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Curtin University

Awards and Achievements

Recognising the sporting achievements of Curtin students, staff and alumni.

The Curtin University Sports Awards is a prestigious event held annually to honour and recognise the outstanding sporting achievements of students, alumni, sports clubs and volunteers in the Curtin community.



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    Presidents Shield - Volunteer of the Year Award

     Volunteer of the Year - Greg Haig (Curtin University Boat Club)

    • Member of the CUBC since 1983 and is a life member
    • Coaches Senior Men's squad and mentors younger members of the club as they progress through the high school rowing programs and novice rowing squads
    • Greg coordinates the clubhouse, was responsible for the installation of oar racking system, the clubhouse expansion and any emergency repairs


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    Sports Club of the Year

     Sports Club of the Year - Curtin University Wesley Football Club

    • Continued to be one of the largest and strongest amateur football clubs in WA, fielding 7 teams and having over 250 registered players
    • A Grade Grand Finalists for the 3rd Consecutive year
    • Both Colts Teams competed in the finals
    • E3 team won their Grand Final
    • Recipient of Fox Sports Community Cub award for being one of the leading AFL clubs in Australia for their contribution to the community
    • Recipient of the WAAFL President’s Award for community service – recognising the club’s achievement with the Pink Tiger Day fundraising. This is a discretionary award and it is only the second time in the history of the WAAFL that it has been awarded

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    Intervarsity Athlete of the Year

    Intervarsity Athlete of the Year - Jessica Zimmerman (Water Polo)

    • Represented Australia in the World University Games in South Korea and achieved Gold
    • Represented Australia in the Junior World Championships in Greece and achieved 9th  

    Jessica's Mother Pictured: Gloria Zimmerman

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    Sportswoman of the Year

     Sportswoman of the Year - Amie Thompson (Synchronised Swimming)

    • 2015 Nationals achieved 2nd in Solo and 1st in Combo
    • Spanish Open achieved 5th in Free team and 5th Technical team
    • Apart of the World Championship team qualifying for the Rio Olympics
    • Commonwealth Festival held in Perth, achieved 1st in Free team and 1st in Technical team

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    Sportsman of the Year

     Sportsman of the Year - Aaron Younger (Water Polo)

    • International Men's Water Polo player
    • Competed in the Senior World Championships for the Australian Sharks
    • Competed at the World Championships in Russia and was named in the All Star 7, achieving 2nd top goal scorer
    • Named in the European Champion League All Star 7

    Coach Pictured: Paul Oberman

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    Vice Chancellor Elite Athlete Alumni Award

    Vice Chancellor Elite Athlete Alumni - Allana Slater

    • Former Olympian
    • Commonwealth medallist
    • Curtin University Physiotherapy graduate