Hi, my name is Tom Huxley. I am currently intercalating (between Y3 and Y4) and I am your LMSS Sports Secretary for 2020/21!
With a pretty disappointing summer for sport, I am sure that a lot of you are all very excited to get out and get involved with sports teams! Sport is a great way to let off steam, especially given the busy schedule you will have as a medical student. It is a great way to meet new people, including other freshers who may have similar interests to yourself and also students in the older years, who can give you support academically or with general student life advice! There is also a great social side to Medic’s Sport too, with many team-specific socials throughout the year, and not forgetting the Medics vs Dentists vs Vets Sports Day (which we won last year) followed by the LMSS AU night!
Coming to uni, I knew that I wanted to play sport, but I didn’t know whether to play for the Medic’s team or the Uni team, and I realise this is something that many of you will be thinking about too. From my (arguably biased) experience, I would strongly suggest joining a Medic’s team. They are designed to allow for the busy schedule of medical students. They also support everyone, from those who have never played the sport before to those who have played at high levels previously. Teams play in local leagues, campus leagues and in the fiercely competitive NAMS competitions against other medical schools, which has brought us success in recent years.
The Medic’s Sports Societies that we have include Rugby (Men’s and Women’s), Football (Men’s and Women’s), Hockey (Mixed), Netball (Women’s), Squash (Mixed), Tennis (Mixed), Cricket (Men’s).
Should you be interested in trying out a new sport or continuing an interest, please get in touch with me so I can help you out! Send yourselves in and don’t be shy!
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