Saints Sport Bulletin - 19/09/2013

posted 19 Sep 2013, 12:14 by Athletic Union President
Hi All,

I hope you're all recovered from Freshers week and that you managed to sign up lots of new members at the Sports Fayre. There are quite a few bits of information this week!

1)Club Financial Agreements 
hard copy of these must be handed in to the AU by Sun. Sept. 22nd by 5pm . Please make sure you get a hard copy to him by this date. If you don't your club will not have access to any transportation funds until it is submitted. Any questions please email Max,

2)Saints Sport Newsletter Submissions - deadline September 27th 

The time has come again for us to begin our monthly newsletter! This is a great opportunity to show of the fantastic work you've done as a club over September. Please email any articles to 

3)Sinners Tickets - Next Wednesday, Sept. 25th!!! 

Sinners is back! Tickets can be picked up at £1 each. There are NO RESERVATIONS required, clubs may purchase as many tickets you would like. We've got 1000 so plenty to go round! Tickets can be picked up from the AU from 12-3pm Monday,  12-3pm Tuesday. Or if those times don't suit the Union Main Bar from 3-5pm Wednesday.


All Sports Club members training with their club at the Sports Centre (indoors or outdoors) MUST as of this point forward have a membership for the facility.  This can be the £42 Club membership for these sessions alone or the £110 Fitness+ membership which also includes unlimited access to the gym and exercise classes.  Any queries should be directed to myself in the first instance. Membership lists must be submitted to Hannah, by Fri. Sept. 27th

5)Saints Sport Golf Lessons

Sign up now for Semester 1 Saints golf lessons. These weekly group lessons are open to all staff and students at the University and cater for beginner, intermediate and advanced golfers. Also on offer are on course lessons for those individuals who have already completed the weekly beginners lessons.For a full timetable of the lessons on offer please click here -,223657,en.php To book your space please complete the application form and return it to the Sports Centre Reception along with payment. For more information on any of the lessons please contact Gary Brankin,

6)Volunteer Opportunity – Sport Support Programme

Volunteers are now being sought to assist the Sports Support Programme which is designed to assist people in implementing sport/exercise into their day-to-day life as a way to manage particular problems they may be experiencing or to gain an increased sense of personal well-being.  Over the past few years the programme has been an effective resource for people who might be having trouble socially, are feeling a bit homesick, have difficulties with mild anxiety or depressive symptoms or people just feeling like they need to add some structure to their lives.  Volunteers typically get referrals from Student Services and immediately begin liaising with fellow students to set up a time to meet and get to know one another, find out what the person referred would like to explore in relation to the Sports Centre and set up a time for a first session.  Full training and support will be provided for all volunteers.  If you are interested in getting involved with this programme or have any questions please contact Pete Burgon on

7) Reffin Brilliant is now live and can be found through the SSS website here: Many of you will require referees for you upcoming games this season, this is the best opportunity to get as many people qualified as possible to ensure you are meeting regulations! The course will take place in St. Andrews so no need to go far, the sports offered are,
The course costs £20 per participant, and is open to any college or university student. They will receive a whistle, a t-shirt, lunch and the qualification.

8) Scholarship Deadline - Wed. Sept 25th by 5pm 

Details of how to apply for scholarhsips can be found at please make sure you are encouraging any one of your talented athletes to apply

Dates and Deadlines 

*Driving Tests* - There are still a few spaces left for Oct. 4th, to register please 

*Club Financial Agreement* - Sun. Sept 22nd 

*Scholarship Deadline* - Wed. Sept. 25th 

*Membership Deadline* - Fri. Sept. 27th 

*Rugby Varsity Match in London* - Sat. Sept. 28th

*Reffing Brilliant* - Oct. 5th/6th 

Phew glad we got to the end of that one! Right a lengthy email today but hopefully you have read it all.  As always please make sure you're passing along this information to the relevant committee member.

I hope to see you all out Wednesday night!



Jessica Walker

University of St Andrews Athletic Union President
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