Saints Sport Bulletin 7/3/13

posted 7 Mar 2013, 15:27 by Athletic Union President
Hi Everyone, 

Things have been just a little manic recently haven't they! There's still loads of exciting things to look forward to before Spring break though so have a good read of the bulletin items below and let's make these last 10 days cracking!  

1) Voting closes at 6pm tomorrow!
That's right by close of play tomorrow you'll have chosen your AU President for next year! Crazy or what?! Please make sure you and your members exercise your right to vote - remember that the AU President vote is the tab under Student Association elections:

2) World Record Strip The Willow Attempt - THIS SUNDAY at 2pm on South Street
We've had a fantastic response so far but now we really need to make this dream a reality! Please please drag all your friends along on Sunday. It will only be for a very short period and we have a fantastic band coming, stage, photographers.. potential aerial photograph on the cards too! It should be great. We would REALLY appreciate you guys pushing this to all your sports club members - if we can guarantee that we have a good Saints Sport backing then we should beat it! St Andrews being able to out do Edinburgh's effort would be beyond superb!! 
- Please like the page to keep up to date with the event and help spread the word: 

3) Blues & Colours 
Please remember that nominations must be sent to James by Friday 15th March. These should be sent to . If any club has any queries then they should direct them to James at that address as well. All information is detailed in last week's bulletin so please to refer to that if necessary. 

4) The University of St. Andrews Well-being Week
The week beginning Monday 11th March, immediately following the World Record Strip the Willow Attempt on Sunday 10th March, is Saints Sport’s Well-being Week. This is delivered as part of the work being done towards the Healthy Body Healthy Mind Award, an initiative from The National Union of Students (Scotland) and Scottish Student Sport.  To find out more about the award scheme contact Pete Burgon, Student Sport Development Manager on

The programme for the week begins on the morning of Tuesday 12th March with free tea and conversation outside the Student Union Building, followed by the first online Video Recipe of the Day and a film screening of The Flying Scotsman in School 3 at 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm.  Wednesday 13th March will provide another Video Recipe of the Day, while there will be free entry to the drop-in classes at the Sports Centre and the entire University community is encouraged to come along to the Sports Centre in the afternoon to watch the University take on RAF Leuchars in the annual Tedder Challenge.  The Well-being programme culminates on Thursday 14th with the third Video Recipe of the Day and a Well-being Fayre held in Venue 1 from 2-5pm in the Student Union Building.  Stalls will be hosted by University departments such as Nightline, Student Services and the Staff Well-being Group while local organisations including Choose Life, Active Fife and the Police will also be attending.  There’s also a Smoothie bike booked in!  All are welcome! 

You can also keep up to date with the week here:

5) Cycletricity - Monday 11th March
There are a few spots left for Cycletricity next Monday! Sign up now for what's set to be a fantastic event and a great way for Saints Sport to support Green Week: 

6) Tedder Challenge - Wednesday 13th March 
13 sports... one goal.. to beat RAF Leuchars!! The 5th Tedder Challenge is fast approaching and this year we've made the event bigger and better than ever (big thanks to Gary Brankin)! Come down to the sports centre next Wednesday to sport the teams in our attempt to bear RAF Leuchars this year: 

7) Sinners Sport ft. Vengaboys - Wednesday 13th March 
By next week's bulletin you will have experienced the Vengaboys in St Andrews.. who thought this dream would actually come true??! One thing ticked off all your bucket lists - you're welcome kids! Right so there are some tickets still available online, we really do think the event will sell out though so please make sure that all your sports club members know that they can get them from here:

8) Transport Fund
Eric has emailed all clubs now about reallocation of the transport fund. Please not that there won't be any more reallocation, and therefore all overspend must be paid by the end of this academic year. 

9) Sports Ball date - Thursday 23rd May!
Last but certainly not least.. the Sports Ball date is now set for 23rd May! Please make sure you block it off in your diaries and let all your club members know before they start making travel plans for after exams. We can't wait for this year's event!! 

That really is an exciting bulletin isn't it - hope you're all looking forward to the next ten days! Right and finally.. here's a song to make you remember to turn up on Sunday.. That's right IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN TO OUR WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT!!

See you all soon, 
Emily x

Emily Griffiths

University of St Andrews Athletic Union President
-Saints Sport-
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