If you want to develop your skills and experience in organisation, business, personnel or financial management why not get involved with sports club administration? You don’t need a wealth of sporting experience and can select a role that suits your own skills and interests. Please check out the links below for role descriptions and contact your campus Sports Development Assistant to find a club with an opportunity to get involved. Voluntary hours in sports administration can be attributed to your EDGE Award.
Here is a testimony from one of our current students Ciaran
- Age: 20
- University Course: BSc Hons Sport and Exercise Science
- Campus: Jordanstown
- Sport: Badminton
Achievements: Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games athlete, Lithuania International Silver Medallist 2014, Selected for first Irish Senior Cap in November 2014
Why did you get involved in the Sports Union?
I have always enjoyed my sport with the support of the university and felt the need to help others enjoy the sport the way I have throughout my life
What do you enjoy most about it?
I have really enjoyed getting to know the players in the club and interacting with other people from different courses. My favourite thing about the club is seeing improvements in the players week in, week out.
What other opportunities have you encountered from being part of the Sports Union?
I have been able to get involved with many different events such as fundraisers and sports camps through the sport union. The training that you get for these processes is excellent and I feel much more confident in my ability to perform such tasks.
Why would you encourage others to get involved?
I would encourage others to get involved firstly, because it’s a lot of fun. Don’t get me wrong its hard work, but the relationships you make through interacting with other clubs are brilliant! I signed up to help build up my CV initially, but the experience I have gained from working with the sports union is much more beneficial.