Otago’s Prestigious Blues and Golds Awards

The Otago University Students’ Association and the University of Otago are proud to announce this year’s Blues and Golds Awards, representing the highest in sporting and cultural achievements in Otago. OUSA affiliated Clubs and Societies are encouraged to nominate themselves for the OUSA ‘Club of the Year’ and ‘Society of the Year’ Awards.

The University of Otago Blues and Golds Awards are the highest honours OUSA can present to students who have excelled in Sport or Culture, or services to these. The Blues and Golds Award Ceremony celebrates the diverse range of extracurricular activities at the University of Otago and those who excel in their chosen passion. We traditionally have two guest speakers, representing the sporting and cultural spheres of distinction, as well as members of the sporting and cultural communities.

The Recipients

Gold Award Recipients

Madelaine Ingham: Gold for Contribution to the Community
Orion Carey-Clark: Gold for Theatre
Kristina Saul: Gold for Dance

Silver Award Recipients

Niamh Matthews: Contribution to the Otago University Canoe Club
Finn Langdale: Contribution to the University of Otago Rugby League Club
Simon Early: Contribution to the University of Otago Rowing Club
Patrick Chambers: Contribution to the Otago University Water Polo Club
Kieran Metherell: Contribution to the Otago University Snow Sports Club
Matt Ditchburn: Contribution to the Otago University Squash Club
Thomas Cathro: Contribution to Water Polo
Andrew Potter: Contribution to the University of Otago Rowing Club
Neeraj Khatri: Contribution to the Indian Students Association
Kate Avery: Contribution to the Otago Dance Association
Delilah Thompson: Contribution to the Otago Dance Association
Deanna Coulter: Contribution to the Otago Dance Association
Georgia Mason: Contribution to Women’s Rugby
Megan O'Malley: Contribution to Otago University Association Football Club
Rahul Das: Contribution to Rugby

Blues Award Recipients

Dylan Booth: Blue for Underwater Hockey
Phoenix Henare: Blue for Underwater Hockey
Maddi Mclean: Blue for Hockey
Sarah MacGibbon: Blue for Figure Skating
Nathan Smith: Blue for Cricket
Gracey Farquharson: Blue for Netball
Filipe Aguirre Landshoeft: Blue for Ice Hockey
Briar Taylor: Blue for Surf Life Saving
Maysha Ahrens: Blue for Surf Life Saving
Tori Peeters: Blue for Athletics
Oli Chignell: Blue for Athletics
Samuel Bremer: Blue for Athletics
Laura Overton: Blue for Athletics
Juliette Lequeux: Blue for Rowing
Sydney Telfer: Blue for Rowing
Karley Wilden-Palms: Blue for Rowing
Scott Bezett: Blue for Rowing
Sophie O'Connell: Blue for Squash
Jayden Millard: Blue for Squash
Ari Palsson: Blue for Rowing
Todd Bezett: Blue for Rowing
Tom Spencer: Blue for Adventure Racing
Jordan Wichman: Blue for Ice Hockey
Ella Simanu: Blue for Rowing
Eric Munro: Blue for Water Polo
Oliva Gold: Blue for Surf Life Saving
Abbey Johnston: Blue for Touch Rugby
Giles Black: Blue for Volleyball
Christina Ashton: Blue for Track and Field
Adam Miles: Blue for Cricket
Tyler Haslemore: Blue for Ice Hockey

University of Otago Sports Woman of the Year

Tori Peeters: Athletics

University of Otago Sports Man of the Year

Oli Chignell: Athletics

Otago University Students’ Association Coach of the Year

Rahul Das: Rugby

University of Otago Graduates’ Association ‘Outstanding contribution to Arts and Culture’ Award

Metitilani Alo: Music

Otago University Students’ Association Outstanding Member of the University Community

Breen Cowie

Otago University Students’ Association Outstanding Member of the Dunedin Community

Kelly Young

Otago University Students’ Association Club of the Year

Otago University Canoe Club

Otago University Students’ Association Society of the Year

Dunedin Fire and Circus Club

Otago University Students’ Association Cultural Society of the Year

Malaysian Students Association

A huge congratulations to all the amazing students that were recognised at the blues and gold ceremony!

Posted by OUSA - Otago University Students' Association on Thursday, September 25, 2017