Service to University Sport

Service to University Sport

Outstanding and Highly Commendable Contribution


The recognition is for sport service at University of Adelaide level only and, accordingly, should be seen as a separate and distinctive from affiliated club award systems. It is regarded as a higher award than Club Letters in the case of club-based service.


The "Service Award" is to recognise people who have given an outstanding and highly commendable contribution to Adelaide University Sport, or to sport at the University of Adelaide, of at least 10 years' duration for Association-based service and 15 years for club-based service. The awards may be given posthumously.

Honorary Life Membership of Adelaide University Sport, however, shall continue to be conferred upon any person who, in the opinion of the Council following consideration of a recommendation from the AU Sport Board, has rendered long and single service to the Association. It is regarded as a higher award than a Service Award.


The following categories should assist an affiliated club and/or the AU Sport Board when considering a nominee for a Service Award:


Exceptional service record as either a player, coach, match official or volunteer at affiliated club level or at national/regional games representing the University of Adelaide.


  • Member of AU Sport Board of Management

  • AU Sport Council delegate

  • South Australian representative of AUS National Board

  • AU Sport Committee member, e.g. Blues, West Best Hockey Centre, Users Group Committee etc.

  • AU Sport staff members

  • Representatives from the University of Adelaide


The AU Sport Board of Management may nominate one person per year (who is not included in one of the above categories) for special services to Sport at the University of Adelaide.

1st round Service Award applications close on 4 May 2018 and 2nd round applications close on 12 October 2018.

Past Recipients