Find a new sport and raise money for SportsAid during free Talent Transfer student event at STV this week

26 September 2017

University of Bath students are being invited to test their sporting skills and possibly discover a new talent during a fun event taking place as part of SportsAid Week 2017 and Freshers Week.

SportsAid is a national charity that provides funding to young sports stars, assisting with their training, competition, travel and equipment costs during the critical early stages of their career.

A host of University-based athletes have benefitted from that support over the years including Rio 2016 medallists Chris Walker-Hebborn and James Guy (swimming) and Eilidh Doyle and Emily Diamond (athletics), fellow Olympians Ben Fletcher (judo) and Sonny Webster (weightlifting), and Paralympic medallists Stephanie Millward (swimming) and Piers Gilliver (wheelchair fencing).

Among the current students to have received SportsAid funding are sporting scholars Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz (judo), Sarah Collin and Bradley Sutton (modern pentathlon), Shauntelle Austin (swimming), Imogen Allison (netball) and MJ Church ambassador Sydney Gregson (rugby union).

SportsAid Week, running until October 1, celebrates the work done by the charity since it was established in 1976 while also raising funds through fun activities.

That includes a Talent Transfer event taking place on the indoor sprint track in the Sports Training Village from 1-3.30pm on Thursday (September 28), which is being led by The SU Bath Sports Officer Will Galloway and placement students.

“There will be a number of physical tests for students to try and we will then give them a report about their performance,” said Will.

“The idea is to provide an opportunity for students to try something different and potentially even find a new sport they can excel in.”

There will be collection buckets for people to make a voluntary donation to SportsAid on the day. For more information, contact Will Galloway at susport@bath.ac.uk or visit The SU Bath offices in Norwood House.

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