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sports union awards ball

The Sports Union Awards Ball is the glamorous finale to a thrilling season of sport. Members from all clubs come together to celebrate the successes from the year. There are plenty of awards to be won, a tasty 3 course meal and a ceilidh/DJ to finish the evening. You won't want to miss it! 

sports union awards ball 2023

This year's Sports Ball is taking place on Thursday 6th April at the Doubletree by Hilton in Glasgow.

The ball will celebrate all of our club's successes from the year, with awards up for grabs, including Blues, Colours, Sports Personality, Coach of the Year and the coveted Club of the Year trophy. To be in with a chance of winning an award, you must nominate members and your club, through the link below. Without a nomination, you cannot win an award, so don't miss out and getting nominating!

Dress code is black tie, formal, national dress. You can see photos of the 2019 ball here - Sports Ball 2019 photo.

The ball is kindly being supported by University of Stirling Sport. 


Tickets for this year's ball are £60, this includes return bus travel to and from the venue (leaving from campus, returning to both campus & city centre), three course meal, drinks reception, photo booth awards, ceilidh and DJ. 

Tickets will be sold online only, via the Union website on this page. Tickets are 1 per person, registered to your student account and cannot be transferred to another student. Do not purchase on someone's behalf as ID's will be cross checked with an attendee lists on the day of Sports Ball. On Thursday 6th April, you must come to the atrium to collect your physical ticket from 9.30am-3pm. This ticket will give you access on to the bus and into the venue.  

Tickets are now completely sold out. Although we were able to increase the capacity of Sports Ball for this year's event, we experienced a very high demand of sales. If you wish to join the waiting list on the chance another student can no longer attend, please put your details in to the Form.

You will need to be a member of the Sports Union to buy your ticket. 

When checking out with your ticket purchase online, you'll be asked for any dietary requirements, accessibility requirements and which Sports Club you'd like to sit with - please ensure you complete this information. 

You will receive an email receipt upon purchasing your ticket which will have logistical information such as bus departure times from campus and terms & conditions. 

Any other questions about tickets, drop us an email to

This is a fundraising event for the University of Stirling Students' Union SC023788

This event is NOT for Clubs & Societies members, this is for Sports Union members only.

This product is not on sale.

2023 awards nominations

Student clubs would not run as smoothly as they do, without all of the support of our committee and club members. An outstanding amount of effort goes into making our Sports Union community what it is! Everyone has worked so hard this year, but who has stood out for you?


Nominations Form

Submit your nominations for the main awards via the online form - Sports Union Awards Nominations 2023 (Main Awards, including club of the year, coach of the year etc)

For Colours, Blues, Half Blues and International Blues, please submit your nominations via the online form - Sports Union Ball 2023: Blues & Colours 

Please do not nominate yourself, someone else must nominate you. 

Awards Criteria Info

The detailed descriptions of what the awards are are available below

Main Awards Info Sheet

Blues & Colours Criteria Info Sheet

Nominations close at 5pm (GMT) on the 9th March.

If you have any issues accessing or any questions, please email


ticket FAQS

Please see below information which we are being regularly asked about tickets. 

  • Pre-sale tickets - only registered committee members and final year students (including post-graduates) are eligible for advance ticket sale on the 20th February.
  • Coaches/Alumni - the Sports Union Awards Ball was established to recognise the contribution of students over the course of that academic year. Whilst it is greatly regrettable that many have missed out on this opportunity in recent years, the online ticketing system is only able to provide tickets to current University of Stirling students.
  • Students on Placement - unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate students unable to log in to the website during the dates of sale. We hope the online system provides a convenient and accessible opportunity for all students to buy their tickets. Whilst the event has a record of selling out, we expect sales to be available throughout the morning of Tuesday 21st February. Students cannot buy a ticket on someone else's behalf.

last year's awards winners

The 2022 event was held at Corn Exchange on the 8th April. Congratulations to all winners listed below!


Sports Personality of the Year

Alice Coget (Handball)

Dumyat Plate - Best Non-BUCS Achievement 

Women's Basketball 1s

Gannochy Jubilee - Best One Off Achievement

Womens Hockey 1s

Michael Stewart Memorial Trophy - Volunteer Coach of the Year

James Blair (Tennis)

Peter Bilsborough Tribute Trophy - Professional Coach of the Year

Thom Bell (Polo)

Catriona Lambert - Best Scholar 

Gabriella Wood (Judo)


Airthery Trophy - Sportsperson of the Year

Daisy Barnes (Cycling)


Red Runner

Men's Water Polo, Men's Hockey, Swimming, Women's Football & Men's Football


Presidents' Award for Outstanding Contribution

Robbie Wales (Men's Rugby)


H.H. Donnelly Club of the Year

Men's Football



Angharad Hopwood (Women's Rugby)

Beth Campbell (Rowing)

Chantel Smith (Swimming)

Charlie Cooper (Ultimate)

Daisy Barnes (Cycling)

Esme Foxworthy-Bowers (Women's Hockey)

Euan Harvey (Squash)

Georgie Frost (Women's Hockey)

Hannah Grant (Women's Lacrosse)

Hannah McMahon (Athletics)

Harriet Tyler (Netball)

Holly Gardiner (Polo)

Honor Campbell (Basketball)

Hugh Goovarts (Men's Rugby)

Jess Hurley (Women's Hockey)

Jessica Robertson (Basketball)

Josh Thatcher (Basketball)

Katriona Scott (Dance)

Khera Ross (Basketball)

Kyle Browne (Men's Rugby)

Lauren Boomer (Women's Hockey)

Matthew Baines (Volleyball)

Ruth Stevenson (Equestrian)

Tash Miller (Rowing)

Titta Tyni (Judo)


Half Blues

Calum Philip (Athletics)

Hamish Hickey (Athletics)

Daisy Barnes (Cycling)


International Blues

Gabriella Wood (Judo)

Sarah Tait (Athletics)

Alastair Marshall (Athletics)