University of Leicester
Sports & Recreation Users’ Consultative Group
Report of meeting held on Thursday, 9 June 2005.
In the Haldane Committee Room, Fielding Johnson Building
Colin Hide Sports & Recreation Manager Staff
Annie Morgan Permanent Secretary, Sports Assoc Staff
Elizabeth Wood President, Sports Association Student
Chee Seng Koh International Student Representative Student
Angela Wortley Director of Physical Education Staff
Juliet Bailey Research and Business Devel’ Office Staff
Wayne Golby Site Supervisor, Manor Road Grounds Staff
Madeleine Rydread Casual User Representative Student
John Lees Dept. of Physics Staff
Luke Allen greenhouse Health & Fitness Club Staff
Sally Lui greenhouse Health & Fitness Club User Student
Fran Powell Casual User Representative Student
Jenny Mitchell Sports Association Student
Minutes of the last meeting
The minutes of the last meeting were accepted as a true record.
Matters arising from the minutes of the last meeting (3.03.05)
The President of the Sports Association had spoken to the Manager of the
Student Union regarding the provision of lockers within the Student Union
Building. None would be provided within the immediate future. The Sports &
Recreation Manager reported that new daily lockers would be provided certainly
within the men’s changing rooms of the CW and hopefully within the women’s
changing rooms when both areas were refurbished.
Report by the Sports & Recreation Manager
Vertidraining and sand top dressing completed at a cost of £14k on 7 pitches at
Rugby pitch at MR vertidrained and top dressed
Changing rooms at MR and men’s at CW to be refurbished this summer
Childrens Sports Camps much better at MR this last half term
Roof on CW to be replaced this summer and air handling gear work starts early
E focus survey positive report on activities.
Sports Development Officer working with Rugby Club has secured £2,300
funding from the RFU for club development
Walkabout with local residents’ group had gone very well.
An open day at the MR site had been held for local residents, although had not
drawn huge numbers
Report by the Sports Association
Men’s Football 1st & 2nd XI’s completed their Saturday league (MUCL) fixtures
at the start of term. The 1st XI played Warwick away in the semi-finals of the
league knockout and lost 6-2. The 2nd XI were already through to the Division 2
finals. They played Nottingham at home and away, and won 4-1 on aggregate.
The Volleyball Mixed team completed their East Midlands Division 2 league
fixtures. They won 11 of their 12 matches to win the league and gain promotion
for next season.
Ladies’ Basketball competed in the final of the LWBBL Cup against Cannons at
Fullhurst College just before the start of term but lost to a stronger team.
Rugby League organised a successful Old Boys’ match on Victoria Park,
followed by a reunion dinner.
Men’s Cricket 1st & 2nd XI’s completed all their BUSA league matches despite
the weather. Neither team has qualified for the knockout competitions. Some
friendlies are to be played before the end of term.
James Lewis, now an American citizen, paid a visit to the Boat Club on 26th May.
He was a student at the University College during 1955-1958. He was also a
member of the Boat Club at that time, and the Club Captain. He was shown a
round the campus, had lunch with members of the Boat Club and went for a row
with them on the Soar.
The Annual Sports Awards Presentations were held in the Students’ Union on 8th
June to recognise the achievements of clubs, teams and individuals during
2004/2005. The awards also recognise the effort and commitment given by
students to their clubs. The guest presenter was Alec Stewart.
Sports bursaries for the summer term have been awarded to Alexandra Sheard for
her continuing involvement with the GB Lacrosse squad, and to Simon Harris for
representing his county in the National Hockey Championships.
Two postgraduate students have entered the BUSA Outdoor Archery
Championships at Lilleshall on 18th June.
The Sports President and Sports President-Elect will be attending the BUSA
AGM and General Council in London on 17th June. The Sports President-Elect
will also be attending the BUSA Midlands Divisional Training in Nottingham,
and the BUSA Convention in Preston for incoming officers.
Many clubs and individuals has achieved success in the academic year 2004/05.
A full list is appended to these minutes.
Report by Luke Allen, greenhouse Health & Fitness Club Manager
Andy Creed is the latest member to the Gh2 Health & Fitness team taking over
from Michael Keenan. He has proved to be a valued member of the sports & rec
service so far.
All clients old and new have welcomed the new resistance machines and cardio
machines with open arms. Very positive feedback all-round!
Images have been taken of the new kit and have been sent to AVS to be shown on
the posh new plasma screens at main site.
Sam Winters will be taking on the role as sports administrator at GH1 for an 11
week period whilst Carol Herbert goes into hospital.
Gym usage figures so far this year = GH1 = 25,402 - GH2 = 15,167
6 Month membership offered to public is proving very popular so far this year
with 11members of the public joined up so far.
There have been 84 new gym users enrolled so far this year.
