Sports Officer

Joe Hyett, Sports Officer 2023/2024    About  Course:   Physics Bsc  Hometown:  Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham  How do you think your friends best describe you?  Hardworking, dedicated and a big bundle of joy   What inspired you to become an Executive Officer?  I am very passionate about my sport and after representing the university for three years, I wanted to give something back to the students and clubs in order to develop and improve the sport the university provides.


What can you offer students in your role?  I aim to carry the passion I have for sports over into the Sports Officer position. I have had many experiences in elite sports clubs and believe that I can transfer what I have learnt to university sports. I have enjoyed my time playing sports at this university and I would like to make sure other students do too!        What is the most important change you want to make this year?  This year my main project is the implementation of sports physiotherapy. This shall be a hard project and therefore may take longer than just the year but if successful this will be one of the biggest changes sports has seen at the university! I will also continue to keep a great relationship with our new kit provider and get the best deals for students.      Hobbies and Interests  What do you like doing in your spare time  In my spare time, I am a semi-pro rugby player and an avid gymgoer – pumping iron.  Favourite Series   My favourite series is ‘THE BOYS’, it’s quite gory but a great laugh.  Favourite Song/s  I can’t quite pick a favourite song but I am a keen listener to drum and bass.



Semester 1 (Archie 22/23)


•Coaching System Revamp

. Moved over to UniTemps and introduced new pay grades for coaches.


•Compulsory Club Ethos

. Implemented on our website. All new members now have to agree to this ethos before proceeding with Team Leicester membership.


•Facility Arrangements

. Ensured all clubs were provided with sufficient training facilities based on current club needs.


•Free Bus Scheme

. Worked with Estates and Campus Services to provide a free shuttle bus to Oadby for all students.


•Wellbeing Wednesdays

. A monthly social media segment providing health and wellbeing tips within sport.


•Let's Do Leicester Swimming Programme

. Free swimming lessions as part of the Let's Do Leicester programme.


•Sports Council Model Revamp

. Recruited 12 students each with their own remits instead of the previous model of 5.


•Reinstated Activities Minibus

. Took students' proposals forward to make travel more accessible to all clubs.


•Continued Recognition for Sports Clubs

. Continued work on Sportsperson of the Month as well as introducing Team of the Week and Fixture of the Week, integrating them into the Passport Engagement Scheme.


•Fully Funded Sports Leadership Programme

. Secured £5000 to offer equal coaching opportunities to all students.

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