Student competitors from all DMU teams invited to enjoy annual sports awards event

By Rian Fearnehough

DMU sport will be hosting an awards evening celebrating the achievements by the various sports teams throughout the year.

The awards evening will be taking place on Thursday, March 31, in The Venue on campus, with members of every sports team invited to attend and hoping to receive an award for their efforts. 

DMU Sports Awards 2019

There are 12 awards on offer, ranging from club of the year to individual awards such as sportsman and sportswoman of the year, allowing nominees many chances to win an award.

Fiona Dick, Head of Sport at DMU, said: “Students nominate each other and their teams for awards. These nominations are then verified for accuracy of information by a panel who then decide on the shortlist for the award.”

The student nominations allow everyone to be recognised for what they do as the members of each team know who has the greatest impact on the team. 

Every sports team has an equal chance of being on the shortlist as the list is decided based on performance and level the teams have played at throughout the year.

The shortlist is then confirmed by the Head of Sport, the Chief Executive of the Students’ Union, the Director of Engagement, and the Student Elected Officer for Student Opportunities. This group then also decides the winners of each award. 

Fiona added: “The awards have a real mix of winners. Everyone has different success each year, I haven’t noticed a trend in awards.”

The awards evening gives the university a chance to thank those who have been representing them in sport over the past year and allows the students involved to celebrate each other’s achievements.

Tickets for the event are still available. The sports department would like as many people there as possible to give a proper thanks to the efforts of the teams throughout the year.

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