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  • Leeds Sport has one of the largest BUCS programmes in the country with 74 BUCS teams competing and regularly finishing in the top 15 of the table, and over 30 BUCS Championship Individual entries this year.

  • There are currently 64 Leeds Gryphons clubs made up of Sports, Martial Arts, Dance and Outdoor clubs

  • 15,500 people attended the Varsity finale rugby match at Headingley stadium


Sports Colours Awards 2017

Wednesday 03rd May 2017

The Sports Colours Awards Dinner is an opportunity to recognise, celebrate and thank the outstanding efforts of student athletes, teams, volunteers and coaches from our Sports, Martial Arts, Outdoor and Competing Dance Groups. This exciting evening is a fun and enjoyable event where we get to thank you for all your efforts over the past year. 

Nominations are now closed!

 

Awards Criteria

Nominations for 2017 are now closed but you can find out more about the awards we will be presenting throughout the evening using the links to the left. 

 

 

 

 

Club Colours (200 words max)

To qualify for this award, the nominee must meet one of the following criteria:

·         Non committee member who has gone above and beyond, exceeding their role and responsibilities, off the field, for their Club(s)

·         Committee Member who has gone above and beyond, exceeding the requirements of their elected role within the Club(s)

Full Colours (200 words max)

To qualify for this award, the nominee must meet one of the following criteria:

·         National Level representation (1st Team Squad) E.g. Yorkshire Jets, Leeds Rugby etc. Must also represent the University.

·         International Student Squad Selection

·         2+ Years in BUCS 1st Team playing at Tier 1 or above (at least one year at highest level attainable for that club)

·         BUCS Individual Bronze, Silver or Gold.

·         Achieved a placing which could be considered exceptional depending on the merits of the event e.g. Marathon

·         Selection to International Training Squad (without making Final Squad)

The Gryphon Award (250 words max)

The Gryphon award rewards those student-athletes who have achieved outstanding sporting performance whilst at the University.

To qualify for this award, the nominee must meet one of the following criteria:

·         Full International Selection, must also represent the University

·         Individual National Champion (if non-BUCS)

Unsuccessful nominees for this award will be considered for Full Colours.

White Rose Award (250 words max)

This White Rose award rewards those who have who have made an exceptional contribution to Leeds Sport during their time at the University and includes all strands of Leeds Sport i.e Social, Performance, Leadership, Events & Engagement.

To qualify for this award, the nominee must meet the following criteria:

·         Nominees will have provided exceptional contribution to Leeds Sport in a non playing capacity during their time at the University

Unsuccessful nominees for this award will be considered for Club Colours.

New* Gryphon Leadership Awards (250 words max)

This is new award celebrates the students who volunteer, coach, officiate and lead a number of key Leeds Sport programmes. Many of these programmes give our student body access to high quality sport and physical activity experiences at a range of different levels.

Eligible students are those that are members of the following Leeds Sport programmes

  • ·         Coaching Scholars

  • ·         Social Sport Activators

  • ·         Netball Umpires Academy

  • ·         Emerging Leaders

  • ·         Sports Leadership Academy

Nominees must demonstrate they impact they have had on the individuals and groups they have worked with as well as the development they have shown through the roles they have undertaken. Individuals outside of these programmes will also be considered if their volunteering can be seen to have had a positive impact on University sport

Mike Brook Award for Most Improved Team (250 words max)

To qualify for this award, the team must meet one of the following criteria:

  •       Team (not Club) which has shown significant improvement in performance comparative to the previous season.

Mike Brook Award for Performance Coach of the Year (250 words max)

To qualify for this award, the coach must meet the following criteria:

·         Nominees will be assessed on how their influence has added positively to the playing performance of the club.

Susan Jacklin Award for Club Coach of the Year (250 words max)

To qualify for this award, the coach must meet the following criteria:

·         Nominees will be assessed on how their influence has added positively to the overall experience of club members.

Chris Hatton Award for Most Improved Athlete (250 words max)

To qualify for this award, the nominee must meet the following criteria:

·         Nominees will have had no experience of their new chosen sport before arriving at the University

·         Nominees will have excelled into a 1st Team Player/achieved an Individual Event placing

Social Leagues Team of the Year (250 words max)

To qualify for this award, the team must give evidence of the following:

·         A strong, dedicated captain who has led by example

·         Consistently conducted themselves appropriately on and off the pitch/court (Followed league rules, conducted memberships/team checks, met financial deadlines, respected officials, sportsmanship)

·         Performance in the league

·         Anything above and beyond e.g. additional fixtures or events, socials, taken part in relevant training or courses 

Team of the Year

To qualify for this award, the team must meet the following criteria:

·      The team must have excelled in their sport at the University and become one of the top performing teams in the country

Roberts Award for Most Outstanding Athlete (250 words max)

Previous winners include the Brownlee brothers and last year’s winner was Gordon Benson, Olympic triathlete.

To qualify for this award, the nominee must meet one of the following criteria:

·         Full International Selection and Representation

·         One of the top Individual Performers in the country for their sport

Club of the Year Award (1000 words max)

Last year’s winners were the Netball club as they could demonstrate improving significantly from previous years in all areas.  

Must give evidence of how the club has excelled in areas such as:

·         Management & Administration (including Facilities, NGB partnership, committee Roles & Responsibilities, Governance, Health & Safety, Membership, Financial Processes, Communication Processes)

·         Performance (including Recruitment, Retention, Coaching Infrastructure, on Pitch Success and Player Development through Player Pathway)

·         Commercial (including Financial viability, Financial Sustainability, Income Generation, Sponsorship, Profiling and Advertising, Website, and Media)

·         Social (including Inclusiveness, Accessibility, Culture and Reputation)

Other areas that can be considered are:

·         Community engagement

·         Charity work

·         Overall engagement with relevant stakeholder (LUU, SPA etc)

·         Give It a Go

·         Social Sport


 

Shortlist

Successful and shortlisted nominees will be announced at the beginning of March.

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.