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The Solent Sports Awards are held each year in recognition of the teams and individuals who have represented the University at local, national and international competitions. You've missed this year's awards, but watch this space for information about the 2018 event.

Sports awards 2017

The 2017 Solent Sports Awards took place on Wednesday 3rd May at St Mary’s stadium. Hosted by veteran broadcaster Tony Husband with former England & Lions rugby legend Phil Vickery and attended by hundreds of Solent Sport athletes, the event was a well deserved celebration after an excellent year of Solent Sport.

Choosing winners after such a successful year really put the judges through their paces, but on the night the awards went to:

Southampton FC’s Sports Man of the Year Award
Outstanding individual performances over the 2016-2017 sporting year.
Danny Ricks (Table Tennis)

Southampton FC’s Sports Woman of the Year Award 
Outstanding individual performances over the 2016-2017 sporting year.
Ekemini Essien (Basketball)

Coliseum Coaches Male Newcomer of the Year Award
First year student who has shown outstanding performance in their specific club.
Patrick Jones (Basketball)

Coliseum Coaches Female Newcomer of the Year
First year student who has shown outstanding performance in their specific club.
Zuzanna Majakova (Table Tennis)

Wooden Spoon Contribution of the Year 
Outstanding commitment and contribution to the development of their specific sports club over a sustained period of two years or more.
Primrose Kavanagh (Wheelchair rugby & Ladies Basketball)

Perform Better Club of the Year

On and off the sporting pitch/court, the club who has provided the more efficient and effective development and organisation.

Men's Rugby

Sunsail Team of the Year (BUCS League)
Best performance within the BUCS Leagues.
Ladies Cricket

Sunsail Team of the Year (BUCS Cups)
Best performance within the BUCS knockout Cup competitions.
Men's indoor cricket

Perform Better Team of the Year (Local Leagues/cups)
Best performance with the local league leagues and cups
Ladies Basketball

Canon Coach of the Year
The Team Solent coach who has shown outstanding commitment and dedication to the development of the club and its members.
Richard Browning (Men's Cricket)

Sunsail Rising Star of the Year 
Young athlete (12-18 years old) who achieved outstanding individual performances over the 2016-2017 sporting year.
Patrick Asher Reif (Wheelchair Rugby)

Get in touch

For more information about 2018's sports awards or to find out how you can become a sponsor, please ring 023 8201 6412 or email mike.toy@solent.ac.uk

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