Saints Sport Bulletin 16.04.15

posted 16 Apr 2015, 06:54 by Athletic Union President
Hi All,

It's been a big week with teams in promotion playoffs and the first ever University-wide Alumni weekend happening this weekend. This week's bulletin is a long one but please bear with me as there is a lot of important end of year information:

Alumni Weekend:
Please keep us posted as to how your alumni activities are going. The weekend's hashtag is #AlumFestStA so please include that in any tweets sent out over the weekend. It goes without saying that we expect social media to be used responsibly - as this is the first time we've run an event like this, the University are keeping a close eye on things so please think about what is being promoted!
Development are keen to monitor numbers over the weekend so it would be hugely helpful if you could email me with numbers of alumni who returned for the weekend.

End of Year Photos & Video:
We are looking to put together an end of year video so please send any photos or video you have from the year to Jon at

Car accidents:
The University Insurance Department have been in contact over the high number of accidents being reported in recent weeks. The majority of accidents could have been avoided, for example using other passengers to provide support when reversing. Please pass the message on to your drivers to take extra care when out and about.

PlayerLayer Kit:
Thank you to everyone who came along to meet with PlayerLayer over the past couple of weeks. They were really impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment to sport here in St Andrews. If you weren't able to make it and would like to place an advance order please get in touch and we can pass on your details. In addition please remember that if you are placing any orders for social T-shirts or committee clothing, it needs to go through PlayerLayer in the first instance.

Pre Season:
 Please submit all registers and requests for support (driving, accommodation, facilities, transport, financial) using the form attached – note two separate tabs on spreadsheet. This needs to be received by Debby (dls4) by Friday 8th May. 
Final confirmation of squad members to be received by 31st July 2015Clubs will be fined if people sign up for Pre-Season but do not attend.
If your Club has an affiliated Directors of Sport/Head Coach you will need to consult with them in the first instance to organise pre-season

Facilities Request:
Please submit your facility requests for the upcoming year using the link below by Friday 8th May:

Club Excellence Session:
Thank you to everyone who attended the session on Tuesday. The slides from the presentation can be found at

Transport Booking Form:
Our new-look transport booking form is available at Please be aware that the confirmation of request does not guarantee your booking. You will be emailed a separate booking confirmation by Elaine once the booking has been made. You can also check your bookings on the confirmation page of the CMP

Transport Overspends:
Any overspend must be paid by Friday 8th May.

Colour Run:
Today is the final day to buy tickets for the Colour Run, in aid of UK Sport IDEALS and Saints Stellenbosch Outreach

Sports Ball:
Sports Ball will take place on Thursday 21st May at the Apex Hotel in Dundee. Tickets for the dinner will cost £50 and include transport, 3 course meal, ceilidh and afterparty ticket. Each club may apply for up to two tables of 10. Tickets will be allocated by ballot - applications for tables must be sent by Friday 24th May. Afterparty tickets will also be available, details to follow.

Diary Dates:
Alumni Weekend: 17-19 April
Colour Run: Wednesday 22 April
Saints Sport Awards Evening: 30 April
BUCS Team Entry Deadline: 30 April
Re-affiliation & Admin Deadline: 8 May
Sport Ball: 21 May 

That's it! Best of luck to those of you putting on events over the weekend - I hope to see lots of you out and about.

Best wishes,



Sarah Thompson

Athletic Union President


Athletic Union

University of St Andrews Sports Centre, 

St Leonards Road,

St Andrews, 


KY16 9DY


T: 01334 46(2176)

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Athletic Union President,
16 Apr 2015, 06:54