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Postby fat_tony » Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:27 pm | #16

What ever we end up doing we have enough instructors and senior grades to carry on with jitsu in south wales.

UWIC have stiffled the growth of our club with their inflexability, and yet we've still managed it to a certain extent, we should be able to succeed in growing a lot with a town club
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Postby Dark_Vamp » Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:12 pm | #17

A club at Newport uni also sounds really cool :)
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Postby Kid Dangerous » Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:45 pm | #18

aww man this sucks!  :(

A club at Sophia Gardens would be good, i know they already have a judo club there.

I miss jitsu  :cry:
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Postby Nemesis » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:52 pm | #19

Just be careful with Sophia Gardens as they can also be a bit troublesome as proved by their performance for the Welsh Nationals.

My step-mum went to their Taekwondo club and says that kind of thing is not atypical as they had trained there for years, someone forgot about a re-booking form and no-one thought to ask them whether it was a mistake, so their normal hall was hired out to someone else.
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Postby SirVolkar » Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:56 pm | #20

I propose we name our new incarnation FUWIC.

Guess what the additional letter stands for?
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Postby Cyclone » Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:32 pm | #21

This probably won't help, but we had a similar situation the year before last, all down to the incompetence of the AU who kept emailing a non functioning address to ask for club numbers.

Anyway, we managed to agree that we'd go for a year with no funding, managed to get a space at the sports fair, and religously sent them information about attendance, nationals (busa now), competitions, gradings, etc...

At the end of the year they were more than happy to reaffirm our status and gave us a capital grant to buy more mats.

See if they'll negotiate at all, make some concessions, but get a space at the fair and get the numbers up again.
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Postby Splinter » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:11 am | #22

RobW  I think your targets 1-4 are good and achievable, think 5 is pushing it a bit.

I also like Cycs idea offering to run for a year budget free to prove yourselves.  I will try and email you the stuff I use to convinve my uni to let me run a self defence class - all monies to go to the RAG charity for that year.
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Postby ukronin » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:21 am | #23

:D ROBW Glad to see your power hungry maniacal phase is back on track Napoleon.

The reason I was asking about societies is my experience with SU & AU and how the different criteria can be and how a different set of rules can aid or hinder.

Did you learn nothing from my smoozing of sports administrators and exec? (DONOT FEEL THE NEED TO RECOUNT ANY STORIES)

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Postby Robw » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:18 am | #24

Many thanks for all the input folks.

As far as I can tell at UWIC there are no 'societies' as such it's just the AU and that's run by one person who's employed by UWIC. There is very very little student input.

Regarding running it for outside of the AU, we have a couple of issues that we need to resolve. Firstly I think it's unlikely that we'll get different times to the ones we've 'enjoyed' for the last couple of years and 8.30 to 10 isn't great for students.

Secondly we'll have to pay for the booking and I'm not convinced that we'll get the student numbers to cover the costs, but the biggest issue is that we've always struggled to get a decent sized regular attendence at this location due to the small numbers of students there and the courses that are held. I'm very reluctant to close the club as I started it from scratch and it's produced some really good Jitsuka  but also I don't want to spend a lot of time and money flogging a dead horse. As I said before, one term should clarify this situation.

This is of course assuming we're even allowed to sign people up at Freshers fayre.

To be fair to UWIC though, at last count none of our regular students were UWIC students and if I was running the AU I'd have wanted to do something about that. I do feel that some sort of warning should have happened first though.

I'll keep you all posted on what happens.
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Postby dark_recess » Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:14 pm | #25

two things-

firstly im quite certain there are societys other than the au in uwic.
i almost signed up for the music one.
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and secondly, the problem with moving to somewhere like newport is that only half our club drives and could get there : \
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Postby Splinter » Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:36 pm | #26

dont think he meant move to enwport, thik that was part of the world domination thing
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Postby fat_tony » Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:49 pm | #27

yeah, it's def a world domination thing :lol:

The newport idea is to be a club additional to the one in cardiff and not as a replacement
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Postby DM » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:14 pm | #28

Evening all.

Just my 2 penneth.

Keep it open if at all poss - regular influx of fresh blood every year helps.

I think it is a lot harder to recruit and get new people in at town clubs (although obviously not impossible)

If it doesn't work out then at least any newcomers can be moved across to your 'alternative' town club...
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Postby scruffy » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:29 am | #29

ukronin wrote:Did you learn nothing from my smoozing of sports administrators and exec?


please tell!! i am intreged now

am sorry to hear about all the sh!te thats going on with the AU! :(
just invite the b@stards down to a 'special' session ;)
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Postby Robw » Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:25 pm | #30

My lips are sealed by a potent combination of loyalty and fear...

All I will say is that UK_Ronin knows a lot about the dark side of Jitsu. :|
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