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Sports Awards

The Sports Service is delighted to launch the Sports Awards for the 2021-2022 season! We can't wait to share and celebrate the success of the sports clubs, and those individuals within your club that make sport at Cambridge special. 

Our most recent awards were virtual due to the pandemic, however for 2021-22 we're pleased to announce that the event will be in person. The Sports Awards Ceremony will take place on Monday 20th June at the University of Cambridge Sports Centre. There's no formal dress code for this, but wear some Cambridge Blue if you can! 

Sports Awards is free to attend but you must book a ticket in advance by clicking here

Winners will be announced across the following seven categories from the shortlisted nominees. Select the category to view the full shortlist in detail and find out more about each shortlistee! 



Club of the Year






This award is based on the success in all areas of a club.  The subject of the nomination form should highlight how the club has succeeded in the areas listed: participation, performance, leadership and sustainability.

Clubs should 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.

Team of the Year




Awarded to the most successful sports team of the year in terms of performance and achievement.


Specify the achievements of the team during the year and include any individual achievements of team members e.g. selection for World University Games, Home Nations. Team performance can be in BUCS or non-BUCS competition and is not limited to 1st teams.



Sports Person of the Year






This award recognises the highest achieving athlete at the University of Cambridge.


Please include all sporting achievements between Easter Term 2021 and Lent Term 2022, include competitions on behalf of the University as well as the club/country representative honours. 

Unsung Hero

This award recognises the individual that quietly does all the work that makes the club/team/league etc function. 

Please list significant achievements by the individual or ways in which they have contributed towards the club, including any instances where they have gone beyond the call of duty.

Amongst your membership, please also consider coaches, support staff and committee members in this award.

Outstanding Contribution

This award is for outstanding contribution in all areas of sport and physical activity at the University of Cambridge beyond Club level over an extended period of time (e.g. their course duration at Cambridge).

The contribution can be in a range of areas, for example but not limited to: playing, administration, college sport, committee positions, Hawks/Ospreys, media, club profile, volunteering , fundraising, wellbeing etc.

Sports Club Personality of the Year

The Sports Club Personality of the Year is the individual who is the life and soul of your club – they lift the mood and keep heads high. They might not necessarily be a Captain or committee member, but they’re loved by all and your club is a better one to be a part of because of them.

Sporting Moment of the Year

This award is for that sporting moment that will never be forgotten.

An incredible catch, a goal in the final seconds, a new PB or simply winning Varsity!  Tell us about that pivotal moment of your season that you will remembered by your teammates long after you have graduated. 



Sports Awards 2020-21 summary - click here  

Sports Awards 2019-20 summary - click here