Why sport matters to Romane Freiss

Kent Sport asked why sport matters. Romane Freiss submitted one of the winning entries and this is her story.

Romane is a third year Politics and International Relations student from France. She wrote “Sport is helping me to get rid of a bad eating disorder. Playing with my handball team makes me see the bright side of life.”

Romane plays handball with the University handball team and also enjoys kick boxing, running and squash. She thinks the new facilities at Kent Sport are amazing and especially likes spinning in the new studio with the disco balls. Romane has been suffering with Anorexia Nervosa for three years. She is getting treatment but says sport helps her to relax, meet other people and forget about her disorder.

We wish Romane every success for the future.

It is obvious sport matters to all those who provided feedback and has helped to change their lives for the better. Furthermore recent research by BUCS proved that sport has a positive impact on graduate employability and shows the current average salary of graduates who engaged in sport is £32,552 compared with £26,728 for those who do not.

More than just earning power the study shows 51% of graduates say sporting involvement has helped them develop teamwork skills and leadership qualities in the workplace.

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