Colours Ball is our opportunity to celebrate all the Clubs and athletes who play such an important part in TeamWorc.
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!
Sports Club Promoters of the Year
This award is for a club that has stood out online. The recipients of this year's award have consistently put out fresh and eye-catching content, and it is apparent just how much time and hard work has gone into their social media. Whether it's gameday info, key statistics and scores, behind the scenes content, birthday wishes or 'stay at home' challenges during Covid-19, they are always keeping their members (and others) up to date and entertained, whilst truly showcasing the ethos of #TeamWorc.
Charity Fundraisers of the Year
Men's Cricket have held a variety of charity events throughout the year. From growing mustaches and running packed quiz nights for Movember, to gracing us with their own take on the classic Band Aid song, Men’s Cricket have raised a very impressive combined total of over £1000 this year.
Committee Member of the Year
Isobel Lines – Equestrian
Through Isobel’s leadership and guidance, Equestrian have developed immensely, seeing membership almost tripling from the previous year. They have helped raise hundreds of pounds for charity, featured the successes of their club in the national media, organised BUCS trials and competitions, introduced recreational riding lessons for all abilities, collaborated with both sports clubs and societies, and provided a welcoming and inclusive environment for all their clubs' members.
Sports Team of the Year
Netball Performance Squad (1st and 2nd Teams)
Netball have excelled all season, producing fantastic results throughout the year. Both teams managed to win each of their leagues, with the 2nd Team being promoted to Midlands Tier 2 for the upcoming season, having beaten off strong competition from Loughborough. The 1st Team achieved the huge feat of winning a highly competitive Tier 1 league, staving off a very competent NTU 1st Team.
Male Athlete of the Year
Tom Sadler – Men’s Rugby
Tom has had another very successful season, having captained his own team (and often being the stand-out player on the pitch) alongside playing for the Bromsgrove Rugby Club 1st Team within the Midlands 1 West Division. Not only this, but he also made an appearance for Worcester Warriors A Team this season.
Female Athlete of the Year
Sarah Ferris – Rowing
Sarah’s sporting achievements have progressed hugely in a relatively short period of time. She has not only contributed immensely to the University Rowing Club, but was also selected for the women's crew to compete at Henley, in which she successfully qualified. Sarah has also been part of the GB talent programme, regularly training and taking part in camps.
Sports Club of the Year
Dance have not only produced some fantastic results, but have also achieved notable success in participation, inclusion and fundraising. In their sport, they have brought home an impressive nine trophies, despite their year being cut short. They have consistently showcased teamwork and togetherness whilst working with many other clubs to fundraise for a range of charities and volunteering with a whole host of SU events. Their list of achievements is almost endless!
Special Recognition Award for an Individual
Jack Bufton – Social Sports
In his years as part of the Student’s Union, Jack has overseen the growth of an incredibly unique club but one that is of paramount importance to the SU. He has provided countless hours of their time and energy to provide a sporting offering that welcomes any and all individuals. His commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment has seen the exponential growth of his club from a small group of friends to a large welcoming family. As an individual, Jack is always humble, generous, and friendly. In his final year he chose to run for VPSA and although he was unsuccessful, we are certain that he will be incredibly proud of his campaign and all the bravery it took to take part in the process.
Special Recognition Award for a Club
Throughout the year, Equestrian have demonstrated the true meaning and potential of a student-run club, providing a fun and friendly atmosphere for everyone. They have shown that the hard work and dedication of a student committee can result in fantastic achievements. This is demonstrated in the transformation the club has made in a year, more than doubling in number of members. One element that has been key to this success is ensuring the club caters for all abilities, through setting up recreational sessions. One of the most important things which demonstrates the need for us to recognise this club is the manner in which they have conducted themselves, and in the way they have showcased the #TeamWorc ethos within the wider community by featuring on BBC radio, Horse & Hound, Worcester News, Malvern Gazette, and Birmingham Live, amongst others.