Saints Sport is committed to providing the best possible support and training opportunities to inspire and encourage our sports club committees to excel.

We seek to empower students to take responsibility for delivering large elements of the overall student sport experience and look to nurture and support a team of over 600 volunteers who are committed to delivering student sport activity within their clubs for more than 5,500 students throughout the academic term.

We have a number of workshops and courses available to our Saints Sport volunteers throughout the academic year.

Club committee training and support

As a member of an Athletic Union sports club committee you have access to a programme of workshops and resources throughout the year to help support you in your role.

Training and development opportunities are offered in different formats including workshops, committee forums, skills sessions, information sheets and events. The programme offers a mixture of core sessions, mandatory for all committee positions, and role specific courses for certain positions, for example:

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing in Sport
  • Disability and Inclusion in Sport
  • First Aid
  • Club Culture

Resources and guidelines have been produced by staff across the University to support the common committee roles within our sports clubs, and can be found on the AU Sports Clubs Sharepoint site.

Professional Skills Curriculum

PSC workshops help you develop employability skills in many areas, such as communication, organisation and management. These are highly valued by employers and will look great on your CV and applications and you can talk about them during interviews.

Additional and valuable workshops/courses will be signposted to members via PDMS and CEED, for example:

  • LinkedIn
  • Making Ideas Happen
  • Networking
  • Add-Victor

For more information and to book onto a course please click here.