Blues Awards Nominations Open

Blues Awards Nominations Open

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Jahan Emery

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We are excited to announce that it's time to start nominating worthy recipients for Blues Awards! Adelaide University Sport and the University of Adelaide, have a long history of rewarding sporting excellence with the first Blue awarded in 1908.

The history of the Blues began in 1836 following a boat race between Oxford and Cambridge universities, first as a blue ribbon tied to the bow of the Cambridge boat and later as the colour of the stripes worn by the Oxford crew. Over time, any student who represented Oxford against Cambridge was entitled to wear a dark blue jacket. Eventually, Blues were awarded for outstanding achievement in university sport – a tradition adopted at universities in many parts of the world.

In more recent times, Adelaide University Sport has expanded the number of sporting awards with athletes, coaches, volunteers and clubs being rewarded for excellence at local, intervarsity, state and national level. All awards will be presented in front of the University community, including University of Adelaide Vice-Chancellor and Adelaide University Sport Patron, Professor Peter Rathjen, at the 2019 Blues function, which will be held at the National Wine Centre on Wednesday, 4 December.

Clubs are asked to review their achievements over the past 12 months, as well as the achievements of their athletes, coaches and volunteers, and nominate them for one of the following Adelaide University Sport Awards:

  • Blues
  • Half Blue
  • Club Letters (Competition)
  • Club Letters (Service)
  • Service to University Sport
  • IV Certificate of Merit (Closes 24 Oct)
  • Coach of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Patron's Cup (Closes 14 Oct)
  • Club of the Year (Closes 14 Oct)

For more information about each award including criteria and previous winners click HERE. Clubs wanting to review and update their standards should reach out to Adelaide University Sport via before 1st October so any potential changes can be considered this year.

Online nomination forms for all awards can be accessed HERE.

Please take note of the closing date for nominations as there is some difference. All nominations except those highlighted close 18 October.

More information about the awards night will be released mid-October.