Sporting Blues

The Sporting Blues awards scheme is a new opportunity to recognise sporting achievement within our student community!

The Sporting Blues awards scheme was launched in March 2017 to recognise the sporting achievements of our students. The awards scheme, which is a joint initiative between the university and the Highlands and Islands Students’ Association (HISA), is the first of its kind in the highlands and islands.

There are 4 different awards categories, these are:
Full Blues – awarded to students who have broken records or simply achieved outstanding performance in their sport.
Half Blues – awarded to students who have competed at national level.
Colours – awarded to students who have represented their club in over 65% of eligible matches.
Sportsperson of the Year – selected from the students being awarded a Full Blue award.
See Sporting Blues Criteria for further category information.

The 2017 winners are: 

Student Academic Partner Award Sport
Ash Sinclair Inverness College UHI Full Blue Powerlifting
Jamie Rodgers SAMS UHI Half Blue Sailing
Alistair McNaughton North Highland College UHI Half Blue Golf
Amy Barker Moray College UHI Half Blue Athletics
Ricardo Cellerino North Highland College UHI Half Blue Golf
Jack Harling North Highland College UHI Half Blue Golf
Graham Bell Moray College UHI Colours Football

All winning students will receive their awards at graduation ceremonies.  

Nominations will open again in Spring 2018 and are open to individual athletes who compete on their own, or who compete as part of a team.  We would encourage students to nominate themselves or someone they know, so keep this in mind during your sporting endeavours this year. Read the full Terms and Conditions.