AWARDS - CLUB OF THE YEAR RECIPIENTS (THE JESSOP SHIELD)
THE JESSOP SHIELD (Club of the Year with less than 50 members)
2016 Winner: AU Cycling
The AU Cycling Club has been nominated for the Club of the Year Award every year since gaining affiliation in 2013. The club won the Jessop Shield in 2015, and continued their great work. With their ultimate goal in September in 2015 - gaining affiliation with Cycling SA, thus being a recognised racing club in South Australia - the club continued to go from strength to strength..
The club had a strong presence at all club workshops, meetings and events. It also assisted the University with 'Ride to Uni Day'. The club has also recognised the need to engage members over the off season and has gained a long term home on campus in the Lady Symon Shed.
2015 Winner: AU Cycling
The AU Cycling Club has been nominated for the Club of the Year Award every year since gaining affiliation in 2013. It has continued to grow in 2015, with the current committee reaching their ultimate goal in September this year - gaining affiliation with Cycling SA, thus being a recognised racing club in South Australia.
The Club was one of the first to submit the AU Sport Risk Management review, has all the relevant policies in place and has developed practices to ensure club personnel and management are properly inducted and trained.
The AUCC developed a new uniform in 2015, assisted the University with “Ride to Uni Day”, had an active presence on campus at AU Sport events and organised and hosted a fundraising “Adventure Race”. Extending beyond just cycling, the club had four members selected to compete in the World Duathlon Championships and had the highest number of club participants per capita entered into the ‘UofA with The Blacks’ City-Bay team.
Project: TBC in 2016
2014 Winner: AU Wing Chun Kung Fu
The AU Wing Chun Kung Fu Club has made its mark in 2014, particularly in the area of administration.
The club has raised the bar in regard to the establishment of policies in key areas such as risk management, event planning and member communication.
The club is very active, both on and off campus, with members demonstrating the sport at the Adelaide Asia Fest. It has also designed new uniforms in accordance with AU Sport guidelines.
Project: A wooden dummy ("Muk Yang Jong") for use by members in club training sessions.
2013 Winner: AU Water Ski
The AU Water Ski Club, recipients of Club of the Year in 2012, made further progress in their administration and functionality. Its commitment to the upgrade of the Morgan Shack continued, with installation of a new shack floor and jetty. The club also made improvements to equipment, with the addition of new wetsuits and a club towing car.
With the introduction of juniors to the Water Ski Club, the Committee developed a Child Safe Policy, along with policies around Alcohol and Equipment/Facility use. As a consequence of the continued upgrade of the facility, four different University groups have also hired the Morgan facility during 2013.
Project: An 'air chair' to add to the clubs list of equipment items for the benefit of all club members.
2012 Winner: AU Water Ski
The AU Water Ski Club has continued to successfully market itself to the AU student population and beyond. Post the 2011 floods, the club has managed and maintained “Club Morgan”, which plays host to weekend events and the Annual Water Ski Camp.
The Club participates in on-campus events, develops and recognises/rewards club personnel and promotes the club through a well-maintained website and Facebook page.
It is undertaking a long term facility upgrade over the next seven years, under the supervision of club members
Project: A tow car for the Morgan site.