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Henley Royal Regatta – Brigham’s Dream Debut

The 2019 Henley Royal Regatta took place from 3 to 7 July and is the best-known regatta in the world.

Sports Scholar Matt Brigham qualified for the Diamond Challenge sculls on Friday 28 June. He would face double Olympic champion and six-time Henley winner, Mahe Drysdale on Thursday 4 July. Matt caused the biggest upset of the regatta and knocked Drysdale out, beating him by three and a half lengths! The entire rowing community was talking about Matt; he became an overnight sensation!
The next day, Matt faced world U23 medalist Luuk Adema from the Netherlands in the quarter-finals. Unfortunately Matt lost the race by two lengths and Adema progressed to the semifinals. 

Sports Scholar Matt Brigham rowing at the Henley Royal Regatta against double olympic champion Mahe Drysdale

Matt has only been rowing for four years since he started at the University of Leeds to study Medicine. He joined the GB Start programme two years ago, having swam his whole life. GB Start is a specialist talent identification programme that trains and develop athletes for the GB Rowing Team. Matt was rowing as an intermediate in his second year, so his progress has been phenomenal.
Matt trains with the University of Leeds Boat Club at the Leeds Boat House with GB Start coach, Matt Paul, and Head of Rowing, Dan Grant.

University of Leeds Boat Club Legends Crew at Henley Royal Regatta 2019

In addition to Matt’s success, the University of Leeds Boat Club had a boat of legends in the Centenary Row Past crew to celebrate their 100th year. 

The crew was made up of: Emma Lindsay (Cox), Ella Murphy, Jordan Bryne, Steve O’Connor, Ben Cox, Helen Brown, Grace Clough, Chris Williams and Tom Clements.

Finally, a huge congratulations to Matt for his fantastic Henley Royal debut and the Boat Club on a great year.

University of Leeds Boat Club Legends Crew in the row past at henley royal regatta 2019

Photographs courtesy of University of Leeds Boat Club.

Changes to Sport & Physical Activity Pay-As-You-Go Prices

The Edge

After careful consideration, due to increases in our operational costs such as energy and staffing, and additional facility investment we will be making some small changes to our pay-as-you-go prices. We have worked hard to develop a simplified pay-as-you-go offer and this is the first time we have increased certain prices since opening The Edge in May 2010.

We have ensured we have kept a discount for the University staff and student community, as well as maintaining our quality and price within the market place.

We have retained our 12 for 10 swimming pass offer, meaning a single swim will only cost you £4.58, at any time, if you are a University of Leeds staff or student non Edge member.

Please click here to see the newly revised price list, which will come into effect from Augst 1st 2019.

For more information and enquiries about the price changes please contact sport@leeds.ac.uk

If you are are a regular pay-as-you-go user, why not take out an Edge membership with prices starting from as little as £22.62 per month, or £190 per year. Make a saving on all your weekly visits to The Edge! Contact the Membership Team for more information.

Changes to Edge Memberships

Edge weights room

From 1 August 2019 we will be introducing some exciting new changes to our current Edge membership offer!

After collecting customer feedback, careful insight, market research and analysing our current offer, we have developed a simplified and more appealing Edge offer for you to enjoy.

Edge Club Premium is getting more premium!

  • University of Leeds staff and students; if you purchase a Premium Annual membership you can now enjoy access to over 60 other university gyms across the country through the BUCS UNIversal gym scheme. Perfect for when you are at home over the University holidays, visiting a friend at another University or travelling with work.
  • Discounts exclusive for Premium members on personal training Enjoy four sessions for the price of three.
  • Discounted Physiotherapy at our on-campus clinic.
  • Discounts on Edge courses.
  • Two free Body Analysis tests per year.
  • Access your personal Netflix and BBC iPlayer accounts through our Technogym gym screens.
  • Exclusive free invites to some of our other facilities such as Selside Outdoor Centre, Yorkshire Dales.

 

Edge Club membership – gym and swimming pool access times are changing

Edge Club members; you can enjoy your usual 6:30am – 12 noon (last access 11:30am) weekday access and now also all weekend! That’s 7:30am – 9pm on Saturdays and Sundays! We are removing the 2-4pm weekday slot and hope you enjoy the additional hours of weekend use.

If you are an existing Edge Club member and don’t want to change your current access times, don’t worry we have you covered; just get in contact with us and your current Edge Club membership will continue as normal. Please email the Membership Services Team.

