Clubs Awards 2018

The 2018 Clubs Awards was held on Thursday 04 October at the Pavilion on Old Government House lawn. Find out which clubs picked up an award on the night.

Overall Club of the Year

Winner

University of Auckland Ultimate Club

New Club of the Year

Shortlisted Clubs
Mechanical and Mechatronics Student Association
Auckland University Muay Thai Club
Auckland Student Pool Association
University of Auckland Women in Law
TEDx UoA

Winner

University of Auckland Women in Law

Women in Law has been operating for two years and has proved themselves as a vital component of the Faculty in the current era of equality, openness and demand for accountability. With a burgeoning membership base, the club has focused on raising awareness, challenging the status quo, and celebrating successes with a wide variety of initiatives including everything from Pink Ribbon Breakfasts, talks with prominent speakers and forming an Equity Council.

Runner up

Auckland University Muay Thai Club

 

General Club of the Year

Shortlisted Clubs
Grassroots Rural Health Club
KPop Planet
Social Innovation New Zealand
Student Association for the Medical Sciences
Public Policy Club

Winner

Social Innovation New Zealand

Social Innovation created a diverse community of members, and  focused on getting things done this year. This club gives students the tools and resources to create actual change and impact through internships, community events, hackathons, and much more.

Runner up

Public Policy Club

 

Sports Club of the Year

Shortlisted Clubs
Auckland University Fencing Cliub
Auckland University Canoe Club
The University of Auckland Netball Club
Auckland University Ultimate Club
University of Auckland Snowsports Club

Winner

Auckland University Ultimate Club

Ultimate has been run with unwavering focus and spirit this year, progressing players from novices to high performers. Twenty eight members were selected to represent NZ at the U24 level, and teams took out gold and third place at the recent University Championships.

Runner up

Auckland University Fencing Club

 

Cultural Club of the Year

Shortlisted Clubs
Art History Society
Cook Island Student Association
Cantonese Student Society of Auckland
Muslim Student Association
Hong Kong Student Society
Filipino Student Association

Winner

Filipino Student Association

FSA's love of Filipino culture can be seen in their movie nights showcasing life in the Philippines, their traditional folk dancing troupe, the social media campaign #FilipiKnow, and by fund raising for those in need in the Philippines. They also share their culture through public events such as ASEAN Week and their own band.

Runner up

Muslim Student Association

Treasurer of the Year

Shortlisted nominees
Ellen Luo, AIESEC
Hugo Thomlinson, University of Auckland Snowsports Club
Ji Won (Daniel) Chang, Study Abroad Student Society
Daniel Sorce, Microfinance Initiative

Winner

Hugo Thomlinson, University of Auckland Snowsports Club

Hugo was responsible for managing a complex mix of financial pressures, balancing the ongoing costs of maintaining a large asset, and the managing the costs associated with being on the mountain. He’s ensured accurate budgeting and demonstrated his time management skills with a constant flow of payments and refunds to be allocated throughout the season. Hugo has been dedicated and proactive, and his financial successes will see the club well into future years.

President of the Year

Shortlisted nominees
Kathlynn Lee and Annie Huang, Marketing Innovation Networking Design
Brendon Graf, Auckland University Rock and Alpine Club
Ella Matulovic and Chelsea Rees, The University of Auckland Kitesurf Club
Chris Ryan, Debating Society
Philippa Jaffrey, Arts Student Organisation

Winner

Chris Ryan, Debating Society

As President of a well-established and highly successfully club on campus, Chris is responsible for overseeing the University’s debaters who compete (and win) on an international stage. The most visible event this year for the club, on the freedom of speech, highlighted Chris’ perseverance, professionalism and his exceptional effort. He is a credit to the University.

Runner up

Kathlynn Lee and Annie Huang