I've had a busy 6 months in 2018. Here's a round-up of everything I've been up to, just in time for Christmas.
First Day of Christmas- Freshers' Fayre
Throwing it back to Freshers' Fayre! What a week! Lots of events went on during Freshers Week but Freshers' Fayre was definitely my favourite and this year we now have a total of 1225 paid sports members, which is one of the highest numbers we have ever had.
Second Day of Christmas- Breast Cancer Awareness Week
Breast Cancer Awareness Week was brilliant as we saw clubs raising awareness for breast cancer in both women and men. We had clubs and socieities such as Uniboob and Women's Hockey raising money for a great cause.
Third Day of Christmas- Movember
November was a big month where lots of our male teams/student athletes grew out their taches to raise awareness for mental health. I also worked with the university to create speak out videos with male teams. Shout out to Men's Rugby who raised £1753 for Movember!
Fourth Day of Christmas- Christ Church Girls Can
Also in November we had Christ Church Girls Can week (organised alongside Christ Church Sport). We had street teams full of Christ Church Girl Can champions signing girls up to the activities put on for the week. This included taught weights sessions, free gym for the week and bring a friend to training.
Fifth Day of Christmas- Team Christ Church
Playing sport is one of my biggest passions and I feel so privileged to be able to still represent my University playing three sports. To anyone considering joining a sports club, I would 100% recommend it as I certainly wouldn't be where I am today without Team Christ Church.
Sixth Day of Christmas- Final Whistle
This year I really wanted to build relationships between teams and give teams a platform to get themselves out there, as well as doing something charitable. So every Wednesday, as part of my results announcements, I give clubs the opportunity to put on a small scale Final Whistle takeover. So far it’s been extremely popular and thank you to the teams who have so far taken part.
Seventh Day of Christmas- University conferences
In this role I get the privilege to visit other universities. So far, I have been to 5 different universities for conferences and meetings and I have learnt so much being there.
First stop was UWE in Bristol for BUCS conference. Followed by Herts Uni for an NUS conference, Southampton for South Coast SUs conference and most recently, De Montford University for the BUCS AGM.
Eighth Day of Christmas- Sports executive committee
One part of the role I was most excited for is picking my newly re-branded Team Christ Church Exec Committee. I picked out 6 fabulous sporting students to work with me to work on events and the behind the scenes of Team Christ Church. Next semester we'll be focusing on our upcoming charity events.
Nineth Day of Christmas- Supporting my clubs
Another big part of this role, when I'm not playing sport myself, is supporting other teams. My aim this year is to get round to support all clubs in any of their fixtures. So far we've had a really successful year and i can't wait to see what 2019 brings.
Tenth Day of Christmas- Wellbeing officers
One of my main manifesto points was to introduce Wellbeing Officers into all 31 clubs at team Christ Church. This is now in place, as well as the officers receiving mental health training and it now being a compulsory committee role within club constitutions.
Eleventh Day of Christmas- Varsity
Varsity is such a key part of this role and so many students look forward to this annual event. Varsity, for many, makes students' university experience. I have been in lots of meetings and I'm very excited for everyone to see what we have planned for 2019 and, of course, I'm even more excited to hopefully be the first sports sabbatical to lead Team Christ Church to our first ever victory against Kent.
Twelfth Day of Christmas- Come Dance With Me
Recently it was one of my most favourite student organised charity events. Come Dance With Me! Shoutout to Dance and Men's Football for continuing on from last year and making it such an amazing event for all, Raising £823.60 for the Teenage Cancer Trust and The Bobby Moore Fund charities!
I've still got six months left as Sabbatical officer and I can't wait to show you what else I've got planned in 2019! Have a fantastic winter break and see you back at Christ Church in January.