University of York Students' Union (YUSU)



Hello! I’m Grace, your York Sport Union President! Any questions, queries or requests about sport – I am your girl! From those that have never played sport before to those that are experts in their field, I want to encourage everyone to engage in sport in some way. Sport is a fantastic way to meet new people, keep active and de-stress! At York we have 64 university sports clubs as well as 16 college sports. It’s my role, along with the invaluable help of the York Sport Committee, to make sure everyone has the best possible experience, that everything runs effectively and student voices are heard and equally represented. 


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What I'm Working ON

My Manifesto (PDF)


Progress on policies:

  • Getting Involved – Creation of Yoractive Trail, outdoor tables tennis tables across campus and work with York Active and sportivate sessions.

  • Achievement- College Varsity Success – Led York to victory in College Varsity against Durham.

  • Communication – Created President Committees for club presidents to discuss and share ideas of good practice, 121 termly meetings with all Club presidents, weekly email.


Extra Work Outside of the Manifesto

  • Equal Opportunities Scheme – Coordinated some extremely well attended workshops led by various Liberation Network's, new Equal Opportunities award at York Sport Union Colours Ball and Equal opportunities logo on committee merchandise

  • York Sport Union Colours Ball – Completely rebranded the old York Sport Dinner to create a brand new event in the National Railway Museum, selling a record number of tickets, and uniting all 62 sports together to celebrate the year's’ achievements.


Unable to meet manifesto promises

  • York Sport Union Youtube Channel – Did not work due to better publication and promotion via Facebook.


Current major projects

  • YorActive Trail, Roses 2016 and Keep Your Cool Exam De-Stress Campaign



I sit on a number of committees including:

  • Chairs the York Sport Committee

  • Sport Strategy Discussion Group - York Sport Union and York Sport

  • Disbursement Group for the rebuilding of the new Sports Hall


For Full Sabb Manifesto Report, Click Here