Club Awards

The Blues and Gold Awards are annual events at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington that celebrate the successes of our clubs and student athletes

Blues Awards

A University Blues Award is one of New Zealand’s most prestigious and long-standing awards that recognises a university student’s performance in representing their region and/or New Zealand at the pinnacle of their sport while successfully progressing their academic studies.

We’d like to congratulate the following Blues recipients for 2021

Name

Sport

Award

Premier Awards

  

Ben Sears

Cricket

Sportsperson of the Year

Sammie Maxwell

Mountain Biking

Sportswoman of the Year

Ben Sears

Cricket

Sportsman of the Year

Erin Roxburgh-Makea

Beach Handball

Māori Sportsperson of the Year

Ainsleyana Puleiata

Netball

Pasifika Sportsperson of the Year

Thomas  Walsh

Rowing Club

Sports Administrator of the Year

VUW Handball Club

Handball

Sports Club of the Year

   

Blues Recipient

  

Sammie Maxwell

Mountain Biking

Blue Award

Sean Beresford

Futsal

Blue Award

Estelle Macadre

Hockey

Blue Award

Jordan Cohen

Hockey

Blue Award

Olivia Judd

Ultimate Frisbee

Blue Award

Becca Aston

Ultimate Frisbee

Blue Award

Tara O'Connor

Ultimate Frisbee

Blue Award

Xara Jetly

Cricket

Blue Award

Ben Sears

Cricket

Blue Award

Erin Roxburgh-Makea

Beach Handball

Blue Award

Tommy Boyd

Cross-Country and Road Race Teams

Blue Award

Tiaki Fabish

Rugby

Blue Award

Iziq Foai

Rugby

Blue Award

Josh Gimblett

Rugby

Blue Award

Caleb Delany

Rugby

Blue Award

Shamus Hurley-Langton

Rugby

Blue Award

Ainsleyana Puleiata

Netball

Blue Award

Casper Howell

Fencing

Blue Award

Michael Sole

Chess

Blue Award

James Preston

Athletics

Blue Award

Etelini Manoa

Volleyball

Blue Award

Dory (Doreen Emma) Kemp

Kayak Sprint Racing

Blue Award

   

Blue Awards for Administration

  

Rebekah Bowling

Korfball Club

Blue Award for Administration

Thomas Walsh

Rowing Club

Blue Award for Administration

Tommy Boyd

Athletics

Blue Award for Administration

   

Sports Coach Finalists

  

Torven Schalk

Handball

Sports Coach of the Year Finalist

Lachie Griffiths

Waterpolo

Sports Coach of the Year Finalist

Grant Baker

Futsal

Sports Coach of the Year Finalist

   

Sports Club Finalists

  

Victoria University Squash Club

Squash

Sports Club of the Year Finalist

VUW Handball Club

Handball

Sports Club of the Year Finalist

Victoria University of Wellington Athletics Club

Athletics

Sports Club of the Year Finalist

From the pool of Blues Awards recipients, a range of Premier Awards are presented:

  1. Sportsman of the Year
  2. Sportswoman of the Year
  3. Disabled Sportsperson of the Year
  4. Māori Sportsperson of the Year
  5. Pasifika Sportsperson of the Year
  6. and a Premier Sportsperson of the Year.

Alongside the Blues Awards for playing sports, the following awards are also presented:

  1. Blues Awards for Sports Administration and Sports Administrator of the Year
  2. University Sports Awards for Coaching—finalists and Coach of the Year
  3. University Sports Club Awards—finalists and Sports Club of the Year

We understand the disruptions that athletes and teams have faced over the past 12 months, but are looking forward to acknowledging those who have achieved in sport between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021.

Nominations for all categories in 2021 are now closed

We are excited to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our athletes, volunteers, and clubs.

The Blues and Sports award recipients will be recognised in a ceremony held in the Hunter Council Chambers.

For more information on the awards, contact athletesupport@vuw.ac.nz.

Gold Awards

The Gold Awards, presented by VUWSA, recognise the most outstanding clubs of the year and reward exceptional contribution to the student experience.

For more information on the Gold Awards, or to apply for your club, go to the VUWSA website.