- Can I set up a new sports club or society?
- How are sports funded?
- What is a ‘blue’?
- I’ve got a blue. Can I get funding?
Q. Can I set up a new sports club or society?Yes! Just follow these easy steps:
1. Write a proposalCreate a one-page document that includes the name of your sports club or society, it’s aims, and if you need any funding, what you need it for. (We’ll be uploading a template for this soon, so you can easily print it off and fill it out.)
2. Recruit your first ten membersThen get ten people to put their names, CRSIDs and signatures on it to support your creation of the sports club or society and become its first members.
3. Hand it in to the HUSPop this into the HUS Office, and we’ll check your society’s aims don’t conflict with those of the HUS or with any other existing sports club or society.
4. Get it ratifiedAt the open meeting after you hand in your sports club or society proposal, it’ll be taken to a vote to ratify its existence. You’ll have to make a minute-long proposal speech and answer any questions your fellow students might have, but this is usually this is just a formality, so don’t worry!
5. Get cracking!Your new sports club or society is now a bona fide part of the HUS. Congratulations!
Q. How are sports funded?All college-based sports teams are run through the Griffins Society, which has its own budget within the HUS budget. The Griffins President is an executive member of the HUS, and is responsible for distributing that budget among the sports teams. The HUS contribution to each sport is calculated using a number of measures, including the cost of hiring space to play, the cost of equipment, and the amount of time team members play their sport per week. As the Griffins budget is limited, most sports can only be part-funded, and the difference must be made up by the sports team paying subs.
Q. What is a ‘blue’?Achieving a blue means competing in university sport at the highest level, and must include competing in a Varsity match or race against the University of Oxford.