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
University of Auckland Ultimate Club
New Club of the Year
|Mechanical and Mechatronics Student Association|
|Auckland University Muay Thai Club|
|Auckland Student Pool Association|
|University of Auckland Women in Law|
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.
Auckland University Muay Thai Club
General Club of the Year
|Grassroots Rural Health Club|
|Social Innovation New Zealand|
|Student Association for the Medical Sciences|
|Public Policy Club|
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.
Public Policy Club
Sports Club of the Year
|Auckland University Fencing Club|
|Auckland University Canoe Club|
|The University of Auckland Netball Club|
|Auckland University Ultimate Club|
|University of Auckland Snowsports Club|
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.
Auckland University Fencing Club
Cultural Club of the Year
|Art History Society|
|Cook Island Student Association|
|Cantonese Student Society of Auckland|
|Muslim Student Association|
|Hong Kong Student Society|
|Filipino Student Association|
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.
Muslim Student Association
Treasurer of the Year
|Ellen Luo, AIESEC|
|Hugo Thomlinson, University of Auckland Snowsports Club|
|Ji Won (Daniel) Chang, Study Abroad Student Society|
|Daniel Sorce, Microfinance Initiative|
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
|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|
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.