Blues Awards 2020
This year’s Blues Awards, the annual celebration of student sport at the University of Bath organised took place online with the winners being announced over the course of the week. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been so many incredible achievements from our athletes, staff and volunteers that had to be celebrated!
"The 2019-2020 year will forever be remembered as a year that was cut short due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ensuring the health of a nation became a collective effort, and the sporting world played its part. This year, medals and titles weren’t won, records weren’t broken, matches, competitions and training sessions were cancelled, gyms were empty and seasons stopped before they’d started. For a while, we had no choice but to stay at home and wait. But the sporting world did not sit still, and Bath was a sterling example of that. Though confined, we were restless. In adversity, we showed ingenuity. Though isolated, we found community. Sports clubs, and individuals, came together, providing advice, vital procrastination, and an escape from an at times, saddening reality."
"It was incredible to watch this unfold, and we are so proud of how this community came together during this time, be that through Virtual Varsity in April, online sporting sessions or trick-shot challenges. This year stands as a reminder that while sport isn’t everything, it is so much, to so many; and that the Blue & Gold spirit is near-enough unstoppable!" Tom Sawko - SU Sport Officer
University of Bath Vice Chancellor, Professor Ian White opened the celebrations online with the following message.
International lacrosse player Joshua Yeoman has been voted by his fellow student-athletes as the University of Bath’s Sports Personality of the Year. You can watch backth emoment the winner was revealed below.
For the first time ever, an online version of the official Blues booklet highlighting award winners and nominees can be found below which you can download and keep. The winners have also been highlighted on the Team Bath webpage.
Blues Awards Booklet [PDF]
Huge congratulations to all our winners and nominees.