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Tom Noble - Athletic Union Chair

Welcome to the Athletic Union. As well as being renowned academically, the University of Bristol is also recognized for it's sporting acheivements through high performing teams, excellent facilities and a large range of clubs run by students, for students.

With 56 clubs and an overall membership of over 4000 people, the AU provides a huge range of sporting opportunities. The clubs are not just there for representative competition and provide access to sport for the whole student body. We also run, in partnership with the Centre for Sport Exercise and Health, the Sport for All 'Intramural Programme' (see Intramural website) for those students who prefer a more relaxed level of sport.

Whatever your level, the Athletic Union has something to offer you. So what are you waiting for?

'Tom Noble - Athletic Union Chair 2006-2007'

Email: [email protected]

The A.U. Exec
The A.U. Executive Committee is the main decision making body of the A.U. It meets every two weeks and there is a rep for each major area. The Exec is important because individual clubs viewpoints are represented by them and hence are taken into consideration. It also enables the Athletic Unions big events to run throughout the year. SCORE I & II, the half marathon, Varsity Rugby & Football and the Boat Race are all run by the Athletic Union and would not be possible without the Exec Team.

Nick Scott
Vice Chair
Alex Mably
Social Sec
Jamie Wilson
Jay Nash
Daniel James
Alec Evans
Intramural Football
Anna Woolley
Indoor Rep
Chris Walters
Coombe Dingle Rep
Philip Brown
Watersports Rep
Sarah Mackness
Outdoor Rep
Martial arts Rep
Exec Team 2006-2007 NB- please wait until beginning of October before e-mailing the exec members as the e-mail addresses need to be linked to their accounts at the start of term.

The Centre for Sport, Exercise & Health
The AU works in close contact with the Sports Centre. Below are a number of links which may prove useful.

Comunity - Sport Program
Community sports initiatives in local clubs and schools for under-privileged young people have sometimes foundered because of the lack of suitable volunteers to help run the projects. Last academic year, the University's Centre for Sport, Exercise & Health (CSEH) offered students the opportunity to train and then volunteer as a community sports leader in a variety of projects, based in the inner city, to help with this problem.
The CSEH are currently recruiting this year's enthusiastic potential sports leaders that are desperately needed to act as coaches and mentors to groups, for whom sport has a unique ability to motivate and communicate. If you are interested in developing sport or recreation for other people and learning vital life skills such as managing oneself and others, teamwork, and communication, whilst gaining a government recognised qualification, then visit the CSEH's following website for more details.

Beginner and Improver courses
Get active, stay healthy, learn something new…The CSEH in conjunction with the Athletic Union sports clubs, are developing a comprehensive sports course programme for beginners, improvers and intermediates in a variety of sports at participation level. The courses run for an hour a week over 8 weeks each term, where you will be taught the skills, moves, tactics and rules behind the game with the emphasis being on fun and enjoyment. If you want to try a sport for the 1st time, improve your level or simply meet some new friends, these are the courses for you. AU members receive a discounted rate.

Introductory Week to Sports Coaching is organised for new undergraduate and postgraduate students to allow them to meet those involved in running the representative squads in thier chosen sport. The sessions give several hours of professional coaching during the Universities own Introductory Week and gives coaches the opportunity to identify potential new talented team members. Check out the following website for more details.

Coach Education program
The Joint University Initiative for Coach Education (JUICE) has been set up to offer students and staff at Bath, Bristol and UWE the best opportunity possible to develop their sport skills. The programme offers Level 1 learn to coach courses in a variety of sports as well as courses for those already experienced coaches, those who want to officiate and generic coach development courses.

Taking part in JUICE develops your CV, enhancing your ability to be able to engage in applied sports related work in the community either in a paid or a volunteer capacity. With these courses you can show future employers that you have initiative and can communicate and solve problems outside of the academic world.

Get ahead of the pack, pass on your knowledge and love of sport, take the 1st step on the coaching ladder and learn the skills necessary to deliver coaching in a safe and beneficial environment.


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