Blues Awards 2017

19 Oct 2017 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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Albany campus
Atrium Building, Atrium Round Room
17 Oct 2017 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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Manawatu campus - Turitea
Sport and Rugby Institute

The New Zealand Universities Blues Award is the highest sporting accolade given in the NZ tertiary system. It is part of a tradition dating from 1922 in New Zealand and earlier in England, where the colours of Oxford and Cambridge Universities came to be a symbol for sporting excellence.

In 1990, Massey University resurrected the practice of awarding blues to its top sporting students in all sports with the Massey Blues Awards, funded by the University and the Students’ Association, with sponsorship from the Bank of New Zealand. A selection committee was elected and a formal set of guidelines for potential recipients established, to ensure a high standard and consistency across the codes. Improved marketing and an increasing student role saw an increase in student nominations.

The University values the event and genuinely wishes to honour the individual achievers. Students nominated must excel in their chosen sport or cultural pursuit, as well as their academic studies. A huge commitment and discipline are required to be a Blues Award recipient, as students must successfully juggle the often-weighty workloads of university study with heavy training and performance schedules.

Tickets are available for friends, family's and supporters of the atheletes on the Blues Awards pages.


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