Allcock sets out her three main goals if she is elected in her opening sentence: cross-team collaboration, environmental issues and bursting what she describes as the restricting AU “bubble” that she believe marginalises some from really getting involved in sport here. She mentions her work on the AU executive committee this year, an association that one could argue either strengthens her bid as she surely now understands the inner workings of the institution, or taints it as she could arguably be held responsible for their shortcomings this past year.
Looking at particular manifesto highlights, her environmental pledges are particularly notable and worthy of praise. These include her commitment to get Saints Sport fully behind the University’s “plastic free by 2023” and “carbon neutral by 2022” initiatives. Her commitment to guiding various clubs in need through the finer details of the new financial restructure of the AU could really come in handy too. However, it remains to be seen if her other pledges, such as efforts to boost attendance at headline sporting occasions and a “team buddy” system whereby different clubs will be paired together to encourage cross-sport camaraderie will be met with sufficient interest by the various University sport clubs.