Chris Potter sports bursary applications open for 2009/10
The Chris Potter Bursary is annual award offered to an undergraduate or postgraduate who has played an active role in student sport as a competitor, official or administrator with particular reference to the BUCS programme.
Chris Potter was a student at Bristol University, where he played hockey and umpired for the university. In 1987/88 Chris served as Athletic Union President.
During 1988/89 Chris was the Student Vice Chair of the Universities Athletic Union (UAU) where he is remembered as a young man with firm ideas of which he was not afraid to present. Before moving into his chosen career in Law, in 1990 Chris decided to travel and pursue other interests. It was during this period, on a visit to Sierra Leone, that he tragically drowned during on an organised swimming party.
In memory of Chris’ service to the UAU, and in conjunction with his family, the Union established the Chris Potter Sports Bursary. Again with the full support and agreement of the family that Bursary was transferred to the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS).
The value of the award is £500.
There are no restrictions on applicants. In recognition of Chris’ achievement however, the successful candidate will have made a significant contribution to student sport and in particular BUCS.
Such a contribution could be as an elite athlete representing the organisation and proving an ambassador for student sport, as a club captain handling the day to day administration of teams competing in the BUCS programme, as a referee or umpire turning out every Wednesday to ensure that teams from 1st XV to 4th XI are professionally served, or as a general helper assisting university Athletic Unions with the organisation of BUCS tournaments and matches.
The closing date for applications Friday 27 November 2009.
Download an application form for the 2009/10 award.