Students at Warwick will have more chances to play sport thanks to £182,603 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s University Sport Activation Fund.We are one of 54 Universities to benefit from nearly £10 million of funding to help get nearly 180,000 new students playing sport.
The driver for the Sport Activation Fund Bid was to continue to develop Warwick’s hugely successful Active project by continuing to increase the opportunities for students to engage in a variety of inclusive casual, social and semi competitive sports activities without the need for significant commitment through a club, with clear exit routes for those that wanted to continue with certain sports or activities.
Gemma Morris, Head of Delivery at the University said:
The lottery funding means that we can greatly enrich our offer and deliver a comprehensive participation programme that will contribute to the health and wellbeing of the campus community, increase the student experience and offer a number of personal development opportunities. This programme will also play a key role in positioning sport as a priority amongst both University Departments and the staff and student community.”
This fund means students will be able to take advantage of a more diverse range of sports and will help develop the ‘rock up and play’ casual and social sessions already available. Finally an enhanced hall sport and events programme will also be delivered which will contribute significantly to campus life, engaging first year students socially into university life.