Club 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.

2020 Club Sport Awards Winners

Club Team Performance of the Year - Women's Open Eight (Boat)

The Head of the Yarra is one of the most prestigious and demanding events on the rowing calendar with crews coming from across Australia to compete. The Boat Club's Womens Open Eight were victorious defeating University of Queensland composite and Mercantile.

Club Individual Performance of the Year - Alex Gregory (Cricket)

Alex's performance in season 2019/20, where the 1st XI were season's minor premiers, earned him a selection as a bowler in the Premier Cricket team of the season.

Club Coach of the Year - Antony Keely (Cricket)

Coaching one team, let alone supporting four as Antony did in his Head Coach role is an extremely difficult task. Together with his small coaching team and team captains, Antony managed 50 plus cricketers to perform to the best of their abilities, including leading the 1st XI to the season's minor premiership and the Cricket Victoria Club Championship.

Club Personality of the Year - Roisin Selvarajoo (Cheer and Dance)

During 2020, throughout 8 months of online training, Roisin (Rosh) kept club spirits high and made all of our new members, most of whom had never met her, or their other team mates, feel welcome. She took the time and effort to get to know not only her team mates but members from other teams of our club, as well as post on our group facebook page and organise Zoom social events to help the club feel like a home during a challenging year and help us maintain engagement online.

Club Innovation of the Year - Wednesday Classes (Dancesport)

The Dancesport club was able to offer the members a new experience each week as these Wednesday classes were free. It also allowed them to try out new styles and brought some excitement into their lives, especially when everything was in lock down. These classes also brought in new members who's interest do not usually align with the club's offering and allowed them to meet more people across many walks of life, fostering new bonds. The classes connected many new teachers, which may helped in diversifying dance style repertoire for the future.

Club of the Year - Cheer and Dance Club

The Club of the Year award is selected on a club's all around performance. election criteria includes not only on-field performances but also the club's administrative efficiency, it's organisational ability and overall improvement. Through 2020 were the majority of clubs were unable to deliver activities, the decision was to award based on Online Presence and Engagement. The 2020 Club of the Year award goes to the Cheer and Dance Club. The Club ran online classes, increased their membership, increased revenue and successfully ran a Stay Connected media campaign with the University’s Campus Community team.

Previous Winners

Club Individual Performance of the Year

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

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

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

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