Monday, 07 May 2012
Sport-loving students at the University of Worcester who get involved in encouraging others to participate could win one of three new prizes put forward by a leading City lawyer.
Friend of the University, Clive Read, is personally funding the Making an Impact in Sport: Supporting Others prizes, in recognition of voluntary work that helps others.
The first prize is £250 with two runner up prizes of £125. Students must submit 500 words to evidence their engagement in sport related community activities, such as coaching, officiating, performance analysis, sports science support, volunteering etc.
The awards will be presented at the University’s Learning Through Sport event at Worcestershire County Cricket Club on May 30th.
Clive Read, Partner at SGH Martineau LLP, said: “Sport has the power to move us in so many ways – to joy, to tears, often frustration, and sometimes laughter. It has a great way of binding people together and providing an outlet, a channel to make a real positive difference to so many people’s lives. Over the years, I’ve personally enjoyed the camaraderie that cycling, running and team sports offer, as well as the general well-being and achievement you can get.
“As solicitor to the University I have been privileged to help the University grow its facilities, including the City Centre Campus, the Hive and others. In Olympic year, the development of the Worcester Arena is a fantastic example of how the University is looking to continue its engagement with the local community.
“I know that lots of other great things are happening in the area of sport related community activities and I am delighted to be able to reward students who can demonstrate their contributions which increase participation opportunities or improve performance opportunities. I am looking forward to presenting the awards to the successful students on May 30th.”
Mick Donovan, Head of the University’s Institute of Sport and Exercise Science, said: “We have an excellent reputation in the sporting arena for supporting student volunteers who are making an impact in the local community. The opportunity to recognise outstanding contributions is very exciting and we are extremely grateful to Clive for this creative and positive initiative.”