HertSquad Sports Awards 2020 - Cancelled

Following a period of consideration and consultation, and in-line with current guidance and recommendations we have reluctantly taken the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s Sports Awards 2020.

This decision has not been taken lightly and we recognise and appreciate the disappointment which will be felt by many of our clubs, teams and individuals but hope you can understand with the national situation escalating and evolving at a significant pace, we felt the need to make a pro-active decision early and remove any on-going uncertainty.
We can confirm all ticket sales will be completely refunded and additional communication will follow as to the exact process and time period when students will be able to collect their full ticket refund.

Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

Kind Regards,

Bryn Clark
Deputy Director of Sport

The Annual HertSquad Sports Awards has become an important date in the Athletic Union diary, attracting more than 300 Athletic Union members.  The evening provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate the commitment, hard work, dedication and sporting success of individuals and teams throughout the Athletic Union.

Comprising of a two course meal with presentation of the Awards and an after party, the Sports Awards is now a highlight in the social calendar for Athletic Union members.


Date: Thursday 26th March 2020 

Time: Welcome drinks from 18:45

Location: The Forum, College Lane



Categories nominated by students (Click on the title to sumbit your nomination):

Performance Coach of the Year

Awarded to the Performance Coach who has achieved the greatest sporting success.

Coach of the Year

Awarded to the Coach who has made an outstanding contribution to their club and sport. Nominees should go above and beyond their regular responsibilities.

Most Charitable Club

Awarded to the club who has raised the most money for charity and/or have provided their services for charitable causes.

Club of the Year

Awarded to the Club that has shown outstanding achievement in any of the following areas: performance, participation, personal development, club management and sustainablility.

Outstanding Sporting Achievement

Awarded to a non-BUCS club, team or individual for outstanding achievement in external events.

Greatest Commitment to a Club

Awarded to an individual who has shown the greatest commitment to their club over 3 years or more. They must have had a membership with their Club for stated duration of commitment.

Club Purple

The Club Purple Award goes to individuals who have provided an outstanding contribution to their Club and has become an ambassador within their Club and the Athletic Union.

NB: Holding an important club position is not an automatic qualification for a Club Purple Award

Full Purple

This is awarded to a member of a Club who has represented their country at international level in their sport. 


Categories chosen by Athletic Union staff and Vice President of Student Activities:

Performance Team of the Year

Awarded to the most successful performance sports team of the year in terms of performance and achievement.

Team of the Year

Awarded to the most successful non-performance sports team of the year in terms of performance and achievement.

VP Award

Awarded by the VP of Student Activities to a club or individual that has excelled in commitment and contribution to their respective sport.