Daily Board SWU Thymos '14/1, from left to right: Daniella Kourie, Merijn Moerland, Aljan Ausema, Alexander Dank, Erik Bos and Lisa Naus

Daily Board

The main responsibility from the six members of the SWU Thymos Daily Board (DB) is to represent thesportive Wageningen students. Apart from a chair(wo)man, secretary / vice chair(wo)man and treasurer, also a commissioner PR and two commissioners sports are part of the DB.

Throughout the year the daily board (DB) organises many events like the Sportsnight, Battle of the Studies and dance-evening. Besides we make sure that at least once a month you can do a special ‘Experience’, this means we organise activities that most people have never done before like flowboarding and gliding, but also 'apenkooien' and rope skipping! We also make sure that there are always several kinds of internal competitions in knotsbal, volleyball, indoor and outdoor football. Moreover, the DB distributes subsidies among the 29 student sports clubs and individual athletes who play sports at recognized associations. The daily board helps students to participate in national sport events and makes sure that small materials are sufficient for all sporting students. Besides these tasks, there are many more services Thymos has to offer to students with sports rights.

At the moment the daily board consists of:

  • Chairwomen: Charlotte Stam
  • Secretary: Steffie Loenen
  • Treasurer: Patty Vurens
  • Commissioner of Publicity: Daan Krekels
  • Commissioner of Sports I: Rijk Dersjant
  • Commissioner Sports II: Julien van Dijk


Hi everybody!

My name is Charlotte Stam and this year I will be the chairwoman of SWU Thymos. Last year, I finished my bachelor International Development studies and I was looking for a new challenge. That is why I chose to commit myself to sports for students in Wageningen.

I really like doing sports and I notice that doing sports helps me to relax my body and to give my brain a rest. Before I came to Wageningen I played korfball with a very fanatical team. Once I came to Wageningen I decided to try another sports and started rowing. I competed in a lot of races all over the Netherlands. Besides, I often take group lessons at the Bongerd as spinning and power dumbbell.

My main tasks as a chairwoman leading meetings with the daily board, the general board and with the Sport Centre the Bongerd. Besides of that I also have contact with the municipality, the Student Council and the University to represent the sportive students of Wageningen. I believe that doing sports is very important and that is why I will try to pass on my passion for sports to as many students in Wageningen as possible and make sure that their voices are heard.

Do you want to get to know us or do you have any questions? Feel free to come by the Thymos office!

With sportive regards,

Charlotte Stam


Hello everyone!

I am Steffie and this year I am your secretary and vice-chair of SWU Thymos. I finished my master thesis Health & Society before starting in the Thymos board.

I have always been sporting a lot. Since I am studying in Wageningen, I am rowing at W.S.R Argo. Besides that, I have tried some different sports before and I used to play korfball and tennis. You can also find me at the Bongerd for various sports courses.

As a secretary, I will be the contact person for all student sports associations. Furthermore, I will be working on the policy and the annual report. Together with the chairwomen I will attend the national meetings.

If you have any questions, you can come by our office or send an email. I hope to see you at our events coming year!

With sportive regards,

Steffie Loenen


Hi everyone,

My name is Patty Vurens and I am fulfilling the role as treasurer of SWU Thymos this year. As treasurer I’m responsible for the finances. My tasks consist of paying and sending invoices, accounting and subsidy requests. In addition to these tasks, I’m responsible for making the budget and clearance.

Last year I finished my Bachelor Economics and Policy and was ready for a new challenge. Besides studying I would like to develop myself and experience what it is like to work full-time. A board year at SWU Thymos is a perfect opportunity together with my enthusiasm for sport.

Since when I was young I practices several sports like speedskating. Since I’m a student I started rowing. In addition, I like to try new sports and I’m looking forward to our activities, experiences and training with the student sport associations.

I’m really looking forward to fully dedicate myself for a year for the sportive students in Wageningen! Feel free to visit our office to get to know us or with questions!

With sportive regards,

Patty Vurens

Commissioner of Publicity:


My name is Daan Krekels and I’m in charge of the publicity of SWU Thymos this year. This entails that I’ll be designing and distributing the posters and flyers of our events. Furthermore I’ll make photos of the events that we host and make sure that they are available for the participants through social media and this website.

One of the biggest things I’ll be doing this year is producing the sportsguide. This is a booklet that contains all the different sports that Sportcentrum de Bongerd has to offer. It will be distributed, among others, during the AID. Next to my PR-tasks I also work on a few events such as the winter sports and the Health Week.

I decided to join the Board of Thymos after my Bsc Soil, Water, Atmosphere because it seemed like a nice chance to meet new people and develop certain skills. Sports is something I’m really passionate about so having a whole year to focus on that is something I’m really grateful for.

I play tennis and go the gym but I pretty much like all sports to be honest! Joining the Student Sports Associations on one of their trainings is therefore something I’m really looking forward to.

With sportive regards,

Daan Krekels

Commissioner of Sports I:


I’m Rijk Dersjant, and this year I’ll be one of the commissioners of sports, just like Julien van Dijk. We’re occupied with organising internal competitions, events and experiences.

I joined SWU Thymos for multiple reasons. I spend most of my time at the sports centre since I play football and go to the gym. Above all, I personally enjoy myself when I’m busy with sports, whether this is my own sport or that of someone else. SWU Thymos is the ideal way for me to get away from my studies for a little while.

I hope to see many of the Wageningen University students at the sports centre this year. You’re very welcome to visit our office as we’d love to get to know the sportsmen and women of the WUR!

With sportive regards,

Rijk Dersjant

Commissioner of Sports II:


My name is Julien van Dijk and together with Rijk, I will be commissioner of sports this year. We will be responsible for organizing sportive events and experiences; we will try to make these as much fun as possible! We also coordinate the Thymos Internal Competitions, for which I am in charge of knotsball and beach volleyball.

Last year, I finished my bachelor in Forest and Nature Conservation. This gave me  a nice moment between my bachelor and master to be a member of Thymos for a year. I became a board member of Thymos because I want to commit myself to students sports in Wageningen and would like to organise a number of awesome events.

For over ten years, I have practiced athletics, which I currently do at WAV Tartlétos. Before, I also did other sports, including water polo, swimming and soccer.

With sportive regards,

Julien van Dijk