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Sports Awards 2024

The University of Cambridge Sports Awards are back!

The awards take place each year during Easter term to celebrate sporting achievement at Cambridge during the last 12 months, recognise the achievements and successes of sports clubs, teams & individuals. Nominations are invited by the Cambridge community for a range of categories. Once nominations close in May, shortlists for the nine categories will be announced. In addition, there is a public vote for the hotly contested Sporting Moment of the Year category!

Save the date for the awards ceremony, on Monday 17th June at 1pm at the University Sports Centre! Tickets for the Sports Awards ceremony are available here!



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 2022 and Lent Term 2023, include competitions on behalf of the University as well as the club/country representative honours. 

Newcomer of the Year

This award category recognises someone new to your club or to your committee who has made a great impact, which could be by achieving amazing results, supporting with club organisation, engaging new members, or otherwise making a positive difference!

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. 

College Team of the Year

This award is for recognising and celebrating the teams who best demonstrate the College sport values or respect, participation, sportsmanship and enjoyment.

The award could be for a team who has actively improved the provision for the student community at their College with new or improved participation opportunities or achieved success both on and off the pitch.