Sir David Bell was left impressed after being introduced to the Universities Elite Athletes programme.

After he was recently appointed as the new vice chancellor of the University of Sunderland, Sir David was given a glimpse at the programme by a number of students, some of whom have gone on to represent their country on the international stage.

Speaking to a Sportsbyte reporter, Sir David Bell was keen to get across his vision for the university and how big a part these athletes can play in spreading the good word of university sport.