Saints Sport Bulletin 27.03.15

posted 27 Mar 2015, 03:21 by Athletic Union President
Dear All,

I hope you're all enjoying the break. Its been an exciting week for us with with redevelopment as the steels for the new sports arena started to go up! 
Lots of information for you this week to go out to all members so please make sure to circulate it all.

AGM deadline:
Unless you have already spoken to us, all AGMs should have taken place. Please send your new committee details to Amy on by Friday 3rd April.  New committees should join the Facebook group for the coming year at

Blues & Colours Nominations:
Criteria for this year's Blues & Colours has been sent out and nominations should be submitted by Friday 3rd April. Please note there was an error on the form - if you would like to submit a nomination for Athlete of the Year and have already submitted your club's nominations, please contact Amy directly with your nominations.

Hall of Fame nominations:
Please send any nominations for Hall of Fame to me by Friday 3rd April for consideration by the awards committee.

AU Exec Positions 2015-2016:
A reminder that applications for the AU Exec for the coming year are now open for the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, Alumni Officer, Publicity and Media Officer and Events Officer. The deadline for applications is Friday 10th April  and job descriptions can be found under 'AUApplications will then be shortlisted and successful candidates invited to interview. To apply, please send a CV, covering letter and proof of good standing with the University to Pete on

Jonny Wookey Game:
The annual varsity Ice Hockey match will take place on Tuesday 7th April. Any clubs wishing to reserve tickets should contact Keep up to date and buy individual tickets at

The final sinners of the semester will take place on Wednesday 8th April. As always, tickets will be £2 and each club may reserve up to 20. Collection will be in the AU Office on Tuesday 7th April. Please email me to reserve tickets for your club.

Alumni Festival Weekend:
The first University-wide Alumni Weekend will be taking place between 17-19 April. Keep up to date with the events across the weekend at and please invite your friends and alumni to like to page. If your club is running an event, and has a Facebook event or any other details, please email Natalie on with the details so we can publicise it.

Colour Run:
The Colour Run is back! In aid of the UK Sport IDEALS and Saints Stellenbosch Outreach volunteers, the Colour Run will take place on Wednesday 22nd April. Ticket details will be announced soon, keep up to date at If anyone would like to help on the day, please drop me a message.

Player Movement:
For those teams still with matches left, please make sure that you adhere to the BUCS rules (attached) - players cannot play down a team for any reason. If a team fields an illegible player, it is a walkover to the other team. Please also make sure that your team line sheet is updated and taken to each match.

We have received a number of requests from researchers for our club members to take part in a surveys. Please circulate the following to your members:
  - LGBT Inclusion in Sport - Catherine Phipps, University of Greenwich
  - Transformational Leadership Affects Narcissistic Athlete’s Willingness to Sacrifice - Gabrielle Dierickx, University of Stirling 
 - Effects of Coach-Athlete attachment on Athletes’ levels of Depression, Eating psychopathology and Self Harming behaviour - Joseph Duffin, University of Central Lancaster

Wheelchair Rugby International:
The national wheelchair rugby team will take on Ireland at the DISC in Dundee on Saturday April 18 and they are looking for supporters. Check out for more info.

Newsletter contributions:
Remember to keep sending your contributions for Saints Sport news to Jon on It's been a busy time with trips and closing league matches so make sure you let us know what your club has been up to.

Video Competition:
A reminder that your club could win £250 towards a camera of your choice by submitting a video to our monthly competition. 

Diary dates:
Alumni Festival Weekend: April 17-19
Blues & Colours Awards Night: April 30
Admin deadline: May 8
Sports Ball: May 21

That's all for this week, if there are any questions please don't hesitate to get in contact. Enjoy the remainder of the break and I look forward to seeing you back in St Andrews soon.