Sports Union Semester 2 Update
Hello Sports Union! It's been a seriously long time since my last newsletter, not because I don't love you all, just because there has been so much going on!
Let's take a quick look back at the Semester so far...
We've had four of our biggest events during February and March; Lead 2014, Sports Ball, The Glasgow Taxis Cup and RUSC.
Sports Ball was, once again, an incredible evening with the most attendees we have ever had. Thanks to everyone who made an appearance. It was really nice to see everyone so smart in their best outfits (even if everyone wasn't on their best behaviour...). For anyone who missed it our Awards were as follows:
Sportsman of the Year – Robbie Renwick (Swimming)
Sportswoman of the Year – Rosie Young (Rowing)
Team of the Year - Badminton
Section of the Year - Sailing
Best 1st Year – David Wagner (Motor Racing)
Outstanding Contribution to Coaching – Amanda Coles (Trampoline)
Hall of Fame Inductees – Craig Brown, David McCrae, Ian McLaughlin
The 9th annual Glasgow Taxis Cup took place on the 13th March. Over the past 9 years the intervarsity tournament has grown in size and is now the most prized piece of silverware between the three Universities. The day-long event consisted of 15 different sports over six different venues with six sports and the finale taking place at the newly built world-class Emirates Arena.
Charichute 2013 took place on the weekend of 23rd-24th March with 28 Strathclyde Students travelling to Skydive Strathallan, Perthshire. The event is a joint effort by the Skydiving Club and RAG (Raise and Give Society), and is the University of Strathclyde’s biggest student run charity event which aims to raise much needed funds for UK charities through sponsored skydives. Over £8,500 was raised in the process for this year’s chosen recipients: Teenage Cancer Trust, MS Society, Yorkhill Children’s Foundation, Alzheimer Scotland and C.A.L.M.
The Sports Union AGM is this tuesday, 26th March. Here the Sports Union Exec will be voted for, so if you would like to stand for a position on next years exec, make sure to get your nomination handed in to the Sports Union by 12pm Monday!
The final executive election of tonight which we didn’t have
time to announce the results for was for Vice President Development.
The candidates were;
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No... it's SUPERTEAMS!!!
Fancy yourself as a superman/superwoman?
In association with Scottish Rugby, Strathclyde Sports Union are holding a Touch Rugby Sevens Tournament at Stepps Playing Fields on Sunday 28th April at 10.30am to decide who will be crowned the annual Strathclyde Sports Union Superteams Champions 2013.
Trophies are up for grabs, medals to be won, but more importantly your honor is at stake!!
The Glasgow Taxis Cup
Wednesday 13th March sees the return of the Glasgow Taxis Cup
Download the full Programme of Events here!
Come along and cheer on your friends! #SeaOfMaroon
You can get directions to the Emirates Arena here:
We will be putting on free transport going to and from each of the sports venues for all competitors, and also to the grand finale at the Emirates Arena. - Exact details of the transport will follow soon!
Glasgow Taxis are also offering discounted fixed rates for transport to the Emirates Arena, in order to get the discounted rate people need to phone up and request a taxi asking for the set rate:
£6.40 from City Centre, £10 from the West End!
We will also be broadcasting a LIVE stream of the finale at the Emirates Arena which should begin at 5:30pm. This will be available here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-glasgow-taxis-cup