The UQ Sport Club and Sports Awards dinner is a chance for teams and athletes to let their hair down after a year of gruelling training and tough competition. Most of all, it’s a celebration of outstanding sporting achievements, club commitment and a way to show appreciation to all those involved in running UQ Sport Clubs. Not only is sporting excellence championed, but the dedication of coaches and efforts of volunteers is also recognised.
The University of Queensland,
Building 33, Union Rd,
St Lucia, Qld 4067
The 2023 Club & Sports Awards Dinner was held at The Regatta Hotel on Tuesday 18 April.
Brisbane broadcasting identity Victoria Carthew acted as MC, while former Wallaby Captain and 1998 Sportsman of the Year Nathan Sharpe was the evening’s guest speaker.
Sportsman & Sportswoman of the Year
The Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards are presented to either a current UQ student, or a recent graduate, for both excellence in sport and contribution to university life. Past winners include Stephen Moore, Kieren Perkins, Susie O’Neill, and Gabi Simpson.
The Hulbert Bursary was named after the first employee of the UQ Sports Association, Geoff Hulbert. Introduced in 1958, the award recognises the active involvement of the club and its executive in UQ Sport activities, improvements to club administration, and outstanding sporting achievements. The winning club receives $5,000, as well as the perpetual trophy.
First presented in 1968, the President’s Cup is awarded to the UQ club that has achieved an outstanding performance at either a UniSport Australia-sanctioned event, or a relevant club competition. The winning club receives $2,500, as well as the perpetual trophy.
Club Coach of the Year
The Club Coach of the Year is awarded to a coach of a UQ Sport club who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in their respective sport.
Club Volunteer of the Year
Introduced in 2001, the Club Volunteer of the Year award is designed to recognise the valuable contribution that volunteers make to their UQ Sport Club and university sport.
Club All-Rounder of the Year
First awarded to Australian Olympic & Commonwealth Games representative Caitlin Sargent-Jones in 2012, the Club All-Rounder of the Year is presented to a UQ student-athlete that excels both on the field and in their studies, and is highly involved with their respective sporting club.
Club Administrator of the Year
The Club Administrator of the Year award gives recognition to a UQ Sport club administrator who has advanced the professionalism and results of their club.
Club Service Award
Club Service Awards are presented to UQ Sport club members who have rendered exceptional service to both their club and UQ Sport. Typically, the awardee would have completed at least seven (7) years’ club service.