Sports Awards

 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.

Women's Footballer named Sportsperson of the Year

Tara Andrews has been named the 2015 Sports Person of the Year by the University of Newcastle. Tara is currently enrolled in a combined Bachelor of Civil Engineering / Bachelor of Environmental Engineering degree and her performances in Football in 2015 include being awarded MVP, Golden Boot and Scoring Champion of the USA W-League playing with Colorado Pride. Tara was included in the Matildas training camps and debuted for Australia against China in October 2015. Tara also completed the 2015/16 Westfield W-League season with the Newcastle Jets.

The Sports Club of the Year was awarded to the Rugby Union Club for its attainment of high standards in sports administration.

Sarah Halvorsen (rugby 7s), Emma McDonald (swimming), Jessica Foyster (taekwondo), Bree Edgar (ultimate frisbee), Chris Boyko (water polo) and Emily Grellman (water polo) joined more than 220 of Australia’s greatest athletes, academics and business people when they were awarded the prestigious University Blue for demonstrating outstanding sporting ability when representing the University of Newcastle.

For making an outstanding contribution to the administration and organisation of University sport, University Colours were awarded to Penelope Saltis (rowing) and Alex Hambly (water polo).

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