Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame aims to showcase sport in its entirety at the University of Birmingham, recognising and celebrating those who have significantly contributed to the national and international landscape of sport, and in doing so have maximised pride and affinity to the institution.
This year, we are asking our community to nominate the people they think deserve to be recognised as part of this esteemed list. Nominations are open until 2 June, and criteria and the form can be found below.
2023 will see the launch of the first ever UoB Hall of Fame, and its inaugural year will see our first cohort of outstanding contributors celebrated online, in the Sport & Fitness club, and at a celebratory event on 14 September 2023.
Only those who have studied or worked at the University of Birmingham are eligible to be considered, and the nominee must fit into one of the following categories:
Evidence of success at the pinnacle of their sport; such as an Olympic, Paralympic or World Championship medallist, or a significant period of sustained excellence at the highest level of competition.
Coaches & Performance Practitioners
Evidence of providing bespoke support and/or influencing athletes’ performance significantly towards success at the highest levels within their sport. A Performance Practitioner may be, but is not limited to, a strength & conditioning coach, physiologist, physiotherapist, psychologist, nutritionist or performance lifestyle coach.
Inspiring individuals who have made a significant contribution to the sporting landscape through their role. This may include academics, leaders, administrators, volunteers, broadcasters, officials, and other remarkable individuals who have made an instrumental impact in sport.
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
Whether you want to put yourself forward or nominate another, simply fill in the online form to submit. All nomination documents and discussions of candidates will be kept confidential, and nominations close on 2 June 2023.
There is no limit on submissions, but please ensure all the accompanying information is completed.
There is currently no specific number of successful candidates in each category each year, but we expect our inaugural year to have a larger number inducted. Following the launch year, the inductees may be limited to a select few per year.
A committee, including the Director of Sport and representatives from External Relations, Sport Ex R, and the Alumni office, will meet and review all submissions. Inductees will be selected on the basis of consensus among the committee members.
Please note: ‘Sport’ is defined as an Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth Games sport, and/or fully professionalised sports.
The University of Birmingham obtains the right to revoke any award to the Hall of Fame at its discretion, according to its Revocation Policy.
Contact our team at [email protected] with the subject line ‘Hall of Fame’ with your query.