Both gh1 + 2 have been extremely busy during the summer term, lots of training
programmes being taken daily from clients wanting to improve health to
competing in triathlons
Due to the ever-increasing demand for new and advanced tanning products, usage
of the greenhouse sunbeds has taken a heavy decline over the past year and a half.
We have decided to look at removing two of the sunbeds in the hope of launching
a sports therapy and massage clinic in its place for autumn term. This service will
be aimed at everyone from the athlete to the recreational user.
Report by the Site Supervisor
The Site Supervisor’s reported the following;-
The MR site had been quiet during the summer term
Sue Whitehouse, a member of staff at MR had left to go travelling. The Sports
Development Officer had picked up her membership manager responsibilities
KPMG had recently held a large evening event at the MR site
Harvey Ingrams were to be with us for a similar event in the near future
Maintenance tasks have been taking a long time to complete although this week
a carpenter had been on site to complete tasks
School’s use of MR had been extensive during the summer term
Champion Soccer will not be with us this summer
Oadby Owls had a huge mini soccer fun day on Sunday 5 June at SR
The IM rugby 7’s had just been held at the SR grounds.
Proposal to increase the cost of a student Sportscard
The group considered the paper by the Sports & Recreation Manager proposing to
increase the cost of a student sportscard to £47 for the next academic year.
After some discussion this was agreed by all the committee.
Any Other Business
The signs asking people to park only on the sports facilities side of Manor Road
were considered a good idea. It was considered that the particular problem of
parking too close to entries/exits was the real issue. It was considered whether
the kerbs could be marked to discourage this
Juliet Bailey asked if people could have plenty of advanced notice as to when
the changing rooms at MR would be closed for refurbishment
The squash courts were in good condition with everything working
The Sports Association in conjunction with the Alumni association were
entering a team into the Edinburgh Marathon to be held in June 2006 to raise
funds for the Alumni Student Hardship Fund. So far 50 had signed up, either for
the full marathon or to run 5k within the full distance. It was hoped to form
running groups to aid training.
Date and time of next meetings
Thursday 1 December 2005 commencing at 4.30 p.m. Haldane Committee Room.
Thursday 9 March 2006 commencing at 4.30 p.m. venue tbc.
Thursday 8 June 2006 commencing at 4.30 p.m. venue tbc.
Duration of the meeting : 60 minutes. Chairperson
University of Leicester
CLUB AND INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS 2004/2005
1st XI MUCL Division 1
2nd XI MUCL Division 2
3rd XI BUSA Midlands 5B
Men's 1st Team BUSA Shield
Women's Team LWBBL Cup
Men's Team BUSA Shield last 16
Bronze at Leicestershire
Open, 2nd in Norfolk Open
Men's 1st XI BUSA Midlands 3D
Anna Christie Bronze medalists at SMRTJ Nationals
Edward Reader-Moore Bronze medalists at SMRTJ Nationals
Matthew Bull Bronze medalists at SMRTJ Nationals
Ian Snowsill Bronze medalists at SMRTJ Nationals
Tom Hoyle Silver medalist at SMRTJ Nationals
Ben Rogers Gold & silver medalist at SMRTJ Nationals
Alexandra Sheard European Championships
with England Seniors
& Home Internationals
Women's Squad: Wins at BUSA Head of River & new course
Hannah Boyd Wins at BUSA Head of River & new course
Keira Mackey Wins at BUSA Head of River & new course
Sarah Jones Wins at BUSA Head of River & new course
Marie Paine Wins at BUSA Head of River & new course
Lucy Allen Wins at BUSA Head of River & new course
Helen Gilbert Third at BUSA regatta
Lindsay Morton Third at BUSA regatta
Kate Evans Third at BUSA regatta
Elizabeth Wood Third at BUSA regatta
Victoria Tatman Senior Two win at Trent Head
Sasha Stevenson Senior Two win at Trent Head
Robert Mitchell Ireland National
Kayleigh Wilson Gold & silver medalist at BSTF Midlands
Rob Simpson Silver medalists at BSTF Midlands Open
Julia Soulsby Silver medalists at BSTF Midlands Open
Yan Vin Ng Silver medalists at BSTF Midlands Open
Charlie Hallam Bronze medalist at BSTF Nationals
Mumtathil Ali Gold & silver medalist at BSTF Nationals
Rob Derbyshire Gold medalists at BSTF Nationals
Ivan Richardson Gold medalists at BSTF Nationals
Duncan Gibbons Gold medalists at BSTF Nationals
Mixed Team Winners of East Midlands Division 2
SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Jenny Mitchell (Netball Club)
MOST IMPROVED CLUB OF THE YEAR
Mixed Hockey Club
TEAM OF THE YEAR
Men's Cricket 1st XI, Summer season 2004
CLUB OF THE YEAR