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Sport & Fitness Review of the Year 2020-21

This year, our Sports Awards look a little different. As it’s been such a turbulent and challenging year, with most people not able to train, play, participate, volunteer or compete as normal, instead of the previous format of an awards evening, this year, we will be celebrating all the achievements that happened regardless of the restrictions in place. It has been awe-inspiring how much our clubs, students, members, staff, volunteers and committees have pulled together to keep their communities connected and deliver everything from online training sessions to virtual challenges to fundraising from the comfort of their homes, and we want to celebrate that!

The Sport & Fitness Review of the Year was hosted on @UBSport social media channels and YouTube on Thursday 10 June at 5pm, and can be watched on YouTube.



Our Sport & Fitness Review of the Year for 2020-21 can still be watched on Youtube! Watch now for half an hour of interviews, highlights, overviews and awards.


Thank you to everyone who was part of the 2020 Sports Awards, which was hosted virtually on YouTube. We had so many amazing nominees, guest presenters and people cheering on our worthy winners, so thank you and congratulations!

Missed the 2020 awards and want to watch it? You can still see the video on our YouTube channel.


Check out the photos from Sports Awards 2019 on our Facebook.


Sport Colours are non-performance-based and awarded to individuals based on a member’s contribution beyond their established role. Nomination forms must demonstrate how the individuals have gone beyond their current role, with suggested areas below. Only one individual from each individual sports club will be recognised each year. If more than one nomination of suitable quality is received then the panel will ask the club committee to make the final decision on who is awarded.

Please note Sport Colours are only awarded once.

  • Instrumental in the day to day running of the club.
  • Contribution to the club’s development
  • Involved with fundraising and/or attracting sponsorship for the club
  • Promoting the club and its activities
  • Instrumental in implementing UoB Sport & Fitness policies and encouraging good practise (e.g. in health & safety)

An award based on the individual’s level of performance. Please note Half Blues are only awarded once.

Candidates must meet at least one of the below:

  • Has been awarded a BUCS* Individual medal
  • Has been awarded a BUCS* team Championship (i.e. not Trophy or Shield) gold medal

* A non-BUCS equivalent at the highest level is also accepted, e.g. senior-level representation

An award based on the individual’s level of performance. Candidates should have competed in BUCS competitions where possible and must meet at least one of the below:

  • Has competed internationally for/whilst studying at the University of Birmingham
  • Has made an outstanding contribution to HE Sport on an international level

International representation refers to full representation – being involved in a tour squad will not be accepted. Nominations go to a panel to be considered – you should not presume an award will be made based on submission of the form. Please note Full Blues are only awarded once.

If there is any confusion as to which representative award an individual is eligible for then please contact detailing all of the achievements made by the individual.

The highest individual accolade awarded by University of Birmingham in recognition of the very highest sporting level. The individual must:

  • Hold GB/National Ranking or equivalent
  • Be a student at the University of Birmingham undergoing at least 60 credits