Group of students celebrating from Team UOP

Check out the awards, the success of Team UOP this year and our winners

  • 08 July 2021
  • 4 min read
After a year of restrictions, lockdowns and constantly changing guidelines, sport has been anything but simple this year. The academic year started with the hope that sport may be relatively normal with many sports able to continue with a number of safety measures in place. Each club did a fantastic job in managing these often numerous guidelines to keep club members safe at sessions when they were able to go ahead.

Collectively Team UOP delivered some fantastic sporting activities and opportunities for club members under difficult circumstances. The passion, excitement and responsibility taken on by clubs to ensure activities continued and sporting opportunities were provided were great to see. In a year where sporting activity has been minimal due to the pandemic, Team UOP turned their attention to RAG (raising and giving) through campaigns including Move 4 Movember, Comic Relief, Cancer Research and Samaritans. The fantastic effort by the Team UOP sports clubs helped raise £37,015 for charity, while also encouraging people to get involved in physical activity through using their daily exercise to help raise money for charity.

Additionally, identifying that Team UOP have the ability to help, a number of clubs and individuals reached out to the local community through voluntary work at the food bank, donating to the food bank and using their free time to carry out beach cleans whilst out on regular exercise routines.

The fantastic effort by the Team UOP sports clubs helped raise £37,015 for charity, while also encouraging people to get involved in physical activity through using their daily exercise to help raise money for charity.

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Tuesday 6 July saw Sport and Recreation celebrate our Annual Sports Awards, recognising and rewarding our 36 student sports clubs 'Team UOP' for their hard work and commitment over the last academic year.

Our awards are split between individual categories and team/club categories which cover all aspects of our sporting offer. Categories include Contribution to the Community, RAG (Raising and Giving) Club of the Year, Colours for individual contribution to their club and Outstanding Contribution to University Sport. You can check out photos of some of our award winners collecting awards as well as those winners that could not collect their awards in our Sports Awards album.

Individual awards

President of the Year

Recognising the outstanding contribution as President of their sports club. Showing leadership, raising the profile of their club and engaging members to be part of inclusive and positive club culture.

Shortlisted:

Hannah Barnard - Athletics
Ant Bull - Fencing
Charlie Hyett - Lacrosse
Beth Smith - Women's Football

Winner:

Vilma Olofsson - Tennis

Sports Personality

Celebrating the sportsperson who captures our imagination and inspires Team UOP, a true key player within our sporting community.

Shortlisted:

Josh Reilly - American Football
Charlie Hyett - Lacrosse
Frankie Denoon - Hockey
Adam O’Domnhaill - Softball / Exec Committee
Amy Bolton - Cheerleading

Winner:

Maddie Freeman - Women's Football / Exec Committee

Outstanding Contribution to University Sport (Male)

Recognising the exceptional impact and outstanding contribution given to Team UOP and University sport

Shortlisted:

Adam O’Domnhaill - Softball / Exec Committee
Josh Reilly - American Football

Winner:

Callum McClure - Gym & Trampolining

Outstanding Contribution to University Sport (Female)

Recognising the exceptional impact and outstanding contribution given to Team UOP and University sport

Shortlisted:

Elisha Le Moignan - Ultimate Frisbee
Hebe Hemming - Sailing / Exec Committee
Chloe Ellman-Baker - Dance

Winner:

Eleanor Smith - Exec Committee

Coach of the Year

Recognising the outstanding leadership and commitment as a Coach for Team UOP.

Shortlisted:

Daniel Fatomide - Basketball
Alex Burt - Women's Football

Winner:

Cliff Boddington - American Football

Student Coach of the Year

Recognising the outstanding leadership and commitment as a Coach for Team UOP.

Shortlisted:

Craig Colley - Basketball
Ciara Rosell - Dance
Will Hartley - Hockey

Winner:

Lucy Newman - Netball

Contribution to the Community

Recognising the outstanding voluntary commitment and celebrating the civic impact Team UOP has on our local community.

Adam O'Domhnaill

Special Recognition Award

Recognising the exceptional commitment contributed Nick has contributed as Head Coach of the Men's Rugby Club for the past 16 years. Not only coaching the rugby teams but being a mentor and leading by example for all young men he has worked with.

Nick Parker - UPRFC Coach

Half Colours

Celebrating individual achievements and demonstrating an excellent contribution to their sport and club.
Alex Ampleford - American Football
Carolina Bastos - Volleyball
Annie Couchman - Netball
Rob Cunningham - Climbing
Frankie Denoon - Hockey
Jude Desouza - Climbing
Joe Duala - Men’s Football
Matt Edwards - American Football
Eman Feyibunmi - American Football
Will Hartley - Hockey
Ellie Harvey - Cheerleading
Megan Howden - Cheerleading
Russ Hudson - Men’s Rugby
Charlotte Lewis - Lacrosse
Chloe Logan - Dance
Will Martin - Men’s Football
George McNiel - Cricket
Shamica Powell - Netball
Luke Stafford - Handball
Joseph Ventre - Taekwondo & Karate
Frankie Webster - Women’s Football
Xander Wilkins - Men’s Rugby
Harry Woodley - Cricket

Unsung Hero

Celebrating the individuals who aren't always seen, but who are integral to their club's success.
Rachel Banks - Cheerleading
Emily Batchelor - Volleyball
Hannah Brown - Cheerleading
Mia Elias - Sailing
Hebe Hemming - Sailing / Exec Committee
Riley Mangan - Fencing
Simon Slattery - Athletics
Frankie Webster - Women’s Football

Full Colours

Celebrating individual achievements and demonstrating an outstanding contribution to their sport and club.

Hannah Barnard - Athletics
Joshua Barrett - Futsal
Cameron Boa - Men’s Rugby
Amy-Louise Bolton - Cheerleading
Hannah Brown - Cheerleading
Jessica Bruce - Dance
Anthony Bull - Fencing
Louise Buller - Netball
Mia Elias - Sailing
Chloe Ellman-Baker - Dance
Maddie Freeman - Women’s Football
Samir Hassan - American Football
Abi Haywood - Dance
Hebe Hemming - Sailing
Charlie Hyett - Lacrosse
Harrison Jones - American Football
Elisha Le Moignan - Ultimate Frisbee
Ashley Martin - American Football
Callum McClure - Gym & Trampolining
Briony Mengham - Cheerleading
Krissie Mistry - Cricket
Lucy Newman - Netball
Adam O’Domhnaill - Softball
Vilma Olofsson - Tennis
Thomas Parry - Men’s Football
Beth Smith - Women’s Football
Samuel Watson - Softball
Connie Westoby - Dance


Club/team awards

Indoor Varsity Team of the Year

Shortlisted:

Fencing
Volleyball - Women's 1’s

Winner:

Futsal - Mens 1’s

Outdoor Varsity Team of the Year

Shortlisted:

Athletics
Men's Rugby 2’s
Tennis

Winner:

Women's Rugby 1’s

Media Club of the Year

Shortlisted:

Dance
Sailing

Winner:

American Football

Most Improved Club of the Year

Shortlisted:

Dance

Tennis

Winner:

Softball

RAG Club of the Year

Shortlisted:

Men's Football
Women's Football

Winner:

Dance

Committee of the Year

Shortlisted:

Gym and Trampolining
Lacrosse

Winner:

Netball

Sustainability Club of the Year

Sailing

Club of Year

Shortlisted:

Sailing
Softball

Winner:

Dance

Our sports scholarships have changed to support the success of Team UOP and we're currently accepting applications. Find out if you meet the criteria and get your application in.

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