Stephen Gore

Stephen Gore

About the Role

The Vice President Sports Development is the lead sabbatical officer on all matters relating to sport, and the Union's Athletic Union (AU) sports clubs. VP Sports Development promotes participation in the Union's sports clubs and facilitates sport for all at the University. Supporting club committees, and working with volunteers are key requirements of the role.


  • Represent students on all sport related matters
  • Promote the reputation of the Students’ Union and its AU Sports Clubs
  • Take the lead on Athletic Union club development
  • Maximise all students’ sporting experience
  • Increase participation in sport and recreational activity
  • Work with British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) for the benefit of students at the University
  • Develop elite sport at Southampton.

Sabbatical Plan

Leading the Union
Lobbying university on gym membership
Supporting clubs to offer comprehensive development programmes
Improved Sports Performance
New ideas
Storage review
AU Awards at graduation
Focus on athlete wellbeing
Raise AU profile
Building on the Union's work
Increased Varsity engagement
Improved Sports Participation campaigns
More block bookings for AU clubs


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