Remember the access times referred to are only for swimming pool and gym access. If you have Edge Club membership you can still access other activities such as group exercise classes, squash, climbing etc. anytime during the full week (subject to availability and booking).

 

We will stop selling Edge Club Extra as a membership

From 1st August Edge Club Extra will not be available for sale or membership renewal. We will only be selling our newly improved Edge Club and Edge Club Premium memberships.

However, if you are an existing Edge Club Extra annual or monthly member; don’t worry, your membership will continue as normal until it expires/you cancel it. If you would like to switch over to our newly improved Edge Club and Edge Club Premium memberships please let us know and we can quickly switch you over.

 

No more additional charges for some activities

Previously, if you were an Alumni, Public, NHS Trust or Non University of Leeds Student member you would have had to have paid an additional charge for activities such as climbing, squash and booking sports halls. We want to keep things as simple as possible and give you the full Edge experience, so now these are all included in your Edge membership at no extra charge (subject to booking and availability). So mix up your workout and enjoy a game of squash, badminton, basketball or have a clamber on our climbing wall.

We hope you are as excited about the above changes as we are. If you have any questions about your membership please contact our Membership Services Team, or if you are interested in purchasing a new Edge membership please contact the Membership Team.

 

From 1st August there will be changes to the prices of our Edge Memberships

After careful consideration, due to increases in our operational costs such as energy and staffing, the above improvements, and additional facility investment we will be making some small changes to our membership prices from 1st August 2019.

The new membership prices are shown below:

University of Leeds Student

Edge Club Premium

Annual – £290

Monthly – £34.52

Edge Club 

Annual – £190

Monthly – £22.62

Sports Pass 

Annual – £80

University of Leeds Staff

Edge Club Premium

Annual – £415

Monthly – £40.69

Edge Club 

Annual – £315

Monthly – £30.88

Sports Pass 

Annual – £102

Monthly – £8.50

University of Leeds Alumni

We will still be offering 15% off the below for graduates within one year of graduating.

Edge Club Premium

Annual – £465

Monthly – £45.59

Edge Club 

Annual – £365

Monthly – £35.78

Members of the Public

Edge Club Premium

Annual – £540

Monthly – £51.14

Edge Club 

Annual – £440

Monthly – £41.67

Non University of Leeds/NUS Students

Edge Club Premium

Annual – £415

Monthly – £40.69

NHS Leeds Teaching Trust

Edge Club Premium

Annual – £415

Monthly – £40.69

Edge Club 

Annual – £315

Monthly – £30.88

 

Please note monthly membership payment prices will change automatically from 1st August 2019, you do not need to do anything. If you have an annual membership, you also do not have to do anything and you will incur no extra charge. When you come to renew you will have to do so on the above prices. If you have any questions about a price change to your membership please contact our Membership Services Team by email.

 

And finally, in line with our vision to continually improve your experience, we have a number of exciting new developments and facility improvements for 2019/20.

We are investing in The Edge and our other Sport & Physical Activities including:

  • £115k investment into updating and improving our swimming pool to make it an even better place for you to swim. Take a read of the full story here.
  • A brand new wooden sprung floor and new sport-specific line markings are being installed in Sports Hall 1 ready for use July 2019.
  • Installation of new digital display TVs, including digital swimming pool timetable to enable us to improve communication of timetables and swimming pool updates.
  • £55k spent at Sports Park Weetwood and Bodington Playing Fields improving the access at both facilities with new fencing and walkways.
  • We have proposed plans to invest in Bodington Playing Fields. Work includes providing three new artificial grass football pitches with an ancillary pavilion building, access and car parking facilities. Take a read of the project proposal here.

 

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your valued custom and hope you continue to enjoy your membership at The Edge.

 

Use 69 gyms nationwide at no extra cost

want free access to uni gyms across the country?

As part of the UNIversal Gym Membership scheme all staff and student annual premium Edge members can access 69 gyms nationwide at no extra cost.

This fantastic member benefit is perfect for anyone visiting friends or family across the UK who want to use the gym in a different city. It also means that students can use the University gym closest to them at home when back for the holidays.

How does it work?

