Intervarsity Awards

Sport at the University of Melbourne is nearly as old as the institution itself.

Outstanding sporting achievement and distinguished service to intervarsity sport is recognised by the annual awarding of Blues and Sports Awards. The University of Melbourne awards Blues to student-athletes for outstanding sporting performance at the UniSport Nationals Div 1 and 2 and Championship events.

Blues and Sport Awards

The tradition of the Blue originated at Oxford and Cambridge Universities is now an annual event with the University of Melbourne Blues announced each November. To date, over 11,000 Blues or Half-Blues have been awarded to University sporting representatives since 1870 - these include University of Melbourne sporting alumni who are Olympians, World Champions, Commonwealth Games representatives, Wallabies and many other National champions and representatives.

The University Sport Awards recognizes outstanding individual and team performances of athletes and teams representing the University at endorsed Intervarsity or Uni Sport Australia events.

For more information on the University's sporting history and results at a National Championship and Intervarsity level, please review the Tradition and Success webpage

2023 Awards

119 Student-athletes received a University Blue in 2023. See our full recap here and view the list here

2022 Awards

View our Blues Awards recap and the list of 2021 and 2022 Blues recipients.

2021 Awards

Due to the impact of COVID-19, there was no Blues Presentation in 2021. Blues for 2021 were awarded at the 2022 Presentation.

2020 Awards

Due to the impact of COVID-19 canceling sporting events, there were no Blues awarded for 2020.

2019 Awards

Read the 2019 Blues and Sports awards wrap-up here. A complete list of the awardees can be downloaded here.

2018 Awards

Read the recap on the 2018 Blues and Sports awards. A complete list of the 2018 Blues and Sports Awardees can be downloaded here.

2017 Awards

Find out who took out the awards at the 2017 Blues and Sport Awards in our recap. A complete list of the 96 Blues Awards and 54 International Representation award recipients can be viewed here.

Further Blues and Sport awards history is available on request.

For more information regarding Blues and Sports Awards, contact:

Tony Sephton
Sport Performance Coordinator
+61 3 8344 3833