2023 TEAMBrookes Sports Awards
Friday night saw the annual TEAMBrookes Sports Awards return in the new location of The Terrace on the Headington Campus.
This year we introduced a new Wellbeing Award and welcomed Callum Lea from Sporting Wellness to hand out the award. Keith, our Director of Sport was also joined by Phoebe Parr, the Brookes Union VP: Activities and Employability to award the Marc Thompson Sports Personality Award.
2022/23 has been a brilliant year of sport for out TEAMBrookes Clubs, Teams and Athletes and we were so happy to come together to celebrate some of the highlights.
Please see below the full list of nominees and winners for each of the awards.
- Hockey Women’s 6th Team: Midlands Tier 4 Champions
- Lacrosse Women’s 1st Team: Midlands Tier 1 Champions
- Netball 2nd Team: Midlands Tier 4 Champions
- Rugby Union Men’s 3rd Team: Midlands Tier 4 Champions
- Softball 1st Team: Southern Tier 1 Champions
- Table Tennis Men’s 1st Team: Midlands Tier 2 Champions
Fresher of the Year
Winners: Angus Turnbull (Shooting) & Charlotte Dunkley (Netball)
Nominees: Andy Lunniss (Swimming) | Omer Kazar (American Football) | Harvey Alcock (Athletics) | Charlotte Blurton (Rugby Union) | Ellie Matthews(Lacrosse) | Izzy Nott (Hockey) |
Sportsman of the Year
Winner: Ben Cawston (Rackets)
Nominees: Fraser Harris (Rugby League) | George Bowen (Trampolining) | Kevin Chia-Hao (Table Tennis)
Sportswoman of the Year
Winner: Eleanor Houlbrooke (Cheerleading)
Nominees: Izzy Zeally (Lacrosse) | Lexie Spurr (Hockey) | Rhiannon Parker-Nicholls (Figure Skating)
Strength & Conditioning Award
Winners: Charles Winder (Hockey) & Bella Mills (Hockey)
Coach of the Year
Winner: Fin Kelly (Women's Rugby Union)
Nominees: Aliyah Anthony (Women’s Football) | Joel Hopkins (Rugby League) | Lorenzo Monticelli (Basketball)
Winner: Holly Newman (Athletics)
Nominees: Eden Tse (Rugby League) | Eliza Reynolds (Hockey) | Toby Whiting
Marc Thompson Sports Personality Award
Winner: Molly Dymmock-Morgan (Rugby Union)
Nominees: Ben Hellett (American Football) | Freya Keohane (Lacrosse) | Jordan Allan (Netball)
Team of the Year
Winner: Lacrosse Women's 1st Team
Nominees: Cheerleading: Eternity | Netball Women's 2nd Team | Shooting Men's Team
Small Club of the Year
Nominees: Equestrian | Futsal | Table Tennis
Club of the Year
Nominees: Cheeleading | Rugby Union, Men's | Softball
We also celebrated some individuals for their contribution to TEAMBrookes.
Nick Wykes, American Football
“Coach Wykes has coached this team for over a decade now and he’s been with us through thick and thin. He makes time for each player if they need it and works hard for each player to achieve their potential. Having had seasons with mixed results didn’t waver his enthusiasm for coaching and developing young athletes into independent and socially aware young adults.
His commitment to the team and university over the past decade has gone under the radar and he has always insisted on staying out of the limelight… however, we believe that as he has now stepping away from coaching and the team we believe his work should be appreciated.”
James Boardman & Fergus Lawrie, Men's Rugby Union
Completed a 24-hour lifting challenge raising over £1,000 for Oxfordshire Mind. Lifted a total of 1,544,924kg!
George Sampa (Football), Connor Weaver (Badminton) & Kimberly Slessor (Football, Water Polo & Ice Hockey)
Krystal Wasike, Cheerleading
Helped massively with the running of the Brookes Sport social media on BUCS Wednesdays!
It's hard to truly capture and celebrate everyone that make Brookes Sport and TEAMBrookes what it is, so we thank everyone who has played a part in the 2022/23 season. We can't wait for next year!