ImpSport ‘give it a go’ sessions show promise for the new competition

This week’s ImpSport ‘give it a go’ sessions were deemed a success by organisers having attracted more students than expected.

The sessions saw 34 people participate in the three sports offered at the University Sports Centre.

Mixed football proved to be the most popular sport on the day but each sport saw a good turnout and a friendly atmosphere.

Impsport is the SU's new initiative to get more students involved in sport. (Photo: Lincoln SU)

Impsport is the SU’s new initiative to get more students involved in sport. (Photo: Lincoln SU)

The free sessions received positive feedback and organisers are hoping to see the intramural sports keep growing to a point where they can build teams.

These will represent each of the four university colleges and they will compete against each other in leagues.

Intramural sports assistant, Casey Blagg was running today’s sessions and after thanking everyone for coming she revealed that the programme still needs two Imp Captains.

Once selected, Imp Captains would be expected to attend the intramural sports matches, record the attendance, communicate with teams to arrange fixtures and manage equipment.

Ms Blagg hopes that the programme will continue to grow through word of mouth so more sports sessions could be offered such as bowling, rounders and basketball tournaments.

She said: “I was very happy with the numbers. Yesterday the activity team and I went round the campus for a few hours to get the word out and I was slightly apprehensive about how many would actually turn up.”

“By the end of this academic year we are hoping to have 100 members signed onto the ImpSport programme.”

“Feedback today was positive and many said that they were looking to join the programme.”

There will be five sports offered from the week beginning 10th October.

Squash will run from 6-8pm every Tuesday, Men’s football 1-3pm every Sunday, Women’s football 1-3pm every Saturday, Netball 17:30pm-19:30pm every Friday and pool will run fortnightly on Sunday from 6pm.

If you’re interested in becoming an Imp Captain then you can e-mail either impsport@lincolnsu.com or cblagg@lincoln.ac.uk.