A University of Wolverhampton director has been recognised for her commitment to sport with a role on a new European group.
Kay Biscomb, Director of the Institute of Sport, has been nominated as a member of the Equal Opportunities Commission of the European University Sports Association (EUSA).
The role will run until 2020, and involves the representation of British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and Great Britain and the wider interests of British university sport to ensure that good practice in equal opportunities is disseminated across Europe.
Kay said: “I am delighted to have been nominated as a member of this new committee. The University is committed to growing our own involvement in social and competitive sport for our students, staff and the community. Equal opportunities within sport are close to my heart so I’m really looking forward to representing the University on this commission.
“I hope this new role will provide opportunities to showcase what the University has to offer in terms of facilities, courses and social activities and also provide ideas for how we can further enhance our sporting provision.”
The University recently opened a new state of the art third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch at its Walsall Campus.
The project was made possible thanks to a £465,047 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which provides grants towards developing new or refurbished grassroots football facilities. It is funded by the Premier League, The FA, and the Government, via Sport England, and is delivered by the Football Foundation, the country’s largest sports charity.
The new 3G pitch is set to raise football participation by 86% and will be used all-year-round by the University’s recreational and competitive clubs, alongside a number of local grassroots organisations, including: Silverdale FC; The Walsall Junior League and The Walsall Adult League. It was noted at the official opening of the new pitch that a key criterion in the decision making process was the University’s commitment to the development of women’s football.
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