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Sports Awards

The College has a fund to make small contributions to sport related expenses.

Grants may be awarded to students to assist in meeting costs incurred while participating in their chosen sport.

Examples of costs which

will be considered by

the Committee

Examples of costs which

will not be considered by

the Committee

  • Subscriptions
  • Shoes
  • Tournament entries
  • Racquet re-stringing
  • Mandatory kit
  • Transport
  • Training camps
  • Elective kit (including Blues blazer)
  • Subsistence when travelling
  • Nutrition (eg. protein powder)
  • Treatment (eg. sports massage)
  • Summer camps/Pre-season tours

Full guidelines can be found at the bottom of this page

 

Sports that the Committee have awarded in the past include:

  • American Football
  • Lawn Tennis
  • Archery
  • Match Rifle
  • Athletics
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Badminton
  • Netball
  • Boxing
  • Polo
  • Cricket
  • Real Tennis
  • Cross Country
  • Rowing
  • Cycling
  • Rugby
  • Dancesport
  • Rugby Union
  • Fencing
  • Squash
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Gymnastics
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Hockey
  • Water Polo
  • Korfball
  • X Country Marathon Running
  • Lacrosse
 

The awards will be open for applications twice per academic year. An email will be sent out letting students know when applications open.

If applying for more than one sport, please complete additional application forms; your Tutor will not need to complete their section again, but please ensure they are submitted together.

Students will need to complete their application form by the student deadline and then pass the form on to their Tutor. Tutors will then need to fill in their section of the form and send the form to the Tutorial and Admissions Office by the Tutor deadline. Students must remember to append all necessary receipts to their application form before it is sent to their Tutor.

 

2017/2018

Lent

Student deadline - Monday 22nd January 2018

Tutor deadline - Monday 29th January 2018

Easter

Student deadline - Wednesday 02nd May 2018

Tutor deadline - Wednesdat 09th May 2018

 

The official application form must be used. Receipts must be appended and it must be signed by the applicant's Tutor before submission. The application form can be downloaded here (when dates have been confirmed) or be collected from either Girton or Swirles Court Porters' Lodge.

If you have any questions about the Sports Awards please contact the Tutorial and Admissions Office.

Previous Award Winners

Easter 2017

Lent Term 2017

Sports Awards 2015/2016

 

Girton College Sports Awards

Application forms must be completed by the student and then passed on to their Tutor (with appended receipts) by the student deadline (found on the bottom of the application form). If applying for more than one sport, additional application forms must be completed and attached together.


Once the Tutor has completed their section of the application form it must be sent directly to the Tutorial office by the Tutor deadline (found on the bottom of the application form). It must not be returned to the student. If a student is applying for more than one sport, the Tutor only needs to complete their section of the form for one of the applications.


1. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
2. Awards will be made to those participating in sport at University level or above (not University Development Squads).
3. Grants may be awarded to students to assist in meeting costs incurred while participating in their chosen sport provided that, in the opinion of the Committee and the Tutor, the case is a deserving one both academically and financially.
4. Examples of costs which will be considered by the Committee: subscriptions, shoes, tournament entries, racquet re-stringing, mandatory kit, transport.
5. The following costs will not be considered by the Committee: treatments (e.g. massage), elective kit, subsistence when travelling, nutrition (e.g. protein powder), summer camps/pre-season tours, accommodation.
6. The Committee will ensure that there is a fair distribution of the income recognising that the needs of individual sports vary.
7. Applications for grants may be made twice in each year. Deadlines will be set by the Committee and advertised to the student body.
8. Grants will not normally be more than £250 per student per sport per annum.
9. The application form must be submitted by the student to their Tutor by the student deadline date.
10. Receipts must be appended to the application form. Screenshots of payment apps will be accepted.
11. The names and sports of award recipients are added to the Sports Awards page on the Girton website, the Awards/Prizes noticeboard in College, and will appear in the College's Annual publication 'The Year'. Please tick the box on the bottom of the application form if you would prefer your details not to be published in this way.

 

Named Sports Awards

There are available several named Sports Awards, open to undergraduate and graduate applicants. They do not carry additional remuneration in addition to that awarded by the Sports Awards Committee, but are awarded to those students showing outstanding standard, contribution and commitment to sport over a period of time, as a mark of very special sporting achievement over and above the high standards already required to be allocated a Sports Award by the Committee.

None of the Awards have restrictions to specific sports and are open to all student applicants eligible for consideration for a Sports Award. However the most appropriate Award will be allocated to each recipient once they have been chosen and the donors will be notified of the identities of the students to whom Awards and made, and for what purpose.

The number of Awards to be made is not specified: seven were awarded in the Easter 2016 round to students involved in pentathlon, cricket, match rifle, rowing and triathlon, tennis, lacrosse and distance running. The Awards are named as follows:

 

The Joan McGrath Sports Award

This Award is named for the late Joan McGrath who was a keen sportswoman as an undergraduate at Girton in the 1950s and  throughout her life. She won Half-Blues for cricket and lacrosse in 1952 and represented the College at table tennis and tennis.

 

The Robin Sports Award

This Award is named by Susan Hunt who was an undergraduate in the 1970s. She played many sports while at Girton and went on to be Director of Strategy and Programme Management of the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

 

The Diana Lees-Jones Award

This Award is named for the late Diana Lees-Jones who was an undergraduate at Girton in the 1950s. Diana Lees-Jones was a member of the University ski team as an undergraduate and having enjoyed her time at Girton enormously, was keen to continue to support sport at Girton.