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St Andrews summer sports camps launched

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This summer the University of St Andrews launches a pioneering summer sports camps programme providing students aged 13 to 17 with specialist sports performance coaching.

The innovative residential camps will allow students to take part in a series of sports training programmes run by a team of highly qualified coaches. Sessions will incorporate individual specialist skills such as coaching, technical drills focusing on team play and general fitness.

Organised by Saints Sport, a partnership between the University’s Department of Sport and the Athletic Union, activities will take place at the University Sports Centre, which has undergone a major £14 million refurbishment and now provides some of the best sports facilities in Scotland.

Residential camps include accommodation in the University’s David Russell Apartments and a full programme of evening social events, allowing students the opportunity to experience university campus life in a fun and friendly environment.

Sport plays a significant part in student life at St Andrews and enhances the unique experience of studying at Scotland’s first university. The University’s commitment to making sport central to the student experience has seen investment in both sporting infrastructure and specialist staff in recent years. The performance sport programme at the University provides support for top athletes both on a team and individual level and has seen the appointment of sport-specific Directors of Sport and coaches in 12 key sports.

With recent investment in the indoor sports facilities, combined with the variety of residential facilities available on site and access to a dedicated team of highly qualified coaches, the University is one of the best venues for sports training camps in Scotland.

Jamie Carnegie, Director of Hockey, said: “The University has invested in great facilities and staff in the past few years and we want to showcase both of these to potential students. Summer Sport Camps are a great way for young people to develop and meet like-minded individuals from across the UK. Hockey and Netball are establishing these programmes with the hope of adding our other various Performance Sports in the coming years.”


Notes to news editors/interview requests

Jamie Carnegie is available for interview via the Communications Office – contacts below.  

For more information about the summer camps and booking details visit the Saints Sport Camps webpages.

St Andrews has an in-house ISDN line for radio and a Globelynx camera for TV interviews. To arrange an interview please contact the Communications Office in the first instance.

Notes to pictures/online editors

Photographs are available via Dropbox.

Issued by the University of St Andrews Communications Office. Contact Christine Tudhope on 01334 467 320/07526 624 243 or christine.tudhope@st-andrews.ac.uk.

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