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
Lifesaving has played a massive role in my life for over a decade, being a part of a community club before getting involved in university lifesaving. At Bovey Tracey Lifesaving Club, I have been teaching for several years and have competed in the RLSS Lifesaving Championships, getting through to the national finals 8 times so far.
Since coming to the University of Bristol three years ago, I have been actively competing in every BULSCA competition I have been able to (captaining the club's A team) and I have been President of the University of Bristol Lifesaving Club previously along with being Training Officer this year. Alongside the delivery of training for competitions for our club, I am also a Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor so I spend time teaching the NPLQ and first aid qualifications.
As Chair, I am responsible for managing the entirety of the BULSCA committee and helping ensure BULSCA runs in an organised and functional manner.
Treasurer - Ben Holloway
|Hi, I’m Ben, this year’s Treasurer. I’m responsible for of the BULSCA finances, including membership and Championships. I’ve been involved in Lifesaving for the last 3 years with Swansea, being their treasurer last year. I have a previous background in competitive swimming and coaching and I’ve also been an NPLQ lifeguard for the last 6 years. I’m currently on placement with Rolls-Royce as part of my Business Management degree. If you’ve got any financial related questions, please get in touch.|
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.
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.|