Sports Trophies, Blues and Colour Awards

For information of any winners of the below awards, please contact the Sports Office


Blues Awards

The prestigious Sports Union Blues are awarded to sportsmen and women who have reached the highest level in their field. Every year the applications are always of an immensley high level and we at the Sports Union are sure that this new year will be no exception.  Students balancing a full-time degree while playing at Scottish and British University level with some representing their country at full international level is a tremendous feat, representing the exceptional sporting talent within Aberdeen University. The Blues Awards are presented each year at the annual Sports Union Sports Ball.


Colours Awards

The AUSA Sport Colours Awards are for individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to their club or to Sport at Aberdeen. The award takes into account not only sporting performance and achievement but also positions of responsibility, fundraising and developing new players among others. They are awarded at two levels, Colours and Colours with Distinction and are presented each year at the Sports Union AGM.        


Sporting Achievements - Trophies and Awards 

Blues Bowl (Fresher of the Year)  

The Blues Bowl award was created in memory of Duncan Watson (1965-1985) and is awarded annually at the discretion of the Blues Committee. It is awarded to the Fresher who has made an outstanding contribution to his/her Club(s), both on and off the field, during the previous academic year, and who is under twenty-one years of age.


Sandy Morrison Memorial Trophy (Athlete of the Year) 

The Sandy Morrison Memorial Trophy is an award dedicated to the memory of Sandy Morrison, a grounds man at the University for many years, and is presented to an individual who has shown outstanding achievement at their chosen sport during the academic year. 


AJM Edwards Memorial Award (Exceptional Services to a Club) 

This is one of the most prestigious trophies awarded to an individual.  The award is in memory of Mr. Freddie Edwards, Honorary President of the Athletic Association from 1976-1983, and is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to University sport over a number of years.  The contribution is in the form of exceptional active or administrative services to the club, made either as a faithful club servant, committee member, coach or player.  Nominations are made to the Blue’s Committee, but the final decision is made by Mr. Mel Edwards, son of Mr. Freddie Edwards. 


The Centenary Cup (Individual or Team in a Single Event) 

The Centenary Cup was first awarded in 1991 to celebrate one hundred years of the Athletic Association, and is presented due to the generosity of past members of the Athletic Association.  It is awarded at the discretion of the Blue’s Committee, to an individual or team who excelled in a single event.


Allender Memorial Trophy (Club of the Year)

This trophy is presented in memory of Gerry Allender, an Assistant Director of Physical Education, who was killed in a car crash in 1963.  It is awarded to the “Most Deserving Club”.  This does not necessarily mean the Club with the best record over the year.  Many other criteria are taken into account; for example, money raising efforts, Club Committee organisation, events organised by the Club (i.e. tours, dances, etc) and efforts to encourage new members.


The Mitchell Barclay Trophy (Best Footballer)

The MItchell Barclay Trophy was first awarded in 2018 in memory of Mitchell Barclay, a past student and keen footballer at the University. It is presented to the best footballer, man or woman, based on their performance during the previous academic year.