Sports Officer

Archie Robinson, Sports Officer 2022/2023    Officer Profile: ARCHIE ROBINSON  Course: Politics and International Relations      Hometown: The Wirral (Near Liverpool!)     How do your friends and family would best describe you?: Enthusiastic, passionate and having a drive to succeed.   What inspired you to become an Exec Officer?: Following being the Club Captain of Futsal for two years, I have been able to witness first-hand the barriers in place for people to partake in sport. This made me realise that there was room for positive change for sport at our University and I felt as though due to my experience I would be able to bring that forward! Sport has been my favourite thing at University and I want to make sure everyone else can share a similar experience!


What can you offer students in your role?: Enthusiasm! Having been involved in elite sport since the age of 16, I bring a wealth of passion and enthusiasm to the Sports Officer role! My belief is that sport should be one of the most inclusive sectors in the University, and by raising your concerns and promoting your voice as students, I believe we can work together to give everybody an opportunity in sport!        What is the most important change you want to make this year? Increasing the engagement in sport amongst all groups at university is a major part of my plan for the year. I will have a core focus on the promotion of inclusivity in the hope that a greater proportion of students feel as though they can be a part of the sporting family at the University by providing opportunities for all!      Hobbies and Interests: In my spare time I am a semi-pro futsal goalkeeper playing for Leicester! Albeit this takes up the majority of my evenings but I do love a pub quiz and I am a keen artist!



Semester 1


•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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