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Silver Award of the LGBT Charter for Saints Sport

Wednesday 13 January 2021

The past year has been one of hardships and challenges, but development at Saints Sport has persevered through. A combination of campaigns, events, and education have allowed Saints Sport to achieve the Silver Award of the LGBT Charter.

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A Semester like no other

Saturday 19 December 2020

Sport at St Andrews abruptly stopped in line with Scottish Government restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak at the start of the pandemic in March 2020. At Saints Sport we were committed to ensuring a swift reopening of our facilities and services as restrictions were lifted and when it was safe to do so, and in a phased way that helped to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Celebrations for Lucy’s National Award

Thursday 26 November 2020

Final year student, Lucy Cottee, has won Triathlon Scotland’s Young Volunteer Award 2020. Announced earlier this week, the triathlete has been recognised for her contributions to the sport across Scotland. Having served as club president for two years, under whose leadership the club tripled in size, and coaching East Fife Triathlon, Lucy is known across the county for her contributions to the sport.

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Get involved

Monday 28 September 2020

We recognise, now more than ever, the importance of being active and the positive effects that taking part in sport and exercise can have on our physical and mental wellbeing and social inclusion. Sport plays a significant part in student life at St Andrews and whether you compete at national or international level, play socially or want to get fit, there are more than 50 sports clubs and sector-leading facilities waiting for you.

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St Andrews Links - Student Yearly Ticket

Monday 24 August 2020

St Andrews Links was gifted to the residents of St Andrews almost 900 years ago and they have special playing privileges, some of which are extended to Students studying at the University of St Andrews.

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Rugby Camp hailed a huge success

Wednesday 19 August 2020

At the beginning of August Saints Sport hosted a full capacity Rugby Camp with more children than ever taking part in the 5-day coaching experience. It was a much-anticipated return to the sport missed by so many and the camp was a welcome way to take part in some fun rugby activities whilst safely adhering to the Return to Play guidelines set out by the Scottish Rugby Union and the Scottish Government.

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Summer Camp success for the Junior Saints

Friday 24 July 2020

Around 70 children have been filling the University Sports Centre each day with the usual levels of noise and excitement expected at this time of year at Saints Sport. It’s been a chance to get back to what they do best for the team at Saints Sport and to welcome the children of staff and students back to the Sports Centre.

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The Virtual Sports Awards 2020

Tuesday 14 April 2020

In these challenging circumstances, it’s more important than ever that we stick together as a community and do all we can to help each other through. Given the situation regarding the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the impact of this, we have decided to move the delivery of the Sports Awards ceremony ONLINE. We will now have a week of sporting celebration from Monday 27 April - Friday 1 May 2020.

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COVID-19 UPDATE | SPORTS CENTRE CLOSURE

Saturday 21 March 2020

In light of recent developments surrounding COVID-19 and in response to Government announcements, following instruction from The Principal's Office the University of St Andrews SPORTS CENTRE will be CLOSED from Monday 16th March at 22:30 until further notice.

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Sports Centre Update on COVID-19 | Friday 13 March

Friday 13 March 2020

All Saints Sport facilities, classes and services are currently operating as normal until further notice. Please note circumstances are changing rapidly and we will continue to update you as necessary and appropriate.

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Charity campaigner and fundraiser, Phil Packer, was in St Andrews this week as part of his latest fundraising campaign, Row Britannia, to help students and young people.

Thursday 21 November 2019

Charity campaigner and fundraiser, Phil Packer, was in St Andrews yesterday as part of his latest fundraising campaign, Row Britannia, to help students and young people. An inclusive (adaptive sport) challenge, Row Britannia, encourages teams throughout the UK to row 2020 miles to raise vital funds and increase positive awareness of mental health issues for students and young people. Each team has a target of £3000 to raise before Sport Relief on 13 March 2020.

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Experienced Sports Development Professional heading back to Saints Sport

Monday 30 September 2019

Saints Sport is delighted to announce the appointment of Duncan Caithness to the role of Assistant Director of Sport (Sport Development). Duncan joins the team from Bowls Scotland where he has held the roles of National Development Manager and Head of Coach and Volunteer Development.

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Cycling for Charlie

Tuesday 27 August 2019

13 players and staff from the University of St Andrews Football Club and Department of Sport and Exercise completed a gruelling cycling challenge as they battled the elements from St Andrews to Manchester raising funds for the charity Bloodwise (formally Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research).

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George Burns secures Scottish Men’s Amateur golf title

Monday 05 August 2019

George Burns, who graduated from The University of St Andrews in 2018, is showing that it pays to work hard and train well as he took home the coveted Scottish Men’s Amateur title after a rewarding week at Crail last weekend.

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Tickets on Sale for Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Varsity Matches

Friday 02 August 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Varsity Matches on 21 September at BT Murrayfield. Fans will once again be able to see the University of Edinburgh and the University of St Andrews’ rugby teams clash on the international pitch, with tickets priced at £5 for students/under 18s and £10 for adults.

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Saints Sport International Volunteering Projects

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Do you want to coach children in Africa this summer?

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Tickets on Sale for Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Varsity Matches

Friday 03 August 2018

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Varsity Matches on 22nd September at BT Murrayfield. Fans will once again be able to see the University of Edinburgh and the University of St Andrews’ rugby teams clash on the international pitch, with tickets priced at £5 for students/under 18s and £10 for adults.

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Callum Knox Returns from Moldova After Coaching National Basketball

Monday 16 July 2018

Health and Fitness Manager and Director of Basketball Callum Knox just returned from the FIBA U16 Women’s European Championship 2018, Division C in Chisinau, Moldova where he worked as an assistant coach for the Scotland U16 Women’s squad.

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Rugby Coach and Video Analysis Vacancies

Tuesday 03 July 2018

In preparation for the 2018/19 season The University of St Andrews Rugby Club is looking to recruit a number of coaches and a video analyst to complement their current coaching team. The ability to perform a combination of both roles would be advantageous but not essential.

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Hopelily Van Duyne Shortlisted for SSS Volunteer of the Year 2018

Thursday 24 May 2018

University of St Andrews Archery Club athlete, Hopelily Van Duyne has been shortlisted for the Scottish Student Sport Volunteer of the Year 2018.

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