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Queen’s University Blues Awards 2020

Blues 2020 Team Winner
Team of the Year

It may not have had all the glitz and the glam of a 'Blues Awards' night held in the Whitla Hall, but this year's unique online event proved to be a great success. The Queen's University Belfast Deep RiverRock Blues Awards 2020 was produced and hosted by Queen's staff and included key Guest Speaker High Performance expert Gary Keegan. 

The 'Blues' is the Queen’s University Sports Awards ceremony, during which we have the opportunity to review the sporting year. Each academic year is a rich and unique celebration of our students’ sporting journeys and achievements of the previous twelve months. A difficult year which was curtailed by the global health crisis meant many sporting seasons had yet to reach their zenith – but the list of achievements is none the less impressive by our athletes and teams.

Queen's University Belfast Deep RiverRock Blues Awards 2020 - Winners

  • Team of the Year - Ladies Hockey - Ulster Premier League Champions and remaining unbeaten in 2019/20
  • Coach of the Year - Derek Suffern (Rugby) -  Brought Queen's to the brink of promotion when the season was cancelled and remained unbeaten in 2020
  • Individual Achievement - Ronan Young (Soccer) A great season for Ronan and the Queen's Soccer team with some memorable performances. Ronan's performances earned him a cap by Irish Universities at International Level.
  • Special Contribution to Sport - Simon Bell (Hockey) Simon is Queen's Ladies' Senior Coach. He has been involved with Queen's Hockey for more than a decade and helped oversee the development of our new world class hockey pitch at Upper Malone.

Relive this year's event - Queen's University Belfast Deep RiverRock Blues Awards 2020