Colours Ball Awards 2016

Our annual York Sport Union Colours Ball Awards is the pinnacle event of the sporting year at The University of York. It is an evening to celebrate the fantastic achievements of the 63 different university sports clubs we have at York over the year and reward the students who have dedicated their time and efforts.

The University of York is a prestigious university, reigning champions of one of the largest inter-university varsity’s in Europe, top 40 in British Universities, Colleges and Schools League, with 6 focus sports competing at a national level and 24 York Sport Union scholars.

This year will be the 18th anniversary of the York Sport Union Colours Awards, with all of the key bodies in Sport in attendance and we would be delighted to celebrate our success with you in one of the most beautiful venues in York, The National Railway Museum in the York City Centre.


CLUB AWARDS

Club Of The Year

This award recognises the club that has had an extraordinary successful sporting year, taking into account:

  • Outstanding sporting achievements

  • Increased participation and engagement

  • Promoting diversity and inclusivity

  • Fundraising for local and national charities and/ or local community involvement

Team Of The Year

This will be awarded to the individual team with the best overall performance for the academic year. This could include:

  • Outstanding sporting success at an event, tournament or competition

  • Contribution to overall BUCS points or medals

  • Consistent and sustained team performance throughout the academic year

  • Acceptional achievement in a league i.e. promotion

Most Improved Club

The Most Improved Club Award recognises the club that have:

  • Commitment to improved performance

  • Improved professionalisation in all aspects of the club

  • Wider engagement in the local community

  • Increased participation and diversity within the university community


INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Sportsman of the Year

Sportsman of the Year will be awarded to the male or self-defined male that fulfills one or more of the criteria below:

  • A  motivated, dedicated and passionate team player

  • Consistent and exceptional performance throughout the year

  • Outstanding contribution to a major event, game or tournament

  • Represented their sport at a regional/national level

Sportswoman of the Year

Sportswoman of the Year will be awarded to the female or self-defined female that fulfills one or more of the criteria below:

  • A motivated, dedicated and passionate team player

  • Consistent and exceptional performance throughout the year

  • Outstanding contribution to a major event, game or tournament

  • Represented their sport at a regional/national level

Most Improved Sportsperson of the Year

Most Improved Sportsperson of the Year will be awarded to the individual who has achieved one of more of the below:

  • Notable and consistent improvement in their standard of performance throughout the year

  • Has gone above and beyond to improve their individual performance in their sport

  • Improved their representational standing e.g. going from beginner to representing the team

Coach of the Year

The Coach of the Year will be awarded to the club/team coach who has:

  • Shown commitment and dedication to the club/ team(s) they coach

  • Lead a club/ team to sporting success

  • Promote and develop team work and an inclusive club ethos

  • Being a leader of positive change in the York Sport Union as a whole

Services to Sport

This will be awarded to the individual who has:

  • Shown an outstanding commitment to a club(s) and/ or York Sport Union throughout their university experience

  • A passion to initate and drive improvement and/ or development of their club or sport

  • Motivated to go above and beyond their role and responsibilities within a club, team or committee  

Sport Journalist of the Year

This award will recognise a student who has:

  • Raised awareness of a variety of sports throughout the academic year

  • Used an array of social media and other platforms to further engage a wider audience for sport at York

  • Increased sport journalism participation with a professional attitude


DIVERSITY AWARDS

Equal Opportunities Award

This award will be presented to the individual or club who have made a positive difference in promoting equality, inclusivity and diversity within sport at York.

This will be awarded on the grounds of one or some of the below:

  • Improve the accessibility of sport for allstudents

  • Make a specific club/ sporting activity at York more inclusive

  • Increase awareness of the barriers some students face when participating in Sport

  • Engagement and involvement with the new Equal Opportunities scheme

  • Creating a long-lasting, sustainable change


COLOURS

Full Colours

This is awarded to an individual for meeting at least one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Representing their sport at a national/international level.

  2. Represented their club’s first team (or equivalent) for their whole three years at York

  3. An outstanding contribution to the development and successes of their club

Half Colours

This is awarded to an individual for meeting at least one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Representing their sport at a divisional/regional level

  2. Represented their club’s second, third team or equivalent for their whole three years at York

  3. A contribution to the development and successes of their club