Divided Teddy Hall snubs JCR president

first_imgTeddy Hall JCR is divided over its president after students refused to award him a traditional tankard for “good work” during the year.Charlie Southern, who is a member of the exclusive Teddy Hall drinking society the Syndicate, has been accused of falling short in his presidential duties by a number of students, while others have defended his conduct.A motion to award Southern Teddy Hall’s customary tankard for successful JCR presidents failed earlier this week for the first time in the college’s history.Whilst only four students opposed the motion, 17 abstained, meaning that the motion could not be passed.One student, who wished to remain anonymous, was concerned that Southern failed to attend the St Edmund Feast, JCR photo and OUSU presidential hustings.They also pointed out that Southern failed to commit to Fresher’s Week, allegedly admitting at JCR hustings that “in fresher’s week his sole contribution was to do six pieces of photocopying.”Unhappiness with Southern was voiced at the meeting by Ian Lyons, JCR Environment rep and OUSU election candidate, and supported by three other members. His speech made clear, however, that his opposition was largely due to personal annoyance at the JCR’s apathy towards OUSU.Both he and Daniel Lowe opposed Southern at the meeting, yet as OUSU candidates neither could comment on the matter.Students were shocked at the failure of the motion, as such an event has never before occurred in the history of Teddy Hall’s JCR.Other Hall students have praised Southern, saying that the attacks on him were undeserved.Peter Gray, a second year at Teddy Hall, defended Southern, saying, “Charlie has in my experience been a great president, fighting hard for the JCR.He has done much work behind the scenes, securing rent reductions for students inconvenienced by workers in college as well as being a leader by example in many of the sports teams.“He has contributed massively to the college over the past year and the personal attacks on him in his final JCR meeting as president were cruel and unjust.“It was inappropriate to wait till he was the exiting president to voice their concerns; if there were any issues during the year they should have been brought up earlier, not used as a petty stab in the back as he is leaving.”When asked to comment on the issue Southern underlined that everyone in the JCR was “entitled to their own opinion” and said that the JCR committee was “great”.Susannah Otter, Teddy Hall second year, has since presented a tankard to Southern courtesy of private funds she personally collected.She declined to comment on the failed JCR motion, but did say, “for the record, I think Charlie has been a great president.”last_img read more

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first_imgThe 10-a-side World Tens Series comprises seven privately-owned teams from around the globe, featuring world-class players.The format offers opportunities for players from both the XV and 7-a-side codes of rugby to play a new form of the sport combining the tactics of rugby 15s with the skills of 7s.- Advertisement – The confirmed franchises for the event are Asia Pacific Dragons (Singapore), SX10 (Cape Town), Phoenix (Middle East), London Royals (London), Miami Sun (Florida), Rhinos (Southern California) and Ohio Aviators (Columbus).Click on the video above to watch our free live stream from the Bermuda World Tens series! Confirmed franchises for the event are SX10 (Cape Town), Asia Pacific Dragons (Singapore), Phoenix (Middle East), London Royals (London), Miami Sun (Florida), Rhinos (Southern California) and Ohio Aviators (Columbus) Last Updated: 07/11/20 12:45pm It is the finals of the World Tens Series in Bermuda and you can watch all the action unfold with Sky Sports.- Advertisement –last_img read more

NFF Reforms Committee rounds off two-day meeting in Benin

first_imgRelatedPosts Ministry reads riot act to NFA, Clubs over resumption of league Super Eagles to unveil new Nike jersey in Portugal CAF, NFF celebrate Enyeama at 38 The Reforms Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has ended a two-day meeting in Benin City, taking a crucial step towards concluding its work and submitting its recommendations to the Congress of Nigerian Football through the NFF Executive Committee.Discussions and deliberations over the two days (Monday and Tuesday) were robust and practical, with members devoting several hours to fundamental issues of Youth Development, Women’s Football, League and Governance aspects of the Nigeria game.On Monday, a sub-committee that excluded members of the NFF Congress in the main committee deliberated on the nitty-gritty of suggestions and ideas from previous meetings in Lagos and Abuja, giving flesh to the ideas and then presenting the recommendations to the entire group on Tuesday for even more robust and fruitful discussions.The sessions were frank and dwelt on the genuine desire for making things better than they are presently, with focus on the mechanics that are needed to take the Nigeria game to higher levels of excellence.At the end, Chairman of the Committee, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi (also the NFF 1st Vice President) commended the commitment to the cause and the candid submissions of members on the various sub-topics, and once more, promised that the NFF Executive Committee is determined to implement the recommendations as approved by the NFF Congress.Also at the two-day meeting were Hon. Chidi Ofo Okenwa, Alhaji Abba Yola, Barr. Godwin Dudu-Orumen, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, Rt. Hon. Margaret Icheen, Barr. Isaac Danladi, Barr. Poubeni Ogun, Mallam Farouk Yarma, Barr. Osasu Obayiuwana, Alh. Mohammed Nasir Saidu, Otunba Tade Azeez, Mrs Chisom Ezeoke, Mr. Isa Ladan Bosso, Mr. Godwin Enakhena and Mr. Dahiru Sadi, MFR.The Committee will submit its recommendations for the reform of Nigerian Football to the NFF Executive Committee in January 2020. Tags: NFFNFF Reforms Committeelast_img read more