Tuesday 16th January 2024

STAFF | SSS Bolsters Team in Transfer Window

Scottish Student Sport are delighted to welcome Sophie Charlton to the team, taking on the Events Coordinator role!

Scottish Student Sport are delighted to welcome Sophie Charlton to the team, taking on the Events Coordinator role! Sophie is well known within the student sport network, having previously served as the University of Stirling’s sports president and in a number of SSS Volunteer roles.

We caught up with Sophie to find out a wee bit more about her.

What are you most excited about in joining the SSS team?

I would be lying if I didn’t say I was buzzing about getting more kit but, in all seriousness, I’m really excited to learn about all the SSS sports and support our volunteers in running all 120+ events across the year, and in particular the College and Conference Finals days. 

I was part of the 2019 Conference Cup Finals day and it was one of my favourite sporting memories from university. The atmosphere around the grounds was brilliant, the sun was out and everyone from your university was supporting each other, so being able to be part of creating these unforgettable memories for future students will be really rewarding.  

What’s the best live sporting moment that you’ve been a part of/seen?

I’ll always put an Irish shirt on before a Scottish for the Six Nations but being at Murrayfield and hearing the bellow of O Flower of Scotland was pretty special. 


Could you tell us a bit about your sporting background? What’s your preferred sport?

I loved getting involved in every sport I could at school – proud to say that me and my friends got an allocated lunch time football slot for girls only after being kicked out of all the boys’ games. I was mainly a swimmer and hockey player in high school, as well as dabbling in netball, tennis, cross country, athletics, and having a pretty successful stint as a tag rugby player. Through university I mainly played hockey but also gave water polo a go before lockdown and now I currently play hockey in Edinburgh for Inverleith HC. 

What is your ideal holiday destination?

Either anywhere in the sun (usually Portugal) or anywhere that RyanAir flies to for less than £30 return. 


Did you study in Scotland? Do you have a particular allegiance to one of our member institutions that we ought to know about?

I may or may not be a former #BleedGreen alumnus. Although, hopefully people don’t hold the Stirling allegiance against me. 


Ham and Pineapple on Pizza, yes or no?

Yes – is there any other pizza topping combo to have?