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Athletic Union Awards


PLEASE NOTE: In these unprecedented times, we need good news and stories of excellence more than ever. For this reason, while we may not be able to host awards ceremonies in the real world any time soon, the Celebrating Success Awards nominations are still going ahead, and we really hope you’ll spend a few minutes telling us about the brilliant students you know!


A club member who has gone above and beyond their regular duties and has widely contributed to the organization and running of the club.

A writer with innovative literary ideas and has reported on a wide range of sporting achievements. A writer who takes pride in thorough coverage, and wholly commits to squeezing the best out of Team Newcastle.

A club that has shown considerable amounts of progression, increasing both their performance and participation. Their expansion is a valuable part of the AU.

This award goes to the team that has had a highly successful year, pulling out some fantastic wins and always remaining in high spirits. They have great team cohesion, and always give it 100%.

A club that has gone beyond what is expected to make their club accessible either to new members or worked club activities to include member’s needs.

A club that have excelled in working within the community throughout the course of the year, providing a positive influence in Newcastle or beyond.

The AU Club member of the year is a student who has been fully committed to the progression and improvement of not only their club but the Athletic Union as a whole. They are enthusiastic about all aspects of sport at Newcastle and has a positive sporting attitude in all situations.

Nominated by the Courier writers and voted on by you, a member of the AU who has excelled in sport this year and driven the success of their club.

This club has performed at a high standard throughout the year and brought home a multitude of wins. Not only have they helped with the success of Team Newcastle, but their spirit and dedication also makes the team a welcoming environment, and reflects the positivity and enthusiasm that the AU prides itself on.

This award goes to the team/club coach that has shown huge dedication to the progression of the club and assisted the club to improve through a range of manners. They are not only a fantastic coach but show unrivalled support and advice in both competitive and training environments (This award is open to students, staff and non-student coaches).

This person has shown a huge commitment to sport at Newcastle University as a whole and has had a positive impact on students and/or staff members. They have positively influenced the direction of sport at the university and contributed to the fair running, playing and progression of the sport. This category encompasses all students, from referees, officials and club coaches, sports staff and administrators, through to student players.