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Tiarnan Cotter – Candidate for YUSU Sport President

The Yorker’s candidate profile for Tiarnan Cotter who is running for the position of YUSU Sport President in the YUSU Elections 2015.

Tiarnan Cotter - YUSU Sport president election

Name Tiarnan Cotter

Candidate for YUSU Sport President

College Halifax

Year 3rd

Course Music Technology Systems

Why are you running? This year, as the Hockey President I found out first hand the support and help YUSU give to students in when large incidents arise. I have hugely enjoyed representing 100 students in the Hockey Club and the challenges of getting the highest possible performance as well as creating as atmosphere for all standards of hockey player from the beginner to the best 1st team player. I would very much like to expand this to sport across the university and bring my creative ideas such as weekly results shows to encourage participation as well as optimising performance via an ‘up and coming’ programme and subsidising gym membership for focus sport athletes.

What are your policies?

  • Improve top level performance
  • Raise £5000 for RAG
  • Introduce ‘Up and Coming’ sports programme
  • Make Roses 2016 preparation more professional
  • Introduce Official Supporters Kit

Why should students vote for you? I am bringing in ideas that will not only effect the Sportsmen and Sportswomen but also the majority of University of York students who sometimes want to go and watch a rugby, football or netball game with your housemates. I will endeavour to let all students know when and where to be to do this via videos, posters and an app.

If you’re a sportman or woman I will not only push for the best performance possible with your team but I will also focus on making the atmosphere as comfortable as possible. I want to encourage as many of you to gain umpire and coaching qualifications so after university you can continue the involvement in the sport you love, even if it isn’t playing it.

Manifesto in a sentence You don’t have to be in a team to be part of YorkSport #shorTyforsporTy