For the coming year I’m going to be writing a (hopefully) weekly roundup all things sport at Strathclyde! This might be anything from match results to fundraisers to socials but will be your one stop to keep up to date with everything maroon.
It’s also a way for you to find out the things I’ve been working on outside the daily running of the sports union such as policy development, extra resource provision and planning for the next big events.
So this is me now at the end of week five in the sports union office (it’s going so fast already) and thought it was about time to get the ball rolling with this. June’s been a pretty busy month even without the usual fixtures and competitions.
To kick off we hosted the SSS conference here at Strathclyde which was a fantastic few days filled with like-minded sports enthusiasts and gave us lots of new ideas or next year.
Next up came graduation season and as part of the academic procession I had the honour of watching many of you receiving your degrees in front of all your friends and family, congratulations to everyone graduating!
June was also Pride month and it was great to see so many clubs proudly posting social media messages showing that we are a truly inclusive sporting environment (keep an eye out for a new batch of rainbow laces coming into the sports union soon). Here in the union we held a Pride party and rainbow themed bake sale to raise funds for LGBT Youth Scotland!
In terms of actual sport, we still have had bits and pieces going on over the summer; ones to note are the rowing team competing well down at the Henley Royal Regatta in London, congratulations are also in order for lacrosse captain Calum Barret who has had a Scotland call up for the Berlin Open this weekend and Fraser Angus went one better in bagging himself a spot on Team GB for the 4x200m relay at the Mannheim gala in Germany last weekend.
Going into next week things aren’t going to get any quieter with myself, Fraser and Abby travelling down to the BUCS Conference in Bristol which should be a fab opportunity to learn from all the best practice going on in sports unions around the UK.
But for now I’ll stay #forevermaroon,
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