Hi, my name is Will Galloway, and I’m running to be your next Sport Officer! I’m currently a final year Mathematics student and the basketball club chairman.
Throughout my time at Bath, I have dedicated myself to volunteering within SU Sport. Prior to this year I have been a 3:Thirty Sports Captain, club treasurer and received the Gold Volunteer Recognition Award.
My accomplishments as chairman have included:
- Reaching a 30% increase in club membership
- Doubling the number of regular recreational players
- Sourcing new sponsorship
- Currently on track to achieve a record number of BUCS points
I have loved every minute of helping our club achieve all of this and I want to use my passion and enthusiasm for SU Sport to benefit every club and student at the university.
These are some of the key issues that I would tackle if elected:
Total sport club membership is around 5000 and there are only 1200 BUCS athletes. I want to further incentivise clubs to deliver meaningful recreational programs, as well as expand the work done to provide a variety of free sport sessions throughout the year, both on and off campus.
Let’s face it, for many clubs, kit this year was a disaster… Lessons have been learned on Surridge’s side, I will ensure that all clubs get the best out of the deal we have, develop a plan to effectively track any further issues and hold Surridge to account.
Additional BUCS Support
There are some simple, realistic things that we can do to enhance our support for all clubs. These include open sessions for sports nutrition education, promotion of strength and conditioning training, and expanding the sports psychology provision from the Sports Department.
We have seen a steep decrease in the number of registered volunteers this year which I think is down to a misunderstanding of the new documentation and reward scheme. I will make this easier to understand and the benefits clearer, aiding hundreds of student volunteers.
I would seek to introduce flexible facility time to enable more efficient usage, and also review the standard allocations over the winter, as well as summer holidays.
Queueing for Score tickets at 5am is ridiculous! I will ensure tickets are distributed fairly in the first few weeks of semester 1 and work with the SU to guarantee clubs sufficient tickets for official welcome socials.
After several years without Varsity, it’s finally back! I will build upon this and get even more clubs involved for next year’s return leg. This will be the highlight of our sporting calendar.
I want to organise one weekend a year where we invite back our sporting alumni for some friendly competition and a great big party!
Want to make SU Sport the best it can be…? Then VOTE GALLOWAY. The only way for SU Sport!
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