#TEAMBrookes Small Club of the Year 2020
Monday, 01 June 2020
Announcing the nominations for the #TEANBrookes Small Club of the Year 2020
As our awards season continues, we move on to recognise the work of some of our smaller clubs.
The Small Club of the Year award recognises the achievements and actions of the small clubs (those with 20 or fewer BUCS registered members).
The nominees for the 2020 award are...
In Boxing’s first year as a recognised #TEAMBrookes’ Club, they have been thoroughly impressive in how they have handled all aspects of running a successful club. They have a growing membership and have a very committed committee who continuously try to go above and beyond to support their members.
Competitively, Boxing entered six athletes into the BUCS National Championships, where Maise Bracher secured a silver medal and other students were able to reach their semi-finals. Stan Disbury, the current President of the Boxing Club, was selected as Varsity captain which is a real testament to the relationship which Boxing has been able to bridge with Brookes Sport and the successful year that the Club has had.
The Equestrian Club have had a good year entering two teams into BUCS. They are proud of their member’s ongoing commitment and their growing social reputation amongst #TEAMBrookes clubs. The 2nd Team celebrated a very successful season in winning their league and qualified for regionals for the first time. However, regionals were unable to take place due to the ongoing pandemic.
The Squash Club celebrated a successful season across all aspects of the club. They have had a massive growth in club members over the past two years and now boast a club social membership of close to 50. They work hard as a Club to ensure that there is support for members in all aspects of their lives and are very proud of the support network they have been able to establish and the multiple causes they have been able to support throughout the year.
At the core of their club is inclusivity and they look to ensure there is a home for anyone who wants to play squash at Brookes. On the court, the club celebrated victories across the two men’s teams and the women’s team with all three teams finishing 2nd in their respective league.
The Volleyball Club had a good year on the court and are excited about the future of Volleyball at Brookes, due to the Men’s and Women’s teams both being young and most returning next year. After winning their league last year and being promoted, the Men’s team faced tough competition in Tier 1 of the Midlands Conference.
The Women, on the other hand, had a very successful season where they won the Conference Cup and finished runners up in their league. They also competed at the Student Cup where they finished a historic 4th place and are very excited about their prospects ahead of next season.