AU Awards Ball 2012 – and the winners are……..
The AU Awards Ball took place last night and was held at St. Mary’s stadium for the first time ever. The AU Ball is a chance for SUSU to celebrate the hard work and achievements of the student athletes at the University of Southampton over the past year. Seven hundred people attended the ball including Matt Plant, Sport and Wellbeing manager and the Vice Chancellor, Professor Don Nutbeam.
The night was absolutely incredible and definitely one which won’t be forgotten anytime soon. For those of you that missed out here is a list of the winners:
Half Colours were awarded to:
Full Colours were awarded to:
1st Year Sportsperson: Jordan Turner
The Sports Volunteer of the year: Toby Johnson
The Sport and Wellbeing award: Vixens Cheerleading
Most Improved team of the year: Athletics and Cross Country
Team of the Year: Skydive
Sportsman of the year: Sam Friel
Sportswoman of the year: Nancy Wong
The Union Engagement Award: Ski and Snowboard
Outstanding athlete of the year: Sam Huish
Sports Personality of the year: Adam Dales
The Athletic Union Award: Katie Featherstone
Congratulations to all of the winners and I would like to thank everyone who made this event happen. The event was a major success and I appreciate all of the feedback. I’m also loving the pictures appearing on Facebook already so keep them coming. Please leave any comments or feedback below meanwhile I’m going to get back to recovering.
Lots of AU Love
26/04/2012 at 5:58 pm Permalink
Will the professional photos be available online at all?
27/04/2012 at 7:15 pm Permalink
They will be available online in the next few days. When they go up, I’ll let everyone know.
26/04/2012 at 8:10 pm Permalink
I’m sorry but who on earth decides these awards. Not to disrespect Sam Huish, I’m sure he’s very telented, but there were people put up for that same award who not only competed for 2 different AU Club 1st teams at a national but is also a Great Britain Captain in one of those sports and he doesn’t get a look in.
No wonder so many of the major AU clubs boycott the AU ball.
27/04/2012 at 5:24 pm Permalink
Tell me about it. Not quite on the same scale as GB captain but I have captained county and reional teams this year, got into the semis of a reigonal comp and scored a 5th and 8th place at national competitions. Yet the AU decided that I did not deserve half colours. It wouldn’t be so bad if people more deserving got them but sitting there hearing people who have recived them for far less was like pouring salt into the wound.
27/04/2012 at 5:58 pm Permalink
I’m not too sure if you saw all of the nominations but Sam Huish has been GB Captain, was also English Universities Captain, got 1st place in National competitions, multiple times represented Wales and capatined the rifle teams to 1st place in both BUCS Indoor and Outdoor championships.
So Sam Huish is very deserving of the award.
We get many nominations in and spend a long time deliberating so the committee can be sure that we’ve chosen the correct winners. Sometimes people may not agree but that’s mainly because they don’t see the other nominations either.
With so many nominees achieving incredible success within their sporting disciplines shows how high the standard of sport is here at Southampton. I have no problem justifying the winners of the awards as their nominations can be evidence of their success but I would appreciate it if this could be done over e-mail as I don’t want this blog to turn into a public forum for arguments
28/04/2012 at 12:10 pm Permalink
Just wanted to say thanks Jonny for the recognition. You guys have an incredibly hard job choosing who’s going to win these awards and no way of keeping everyone happy. xxx
30/04/2012 at 4:20 pm Permalink
No problem. I think you deserve all the recognition you get for what you did and you are well deserving of the award 🙂