AWARDS - CLUB OF THE YEAR
CLUB OF THE YEAR
In 2012, AU Sport introduced 3 awards that recognised overall club success, “The Jessop Shield” for Club of the Year with less than 50 members, “The Bennett Shield” for Club of the Year with more than 50 members and “The Patron’s Cup” for the most outstanding achievement by a club.
The Jessop Shield and The Bennett Shield
Clubs that are awarded ‘Club of the Year’ have met a set of criteria which AU Sport considers to be an “ideal” club. It is something that all AU Sport Clubs should strive for and winning clubs are awarded with a $1,000 financial incentive towards a particular club project. The shields are presented in recognition of the first two AU Sport Life Members, Richard Bennett and Charles Jessop.
Previous winners - The Jessop Shield
Previous winners - The Bennett Shield
THE PATRON'S CUP
The Patron's Cup is awarded to a club which had an outstanding achievement in the past 12 months. It is presented in recognition of Professor McWha's support of AU Sport during his 10 year tenure as Vice-Chancellor. This award does not have to be awarded annually; it is very dependent on the standard of applications.