University of York Students' Union (YUSU)

YUSU volunteering project KEEN York up for award

YUSU’s KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now), which provides sporting activities for disabled children, has been shortlisted for the Active York Sports award.

Run entirely by students, KEEN is one of YUSU’s oldest volunteering projects. The sessions they run on Sundays see disabled children from around the city come onto campus and get involved in playground classics, such as sports and parachute games.

This isn’t the first time KEEN have been nominated for an award. Last month they were shortlisted in The Tab’s ‘Society of the Year’ award, and competed for top place against societies from other top universities. They finished in a commendable third place, beating Glasgow, Exeter and St Andrew’s.

The Active York Sport awards, which is now in its fifth year, is judged by a guest panel of sporting partners across the city and Stuart Martel, Deputy Editor of The Press. In 2016, University of York students and staff won 4 of the 14 awards, with their Futsal club being named team of the year.

The ceremony takes place on Thursday the 22nd of March, and will be hosted by BBC Sport’s Tanya Arnold. To find out more about the awards, visit their website. Or to find out how you can get involved in YUSU volunteering projects such as KEEN, click here.