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Commitment Award

To recognise our most committed activators who help run the Warwick Active programme throughout the year. This will be someone who has assisted with multiple session or multiple parts of the programme.

Nominees

  • Rajesh Chitnis (Football & Running)
  • Jierong Luo (Volleyball)
  • Chris Wood (Cricket & Football)

Winner

Rajesh Chitnis

This person has been involved in two sports this academic year.

Rajesh set up a new running group and has been extremely committed to starting it up, not getting demoralised by it taking a while to get off the ground and continuing throughout the term time and vacation. He is also involved in numerous football rock ups, and despite only being the designated activator for one of the sessions they are always more than willing to support the other sessions when the other activators are not there or need some assistance.

 

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Best Supporting Club

Presented to the club who have worked flawlessly together to run a part of the Warwick Active programme and gone above and beyond to improve their social sport offer.

Nominees:

  • Table Tennis Club
  • Women's Cricket Club
  • Volleyball Club

Winner

Women’s Cricket Club

The Women’s Cricket Club has been developed over the past year due to the committed members, having not only been part of the weekly rock up programme but also supporting various Warwick sport initiatives. Their passion for the sport is clear, and this has meant a tremendous growth in the females playing this sport.



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Social Media Award - NA this year

This is for an activator who has shown an exceptional commitment to engaging with people on social media, whether that be through creating new social media communities or a consistent engagement and publicising of the programme.


 


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Newbie of the Year

This is for an activator who has started in the last year who has done a fantastic job and shown real enthusiasm for their sport/ session/ the Active programme in general.

Nominees:

    • Pujen Shrestha (Futsal)
    • Ethan Ferrao (Football)
    • Arif Erdogan (Running)

      Winner

      Arif Erdogan

      Arif started as an activator at the start of term 2 and has been extremely passionate about getting new people into his sport. He supported with a course in term 2 and really helped the participants to achieve their goals. He also led ad hoc sessions to support people further and give them extra opportunities to get involved. In term 3 he led his own session, as a progression to the course he had been assisting with and also found another activator to help them with this session, who is equally passionate and dedicated. He has made a massive impact in a short space of time and has helped to build a new community of participants within his sport.


       


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      Staff and Postgraduate Activator of the Year

      To recognise the hard work our staff consistently put into running the staff and PG activities throughout the entire year.

      Nominees:

      • Jierong Luo (Volleyball)
      • Jean Noonan (Running)
      • Maria Roffin (Volleyball)
      • Cora Neumann (Running)

      Winner

      Maria Roffin

      Maria is new to the Warwick Active programme and has taken on the role of leading a weekly rock up, and supporting both a tournament and league over the past academic year. Whilst doing this Maria is an official NGB university officer, and represented the university to a high standard. Tremendous growth of their sport has been seen, which is certainly in part due to their organisation and commitment to the weekly rock up sessions which ensure students are wanting to come back each week.


       


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      Undergraduate Activator of the Year

      To recognise the hard work our staff consistently put into running the staff and PG activities throughout the entire year.

      Nominees:

      • Pujen Shrestha
      • Sophia Abbasi
      • Vicky Walker

      Winner

      Pujen Shrestha

      Pujen was a new activator for a new Rock Up and they have excelled in their role. The very first session was assisted by a member of Warwick Sport but Pujen took to the role immediately, doing everything expected of them and have going beyond just the required. He assisted with the promotion of the Rock Up and the successful promotion/ running of tournaments including providing feedback on how they could be improved between Term 2 and 3. The rock up that he is responsible for is close to capacity every session and it must have something to do with the way the session is run that makes people come back week after week.


       


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      Unsung Hero - to be awarded on the night

      Someone who has committed a lot of time in the background to ensure the programme runs smoothly. This can be anyone who does a behind the scenes role, whether it is admin or marketing based.

      Jean Noonan

      Jean has consistently gone above and beyond since they got involved in the programme last year. She started up a new running group, at a time of day which we hadn't tried before and due to her dedicated promotion and support this has been a real success. But it does not stop there. She has been involved in our Warwick Girls Can campaign as a blogger and general advocate of the campaign, supporting many events over the 2 years. This year she has also supported the programme as a course instructor and again have gone above and beyond, leading extra sessions in her own time to help participants complete their goals. She have implemented a Whatsapp group to help support participants between sessions and has kept up this support role after the end of the courses. She has also arranged for participants to go to a local Parkrun to put their learning into action and has supported them on the day.


       

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      Outstanding Contribution Award

      For our outstanding Activator, who goes above and beyond to deliver fantastic opportunities for students and/ or staff at Warwick. This will be over a minimum period of 2 years and will show real commitment to the Active programme, going above just running their session each week.

      Nominees:

      • Harry Cai (Tennis)
      • Reza Shahrjerdi (Football)
      • Connor Perkins (Table Tennis)

      Connor Perkins

      Connor has been involved in the Warwick Active programme throughout his time at Warwick. He has shown real enthusiasm for the Warwick Active events and have gone above and beyond to help with the running of these, including sourcing volunteers, setting up and staying to till after the Sports centre has officially shut to pack away, he even claims event nights to be their favourite day of the year! He has been pivotal in setting up one of our most popular Pop Up sessions, making it successful by ensuring volunteers are there every week showing casing the sport in a positive enthusiastic way! He has supported our campus wide ambition to become the most active campus in the UK and will be sorely missed next year!