The awards season at the University of Birmingham Sport is our opportunity to recognise all of the hard work that students have put in throughout the year.
The Sports Ball which is run by the VP Sport and the Guild of Students brings together sports clubs and active-based societies to recognise their development and participation to sport at the University.
Sports Awards recognises the highest levels of achievement such as Sports Person and Team of the Year.
Victoria Wesley Award
The Victoria Wesley Award is presented to individuals who have put in outstanding contribution and added value to sport at the University of Birmingham.
2016: Natasha Buckland (Women's Football)
2015: Verity Postlethwaite (Women's Football)
2014: Sam Cruchley (Athletics)
2013: Vicky Harris (Gym & Tramp)
2012: Steven Johnson (Archery)
2011: Chiedu Ufodiama (Athletics); Non-student – Gary Humpage (Swimming)
2010: Joan Whitehouse (Fencing)
Student Leadership award
The student leadership award recognises outstanding leadership qualities amongst our student volunteers.
2016: Kingstun Nelson (Baskeball)
2015: Dani Leith (Waterpolo), Elliot Packham (Triathlon), Nick Kitchen (Basketball)
2014: Luke Gorman (Golf), Richard Sales (Triathlon) and Shaun Parsons (Ten Pin Bowling)
2013: Ayesha Bansal (Lacrosse), Charlotte Stanton (pasSPORT), Katie Quarterman (Squash), Pheobe Mau (Try Sport)
2012: Natalie Caughtry (Gymnastic and Trampolining)
2011: Annabel Fitzgerald (Women's Football)
2010: Pandora Lefory (IMS Hockey)
Volunteer Coach of the Year Award
As one of the valuable contributions to UBSport comes from our Volunteer Coaches, this award recognises the commitment given to provide outstanding coaching services to our talented athletes, allowing them every opportunity to perform at their best.
2016: Tania Griffin (Rowing)
2015: Jack Higgins (Ultimate Frisbee)
2014: Emily Snell (Judo)
2013: Holly Harrington (Lacrosse)
2012: Jasmine Demeester (Cheerleading)
2011: Anthony Genna (Rowing)
2010: Alex Darby (Rowing)
Coach of the Year
An award to recognise an outstanding performer from within one of more than 100 paid coaches.
2016: Wayne Hill (American Football)
2015: Gemma Davies (Women's Football)
2014: Jonathan Tate (Squash)
2013: Yun Jia (Gymnastics)
2012: Louise Barron (Triathlon)
2011: Phil Gooderham (Women’s Hockey)
2010: Dave Abini (Lacrosse)
Club of the Year
The award is split into the three areas of development, improvement and performance to recognise the variety of ways in which clubs work.
2016: Impact award- Jitsu; Performance- Hockey; Development- Motor Racing;
2015: Impact award - Aussie Rules; Performance - Ultimate Frisbee; Development - Women's Football
2014: Impact award - Swimming; Most Improved - Windsurfing; Performance - Women's Hockey first team
2013: Impact - Gym & Tramp; Development - Sailing; Most Improved - Judo; Performance - Squash
2012: Development - Gymnastics & Trampolining; Improvement - Netball; Performance - Athletics & Cross Country
2011: Development – Volleyball; Improvement – Cycling; Performance – Swimming
2010: American Football
Team of the Year
Specific to teams, this award recognises outstanding performances on the pitch.
2016: Badminton Men's 1s
2015: Squash Women's 1s
2013: American Football
2012: Road Cycling
2011: Women’s Hockey
2010: Women’s Hockey
Sports Person of the Year Award
The highest individual accolade awarded by UBSport in recognition of the very highest sporting level.
2016: Jonny Davies (Athletics)
2015: Jonny Hay (Athletics)
2014: Chloe Mesic (Squash)
2013: Ciara Horne (Cycling)
2012: Nick Cruchley (Athletics)
2011: Elle Hopkins (Cycling)
2010: Nick Goolab (Athletics)