Sport at Brunel received a huge boost this summer after receiving national award nominations.
At this year’s NUS (National Union of Students) Awards and BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) Awards, Brunel sports clubs received a total of three nominations.
At the NUS Awards, Brunel Handball was shortlisted for NUS Club of the year, a prestigious award given to the club that has made a significant contribution to the student experience and benefits to the student population or wider community.
While at the BUCS Awards, Brunel Basketball was shortlisted for Club of the Year, and Gilbert Lewis, our 2013/14 Handball Chair, was shortlisted for Endsleigh Volunteer of the Year award.
Brunel Basketball have excelled on and off the court this year, through tripling their membership, building links with the local community, participating in environmental campaigns, and establishing a diverse social environment that is inclusive to all. Gilbert was a member of the founding committee of Handball in 2012 and has since volunteered copious hours to the club and the sport as a whole, including; officiating, coaching, representing the club within the London Handball Association, and coordinating handball competition all over London for both University and community clubs.
All of these nominations show how the fantastic things we do here at Brunel are being nationally recognised, which in itself is an amazing achievement. The Union are proud to recognise the incredible achievements of the nominees. While we unfortunately did not secure any of the awards, moving forward, the Union will ensure that this good news is circulated nationally, and at next year’s awards we will have more nominations with the hope of winning an award!
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