The Athletics Union Colour Awards 2018 were presented by Colonel Rob Forster RM, Chairman of the Athletics Union.
On opening the ceremony, Col Forster said:
‘Defence Academy Colours are awarded as recognition of ability in, and commitment to, an activity within the Athletics Union (AU). The rules for these awards must be sufficiently stringent to ensure that they are a mark of distinction, and to encourage effort and participation in the activities of the AU.’
Recipients are nominated by their respective Club Chairpersons, Secretaries and Captains in recognition of an individual’s efforts over the year.
The nominations are then boarded by a representative committee drawn from across the Defence Academy. It is the committee’s responsibility to ensure the credibility of awards are kept within the spirit of the awards process, ensuring they remain a significant achievement for individuals. The awards are an inclusive representation of the wider academy and station community, as shown by the mix of winners this year.
Athletics Union Colour Awards list