Saints Sport Bulletin - 22/11/12

posted 22 Nov 2012, 08:48 by Athletic Union President
Hi All, 

I hope you've had a good week so far - there were some cracking wins yesterday so well done to everyone who was involved with those! We're back to a longer bulletin again this week so please settle down, get comfortable and get ready to distribute all the information out to the relevant committee or club members. 

1) Saltire Awards
Head to Venue 2 at 5pm on Tuesday (27th Nov) to find out more about getting involved with the Saltire Awards. It looks great on your CV and you can earn Young Scot Reward Points which could entitle you to some fantastic prizes.
**Lots of you will already be doing heaps of volunteering - remember that sitting on a committee is volunteering and therefore also counts**

Sign up below if you're interested in getting involved.

See the following website for more information: 

2) Hall of Fame 
We are bringing back the Hall of Fame this year and have changed the criteria so that it recognises the achievements of those who have performed at the highest level, have a close connection to the University and who also embody the Saints Sport ideals. Please can you all distribute the following link around your members and alumni. The Hall of Fame event this year will take place on 25th April, alongside the Blues and Special Sports Awards. Nominations for the Hall of Fame should be directed to the Athletic Union President ( and will need to be submitted by the end of January 2013 in order to be considered for this year. 

More information for the Hall of Fame can be found at:

3) Sinners Sport - 28th November
Tickets £1 through your sports club from the AU Office between 12-5pm on the day. Last entry to the Union is 12pm. NO ticket buybacks. Please organise your socials and find out how many people will be attending. Drinks deals from £1. Here's the facebook event link: 

4) Transport Allocation
Eric has emailed all clubs a transport re-allocation form. Please make sure you send these through to Eric by 3rd December at the latest -

5) Constitution
The Athletic Union Constitution is attached, on the CMP and I now have a number of copies available in my office if any of you would like a physical copy. The link to the constitution can be find through the following link: 

6) Saints Sport Newsletter - Christmas Edition! 
Just a reminder to get Kirstie your articles by 25th November. We're hoping to make a fantastic Christmas edition! Kirstie's email

7) Lead 2014 - Student Volunteers Required
The University of St Andrews is hosting a LEAD 2014 conference for young people on Tuesday 19 March. The conference is aimed at developing the leadership skills and harnessing the enthusiasm of young Scots in the build up to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The programme invites every secondary school in Scotland to send a selection of young people to take part in the conference. The conference will see university students lead workshops on event management to inspire the younger students to subsequently organise and deliver Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games themed sports festivals within their own school community. Closely linked to existing leadership work in schools, Lead 2014 will encourage Scottish support for the Games while giving young people a unique opportunity to develop and enhance their leadership skills.

In addition to being available on the conference date you must be available to attend an introductory meeting on Thursday 31 January at 17:30 in the University Sport Centre Club Room as well as attending a weekend training session, again held at the Sport Centre, on Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 February.

We are looking for approximately 20 student volunteers to lead the conference and teach the school children all of the skills that they require to run their own sporting events. If you want to be one of the volunteers and help on this exciting initiative then please register an interest with Gary Brankin detailing the volunteering experience that you have.

So lots of information for you to take in from that lot! Captains/Presidents/Secretaries please make sure you distribute it all effectively. 

Now on to my wise quote of the week from a classic film: 
"Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game" - A Cinderella Story

As ever feel free to give me a shout if you have any questions, suggestions or would like any help. 

Best wishes, 

Emily Griffiths

University of St Andrews Athletic Union President
-Saints Sport-
t:    01334 46 (2176)
m:   07540 671 355
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22 Nov 2012, 08:48