James Flynn wins SUSF election
WORDS BY JOSHUA WOOLLER
James Flynn yesterday claimed the presidency of the Sydney University Sports and Fitness Society, alongside Paul Dearlove as vice president.
Voting took place from 8am to 8pm outside Ralph’s Café with Flynn defeating David Jordan by 432-55 votes.
Jordan, a current post graduate member of the Senate, was closely affiliated with SUSFC and had hoped to capitalise on that voting base, though Flynn’s heavy college backing saw him victorious.
Flynn has promised to ensure continuity in the wake of outgoing President Bruce Ross, who was president of the club for 26 years.
“If I win, I want to ensure stability and an increased emphasis on SUSF participation”, Flynn told Pulp.
Flynn promises increased funding and support for the Elite Athlete Programme, improved maintenance of SUSF facilities as well as encouraging more participation through interfaculty and social sport at all levels.
Flynn, a former USU Board member, and served on the University of Sydney Senate between 2011-2014 will now have control of an over 13 million dollar budget, as well as the future direction of the club.