Adelaide University Sport and Fitness value the success of our athletes and volunteers as their contributions build club culture and history, as well as our organisation and the University. We celebrate our athletes, volunteers and clubs' successes at our annual Blues Awards Dinner. 


The history of the Blue began in 1836 following a boat race between Oxford and Cambridge Universities. It began as a blue ribbon tied to the bow of the Cambridge boat, and later as the colour of the stripes worn by the Oxford crew. Over time, any student who represented Oxford against Cambridge was entitled to wear a dark blue jacket. Eventually, Blues were awarded for outstanding achievement in university sport – a tradition adopted at universities in many parts of the world.  
The Blue was adopted in 1908 as the highest recognition for sporting achievement by students at the University of Adelaide. The Blues Awards are an important element to our organisation, with an annual gala event bringing our clubs and the university community to together to celebrate sporting and volunteering achievements. 

Life Members & Service to Sport Awards

Rhodes Scholars

Blues, Half Blues and Club Letters

Club of the Year

Coach & Volunteer of the Year