Candidate for the position of Vice President Sport & Health
Vote Hannah for AFFORDABILITY, FLEXIBILITY and CLARITY in Bristol Sport
My name is Hannah Pollak and I am running for the position of VP Sport and Health. I have been involved in various sports teams during my time at Bristol. These include; cross-country, athletics, boxing, squash and rugby. I have held the elected position of Sports Rep in Manor Hall JCR where I introduced many sporting initiatives and I have also been responsible for the buzzing social scene of the cross-country club when I was social secretary. Wild times were had by many.
Being sporty at school, when I first came to Bristol I expected sport to be an integral part of university life, but was disappointed by the overpriced sports pass which lacked flexibility and had expensive add-ons such as gym classes. I moaned to both my friends who were in high performance squad and to my friends who have never been near a gym in their lives. They all shared similar frustrations to my own and told me to do something about it. So I did.
If elected I will concentrate on achieving affordability, flexibility and clarity within Bristol sport.
The gym, swimming pool and sports hall facilities should be offered as separate and cheaper sports pass options.
There is now a year sports pass option however I would split this up into term-by-term instalments to avoid forcing students to pay one expensive lump sum.
Free gym classes should be included in the sports pass rather than an expensive £3.50 add-on for each session.
I believe more outdoor alternatives should be offered to students as well as the indoor facilities. Following my motion at the recent AGM, I would build an outdoor gym, with cross-trainers, weights and bike-machines constructed for outdoor use. Considering the dramatic rise in student numbers next year, this will offer a solution to the already overcrowded gym facilities.
Sauna and steam room for the pool. With the current refurbishment, it is feasible to demand some more exciting facilities.
Centralised branding system for university teams which would attract higher sponsorship, providing crucial financial support for established and developing clubs.
Health and nutrition classes run on a weekly basis, to give practical information in an informal environment on how best to exercise.
Sport at Bristol should be a right for the many, not a privilege for the few.
VOTE HANNAH FOR VP SPORT AND HEALTH.