Sports Awards Ball 2019 - Your Winners

James Carr - winner of the Brownhill-Evans Memorial Award with Union Sports Officer Ross Sharmon.

James Carr - winner of the Brownhill-Evans Memorial Award with Union Sports Officer Ross Sharmon.

At a glamourous event organised by MMU Sport, the winners of the Sports Awards Ball 2019 were announced.

Held at The Principal Hotel on Oxford Road, over 500 students attended and enjoyed a Hollywood themed evening, compéred by radio presenter Tim Cocker. Guests were treated to a three-course meal, with an after party at The Union.

The awards celebrate sporting achievements and recognise the contribution of coaches and volunteers from elite performance, fundraising events and individual success. A total of 11 awards were up for grabs, with winners including Commonwealth swimmer Chloe Golding who won Sports Woman of the Year and Men’s Water Polo who were awarded BUCS Team of the year after becoming national champions for the second year running. 

Speaking on Twitter, Chloe Golding said: “Thank you to MMU Sport and MMU Swimming for a fab three years; I am really honoured to be named Sports Woman of the Year. Now on to my final challenge of competing at World University Games in July.”

Also presented was the Brownhill-Evans Memorial Award, created in memory of James Brownhill and David Evans. Both young men were active members of a number of student sport clubs, and were sadly killed in a fall while climbing close to Chamonix, France in July 2011. The award, given this year to James Carr from Boxing, recognises an individual who has shown outstanding commitment and contributions to multiple clubs.

The winners from the evening:


Committee Member of the Year

Grace Eyles │ Netball/Taekwondo 


BUCS Team of the Year

Men’s Water Polo


Non BUCS Team



Coach of the Year

Rebecca McKinty │ Cheerleading


Event of the Year

Rounders │ Silent Disco


Brownhill-Evans Memorial Award

James Carr │ Boxing


Most Improved Club

Men's Football


Rising Star

Elzabeth Cardwell │ Netball


Sports Man of Year

Will Baxter │ Lacrosse


Sports Woman of the Year

Chloe Golding │ Swimming


Club of the Year



MMU Sport colours


Liam Hudspith │ Mountaineering

Charlotte Jones │ Rounders

Kate McNally │ Snowsports

Matthew Atkins │ Snowsports

Jessica Peach │ Snowsports

Alice Scott │ Tennis

Iana Kakouli │ Volleyball



Club colours


Sarah Pratt │ Basketball

Clarissa Parkes │ Cheerleading

Nsomi Lau │ Cheerleading

Sarah Bickford │ Dance

Molly Darlington │ Football

Katie Spencer-Jones │ Lacrosse

Mollie Osborne-Richards │ Mountaineering

Rosie Broadhurst │ Cheerleading

Imogen Edwards │Rounders





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