Ted Crowson Sports Officer

Hi, I’m Ted, your Sports Officer for this coming year. Sport has been a massive part of my life here at Warwick, and it’s my job to make sure you can say the same!

At Warwick we are very lucky to have a vast array of different sports clubs you can get involved in, and joining one will enrich your university experience exponentially.

Regardless of ability levels, there really is something for everyone, and with fantastic sports facilities on your doorstep, joining Warwick’s vibrant sporting community is a must. Our clubs are famed for their charity endeavours, social life and tours, so it’s about far more than just playing and competing.

With the chance to represent Warwick in our ever bigger Varsity event and the brand new sports village planned to open in 2018, it’s a great time to be arriving. So please don’t hesitate to seize the opportunities that sport at Warwick will present and get involved with THE best aspect of university life!

Contact Ted

The Sports Officer's office is on the top floor of SUHQ.

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  • Fri 20 Jan 2017 11:02

    Hopefully it hasn’t escaped your notice that campus has much more of a sporting feel since the Christmas break. You may be wondering why there are now sports club representatives staring down at you from seemingly every lamppost on campus, banners dotted around campus and literal sporting giants ready for action in Harry Potter-like creations on Oculus screens - the answer is that Term 2 sees the second year of our Varsity and #teamwarwick campaigns (which has already seen almost 9 million impressions since its inception in January last year!) as we embark on a huge term of sport.

    Term 1 was incredibly successful both on and off the pitch for our Sports Clubs: three teams are currently sat on 100% records, there were a number of brilliant performances in individual championships, and we ran an incredibly successful campaign which saw all of our clubs unite in an effort to tackle the issue of homophobia in sport, including a free Edinburgh Fringe show. There is more good news still to come, however, as Term 2 promises to be even better!

    For many of our clubs, Term 2 represents the business-end of the season. Over the next ten weeks, league titles will be decided, cup-runs concluded and relegation battles fought. As a University, we are currently placed 21st in the BUCS rankings - 58 points off the Top 20 - which represents our ultimate aim for the year. If our clubs keep working as hard as they are, I am sure we will achieve just that!

    However, the Term 2 sporting offer extends well beyond our weekly BUCS fixtures. For starters, there is the ‘small’ matter of Varsity to look forward to, and this year our Varsity Weekend will take place from 23rd-26th February – it’s kind of a big deal! Varsity is by far the biggest event in the sporting calendar as we battle it out against our noisy neighbours from Coventry - it is fair to say, historically, that Warwick have done pretty well. For the past 26 years we’ve held the city’s bragging rights, but this year Varsity will be more competitive than ever before.

    Varsity is so special, as it sees the entire University community come together, and this year we want you to be a part of it more than ever. Join us in taking on Coventry on and off the field to make the difference in what will be a closely-contested affair! The fixture list is looking incredibly exciting and, with two huge showcase fixtures featuring Ice Hockey (23rd Feb) and Rugby Union (26th) after the Wasps vs Gloucester Aviva Premiership match, the atmosphere is set to be electric. Don’t forget to secure your ticket once they go on sale in Week 4 as the fixtures are released!

    If BUCS and Varsity aren’t enough to satisfy your sporting appetite, Week 1 of Term 3 will see our Sports Speaker Series discussing identities within sport. The week will be populated by a variety of guest speakers and coaching sessions, providing Warwick students with direct exposure to the world of professional sport. With some high-profile sporting figures already lined up, including openly LGBTUA+ international sports personality (and referee!) Nigel Owens, the week will provide a fantastic opportunity to gain invaluable insights into sport at the highest level and inspire you all to tackle pertinent issues in the sporting community head-on. I am currently finalising the week’s program of events, so be prepared for the full schedule to be announced towards the end of term – something to provide a welcome distraction from the impending inevitability of Term 3 exams!

    Now, for those of you reading this blog wishing that you had joined a sports club back at the start of Term 1, please don’t think that it’s too late: honestly, it never is. I may be a little bit biased, but I firmly believe that joining a sports club is the best decision you can make at University, and would urge anyone to give it a go. It is very easy to think that if you didn’t join a club immediately, your chance is gone until the following year - but this is certainly not true. Details about every single one of our 66 clubs can be found on the SU website, and if you have any questions or queries that I might be able to help out with, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    The #teamwarwick campaign sets out to promote and celebrate all the fantastic work that our clubs do every day. But more importantly, central to the campaign is the message that we are all part of the same community here: we are all #teamwarwick. Here’s looking forward to another successful term of sport!

Ted's Election

The election for Sports Officer takes place during the Officer Elections in term 2.