Introducing the committee for the 2018/19 season...

If you need to contact members of the committee, please visit the Contact page.

Chair - Jared Wray


Treasurer - Ben Holloway 


Secretary - Michael Kirkham

Hello. I’m Michael, this year’s secretary. As secretary, my main responsibility is setting the agenda for committee and full BULSCA meetings and taking minutes. However, I’m also responsible for maintaining BULSCA documents and acting as a point of contact for various matters. You can read more about my role in the constitution.
I’ve been part of university lifesaving since 2009, after starting RLSS lifesaving at my swimming group, LASG. I started at Warwick University, then moved on to found Sheffield University lifesaving club with Helen Morris in 2014. Last year I was BULSCA chair and enjoyed it so much I’ve stayed on to be a part of this year’s committee. 
When I’m not lifesaving, I’m writing my thesis. That’s my life now. 


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Development Officer - Hannah Smallwood

Hi I’m Hannah and I’m the Clubs’ Development Officer for the year. I was part of the University of Nottingham lifesaving club for 3 years whilst doing my undergrad and this year I’ll be back in Nottingham doing a PGCE in Secondary Chemistry. I have organised Notts Comp twice and have been BULSCA secretary in the past, so I have some experience of BULSCA which I hope I can use this year! I’m hoping that this year I can help clubs with recruitment at the beginning of the year, improve the facilities available for clubs hosting competition and ensure clubs have the qualifications and skills to thrive and grow in the future. When I’m not lifesaving you can usually find me in the kitchen baking cake!


Data Manager - Conor Ingham

Hello. I’m Conor, this year’s Data Manager. I have been part of lifesaving for 9 years having competed for Swansea Univeristy and Beacon lifesaving team throughout. I am looking forward to working with you all this year. You can read more about what my role entails in the Bulsca constitution. When I’m not lifesaving, I’m currently training to become a Search and Rescue Volunteer in Kent. 


Communications - Sophie Priddis

I'm Sophie, the Communications Secretary for this year. I come from a Surf Lifesaving background, having been training and competing with my home club, Saunton Sands Surf Lifesaving Club, for 9 years before starting University. I've been fortunate enough to compete at 3 Worlds competitions with my home IRB (inflatable rescue boat) team too, both as crew and driver. I continued Lifesaving as soon as I started at the University of Bristol, learning and competing in a non-beach side of Lifesaving which I have fallen in love with!

I studied Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science for 4 years at the University of Bristol, have just graduated and am now working as a Veterinary Nurse in North Somerset. My plan for this year is to write a SERC or two and judge at the upcoming BULSCA competitions. I'm hoping to be able to continue my dissertation research in the future as a Master's, and not just so I can compete in Lifesaving again...



Championships Coordinator - Tom Sharp



Recruitment Officer - Josh Hale

Hey, I'm Joshua and I am the Club Recruitment officer for 2018/19, this is a new role that was added to the BULSCA committee this year to try and increase the number of clubs competing in BULSCA. I have been involved in BULSCA for the last 9 years and I was last years Club Development officer. I have been volunteering for RLSS for the last few years and spent 2 years as the RLSS Ambassador for Wales. Now based in Poole, Dorset where I have just completed a charity leadership graduate scheme where I did my year in Charity at the RNLI. If you are at University or near a University and want to get in touch with setting up a lifesaving club I am here to help and look forward to hearing from you.

Welfare - 

The welfare officer handles any concerns raised by BULSCA members relating to young people and vulnerable adults as and when they are raised.