  • Buy your staff or student Annual Premium Edge Membership online here
  • Pick up your UNIversal membership card from The Edge reception. Alternatively, if you aren’t in Leeds contact The Edge and get your membership card sent to your home address.
  • Take your student or staff ID card along with your UNIversal Gym Membership card to gain access to 69 University gyms across the UK

Can I get a UNIversal Gym Membership Card?

The UNIversal gym memberships are available to all staff and students who have an annual premium Edge membership.

If you’ve not got your Edge premium membership yet, buy it online now.

If you have any questions please email: edgemembershipservices@leeds.ac.uk to speak to a member of the team.

Which university gyms are included? 

For a full list of gyms included in the scheme and for more information, visit the BUCS webpage here.

Swimming Pool Closure – £115k Investment

Leeds Sport Swimming Lessons

We are investing £115k into updating and improving our swimming pool to make it an even better place for you to swim. For us to be able to complete the works, we need to close the swimming pool for just over two weeks between Monday 29 July and Tuesday 13 August.

This is the first time we have had a major pool closure for maintenance works since we opened in May 2010. Some of the works are essential health and safety requirements; replacing equipment that is at the end of its life span, and whilst the pool is closed for these, we will also be taking the opportunity to make further improvements to the wet-side areas of The Edge.

We recognise that closing a facility for any period of time is inconvenient for our members, but we have worked hard with contractors; spending an extra £7k, to bring the closure from an initial four, to just over two weeks, and in addition sought to find alternative solutions for you to swim during the closed period, details of which are below.

The last time you will be able to use the swimming pool will be on Sunday 28 July 9pm (last entry 8:30pm), and the first re-entry to the facility on Wednesday 14 August 6:30am.

 

Project work to be completed: 

  • Deep cleaning and re-grouting of the changing rooms and poolside floor.
  • The Sauna and Steam Room will undergo refurbishments.
  • Installation of new showers outside the Sauna and Steam Room.
  • Installation of brand new pool filters. It is recommended that swimming pool filters need to be changed every eight – ten years and this will be the first time this essential work has been carried out at The Edge.
  • Replacing broken poolside tiling.
  • Replacing the underwater lights.
  • Installation of a new colour swimming pool display unit.
  • New timing clocks so you can easily record your new personal swim best!

 

If you wish to swim during the closure period, we have set up an alternative arrangement with Leeds City Council local swimming pools;

  • If you are a University of Leeds Staff, Public, Alumni, NHS Trust, Corporate or Non- University of Leeds Student Edge member, simply show your green membership card at any of the below pools to enjoy a free swim.
  • If you are a University of Leeds student member, please come along to The Edge reception from week commencing 15th July where you will be issued with a green Edge card. Please take this with you to one of the below swimming pools to enjoy a free swim. Please be aware that your student card will not grant you access.

We recommend that you contact the specific swimming pool you wish to use in advance to check on their timetable, programming and availability.

Available Alternative Swimming Pools:

 

Armley Leisure Centre

Chippindale Pool

Fearnville Leisure Centre

Holt Park Active

John Charles Centre for Sport

John Smeaton Leisure Centre

Kippax Leisure Centre

Kirkstall Leisure Centre

Morley Leisure Centre

Pudsey Leisure Centre

Rothwell Leisure Centre

Scott Hall Leisure Centre

Wetherby Leisure Centre

 

 

If you are a swimming lesson customer and want to find out what will happen to your usual lessons, please click here.

Make sure to keep updated with the investment project by following #EdgeInfo on Facebook and Twitter

If you would like any further information, or have any questions about the swimming pool closure please contact us here.

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Summer Offer at The Edge

summer 2019 promotion offer at The Edge

Get your summer in shape!

Wondering how you’ll fit your fitness around your summer plans? The Edge has you covered.

With our flexible summer promotion, you can choose between one, two or three month premium options to make sure you strike the perfect balance between summer fitness and fun.

Our summer memberships give you unlimited access to our:

Check out our opening times and timetables here.

Already an Edge member? It’s the perfect chance to get your friends along for a break from the barbeques and beer gardens.

  • 1 Month = £35
  • 2 Months = £60 (works out at £30 per month)
  • 3 Months = £75 (works out at £25 per month)

Buy today!

To sign up to our summer promotion, simply buy online or come into The Edge Reception. Memberships are available from June 1 onwards! For more information please contact the Sales and Marketing team.


Please be aware of our planned swimming pool closure.

