Celebration of University sporting achievements

University of Wolverhampton student sporting teams and players were celebrated at an annual end of year awards.‌

The University’s Institute of Sport Sports Awards 2015 was held at Molineux on Wednesday 6 May 2015.

The annual awards mark the achievements of the University’s sporting body and those teams and individuals that compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS).

Hosted by Wolverhampton cycling legend Hugh Porter MBE, it also featured an inspirational talk from five time world karate champion Geoff Thompson MBE, both honorary graduates of the University.

Winners from the night included the Women’s Football Team, who won the BUCS Midlands 2A League title, their coach Jemma Connor Iommi and judo player Ebony Drysdale-Daley who won gold at the BUCS indoor championships and was the most medalled British Judo junior competitor in 2014.

The full list of award winners is as follows:

Team of the Year: Women’s Football

Most Improved Team: Volleyball Club

Captain of the Year: Alor Kuol, Men’s Football 1st

Coach of the Year: Jemma Connor Iommi, Women’s Football

Player’s Player of the Year: Joe Wilson, Men’s Rugby

Athlete of the Year: Ebony Drysdale-Daley, Judo

Special award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport: Dave Elmore, University of Wolverhampton Judo Development Officer

Bess Evans, Deputy Director for the University’s Institute of Sport, said: “We have had some great performances this year, doubling the number of competitive teams we have entered and finishing its highest place in the BUCS rankings for 10 years.

“Our aim when we set up the Institute of Sport last year was to change the face of sport at the University by increasing participation, improving performance alongside our teaching and research.”

ENDS

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