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The Sports Committee is a group of 8 individuals who work closely with the Sport and Wellbeing Officer and the Sport Coventry Office in improving and promoting all Sports Clubs, their activities and events at Coventry University Students Union.  

Other committee responsibilities are scrutinising the work that the Sport and Wellbeing Officer does, deciding on funding applications sent by Sports Clubs and being the voice of Sports Clubs at Coventry. Additionally, as a member of this committee, you will get involved in the annual Sport Coventry events which include Sports Fair, Varsity, Sports Ball and so much more.  

Roles on the committee  
We have 8 roles which are elected positions to the Sports Committee.  

These roles are;  

Competition Rep 
This role is to represent students from the ‘competition’ element of Sport Coventry. They will bring key issues, changes and experiences from students within this remit and support the Sports Committee on all thing’s competition. You will also support Sport Coventry in offering opportunities for supporters to get involved in your area.

Campaigns Officer 
The Campaigns Officer is an individual who has a passion and experience in running campaigns alongside the Sport and Wellbeing Officer for Sport Coventry. These could be Rainbow Laces, Black Lives Matter and much more.  

This person must have experience in;  

  • Leading or being involved in campaigns 

  • Understand key issues involving campaigns at Coventry University  

  • How to run inclusive campaigns for all students 

Performance Rep 
The Performance rep role is to represent students from the ‘performance sport’ element of Sport Coventry. They will bring feedback around our performance sport programme (Team Phoenix) and also feedback from Sport Coventry Scholarship programme. You will also support Sport Coventry in offering opportunities for supporters to get involved in your area. 
You must be from one of these clubs to be able to apply:
Basketball (Men's), Basketball (Women's), Rugby Union (Women's), Volleyball (Women's) 

Events Officer 
The Events Officer is an individual who has a passion and experience in running the events which Sport Coventry run throughout the year. These events are Sports Fair, Varsity, Sports Ball and much more. This person will join these event’s groups along with key stakeholders to improve the events success 

 

This person must have experience in;  

  • Leading or being involved in events  

  • How to run inclusive events for all students 

Recreational Rep  
This role is to represent students from the ‘recreational’ area of Sport Coventry. They will bring back feedback around recreational sport and how we can improve our inter-mural and rock up and play offering at the university. You will also support Sport Coventry in offering opportunities for supporters to get involved in your area.

Media Officer 
The Media Officer is an individual who has a passion and experience in running social media channels, creation of graphics/videography etc. This person will be the key connection between the sports Committee and Sports Coventry Media and report what the Sport Coventry Media group are up to and how they can support the Sport Coventry Committee throughout the year.  

This person must have experience in;  

  • Use of Adobe Creative Cloud platforms including graphic design/videography and content creation. 

  • How to promote Sport Coventry activity in an inclusive way for all students

Sports Leadership Rep 
This role is to represent students around areas of coaching, refereeing or continued development of club activity. This student must have a coaching or refereeing qualification to be eligible for this role. You will also support Sport Coventry in offering opportunities for supporters to get involved in your area.

Wellbeing Officer  
The Wellbeing Officer is an individual who has a passion and experience in supporting physical and mental health wellbeing initiatives. This person will be the key connection between the Sports Committee and CUSU Health and Wellbeing departments and work with other roles (like campaigns officer) to come out with initiatives to support Sports students wellbeing.   

This person must have experience in.  

  • Physical and mental health wellbeing initiatives 

  • Understanding of student’s issues at university and come up with practical solutions to make them better.  

  • How to run inclusive wellbeing initiatives for all students 

 
Additionally, to the above roles, on the first meeting, we will elect a chair and secretary of the Sports Committee. 

  • You must be a member of a sports club to be able to apply for one of the above roles.  
  • You will also support Sport Coventry in offering opportunities for supporters to get involved in your area. 

The rep roles are for students who represent clubs within those areas and officer roles are for students who have particular expertise in that area. All rep and officer roles would have voting rights for the group. If a tie in voting was to occur, the outcome would be decided by the Sport and Wellbeing Officer.  

There will also be one honorary role within the committee which can be filled by an external Sport Coventry student/staff/alumni or external body to provide support and an external view to the group. This person would not have any voting rights.  

What is the commitment  
The committee meet once per month for a max of two hours to discuss plans and actions on previous meetings.  
The dates below are draft (locations TBC - 3.30-5pm)

  • Introduction Meeting TBC
  • Monday 29th November 
  • Monday 10th January
  • Monday 7th February
  • Monday 7th March
  • Monday 4th April


Why get involved  
There are huge benefits to becoming a Sports Committee member as it will add invaluable skills to your CV, give you the opportunity to create change across Sport Coventry and leave your LEGACY on Sport at Coventry.  

Next Steps 
If you are interested in a one of the roles above you need to;  

  1. Complete the short Microsoft Form at the link HERE

  2. Applications will then be shortlisted, and an election will take place with the follwoing schedule.  


Applications open - Tuesday 2nd November
Applications close - Sunday 14th November, at 11:45pm
Voting - from Thursday 18th November at 12noon, to Friday 19th November at 3pm  

 

If you have any additional questions please contact sportcoventry.su@coventry.ac.uk 

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