We are investing £115k into updating and improving our swimming pool to make it an even better place for you to swim. For us to be able to complete the works, we need to close the swimming pool for just over two weeks between Monday 29 July and Tuesday 13 August.

Find out how you can still swim for free on our Summer Promotion during the closure weeks here.

 

FAQs

What is the summer promotion?

The summer promotion is a premium promotion across the months of June, July and August. 1 month = £35, 2 months = £60 (£30 per month) and 3 months = £75 (£25 per month)

When can I buy the summer promotion?

The summer promo can be purchased from May until August 15th

Where can I buy the summer promotion?

The offer is available on our online store: https://sportsbookings.leeds.ac.uk/OnlineMemberships

When is the latest I can buy the summer promotion?

  • The 3-month membership is available until June 30th
  • The 2-month membership is available until July 31st
  • The 1-month membership is available until August 15th
  • All memberships will expire on or before August 31st regardless of purchase date

Do I pay at the start of each month or do I pay upfront?

All payments are made up front

Where can I park to use the Edge?

The summer promotion members will have the normal access to car parking.

https://sport.leeds.ac.uk/the-edge/campus-car-parking/

 

Terms and conditions

  1. Memberships are premium, excluding the use of the BUCs university gym membership scheme
  2. Memberships can start from 1st June, all memberships expire 31st August
  3. Months covered include June, July and August
  4. Upfront payment, no contract, no joining fee
  5. Multi-month memberships must be consecutive
  6. This offer is not transferable from one individual to another

100 Years of British University Sport

Cleckheaton Athletics, Women's 100m, 1974
This year marks 100 years of British University Sport (now known as BUCS). The University of Leeds was one of the original ten founding members.

Despite being called BUCS today, British University Sport began 100 years ago thanks to the formation of the Inter-varsity board of England and Wales in 1919.

Firstly, in February 1918, the Presidents of University Unions conference in Manchester called for the need to establish an ‘association’ to promote the development of sport at university. Afterwards, the Inter-Varsity Athletics Board of England and Wales held its first ever inter-varsity meeting consisting of nine universities.

Uni of Leeds Athletics Club, 1930

University of Leeds Athletics Club, 1930. Courtesy of the University of Leeds Special Collections.

Following on from this, in March 1919, the board formalised the first ever athletics meeting involving ten universities.
We are one of the ten founding institutions; alongside Aberystwyth, Bangor, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool, Nottingham, Manchester and Sheffield.

So, on the 28th May 1919, the first ever athletic meet took place in Manchester. Nine of the ten founding universities competed and this marked the official beginning of University sport in the UK.

In 1922, other sports added to the programme were hockey, association football, rugby union and swimming. If you want to read more about the history of BUCS and university sport, visit the BUCS website here.

University of Leeds Women's Hockey, 1912

University of Leeds Women’s Hockey, 1912. Courtesy of Frances Cook.

We’ve worked with the Alumni Office to gather historic photographs of our sports teams from the last 100 years (and more!). Have a browse through our Facebook album here.

Finally, if you have any memories or photographs of your sporting days at Leeds, please submit them to us via this form and we’ll share the best ones.

University of Leeds Devonshire Hall Football 1970-71

University of Leeds Devonshire Hall Football 1970-71

BUCS have launched a Hall of Fame and ‘100 People of University Sport‘ to commemorate the centenary of British University Sport.

Sports Colours Awards – Winners Revealed

A selection of silver trophies
The annual Sports Colours Awards took place on Wednesday 1st May in the University of Leeds Refectory.

There were over 250 guests in attendance, from a whole range of Leeds Sport clubs.

the stage in the refectofry with 'celebrate week' in gold ballons over the stage

Photo by ELOUISA GEORGIOU PHOTOGRAPHY

We can now reveal the winners of each award category are: 

  • Social Leagues Team of the Year – CU Netball
  • Gryphon Leadership Award – Annalisa Townsend
  • Sue Jacklin Club Coach of the Year – Aidan Lewis (Football/Futsal)
  • Mike Brook Performance Coach of the Year – Steve Grime (Football)
  • Mike Brook Most Improved Team of the Year – Ice Hockey A
  • Chris Hatton Award for Most Improved Athlete – Damla Harmanci (Women’s Rugby Union)
  • Most Improved Club of the Year – Volleyball
  • Committee Member of the Year – Matty Powell (Squash)
  • James Burke Team of the Year – Women’s Ski Duals
  • Roberts Award for Most Outstanding Athlete – James Willstrop (Squash)
  • Club of the Year – Netball
netball club with their club of the year trophy and certificate

Photo by ELOUISA GEORGIOU PHOTOGRAPHY

Congratulations to all the winners and all those that were nominated as well.

