The Colours Ball logo

The Colours Ball

Sunday 7th June 2020

Beamed straight from the internet to your living room!
The Colours Ball logo

The Colours Ball

SUNDAY 7th JUNE 2020

Beamed straight from the internet to your living room!

Our annual York Sport Union Colours Ball awards dinner is the pinnacle event of the sporting year at The University of York. It is an evening to celebrate the fantastic achievements of the 65 different university sports clubs we have at York and reward the students who have dedicated their time and efforts.

The University of York is a prestigious university, reigning champions of one of the largest inter-university varsity’s in Europe, provider of Colleges Sport Leagues, with 4 Performance Pathway Clubs competing at a national level and 12 York Sport Union scholars.

This year will be the 22nd anniversary of the York Sport Union Colours Ball, with all of the key bodies in Sport in attendance. Due to recent events with Covid-19, the 2019/20 Colours Ball will be brought to you via a different approach this year. Our York Sport Union President, Maddi Cannell will be live streaming the event straight to your living rooms. We hope you will join Maddi and the Committee by getting dressed-up, but not before you have attempted cooking your own three course meal with our pre-release menu!

Award Categories

Take a look at this year’s award categories. Click on the titles to read more!

This award recognises the club that has had an extraordinary successful sporting year, taking into account:

  • Outstanding sporting achievements
  • Increased participation and engagement
  • Promoting diversity and inclusivity
  • Fundraising for local and national charities and/ or local community involvement

  • Nominations have now closed

    This will be awarded to the individual team with the best overall performance for the academic year. This could include:

  • Outstanding sporting success at an event, tournament or competition
  • Contribution to overall BUCS points or medals
  • Consistent and sustained team performance throughout the academic year
  • Exceptional achievement in a league i.e. promotion

  • Nominations have now closed

    The Most Improved Club Award recognises the club that have:

  • Commitment to improved performance
  • Improved professionalisation in all aspects of the club
  • Wider engagement in the local community
  • Increased participation and diversity within the university community

  • Nominations have now closed

    College Varsity Team of the Year will be awarded to the college team that have:

  • Demonstrated hard work, dedication and passion both in the lead up to and during College Varsity
  • Demonstrated fair play and good sportsmanship throughout College Varsity Qualifiers and Finals
  • The team performed exceptionally during all College Varsity events

  • Nominations have now closed

    Sportsman of the Year will be awarded to the male or self-defined male that fulfills one or more of the criteria below:

  • A motivated, dedicated and passionate team player
  • Consistent and exceptional performance throughout the year
  • Outstanding contribution to a major event, game or tournament
  • Represented their sport at a regional/national level

  • Nominations have now closed

    Sportswoman of the Year will be awarded to the female or self-defined female that fulfills one or more of the criteria below:

  • A motivated, dedicated and passionate team player
  • Consistent and exceptional performance throughout the year
  • Outstanding contribution to a major event, game or tournament
  • Represented their sport at a regional/national level

  • Nominations have now closed

    Most Improved Sportsperson of the Year will be awarded to the individual who has achieved one of more of the below:

  • Notable and consistent improvement in their standard of performance throughout the year
  • Has gone above and beyond to improve their individual performance in their sport
  • Improved their representational standing e.g. going from beginner to representing the team

  • Nominations have now closed

    The Coach of the Year will be awarded to the club/team coach who has:

  • Shown commitment and dedication to the club/ team(s) they coach
  • Lead a club/ team to sporting success
  • Promote and develop team work and an inclusive club ethos
  • Being a leader of positive change in the York Sport Union as a whole

  • Nominations have now closed

    This will be awarded to the individual who has:

  • Shown an outstanding commitment to a club(s) and/ or York Sport Union throughout their university experience
  • A passion to initiate and drive improvement and/ or development of their club or sport
  • Motivated to go above and beyond their role and responsibilities within a club, team or committee

  • Nominations have now closed

    This award will recognise a student who has:

  • Raised awareness of a variety of sports throughout the academic year
  • Used an array of social media and other platforms to further engage a wider audience for sport at York
  • Increased sport journalism participation with a professional attitude

  • Nominations have now closed

    This award will be presented to the individual or club who have made a positive difference in promoting equality, inclusivity and diversity within sport at York.

    This will be awarded on the grounds of one or some of the below:

  • Improve the accessibility of sport for all students
  • Make a specific club/ sporting activity at York more inclusive
  • Increase awareness of the barriers some students face when participating in Sport
  • Engagement and involvement with the new Equal Opportunities scheme
  • Creating a long-lasting, sustainable change

  • Nominations have now closed

    Charities change the lives of people in need and this award recognises the great fundraising contributions to charity by our sports clubs.

    We will consider contributions of all variety and all are valuable to the strength of the nomination:

  • Financial Contribution
  • Effort to organise & fundraise
  • Impact (Include facts and figures where relevant)

  • Nominations have now closed

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