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University and Union team up to safeguard the power of sport

​News | 26 April, 2021

Cardiff Metropolitan University

 

Cardiff Metropolitan University has today announced additional funding to support Students' Union sports clubs and societies and their members following a drop in income due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The university has worked with the Students' Union to provide around £30,000 of much needed support to clubs and societies who've not been able to train or compete.

Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Engagement, Dr Jacqui Boddington, said: "For many, sport plays a key role in the university experience and the lack of access to world-leading sporting facilities due to the coronavirus restrictions has had a significant impact on many.

"I hope this funding boost will provide much needed support to the clubs and societies who have continued to support players throughout the challenges we've faced this year and as they begin to return to their respective arenas as restrictions ease across Wales."

Students' Union Vice-President, Keira Davies, said: "This support comes at a time when so many clubs and members are struggling. As restrictions begin to ease and competitive sport restarts, this funding will act as a foundation to build back stronger than before.

"On behalf of all involved, I'm thankful the University has acknowledged the power sport can have on students' health and wellbeing and found a way to support them so generously during these challenging times."