In a boost for college sport, coaching and refereeing clinics are due to be made available to York University students by the end of the year.
York Sport President Sam Asfahani has announced that work will soon begin on bringing subsidised coaching and refereeing clinics onto campus, with the focus on “empowering college sports”.
“Using the contacts we have, we’ll contact national governing bodies and ask how much clinics will cost to run in York. We’ll see if these clinics are financially viable, and if so we’ll subsidise them. We’ll expect those participating in the clinics to put time back into college sport in return for subsidisation, although of course they’ll already be paid for the games they referee.
“We’re looking especially at college sport, and personally I would love more qualified referees to help out in college sport.”
In other news, cut-price physiotherapy sessions will now be on offer for ailing York University students. At the cost of £15 for 20 minutes, the sessions will take place on Fridays at Highthorn Physiotherapy Clinic on Lawrence Street, with bookings available through YUSU.
Free York Sport membership cards are also now ready for collection from YUSU reception. The cards offer discounts on food and drink at bars such as Nagshead, Revolution and The Lowther, as well as other restaurants.