Club Performance Awards

Clubs have a long standing history of sporting achievement at the University of Melbourne

In addition to the recognition our club performances get within their own community, MU Sport have a variety of awards to reward the best performances across all clubs each year. Awards include Individual Performance, Team Performance, Coach, Personality, and Club of the Year. Awards are endorsed by the Club Advisory Group.

The Awards

These awards aim to individuals, club members, coaches and club teams who have demonstrated outstanding sporting achievement throughout the course of the year in the following categories:

  • Club Team Performance of the Year Please nominate here (Nominations close Friday 4 November 2022)
  • Club Individual Performance of the Year Please nominate here (Nominations close Friday 4 November 2022)
  • Club Coach of the Year Please nominate here (Nominations close Friday 4 November 2022)
  • Club of the Year (recognising participation, performance and leadership and adjudicated annually by the Club Advisory Group from information provided in the Club's Annual Submissions)

2021 Club Sport Awards Winners

Club Team Performance of the Year - Women's Senior Team (Football)

The team finished on top of the VAFA Premier B Women’s competition ladder 10 points clear after a COVID-shortened 10 game season, dropping just one game and were awarded the Minor Premiership.

Club Individual Performance of the Year - Catriona Bisset (Athletics)

Catriona won the national championship in the 800m at the Athletics Australia Nationals, and was also a member of the club record breaking medley relay team at the Victorian Relay Championships. Catriona had a fantastic year with consistent achievements at the highest level of athletics, which also included representing Australia at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Club Coach of the Year - Erini Gianakopoulos (Football)

Erini was the Head of Coaching for the club in a season where the Women's Seniors, Reserves and Thirds all finished top of the ladder and were awarded Minor Premiers. Erini embodied the club’s motto to ‘lead the way’ and her outstanding leadership resulted in the club’s 2021 on-field success which will see them return to the VAFA Women’s Premier Division in season 2022.

Club of the Year - Cheer and Dance Club

With a student membership of 85% the club went on to win six gold medals across six different disciplines at the Australian All-Star Cheerleading Championships. The club expanded the on line activities during lockdown whilst being highly visible on social media to keep their members active and engaged. The club also celebrated a 10-year anniversary, including the Cheer Ball later in year in what was truly and amazing 12 months.

Previous Winners

Club Individual Performance of the Year

2021 Catriona Bisset

2020 Alex Gregory (Cricket)

2019 Tomonori Sakai (Kendo)

2018 Xi Xi (Volleyball)

2017 Oscar Wookey (Hockey)

2016 Not Awarded

2015 Not Awarded

2014 Not Awarded

2013 Lisa Weightman (Athletics)

Club Team Performance of the Year

2021 Women's Senior Team (Football)

2020 Women's Open Eight (Boat)

2019 Men’s Open Team (Kendo) and Women's Premier Team (Volleyball)

2018 MU Heat All-Girl Open Pom (Cheerleading)

2017 Women's State 1 (Soccer)

2016 Women's Division One AV Shield Team (Athletics)

2015 Women's University Blues (Volleyball)

2014 Uni Blacks - Men's (Touch)

2013 Not Awarded

2012 Colts' XV (Rugby)

2011 Not Awarded

2010 Women's Honours (Volleyball)

2009 Women's Senior Eight (Boat)

2008 Men's Honours (Volleyball)

Club Coach of the Year

2021 Erini Gianakopoulos (Football)

2020 Antony Keely (Cricket)

2019 Kazuya Niiro (Volleyball)

2018 Matthew Keen (Water Polo)

2017 Gus Cirillo (Volleyball)

2016 Elissa Kent (Lightning Netball)

2015 Davin Smith (Hockey)

2014 Quentin Gleason (Uni Blues)

2013 Shannon Winzer (Volleyball)

2012 Matthew Kempton (Blacks Football)

2011 Alex Henshilwood (Boat)

2010 Andrew Walker (Basektball)

2009 Andrew Walker (Basektball)

2008 Hugh Van Cuylenberg (Cricket)

2007 Qi Shen (Volleyball)

2006 Tim Dolphin (Boat)

2005 Tim Dolphin (Boat)

Club Personality of the Year

2020 Roisin Selvarajoo (Cheer and Dance)

2019 Nick Burke (Cricket)

2018 Geremy Cao (Taekwondo WTF)

2017 Robert Smith (Gridiron)

2016 Christine Li (Taekwondo)

2015 Rachel Bach (Soccer)

2014 Ian Jones (Rugby)

2013 Fawad Ahmed (Cricket)

2012 John Buckley (Soccer)

2011 Greg Kennedy (Cricket & Touch)

2010 Tristan Harris (Touch)

2009 Not Awarded

2008 Duncan McKenzie (Lacrosse)

Club Innovation of the Year

2020 Wednesday Classes (Dancesport)

Club of the Year

2021 Cheer and Dance

2020 Cheer and Dance

2019 Dancesport

2018 Cheer and Dance

2017 Table Tennis

2016 Mountaineering

2015 Hockey

2014 Underwater and Mountaineering

2013 Touch

2012 Kendo

2011 Squash

2010 Touch

2009 Hockey

2008 Kendo and Soccer

2007 Volleyball

2006 Underwater

2005 Football W

2004 Football M

2003 Basketball

2002 Mountaineering

2001 Karate

2000 Basketball

1999 Athletics

1998 Badminton

1997 Underwater

1996 Cricket

1995 Snowboarding

1994 Water Polo

1993 Hockey and Horseriding

1992 Sailing & Windsurfing

1991 Badminton

1990 Cricket

1989 Mountaineering

1988 Ski

1987 Netball

1986 Athletics

Contact Us

For any questions or more information please contact:

Tom Mullumby
Clubs Coordinator
thomas.mullumby@unimelb.edu.au
8344 3945