Sporting Blues

This is the most prestigious award that we give in recognition of outstanding excellence in individual or team sport.  Students are entered for the award by their Teacher or Coach according to a set of criteria.  The applications are collated towards the end of Term Three and a group of staff representing Sporting and Cultural interests and members of the Senior Leadership Team come together to debate the awards.
There are several levels of award;
Level 1   Certificate
Level 2   Distinction
Level 3   Blue
Distinction and Blue are awarded at the high status Blues Evening which is held at the beginning of Term Four.  Students who are nominated for a Blue Award are recognised for their achievement and a Sportsman and Sportswomen is selected and announced at the Ceremony.
The outstanding teams are also recognised at this Ceremony and one is chosen for the award of Sports Team for the year.

2016 awards

Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year
Kirstin Gerken and Hamish Mears
2016 Team of the Year
U15 Girls' Relay Team

Media Gallery

Sports Team of the Year
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Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year
1 media item

Sport Criteria

Full Blues are generally not awarded to juniors unless they have met the criteria for a Senior Blue.If a student can represent the college they should do so.  If a student chooses not to be part of the college team without suitable reason (eg. it would unduly limit their personal progress) it may not be looked on favourably by the committee.
For minority sports, the following are asked:
  • How big was the field?
  • How big is the sport Dunedin/ Otago / nationwide?
  • What commitment/sacrifice did the athlete show to get to the competition?
  • Could the athlete have gone to the next tier of competition?
For major sports clearer guidelines are itemised below.

Blues are generally not awarded to teams:- 
  • In the instance where a small team (eg. triathlon) was to reach an exceptionally high level (eg. top three in New Zealand) it may be appropriate for the Blues Committee to award a Blue to all members of the team. This is at the committee’s discretion and recognises that each member of the team would need to be performing at a very high level for the team to achieve this.
  • Where an individual does not have a pathway to reach a higher level as it does not practically exist without leaving the college then a Blue may be either awarded at the discretion of the committee or other guidelines may be put in place.

Guidelines for specific sports

Basketball 
Otago age group A team                        
Need to travel to tournament

Netball 
Otago age group A teamDunedin Netball centre representative team

Rugby
Metro U14, U16 or U18 rep team
Full Otago U65kg or U48kg

Football
Football south rep

Hockey
Otago age group representative team

Cricket
Full Otago age group teamTravel to tournament against legitimate opposition (e.g. Canterbury, not North Otago)

Tennis
Otago age group representative to travel to tournament

Touch
Otago age group

Equestrian
See above regarding teams 
Individual performance