A big thank you to the hosts, all the presenters, The Refectory and of course, everyone that attended. We hope you had a fabulous evening.

Make sure to tag your photos with #LeedsColours19 on social.

Official photographs from the event can be found here.

Sports Colours Awards – Shortlist Revealed

The annual sports colours awards will be taking place on Wednesday 1st May 2019 in the University of Leeds Refectory.

The Sports Colours is our chance to celebrate the amazing efforts of our student athletes, teams, volunteers and coaches from our Leeds Sport Clubs.

celebrate written in black on a pink ballon

Over 470 nominations across the 15 different award categories were submitted, and we can now reveal the final shortlist for each award.

 

students at the sports colours awards

 

Club Colours
  • Lauren Walker – Athletics
  • Lucy Carroll – Badminton
  • Anna Daggett – Boat
  • Cormac Auty – Boat
  • Shairb X Mohammed – Boxing
  • Alasdair Sadler – Cricket
  • Oliver Grayson – Cricket
  • Emily Day – Cricket
  • Georgia Howard – DanceSport
  • Scott Reynolds  – Fencing
  • Clarissa Welsh – Fencing
  • Alistair Richards – Football
  • Amy Hunt – Football
  • Ellie Richards – Football
  • Holly Bartleet – Football
  • Lorna Williams – Football
  • Maria Ledezma-Viso – Football
  • Will Shaw – Golf
  • Daisy Broadbent – Gymnastics
  • Elizabeth Atkinson – Hiking
  • Jonathan Coney – Hiking
  • Joseph Lawley – Hiking
  • Sarah Organ – Hiking
  • Alex Cooke – Hockey
  • Charlie Saxby – Hockey
  • Daniel Williams – Hockey
  • Joel Haslam – Hockey
  • Josh Charge – Hockey
  • Alys Nichols – Hockey
  • Amelia Cookson – Hockey
  • Eleanor Lyne – Hockey
  • Ellie Brook – Hockey
  • Georgia Panayi – Hockey
  • Maz Rose – Hockey
  • Sadie Abel – Hockey
  • Sophie Sole – Hockey
  • Jennifer Bradley – Karate
  • Owain Johnson – Karate
  • Barbora Rozkopalova – Kickboxing & Krav Maga
  • Jessica Bradbury – Kickboxing & Krav Maga
  • Markyetta Hutchinson – Kickboxing & Krav Maga
  • Will Jones – Lacrosse
  • Caroline Griffin – Lacrosse
  • Anna Blake – Netball
  • Annalisa Townsend – Netball
  • Katie Miles – Netball
  • Lola Onasanya – Netball
  • Olivia Peacock – Netball
  • Rosie Tate – Netball
  • Florence Taylor – Polo
  • Nicholas Lithgow – Polo
  • Kayley Hau – Pool & Snooker
  • Danny White – Powerlifting & Weightlifting
  • George Milton – Rugby League
  • Isabel Birds – Rugby League
  • Simran Channa – Rugby League
  • Tommy Ferguson – Rugby Union
  • Will Joyce – Rugby Union
  • Alexandra Clarke – Rugby Union
  • Hannah Blount – Rugby Union
  • Phillipa Phelps – Rugby Union
  • James Allison – Sailing
  • Jess Hodge  – Sailing
  • Katie Spencer – Sailing
  • Amber Padfield – Skydiving
  • Will Dickens – Skydiving
  • Ellen Newman- Squash
  • Ellie Daly – Squash
  • Harry Maskell – Squash
  • Helen Burlison – Squash
  • Ophelia Pool – Squash
  • David Price – Swimming & Water Polo
  • Ella Mencel – Swimming & Water Polo
  • James Bevan – Swimming & Water Polo
  • Leah West – Swimming & Water Polo
  • Abigail Lence – Swimming & Water Polo
  • Jessica Fielder – Taekwondo
  • Charlotte Muir – Trampoline
  • Harry Sharman – Trampoline
  • Katherine Bradfield – Trampoline
  • Dave Rochelle – Ultimate Frisbee
  • Francisca Darko – Volleyball

