University of Birmingham Sport
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.
The University of Birmingham was founded at a time of dramatic change for sport and society, which it embraced with open arms. By the First World War, the University had already developed a growing range of sports and established a culture of participation and ambition.
We are proud that we – and all of those before us – have continued to invest these aspirations and resources into sport. Whether for the recreation, education and health of staff, students and the community, or for the development of some of Britain’s sporting pioneers, the University has consistently recognised the integral role of sport.
From developing the first taught sports-based degree in 1946 and becoming home to the most comprehensive University partnership the Commonwealth Games has ever seen in 2022; to responding to and leading the ever-changing sporting landscape and supporting individuals that have gone on to represent at the pinnacle of their sport, the University of Birmingham has continued to build and sustain the platform needed, in order for individuals to reach greatness in their field.
UoB Sport Hall of Fame Categories
Whilst it is often tempting to celebrate solely the achievements of the sportspeople themselves, our Hall of Fame also acknowledge and honour those that have supported, influenced, contributed to and ultimately paved the way for these successes.
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.
Hall of Fame 2023
On Thursday 14 September, we launched the first ever UoB Sport Hall of Fame event, and its inaugural year saw our first cohort of outstanding contributors recognised and honoured.
Take a look at our 2023 inductees below.
7pm | pre-arrival drinks
7.30pm | evening begins
Introduction to the Hall of Fame
Gamechangers – Inductees
Sports Coaches and Practitioners – Inductees
Sportspeople – Inductees
edgbaston park hotel
53 Edgbaston Park Road
- Parking at the hotel is free – just enter your car registration details into the system at reception upon arrival. Failure to do this, may result in a fine.
- Parking is available directly outside the hotel, or on the ground floor of the North East multi-storey car park (entrance on Pritchatts Road), which is reserved solely for hotel guests. From there, it’s just two minutes walk back to the hotel along an accessible footpath.
- Blue Badge parking is available directly outside the hotel.
- Electric car charging points are also available directly outside the hotel, on a first come, first served basis. You’ll just need to leave a refundable cash deposit at reception.
Not driving? You can find further information about getting here by following the link below.
The Fry Suite
The Sports Hall of Fame will be taking place in the Fry Suite. The largest of the hotel’s meeting and event spaces. A table plan will be made available to view on the evening, with a pre-arrival drinks reception.
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
Nominations have now closed for Hall of Fame. Please keep your eyes peeled here and on our socials for the shortlist!
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.