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Sport Colours
  • 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. 



Award Winner & Shortlist 

There were a record breaking 464 nominations this year which demonstrates what a fantastic year we've had. Our club and full colours winners have been finalised along with the winners of our White Rose and Gryphon Awards. The top 9 awards have been shortlisted and the winners will be announced on the evening of 3rd May 2017 at the Sports Colours Awards Dinner. Please select the award category to see this years winners and shortlist.


The award criteria can be found here.



Club Colours 

A full list of Club Colours winners can be found here.

Full Colours 

A full list of Full Colours winners can be found here.

The Gryphon Award 

Rachel Newborough (Football)

Rosie Blout (Cycling)

Robert White (Ultimate Frisbee)

Fionnuala Crosbie (Netball)

Ciara Crosbie (Netball)

Savvas Hadjigeorgiou (Hockey)

Felix Titherley (American Football)

Josh Blower (Lacrosse)

Sarah Donnelly (Kick boxing and Krav Maga)

White Rose Award 

Olivia Carter (Squash)

James Nicholson (Hiking)

Ayesha Lee (Cricket)

Shona Macloud (Football)

Frances Robbs de la Hoye (Rugby)

Will Carter (Ultimate Frisbee)

Grace Galbraith (Dancesport)

Tom Harding (Rugby Union)

Jack Bullock (Football)

Natasha Shafquat (Hockey)

Luke Bowen (Snowriders)

Ciaran Lennon (Ice hockey)

Nigel Sibanda (Volleyball)

New* Gryphon Leadership Awards (250 words max)

Nigel Sibanda (Volleyball)

Gryphons Abroad 2016

Emily McClintock (Netball)

Shona Macleod (Football)

Hannah Clarke

Mike Brook Award for Most Improved Team 

Men’s Hockey 3s

Sailing 1s

American Football


Mike Brook Award for Performance Coach of the Year 

Steve Grimes (Football)

Joan Young (Netball)

Rick Holland (Women’s Cricket)

Tom Millbank (Badminton)

Tim Jarrett (S&C)

Susan Jacklin Award for Club Coach of the Year 

Jake Duxbry (Women’s Rugby)

Penny and Dave Spears (Volleyball)

Chris Golding (Hockey)

Sam Smith (Judo)

Tom Exeter (Fencing)

Chris Hatton Award for Most Improved Athlete 

James Boak (Rowing)

Rosie Blout (Rugby)

Jack Bozson (Fencing)

Joanna Haeger (Cheer)

Felix Titherley (American Football)

Social Leagues Team of the Year 

Law Netball

AFC Strictly Rockets

LUBS Netball

Team of the Year

Development Triathlon

Women’s Football 1s

Women’s Fencing 1s

Women’s Hockey 1’s

Rugby League 1s

Pool 8 Ball

Roberts Award for Most Outstanding Athlete 

Rachel Newborough (Football)

Gillian Finnerty (Snowriders)

Sam Dickinson (Triathlon)

James Woodburn-Hall (Rugby league)

Club of the Year Award

Women’s Hockey

Women’s Lacrosse




Tickets are available to purchase here.


Ticket Information

Individual winners and nominees should enter their student number to recieve discounted tickets, unfortunately we are unable to offer this for team nominations. Please note any dietary or access requirements when purchasing your tickets.

The evening will begin with a drinks reception in the refectory at 6.30pm with the award ceremony starting at 7pm including a 3 course meal and entertainment. Please be aware the dress code for the evening is black tie. 


Tickets will go offsale on Tuesday 25th April so please purchase your tickets before this date.