Sport President

Hi, I'm Maddi Cannell... 

I am a huge sports fan, with a particular interest in all things football. I have played a range of sports at both college and university level over my 3 years at York, as well as being involved on several college sport committees.

What do I do?

Getting involved in sports and physical activity here at York! You can talk to me about anything sport related, be that university or college sport, give it a go sessions, or the gym to name a few.

E: [email protected]

T:  @YorkSportPrez

Manifesto Priorities


  • Review the bookings system

  • Centralising funding for college sport

  • Investigate how student hire costs could be tackled


Sports for everyone

  • Set up joint weekly training sessions for all college sports teams to encourage more participation through increased ways to train and play

  • Increase the availability of both new and existing college sports.

  • Promote refereeing and coaching qualifications

  • Increase engagement with students in off-campus accommodation

  • Flexible monthly and termly gym memberships


Reviewing BUCs Transport

Looking at 2 possible solutions of putting the bus contracts to tender and/or organising joint transport for multiple sports teams with overlapping away fixtures,


Other Priorities

  • Collate student complaints and hold our kit provider to account, working with them to improve service

  • Work with student societies and charities to promote sport’s benefit to mental health and give performance societies opportunity to showcase themselves on BUCs Wednesdays. Also create regular communication with all clubs, at both college and university level, and help to forge inter- club links.