Volunteer of the Month - Ellie Chessman

Ellie Chessman (3 from the left)

Our volunteer of the month for June is Ellie Chessman. Psychology final year Ellie has been volunteering on our sports project with the NHS this academic year. She has been delivering sports such as football, tennis, basketball and badminton for service users at the Newsam Centre  since September 2021. This is a really unique and […]

Volunteer of the Month - Kirti Peeyoosh

Volunteer of the month Kirti Peeyoosh

Our Volunteer of the Month for May is Kirti Peeyoosh. Kirti has been involved in three of our volunteering programmes this year so was a natural choice. He regularly volunteers with Get Out, Get Active on their walking trips but has also been involved in our new Coach Parker programme. He is a regular volunteer […]

Volunteer of the Month - Amy Tran

Our Volunteer of the Month for December is Amy Tran!

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH – AMY TRAN, Mechanical Engineering – President of LUU Volleyball & Gryphons Into Schools Volunteer.  Semester 1 saw the return of our fantastic sports clubs & societies as well as our schools volunteering programme. It’s great to see so many students back enjoying the sports they love as well as contributing […]

Volunteer of the Month - Emily Kilmister

Our Volunteer of the Month for October is Emily Kilmister!

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH – EMILY KILMISTER, Sport Science – Netball Umpires & Gryphons Into Schools. It is great to have our volunteering programme back to full force after the pandemic. Our first volunteer of the month of the 2021-22 academic year back in October was Sport Science student Emily Kilmister who has been volunteering […]

Celebrating 15 years of the Bambisanani Partnership

Celebrating 15 years of the Bambasanani Partnership

This week, the University of Leeds welcomed members of the South African High Commission & British Council as part of a celebratory event to raise awareness of the ongoing work of the Bambisanani Partnership. Making the trip up from London, Tyrone Gunnie, the First Secretary of the South African High Commission and John Rolfe MBE of […]

5 reasons you should volunteer in 2021!

At Leeds Sport we believe your time is the best thing you can give to a cause you care about. You can always go out and get more money but time is something we have a finite amount of! We love seeing how altruistic our Gryphons are, with University of Leeds students giving almost 4000 […]

Why Would You Volunteer?

Do good stuff

Hi! My name is Nicola and I am the Sports Development Assistant (volunteer) here at Leeds Sport! Whilst I am new to the role and the Leeds Sport team, I am not new to volunteering. Over the last five years I have dedicated over 800 hours to volunteering within the Watersports Sector. My volunteering journey […]

Change Lives In South Africa

students helping a south african student to ride a bike

Our Gryphons Abroad project is a once in a lifetime opportunity to develop your skills whilst changing the lives of young people in South Africa. In June we will travel to South Africa and deliver a unique project which aims to raise aspirations through activity and leadership. This student led project is a fantastic opportunity […]

New Trustee for The Bambisanani Partnership

This week, The Bambisanani Partnership appointed Leeds Sports Professional Development Manager, Andy Lockwood, as a Trustee.   Andy became involved in the Bambisanani Partnership 2 years ago and made his first visit to South Africa in 2015 with students and staff from St. Mary’s School, Menston. Inspired by the visit, Andy set about organising his own project […]

A Trip to the Orphanage

In the second week of their South African Adventure, our Gryphons Abroad team paid a visit to the Zulufadder Orphanage. Here they tell us all about it. Rachel Weaver Spending the past 2 days at the Zulufadder Ophanage has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life, seeing children who have next to […]