Sports Awards

The University of Newcastle 2016 Sports Awards purchase your tickets here.

 The University of Newcastle Sports Awards are an important part of the University's history and reflect the ongoing commitment NUsport has to providing high quality services and facilities. The first University College Blues were presented in 1955, with the Blues Association later forming 4 July 1967, after autonomy. Our history of sporting successes is evident with the number of past students who have achieved Olympic, Commonwealth and World University games honours. The successes of the past continue to inspire those of current and future student athletes.  Download 50 years of Sporting History at the University of Newcastle.

The University of Newcastle Sports Awards to be presented 19 August 2016

The University of Newcastle Sports Awards will be held at Newcastle City Hall from 6.30pm on Friday 19 August. The Awards feature the presentation of the prestigious University Blues and Colours honours as well as sport scholarships, Sports Club of the Year, Team of the Year and the Sports Person of the Year.

Blues are awarded to students of the University of Newcastle who have shown outstanding sporting ability when representing the University in the 2015 academic year. Blues recipients are Chris Boyko (water polo), Bree Edgar (ultimate), Jessica Foyster (taekwondo), Emily Grellman (water polo), Sarah Halvorsen (rugby 7s), Emma McDonald (swimming).

Colours are awarded for outstanding contribution to the administration and organisation of University sport. Colours recipients will be Alex Hambly (water polo) and Penelope Saltis (rowing).

The Sporting Club of the Year recognises the attainment of high standards in sports administration by a University sporting club during the 2015 academic year with finalists: Men’s Football, Rugby Union, Tennis and NUDES (diving and exploration).

The Sports Person of the Year is awarded to the University student who has excelled in their sport while studying during the 2015 academic year. The finalists for the Sports Person of the Year are Tara Andrews (football), Julia Barton (water polo), Ella-Rose Hugo (archery), Kyle Middleton (motorcycle – trial) and Montana Perkins (water polo).

This year will see the introduction of a new Team of the Year award which will recognise outstanding sporting performance and sportsmanship during the 2015 academic year. The finalists for Team of the Year are Women’s Water Polo, Men’s Water Polo, Women’s Rugby 7s, Men’s Touch and Women’s Tennis.

Seven time Paralympian and gold medallist Liesl Tesch, one of the University’s most successful athletes, will join us on the night to talk about her sporting experiences and the upcoming Games in Rio.

Click here to read about the 2014 Sports Awards winners announced in 2015 

Sports Person Of The Year
Sports Club Of The Year
Sports Team of the Year
Sports Scholarships
Sports Laureates Association