La Trobe’s sporting excellence to be celebrated at the 2023 Blues Sport Awards

The triumphs of La Trobe University’s sporting elite will once again be celebrated this November at the annual Blues Sport Awards.

The 2023 edition of La Trobe University’s showcase sport event is set to be held once again at the Ikon Park Function Room - home of our industry partners, the Carlton Football Club - on Thursday 9 November.

La Trobe University has a proud history of excellence in performance, participation and contribution to sport. Years affected by COVID aside, the University has held the prestigious Blues Sport Awards gala dinner every year since 2005 to celebrate and recognise performance of the highest calibre by its student athletes. In addition, the Blues Sport Awards provide the opportunity to acknowledge exemplary service to sport at the University by our affiliated clubs, teams and individuals.

La Trobe University is once again pleased to invite students, staff, alumni, club members, friends of La Trobe and VIP guests to celebrate the return of sport at the Blues Sport Awards.

Why the name 'Blues Sport Awards'?

Following the tradition of Oxford and Cambridge, Blues Awards are a prestigious and valued symbol of sporting excellence in universities. At La Trobe, the Blues Sport Awards recognise the outstanding sporting performances of our elite student athletes.

Nine major award categories will be presented on the night, ranging from the celebration of the University’s elite athletes with the prestigious University BlueUniversity Half-Blue, Academic Excellence and Sports People of the Year Awards , through to recognising the outstanding La Trobe representative sport achievements in Coach of the Year, Team La Trobe Athletes of the Year and Team La Trobe Team of the Year and also the awarding of community sport-based honours with the Sport Club of the Year and Outstanding Service to Sport at La Trobe University.

La Trobe University would like to advise that nominations for the following awards are now open and will close on Friday 6 October at 5:00pm.

  • University Blue
  • University Half-Blue
  • Coach of the Year
  • Team La Trobe Athletes of the Year
  • Team La Trobe Team of the Year
  • Sport Club of the Year
  • Outstanding Service to Sport at La Trobe University

Please note that La Trobe University is accepting award nominees for the period from 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023. To view the full criteria for each award, click here.


Tickets for the 2023 La Trobe University Blues Sport Awards at Ikon Park are also now available to purchase via Eventbrite. Individual tickets can be purchased for $80, which includes canapés, main meal, dessert and beer, wine and soft drink.

Stay tuned to the La Trobe Sport Facebook and Instagram channels for more information in the coming weeks leading up to the 2023 La Trobe University Blues Sport Awards.


The 2023 La Trobe University Blues Sport Awards are proudly supported by UniSuper.