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A meeting with a president:The student elections at the University of St Andrews have now been over for weeks. The notifications from electoral pages have blessedly ceased, and the walk to the library is no longer fraught with the danger of small talk with strangers. The elections provide an opportunity for the student’s voice to be heard, allowing everyone to agree with each other that the housing situation is not optimum whilst quietly accepting there is nothing that will ever change. In the world of student sport there is a new face on the front page, a new man with a new plan, a new link between the students and the organisation that make student sport happen, the Athletic Union. After one of the closest run elections in the history of student politics, ‘The Tribe’ sat down with the elected President of the AU, Tom Abbott, to pick his brains on his plans for the future.Fact file:Name: Tom ‘The Bish’ AbbottHair: Curly- ‘Bishfro’Eyes: Blue/GreyFavourite place to eat in St Andrews: The BalakaFavourite drink: Tap water, chilledDegree: Chemistry, seemingly never-endingStrengths: Sports administration, small talk, being niceWeaknesses: AsthmaTom Abbott is refreshingly laid back for a man with such pressing responsibility. Today marks his last day in charge at the University of St Andrews Cricket Club, with the Annual AGM scheduled after a curry and a pint in the world famous Balaka restaurant. His year as President of the cricket club has been one marked by almost unprecedented success, both on the pitch and off it. Tom himself noted the challenge left to him and his committee after a string of high profile leavers played their last innings for St Andrews and graduated at the back-end of last year. Since then, under Mr Abbott’s stewardship, the club has gone from strength to strength. The first team were promoted into the English Premier league, a tour to south Africa was widely described as ‘a success’, and the inaugural Cricket club charity ball (hilariously called, no-ball) was held. Now Mr. Abbott turns his weary gaze to the AU and the AU presidency. His is now top dog, head honcho, the big cheese, el presidente, the archbishop, The Big Bish, I could go on- here is what happened when we sat down with the man himself to pick his brain.What are your fondest memories of sport at St Andrews?My
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