Queen Mary Students' Union has been accepted onto the programme as a tier 2 institution for the 3rd consecutive year. Through the programme, we work in partnership with BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) and The FA (Football Association) to develop all areas of our football offer.
In the past year, 70 institutions have received over £400,500 to develop football and futsal for 84,770 unique participants led by over 2,500 workforce members. At the Students' Union, we have engaged over 1,000 unique participants through a workforce of 58 members in the past year. As well as using the funding to enhance our offer with equipment, facility hire and qualifications, we provide employment opportunities with three football ambassador roles each year. The workforce this year consists of Billy Davies (Football League Operator), Aleksandra Kneifel (Women’s Football Development Officer) and Jack Carland (Football Development Ambassador).
In addition to the three ambassador roles, we are putting a football development committee in place to make informed, student-led decisions that enhance our offer. This steering group will include presidents from men and women’s football and futsal clubs, the three football ambassadors and a lead referee.
This year we have been identified alongside 18 other institutions as a Women’s Football and Futsal Specialist Hub. You can read more about this here.
If you wish to find out more about the programme and all of the great work that our students do within football and futsal then please get in touch with Ashley Marshalleck, Community Sport Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
QMSU Community Sport