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Full Colours

  • Alistair McLane – Badminton
  • Anisha De Silva – Badminton
  • Ashleigh Buck – Badminton
  • Jess Walker – Badminton
  • Kieran Wong – Badminton
  • Michael Sidwell – Badminton
  • Oliver Bowles – Badminton
  • Zayd Sheikh – Badminton
  • Ben Arthur – Boat
  • Matt Brigham – Boat
  • Holly Rayfield – Climbing
  • Kirsten Gray – Climbing
  • Yasmin Roberts – Climbing
  • Ailie Rennie – Football
  • Beatrice Fitzsimmons – Football
  • Bethan Davies – Football
  • Maria Ledezma-Viso – Football
  • Carlos Hollyman – Hockey
  • Henry Pymm – Hockey
  • Justin Brown – Hockey
  • Sam Apoola – Hockey
  • Emma Haley – Hockey
  • Henrietta Bamford – Hockey
  • Louisa Highwood – Hockey
  • Robyn Waugh – Hockey
  • Amber Brennan – Karate
  • Amelia Hall – Netball
  • Anya Wood – Netball
  • Lucy Hemsley – Netball
  • Dominic Bond – Pool & Snooker
  • George Milton – Rugby League
  • Harry Aaronson – Rugby League
  • Ross Muil – Rugby Union
  • Tommy Ferguson – Rugby Union
  • Ashley Ross – Rugby Union
  • Rosie Blount – Rugby Union
  • Christopher Guest – Snowriders
  • Jake Hauser – Snowriders
  • Robert Willis – Snowriders
  • Charlotte Davies – Squash
  • Tegan Younger – Squash
  • Carla Thornewell – Swimming & Water Polo
  • Rhys Aston – Swimming & Water Polo
  • Stephanie Williams – Swimming & Water Polo
  • Ed Beecher – Triathlon
  • Hollie Elliott – Triathlon
  • Jessica Fullager – Triathlon
  • Natasha Sinha – Triathlon
  • Oscar Barbour – Triathlon

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The White Rose Award Winners
  • Ailie Rennie – Football
  • Barbora Rozkopalova – Kickboxing & Krav Maga
  • Elise Middleton – Netball
  • Ellie Richards – Football
  • Geni Carter – Hockey
  • George Milton – Rugby League
  • Gianluca Guerriero – Judo
  • Jack Stirland – Football
  • Lucy Ridler – Rugby Union
  • Matty Powell – Squash
  • Niamh Donnelly – Football
  • Nick Barden – Cricket
  • Sarah Ward – Kickboxing & Krav Maga
  • Tommy Pritchard – Rugby Union

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The Gryphon Award Winners
  • Alice Hanton – Ultimate Frisbee
  • Caitlin Fox – Canoe Polo
  • Emily Potter – Ultimate Frisbee
  • Fionnuala Crosbie – Netball
  • James Willstrop – Squash
  • Jana Machacova – Triathlon
  • Joanne Pettitt – Netball
  • Josh Blower – Lacrosse
  • Kat Rowland – Ultimate Frisbee
  • Kate Waugh – Triathlon
  • Lewis Hammond – Canoe Polo
  • Lucy Hemsley – Netball
  • Michael McDermott – Pool & Snooker
  • Natasha Sinha – Triathlon
  • Rosie Blount – Rugby Union
  • Rupert Daniels – Ultimate Frisbee
  • Sam Dickinson – Triathlon
  • Tyler Smith – Triathlon
  • Xueting Chen – Taekwondo

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Social Leagues Team of the Year – Nominees
  • LawSoc Netball
  • CivSoc Netball
  • CU Netball

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The Gryphon Leadership Award – Nominees
  • Jordan Byrne
  • Sarah Ward
  • Mohsan Lin
  • Annalisa Townsend
  • David Price

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Sue Jacklin Club Coach of the Year – Nominees
  • Mark Luffman – Rugby Union
  • Aiden Lewis – Futsal & Football
  • Matty Powell – Squash
  • Ellis Pascal & Conor Meese – Women’s Rugby League

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Mike Brook Performance Coach of the Year – Nominees
  • Kym Smithson – Netball
  • Steve Grime – Football
  • Joan Young – Netball
  • Lydia Griffiths – Women’s Lacrosse
  • Robbie Moulding – Hockey

