2023 TEAMBrookes Sports Awards

Hockey team at 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.

BUCS Winners

BUCS Winners

  • 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)

Fresher of the Year winners, Angus & Charlotte

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)

Sportsman of the Year winner Ben

Nominees: Fraser Harris (Rugby League) | George Bowen (Trampolining) | Kevin Chia-Hao (Table Tennis)

Sportswoman of the Year

Winner: Eleanor Houlbrooke (Cheerleading)

Sportswoman of the Year winner Els

Nominees: Izzy Zeally (Lacrosse) | Lexie Spurr (Hockey) | Rhiannon Parker-Nicholls (Figure Skating)

Strength & Conditioning Award

Winners: Charles Winder (Hockey) & Bella Mills (Hockey)

Strength and Conditioning Award winners Charles and Bella

Coach of the Year

Winner: Fin Kelly (Women's Rugby Union)

Coach of the Year winner Fin

Nominees: Aliyah Anthony (Women’s Football) | Joel Hopkins (Rugby League) | Lorenzo Monticelli (Basketball)

Wellbeing Award

Winner: Holly Newman (Athletics)

Wellbeing Award winner Holly

Nominees: Eden Tse (Rugby League) | Eliza Reynolds (Hockey) | Toby Whiting

Marc Thompson Sports Personality Award

Winner: Molly Dymmock-Morgan (Rugby Union)

Marc Thompson Sports Personality Award winner Molly

Nominees: Ben Hellett (American Football) | Freya Keohane (Lacrosse) | Jordan Allan (Netball)

Team of the Year

Winner: Lacrosse Women's 1st Team

Team of the Year W1 Lacrosse

Nominees: Cheerleading: Eternity | Netball Women's 2nd Team | Shooting Men's Team

Small Club of the Year

Winner: Swimming

Small Club of the Year Swimming

Nominees: Equestrian | Futsal | Table Tennis

Club of the Year

Winner: Lacrosse

Club of the Year Lacrosse

Nominees: Cheeleading | Rugby Union, Men's | Softball

Special Recognitions

We also celebrated some individuals for their contribution to TEAMBrookes.

Nick Wykes, American Football

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

Fergus and James, 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)

Special Recognition, George, Connor and Kim

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!