The awards season at the University of Birmingham is our opportunity to recognise all of the hard work that you put into sport throughout the year. Awards are split across two events: Sports Ball, and Sports Awards, which will be held this year on Monday 10 June.
The awarding period of all awards is 1st June 2018 – 31st May 2019. Please follow the below guidelines for all awards. If you are unsure about whether an individual is eligible for an award then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations for 2019 are now open! The deadline for nominations for all awards is: midnight on Wednesday 24 April 2019.
Awards are decided upon based on the given criteria and decided by a panel including the Guild’s Sports Officer, Club Development, Performance Centre and the Director of Sport.
You can nominate the same club/society/individual for more than one category but please submit a separate nomination form for each award and each individual.
Your nomination form might provide the only information that we have to decide on who is the most deserving of the award so please ensure that you provide as much information as possible, making particular reference to facts, evidence, statistics and quotes.
You also have the opportunity to provide additional items, such as photos, videos or documents that support your nomination.
Club Colours are non-performance-based and awarded to individuals based on a member’s contribution beyond their established role. Nomination forms must demonstrate how the individuals have gone beyond their current role, with suggested areas below. Please note Club Colours are only awarded once.
New for 2019, this award will acknowledge and celebrate the diversity and inclusion of sport within our clubs.
The subject of the nomination form should correlate to the successful implementation of your club’s development plan and objectives to improve equality and diversity within your club.
Examples could include:
This award is based on the success in all areas of a club. The subject of the nomination form should correlate to the successful implementation of your club’s development plan and objectives in all areas: participation, performance, leadership and sustainability.
Clubs will need to demonstrate the impact that has been made – e.g. rather than saying something was ‘really good’, state what made it really good in numbers and feedback.
This must be either the club’s first team or highest ranked team. Specify the achievements of the team during the year and include any individual achievements who were members of that team e.g. selection for World University Games, Home Nations. Team performance can be in BUCS or non-BUCS competition.
BUCS team finalists/ number of individual finalists
Please indicate club’s results from previous years where these consolidate the club’s achievement.
This award recognises qualities of our volunteers. Nominees must demonstrate excellent organisation; a passion to develop sport; an ability to inspire other people and conscientious approach to developing UBSport.
Previous winners include:
For the person, student or non-student who is regarded as having made the most outstanding contribution to club sport through their role as a coach. This may be evidenced through performance, progression and/or commitment:
This award is for outstanding contribution towards UBSport. The contribution can be towards any area of UBSport and should not be limited to club activity. Please list any significant achievements by the individual or ways in which they have contributed towards the improvement of UBSport, listing all instances where they have gone beyond the call of duty.
Previous recipients have included:
An award based on the individual’s level of performance. Candidates must meet at least one of the below:
* A non-BUCS equivalent at the highest level is also accepted, e.g. senior-level representation
If there is any confusion as to which representative award an individual is eligible for then please contact email@example.com detailing all of the achievements made by the individual. Nominations go to a panel to be considered – you should not presume an award will be made based on submission of the form. Please note Half Blues are only awarded once.
An award based on the individual’s level of performance. Candidates should have competed in BUCS competitions where possible and must meet at least one of the below:
International representation refers to full representation – being involved in a tour squad will not be accepted. Nominations go to a panel to be considered – you should not presume an award will be made based on submission of the form. Please note Full Blues are only awarded once.
If there is any confusion as to which representative award an individual is eligible for then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org detailing all of the achievements made by the individual.
The highest individual accolade awarded by University of Birmingham in recognition of the very highest sporting level. The individual must: