Applications for the 2023 JCUSA Sport Blues Awards are now OPEN

Applications for the 2023 JCUSA Sport Blues Awards are now open!

The JCUSA Sport Blues Awards will honour JCU students in recognition of their outstanding sporting achievements throughout 2023. 

The Blues Awards originated back in the 1800s between Oxford and Cambridge universities.  Students at these universities would receive a blue ribbon and then later a blue jacket when representing their university which would later become a symbol of sporting excellence.  This tradition has since been adopted by various universities across Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand and and last year JCU will joined the list. 

Blues Awards are broken into two groups – Blue & Half Blue. 

  • Blue – Students who have participated at a state or national level with distinction.
  • Half Blue – Students who have participated at a high level with distinction including local or state.

In addition to those awards, we will also hand out JCUSA Sportsperson of the Year, JCUSA Indigenous Sportsperson of the Year, the JCU Spirit of Sport Award, JCUSA Sport Small Club of the Year (under 50 members) and Club of the Year for the JCUSA Affiliated Clubs as well as Team of the Year and Coach of the Year. 

Team of the Year can either be a team from a JCUSA Affiliated Club (e.g. premier league/reserve grade team) or a JCU representative team (e.g. competing at UniSport Nationals) meanwhile Coach of the Year can go to a coach of a JCU representative team, an JCUSA Affiliated Club or a JCU student who is a coach of a club/sport. 

This year’s JCUSA Sport Blues Awards will be held on Friday November 24 in Townsville at the JCUSA Fitness Centre. 

Nominations for the JCUSA Sport Blues Awards are now open.  JCUSA Sport & Recreation encourage all nominations. 


Nominations close Friday November 3 at 5pm. 

If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to email [email protected]

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