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Sports Awards 2022 - Sports Club Personality of the Year Shortlist

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. 

Got your tickets for the big event yet? Reserve them for free, and join us to see who is crowned Sports Club Personality of the Year at the Sports Awards Ceremony on Monday 20th June.

Here's more about each of our fantastic nominees: 

 

Caty McNulty-Senior (Trinity) - Dance Competition Team 

CUDCT will be sorry to see Caty graduating this year as she has had such a positive impact on the club and its members. A huge part of the team, Caty’s presence has been a valuable asset during her three years with the club. 

“Caty’s presence in the dance studio is felt enormously by all members of the team and she brings a distinct positivity, ‘can do’ attitude and vibrancy to rehearsals. By taking on a caring and supportive role, Caty made our newest team members feel at ease and welcomed them to the team with open arms.” 

 

Jurgis Reinotas (Peterhouse) - Swimming & Water Polo 

Jurgis has been an inspiration to all in CUSWPC this year and someone who is loved and respected by all on the team.  

“Despite breaking his arm at the end of Michaelmas he still came along to Malta for our annual training camp, volunteering as head coach. Whilst suffering a terrible blow to his health he kept his head high and has continued to infect everyone on the squad with his love of the sport. Always turning up with a smile, he has been instrumental in motivating the team, both in the pool and on the dance floor at socials.” 

 

Muhammad Junaid Safdar (St Edmund’s) - Polo 

CU Polo Captain, Junaid, has done a sterling job this year, selecting competitive teams for University Polo competitions, and making sure players have excellent development opportunities throughout the season to create a thriving CUPC community. This culminated in CUPC fielding ten teams at the Universities National Winter Arena Championships. 

“Junaid has been a very hard-working and kind captain who has put a great effort into making CUPC a fantastic experience for all members, and the polo club is better because of him.” 

 

Phil Erm (Clare) - Canoe 

Currently completing his PhD in the Department of Zoology, from the moment Phil arrived at Cambridge by all accounts he went straight for CU Canoe bypassing his department completely. Since that point Phil has been the heart and soul of the club, attending every session and driving interest and participation in canoeing in the Cambridge community. 

“After joining, Phil quickly became a talented paddler, inspiring coach and incredibly loved member of the club. Our club has always been built on friendliness and a passion for being on the water and these are things that Phil has in abundance. When he became Club Secretary, his emails were practically epic novels filled with jokes and catchphrases and his huge energy always came across in them.” 

 

Shukri Lloyd (Homerton) - Taekwondo 

Shukri has had a huge impact on CUTKD since joining in her first year at Cambridge in 2021. Her endless enthusiasm for the club and sport led her to being unanimously elected as President for the 2022-23 year.  

“At competitions, when she is not representing the club herself, she is running around ensuring that everyone has someone watching, and supporting them as they compete. She can always be heard making sure that the chant for Cambridge can be heard above all the other universities. Shukri is adored for her motivation and encouragement whether this be at BUCS, Varsity, or even during particularly gruelling training sessions.”