Sports Awards

Celebrate the end of the University sporting year in style as the Union hosts the Sports Awards 2024, held on Thursday 16th May at The Reach Derby

It looks like it's been another successful season for our Union sports clubs, teams, and individuals so this evening is a fitting way to recognise our talented students and coaches!

Coach and guest tickets must be purchased by a member of their host club, or a member of University Staff.


Choose your Club below to buy a ticket


The Awards

  • Coach of the Year

    To be awarded to the coach that has made a significant improvement to the performance and results of a Club.

  • Committee of the Year

    To be awarded to the committee that have gone above and beyond in leading their club throughout the course of the year. This group will have shown dedication, working effectively, in delivering a positive experience to its members.

  • Team Performance of the Year

    To be awarded to the team that have stood out in a one off competitive fixture or competition. The team will have worked well together in representing the Union and University in achieving a positive result that exceeds expectations.

  • Mental Health Champions of the Year

    This is to be awarded to the club that has been the most proactive in being as inclusive as possible.

  • Sports Personality of the Year

    To be awarded to the individual who has been committed to the development of sport over the last year.

  • Sports Team of the Year

    To be awarded to the team that have consistently performed at a high level throughout the year and achieved great success within their league/cup/competitive programme.

  • Most Improved Club

    This Club will have demonstrated a change in their membership package/offer which has resulted in significant improvement various aspects of the club.

  • Most Charitable Club

    To be awarded to the club who have stood out throughout the course of the year in actively engaging in charitable opportunities, raising funds and offering their time through volunteering initiatives.

  • Sports Club of the Year

    To be awarded to the club that has demonstrated progressive and proactive development of their club and made a positive impact on university sport this year.

  • BUCS Points of the Year

    This award goes to the Individual or Team who have contributed the most BUCS points to this year’s current total.

  • University Honours

    To be awarded to individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to sport throughout their time at University. Any of the selected 6 individuals will have championed sport within the Union and University showing that they have gone above and beyond in raising our sporting profile.

  • Individual Athlete of the Year

    To be awarded to the individual who has achieved great success within their sport, making a key impact along with helping those around them.

  • Rising Star Award

    To be awarded to someone who joined a team with no/little experience but has shown amazing progress, is proactively improving, and is always showing 100%

  • Union Sports Council Award

    To be awarded to the club that have positively engaged with the Sports Council over the course of the year, working together in achieving an agreed goal or outcome.

  • Club Development Plans

    To recognise these clubs, we have created a gold, silver, and bronze club status to showcase clubs' involvement in the plans.