SUSU have purchased a brand new glider for Southampton University Glider Club (SUGC) as part of our capital grants funding. We are committed to improving the experience of all our sports clubs – we hope the new glider will help SUGC members enjoy soaring through the skies and developing their skills.

The new glider will be run and maintained by SUGC from their base at the Shalbourne Gliding Club. It also has the tail letters ‘SU’ as a nod to our investment!

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Photo credit: @SUgliding on Facebook

VP Sports Olivia Reed said:

“This is a really exciting investment which shows our continued commitment to our sports clubs. We’re (literally) helping our students reach new heights! I am really proud of our over 90 sports clubs and their achievements and this is part of a series of investments which reaches over £200,000 annually.”

As a University club, SUGC enjoy cheaper rates for their weekly flights than regular glider pilots, making them a great option to learn to fly.

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