What is the Sports field all about?
The aim of the Sports field is to provide sporting opportunities for all Ebsters, to have them represent our University at different competitions and in general to create a possibility to be able to spend at least three academic years in an athletic manner.
Our responsibilities involve hosting all of the sports related events, with the biggest one being EBS Olympics. In addition to that and many other smaller events, every year we take our sports-minded students to participate in at least one international competition. For example, last year we took part in WHU Euromasters, Germany.
On top of that, we have created various sports teams, who train on a regular basis and take part in competitions. Currently both men and women are able to join football and volleyball teams and soon there will be many more sports teams added.
So if you have an interest in sports then contact us or come visit us in the Student Council. 🙂
Who are the members of the Sports field this year and describe yourselves shortly and tell us who your favourite athletes are.
- Cathy Vivien- This year I am the Field Manager but last year I was contributing to the Sports field as a member. Most of you know me as the person who “sells all of the events” but what many of you most likely do not know is that instead of playing football, I was a gymnast, flailing with pins, for 12 years of my life and you are more than welcome to speak to me in Italian as I have spent half of my life in Italy eating the finest pasta known to man.
Regarding my favourite athlete, my thoughts went to the same athlete as they did for Rain. Great minds think alike. 😉 But anyway, Adrian Solano is a prime example of a “better finished than perfect” mindset.
- Lotta- When you see me in EBS then I am most likely talking or babbling to someone since words are something that I am never short of, also I am a person that can very easily be sold things or ideas to as I will believe ABSOLUTELY anything you tell me. My favourite athlete is our very own Kelly Sildaru.
- Elis- I am a very energetic and cheerful girl, who can be seen laughing at mine or others’ jokes every 10 minutes or so. My favourite athlete is Michael Jordan.
- Herti- My name is Herti. As our Sports field needs to be balanced, I am the one usually listening to Lotta babbling – team-work makes the dream work! If I were to name my favourite athletes, then one of them is definitely Serena Williams – no more words needed.
- Helena- I am a very happy and active girl. Whenever there is an event approaching I always invite my friends along and then we must go. There is no time for any doubts, it is needed that we participate and do our best there.
- Rain- I am Rain. Comparable to the first pancake – slightly odd but still delicious. In the Student Council Sports team I am by now a veteran and help around here and there. My favourite athlete? Umm, there are many of them but definitely worth a mention is Venezuelan cross-country skier Adrian Solano, also known as “The World’s Worst Skier”, who saw snow for the first time when competing in the Lahti World Cup, however that did not stop him from following his dream of finishing it. Respect!
This year your team consists of mostly new members- what are your expectations for the year?
- I am looking forward to new interesting challenges and to further develop the sports mentality in our students. Also to increase the number of participants in sports events as compared to previous years.
- I definitely look forward to seeing that all of our EBS students would come to feel that EBS sports events are not comparable with secondary school “sports days” where participation was mandatory and most felt reluctant to go there. All of our events are made for students to enjoy them to the fullest and have loads of fun while doing that.
- Seeing that the Sports team consists of mainly new faces then there is only one thing I can say about our team – the sky’s the limit and even that isn’t the end for us.
- It will be a fantastic year, there is no doubt about that. Kirsti Timmer also stated the same. And all of the new members are definitely going to be active and keep the EBS sports’ expectations high.
- As a field manager I am looking forward to seeing what we are going to accomplish this year and I dare to promise that if the alignment of stars is supportive of us then our Sports field will continue to achieve our goals and give a reason for every Ebster to yet again put on their sports clothes.
You have one of the biggest sports events, EBS Olympics coming up. Can you tell us what is going to happen there and why should one participate?
EBS Olympics 2020 is going to be an extremely fun and sociable team-competition. This year we have focused more on having all of our participants feel part of something awesome and to learn about one-another even more. You can be certain that on the 17th of October there will be activities suitable for everyone and their group spirit will be better than ever before. All in all, be there or be square!
How much work is hosting such an event for your members and how long does it usually take to host one event?
For most of our team members EBS Olympics is their first event, but with the small time they have had, they have already learned that at 17:00 we do not put our pencils away but instead we work until things are finalised and in order. As a field manager I always try to give each of our members assignments suitable for them. Although you might reach the end faster alone, as a team we reach further, therefore quite often you might find members of the Sports team still generating ideas in the Student Council even after 22:00.
Why is your field the best in your opinion and why would you recommend to join it next year?
It would be easy to answer such a question if we were in the show “Estonia is Searching for a Superstar”, but being part of the Student Council is like being part of a family and just like in a family, we do not try to determine “the best”, but instead try to set an example and be supportive towards other fields. Joining the Sports field is a good chance for those seeking to do something exceptional and to overcome their limits in a safe environment. Every year our team is looking to enroll members who actually want to do something fantastic.
If you could host one event which would not have any monetary or any other limitations, what would it look like?
- I would host a giant Wipe Out styled sports event. It would consist of numerous obstacle courses with the aim of finishing the course. Half of the obstacles would be in water, half of them on dry land.
- EBS Hunger Games…. BUT with legal limitations. You and your teammates would have to overcome all of the obstacles and blockages that they would come about with the ultimate goal of exiting the arena as the first ones out.
- If money would not be an issue with hosting our events then I would be hosting the first ever EBS Extreme sports competitions, ranging from parachuting to mountain climbing (not that we have any mountains here in Estonia).
- As an event I would organise a water sports day, where all of the participants would have the options of trying diving or kite surfing or tubing.
- I would most likely organise an extremely awesome skiing trip to the Alps for our Ebsters. The comfort of the sun, breathtaking views, soft powdered snow, epic après skis, a fun group to enjoy it with – the whole package! Feel me?!
As you can see, we are never short of ideas! 😉