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Mike Brook Most Improved Team of the Year – Nominees
  • Men’s Water Polo 1’s
  • Women’s Fencing 1’s
  • Trampoline
  • Women’s Water Polo 1’s
  • Ice Hockey A
  • Men’s Hockey 3’s

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Chris Hatton Award for Most Improved Athlete – Nominees
  • Damla Harmanci – Women’s Rugby Union
  • Lewis Talbot – Gymnastics
  • Hadassah Wolf – Judo
  • Joshua Mobberley-Clarke – Trampoline
  • Tara O’Carroll – Gymnastics

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Most Improved Club of the Year – Nominees
  • Development Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Karate
  • Women’s Rugby Union
  • Trampoline
  • Volleyball

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Committee Member of the Year – Nominees
  • Ellie Richards – Women’s Football
  • Annalisa Townsend – Netball
  • Simran Channa – Women’s Rugby League
  • Matty Powell – Squash
  • Lucy Ridler – Women’s Rugby Union
  • Niamh Donnelly – Women’s Football  

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James Burke Team of the Year – Nominees
  • Women’s Fencing 1’s
  • Netball 1’s
  • Women’s Football 1’s
  • Women’s Ski Duals

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Roberts Award for Most Outstanding Athlete – Nominees
  • Michael McDermott – Pool & Snooker
  • Sam Dickinson – Triathlon
  • James Willstrop – Squash
  • Tyler Smith – Triathlon
  • Joanne Pettitt – Netball
  • Kate Waugh – Triathlon

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Club of the Year – Nominees
  • Women’s Hockey
  • Boat Club
  • Netball
  • Women’s Football
  • Swimming & Water Polo
  • Women’s Rugby Union

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Tickets for the event can be purchased here – https://clubsoc.luu.org.uk/groups/26270/ (you must log in or register to purchase tickets). All nominees are entitled to discounted tickets, priced at just £21.

 

Congratulations to all that have been shortlisted, we look forward to seeing you on the night!

 

We deliver excellent customer service for our customers

Edge reception

Customer Service ExcellenceCustomer service excellence is at the heart of what we do and we’ve just received official accreditation for it!  At Sport and Physical Activity, we want everyone who comes into contact with the services we deliver to receive an excellent and memorable customer experience.

Sport and Physical Activity is part of the University of Leeds’ Commercial and Campus Support Services (CCSS) and has achieved Customer Service Excellence ®, a government standard that recognises an organisation’s commitment to putting customers first. The Service was particularly praised by the accreditation assessor for achieving “eight Compliance Plus awards,– an amazing achievement for a first assessment!”

Head of Sport and Physical Activity, Suzanne Glavin said: “We as a Service are delighted to have acknowledged, through this accreditation, our customer-centric approach to providing excellent services. We are particularly pleased that the inspection has highlighted our efforts to include as many students, staff and local community as possible, in supporting them to be active and engage in sport in the way that they want to take part”.

The Customer Service Excellence ® standard challenges organisations to examine their service in relation to 57 criteria that have been shown to influence customer satisfaction.  CCSS achieved a significantly positive result, receiving ‘Compliance plus’ for eight standard criteria, the most criteria that any first time participating organisation, for this accreditation, has ever received.

The Service was praised for:

  • In-depth understanding of its current and potential customers
  • Customer insight about customer groups to better understand their needs and preferences.
  • Particular efforts to identify hard-to-reach and disadvantaged groups and individuals
  • Reliable and accurate methods to measure customer satisfaction.
  • Analysing and publicising satisfaction levels of its customers
  • policies and procedures that support the right of all customers to expect excellence levels of service.
  • We have made arrangements with other providers and partners to offer and supply coordinated services
  • Developed coordinated working arrangements with our partners that ensure customers have clear lines of accountability for quality of service.

Richard Hamilton, Customer Service Excellence Manager commented: “Following well-coordinated preparations, CCSS at the University of Leeds was completely ready to complete its assessment against the national quality mark for excellence in customer service.  This was a large project, requiring consistency across several diverse services.  The outcome has provided a great opportunity for CCSS to celebrate its excellent practice and respond positively to the areas identified for development.  Working with CCSS has been a pleasure for the Centre for Assessment – many congratulations on your impressive achievement.”

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