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AU Sports Awards 2022
Our AU Ball and Awards night will take place on 5th May 2022 to recognise the contributions and achievements of our students in how they perform and align to the values of the university. The awards also celebrate the various successes of our clubs and give a chance to reflect on the past 12 months.
If you would like to nominate for any award please use the forms below, or contact your club committee or email@example.com for more information
Club of the Year
Club of the Year: Awarded to a Club which has excelled in all areas of operation, including performance, participation and workforce development. They have excelled at club management and contributed to significant development of their sport at Manchester. Apply here
Best Incoming Club of the Year
Best incoming club of the year: Awarded to a Club that has joined UoM Sport this year in 21/22 and has excelled in areas of operation, including performance, participation and workforce development. They have excelled at club management and contributed to significant development of their sport at Manchester. Apply here
Most Improved Club of the Year
Most Improved Club of the Year: Awarded to a club which has shown extraordinary improvement over the course of twelve months in performance, organisation, financial management and increased membership. Apply here
Coach of the Year
Coach of the Year: Awarded to the coach who has had a positive impact on the results, training sessions, motivation or membership of the team(s) for which he or she is responsible. Apply here
Student Coach of the Year
Student Coach of the Year: Awarded to the student coach who has had a positive impact on the results, training sessions, motivation or membership of the team(s) for which he or she is responsible. Apply here
Sportsperson of the Year
Sportsperson of the Year: Awarded to the most outstanding individual club member from any club over the course of the season, looking at performance and overall contribution to their club and sport. Apply here
Social Responsibility Award
Social Responsibility Award: Awarded to the club who has invested tremendous amounts of resource into fundraising, charitable events, sustainability initiatives, and other social responsibility aims.
The winner of the award will be given £300 to spend on club equipment.
Team of the Year
Team of the Year: Awarded to a team which has excelled in all areas of operation, including competition, management, engagement, administration and contribution to the Athletic Union. Apply here
Club Committee Member of the Year
Club Committee Member of the Year: Awarded to a Club Official who has excelled in leading many aspects of club admin of an Athletic Union Club throughout the 2021/22 season. Apply here
Athlete of the Year
Athlete of the year: Awarded to a student who has produced an outstanding sporting performance or performances over the last year. This student will have brought great pride to our University through their sporting performance. They will be a role model to other members of their sport and the whole University, and their dedication to training and bettering themselves will be second to none.
Laski Cup: Awarded to Sport Exec member who has gone above and beyond their role in supporting the SSO and UoM Sport
– Competed in at least 75% of 1st team games (for team based sports).
– Entered at least two annual competitions.
For full eligibility criteria and the apply, click here
This is automatically awarded to committee members to recognise a consistently high level of individual commitment. This commitment should be evident in all areas of club operation, including participation, length of service, and dedication to the good management of the club. Committee colours are awarded on three levels and taken from recorded hours on SVS:
- Single stripe award (50 Hours)
- Double stripe award (100 Hours)
- Triple stripe award (200 Hours)
The University of Manchester XXI Club was formed in 1932 and exists to promote sporting excellence at The University of Manchester.
The XXI Club has its origin in elite sport and this is reflected in the current membership. Our members include Olympians, World Champions and World Record Holders and those who have competed for their countries at sports including athletics, football, rugby, hockey, netball, swimming and waterpolo.
Our current President is Mark Palios, owner of Tranmere Rovers Football Club and a former Chief Executive of the Football Association.
We hold a celebration dinner each year in autumn where XXI Club members gather and where new elections are invited to be welcomed to the Club. Amongst our various objectives, we are committed to working with the Athletic Union and UoM Sport to raise funds and provide support for The University of Manchester Sports Excellence programmes. We also encourage our members to continue to participate in sport and to contribute to sport at the University after graduation.
Each year up to 21 of the highest performing athletes and 21 of the highest performing sports club officials are selected to become members. Those receiving full colours or triple stripe for service are eligible for election to the XXI Club. These elections will be announced at the AU Sports Ball.