Team Sunderland are pleased to welcome Daniel Kendal to the team as their new Student Engagement Officer.

Dan takes on the role having recently graduated from Sunderland with a degree in Sports Coaching. 

During his time studying at the University Dan was a key figure in the volunteering scheme, clocking up over 500 hours.

Dan also coached one of Team Sunderland’s Men’s Football teams alongside his degree and is looking forward to getting stuck into his new role.

Dan said: “I’m hoping to bring even more success, building on last year’s achievements and increase the participation across the board as well as helping to create a vibrant and successful environment at Team Sunderland for our teams to thrive.”

“I’ll be holding events to help bring people that are new to the university as well as returners together alongside the great team at Team Sunderland.”

“I’ll also be embracing internal competitions to help drive our clubs on towards greater success”

Sports Development Manager Sean Percival said: “It’s fantastic to have Dan on board, we’re looking forward to seeing his contributions to the team.”

He added: “This is a big year for Team Sunderland and Dan will be at the forefront of what we’re trying to do with our teams.”

Dan will be based in the Team Sunderland office in Edinburgh Building and can be contacted at Daniel.kendal@sunderland.ac.uk.