main aim for the year is to help adapt the sports centres to make them more accessible for all, for example supporting people with learning disabilities by providing times for them that there are adaptations to make their experience easier and more enjoyable.

I also want to put pressure on team Leicester and Viper10 to make changes to the kit, making it more accessible by providing more unisex kit and readjusting the sizes to have a wider range. My final aim for the year is to promote women in sport, to try and encourage a higher uptake of sport within women at Leicester, and break down reservations that women may have.

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Casey Manning – Media Officer

Pronouns: she/her

Sport Club: Cheer and Stunt

Objectives for the year:

My objective is to raise the awareness of the wide range of Sports we have at the University of Leicester and hopefully encourage people to take part in different and new sports as well as for all other sports to actively support each other, providing a united front between the diverse clubs. Using social media, students across campus will be able to be informed of all the fixtures, events and competitions and support if they want to!

Working closely with the Diversity Officers, I will be ensuring that everyone feels they are able to take part in all sports The University of Leicester has. We must take all steps to highlight and ensure the diversity of Team Leicester and make our sports so inclusive, that even people not actively involved with sports will enjoy taking part or watching and supporting the teams, turning events into a memorable experience for everyone.  We should also use the power of sport to promote different campaigns such as Black History Month, Womxns week and Movember. Making a lifelong difference is something we should be striving for with passion and using inclusive graphics, with descriptive text, subtitles, pronouns and anything else to make everyone feel included, will be the top of my priority.

I would like to take all students suggestions into consideration before making decisions about sports in Leicester. Social media effectively empowers people, giving them a voice that in the past would not be heard. Different perspectives, even critical feedback can be a real force for good. At the forefront of change, the University of Leicester has a long history of making a difference. Tapping into the energy of students through social media will allow us to move forward together and accurately reflect how inclusive, dynamic, and forward thinking we are at The University of Leicester. Taking on suggestions from students will allow Team Leicester to become a program that is perfect for all students with different needs accordingly.

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