Reading Ms Sherr’s manifesto, her outlined “key points” for her prospective AU Presidency should she be successful in the election are made quite clear and merit further attention. Her commitment to a greater awareness of the mental health issues facing student athletes is the most praiseworthy, and it would be very interesting to see if some of her proposed measures to tackle this salient issue like getting her committee mental health training are acted upon and whether genuine change can be enacted on this front.
Elsewhere, her commitment to a wider level of communication between different sports clubs is admirable, but not exactly novel. It remains to be seen whether her proposed methods for this such as an online platform where members of different sports clubs can share ideas and talk about various problems they may be facing as a club will be met with a sufficient level of interest by a majority of sports teams.
Her manifesto then goes into various policies that may appear eye-catching (e.g working to reduce waiting times outside the gym) but contain precious little detail on how that will specifically happen. Time will tell if these measures prove a hit should Sherr be successful in her candidacy.