Back to Blogs
Media,1812189,Smxx 1600x694
Share this Article

VANRATH Supports Sporting Excellence at the Queens Blues Awards 2023

  • Publish Date: Posted 11 months ago
  • Author:by VANRATH

​VANRATH were delighted to attend and celebrate all the local teams and individuals at Queen’s embracing the power of sport!

Let's take a look back at the inspiring ceremony that took place at the Queen's Blues Awards on Thursday 8th June at Whitla Hall. This event recognised and celebrated all those who contribute to sport and wellbeing at the university.

Hosted by BBC Sports journalist Thomas Niblock, the evening began with the recognition and presentation of Blues awards to 48 Queen's students who have excelled in their sports.

VANRATH were honoured to be part of the celebrations, with our Director, Damian Della Croce, and our Senior Recruitment Consultant, Ross Stevenson, in attendance. We were also proud sponsors of the Community Impact Sporting Award, which was presented to Queen's Parkrun.

VANRATH are particularly delighted to be part of this event following the recent launch of the VANRATH Active Lifestyle Programme in partnership with Queen's Sport, and to show our commitment to supporting and promoting sporting excellence in our community.

Congratulations again to all the deserving winners and those recognised for their sporting efforts and dedication throughout the year!

In case you missed it, here are a few inspiring teams and sports allies that stood out to us:

  • Inspirational Sporting Award winner: Kaylem McShane (Basketball).

  • The Community Impact Award winner: Queen's Parkrun, presented by Ryan Feeney, VP for Strategic Engagement and External Affairs at Queen's.

  • Deep RiverRock Hidden Hero Award winner: Catriona Edington for Athletics and Equestrian, presented by SU President Emma Murphy.

  • Deep RiverRock Coach of the Year winner: Men's Rugby Coach Derek Suffern.

  • Deep RiverRock Sports Achievement Award winner: The Men's Hockey team, presented by Karl Oakes, Head of Queen's Sport and Physical Wellbeing.

  • The Deep RiverRock Individual Sports Achievement Award winner: Gymnast Ewan McAteer.

This year also saw the inaugural Hall of Fame, which honors and celebrates the most distinguished sportsmen and women among Queen's alumni from each decade. It will now be an integral part of the annual Blues Awards.

Keep up to date with all our latest Blogs​, Tips, Hints and News here.