Blues Awards

The Blue is the highest honour granted to individual sportsmen and sportswomen at the University of Oxford and is a highly sought after achievement for Oxford student athletes. The awarding of a Blue is dependant on the status of each sport and the specific criteria associated with competing at the highest level within that sport. Oxford students who achieve a Blue receive a certificate to acknowledge their achievement and are also eligible to purchase Blues merchandise appropriate to the the status of their award (Full or Half Blue). The status of each sport and the criteria required to be awarded a Blue are managed by the Oxford University Men’s Blues Committee and the Oxford University Women’s Blues Committee respectively.

Oxford University Men’s Blues Committee

The Men’s Blues Committee is responsible for the maintenance and monitoring of each sports status and criteria and the subsequent awarding of Blues for men’s sports at Oxford. It is made up of the current captains of the affiliated clubs (those with a Blues status), and the committee: the President, Secretary and Treasurer. The current committee members are listed below: –

 

President 18/19: Phillip Baker, Green Templeton College

Secretary 18/19: Rob Conway, Green Templeton College

Treasurer 18/19: Sid Baines, Oriel College

 

All affiliated clubs are required to send one representative to each of the termly meetings and to review the status of their sport once every 3 years. For further information on the structure and operation of the committee please refer to the committee constitution linked below.

 

For the current list of criteria and to see the Blues status of each sport please download the criteria document below.

 

Oxford University Women’s Blues Committee

The Women’s Blues Committee is responsible for the for the maintenance and monitoring of each sports status and criteria and the subsequent awarding of Blues for women’s sports at Oxford. It is made up of the current captains of the affiliated clubs (those with a Blues status), and the committee: the President and Secretary. The current committee members are listed below: –

 

President 18/19: Gwenyth Audran, Christ Church College

Secretary 18/19: Priyanka Harley, St Catherine’s College

 

All affiliated clubs are required to send one representative to each of the termly meetings and to review the status of their sport once every 3 years. For further information on the structure and operation of the committee please refer to the committee constitution linked below.

 

For the current list of criteria and to see the Blues status of each sport please download the criteria document below.

 

Committee Merger

At a joint meeting on 22nd January 2019, the Oxford University Men’s Blues Committee and the Oxford University Women’s Blues Committees agreed to merge into one committee. The newly joint committee will be operation from Michaelmas term of the 2019/20 academic year.

 

Blues Merchandise – Preferred Supplier

“Walters & Co are proud to produce and supply all Oxford University Sports clubs with Full & Half Blue Sweaters, Blazers, Scarves, ties and more! We consider it a great honour and privilege to police on your behalf as well as supply Oxford University sports men and women with Blues garments that reflect and recognise the high accolade  achieved in their specialist sport. An Oxford Blue is a real honour awarded to the precious few, internationally recognised across the world.”

 

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