Love York Awards, previously YUSU Awards, sets to recognise the groups and individuals who have gone the extra mile to enhance the student experience at York. This year’s event will be the biggest yet, with an increase in the number of awards and with it taking place in Central Hall, it is set to be a night to remember!
Our annual York Sport Union Colours Ball Awards is the pinnacle event of the sporting year at The University of York. It is an evening to celebrate the fantastic achievements of the 63 different university sports clubs we have at York over the year and reward the students who have dedicated their time and efforts.
The winners from last years York Sport Union Awards
|Team of the year||Men’s Badminton 1st|
|Most Improved club||Octopush|
|Sportsman of the year||Tom Grant|
|Sportswomen of the year||Claire Thomas|
|Services to Sport||Caitlin Graham|
|Sport Journalist of the year||Tom Harle|
|Most improved Sportsperson of the year||Anna Cook|
|Coach of the Year||Junior Roberti|
|Contribution to Diversity in sport||Jitka Jizerova|
|College Sport Fresher of the year||Chloe Tennant-Fry|
|College Sport Team of the year||Derwent Football|
|Services to College Sport||Alex Millar|
YUSU came runner-up for campaign of the year award which recognised our contribution to the river safety campaign in York, beating off competition from hundreds of other students’ unions.
The student and wider community of York were shocked by the spate of deaths in York rivers in just three consecutive months. In response, an emergency river safety summit was held and a sub group to the Safer York Partnership were tasked with the River Safety Campaign, with the key objective of preventing river related incidents across the City of York.
As a key partner in the campaign, YUSU started the ‘NightSafe’ scheme; specifically designed to tackle the issue of student fatalities connected to the river after nights out.