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Sports and Cultural Blazers and Colours

Each year students are awarded Blazer and Colour awards in recognition of their achievements. These are awarded by the Awards Committee, which meets once a term to consider nominations made by the coaches and co-ordinators of the various activities or by self-nomination.

The criteria for each sport or cultural activity are contained in a folder available in The Green Library and Innovation Centre and also be viewed in the Sports and Cultural Awards booklet at the bottom of this page.

The criteria for each sport and cultural activity are quite varied but the general principles are summarised below:

  • Blazers are awarded to members of the College’s top team in a particular sport or cultural activity, who have been regular team members and have exhibited a high degree of commitment and usually this means participation in at least eight games, which can be made up over more than one season. Students must have completed two years in the sport or cultural activity. Blazer Awards are not awarded to Year 9 students;
  • where there is only one team in a sport, or the College’s top team is not performing at the highest level, the success of the team will be taken into account when considering the number of Blazers awarded;
  • Colours are awarded to outstanding achievements. The key criterion is that the student represents Canterbury at U18 level, secondary level, or better;
  • Colours are primarily aimed at Senior College students, but exceptional performances by Middle School students playing at a senior level may be recognised by a Colour Award;
  • Colours will generally be awarded at assemblies at the end of each term;
  • an important component of the Colour Award will be the fact that these students are considered role models within the College and therefore their attitude and behaviour will be taken into account when considering awards;
  • both Blazer and Colour recipients will be eligible to have their blazers embroidered.This must be done through the College Shop during holiday times;
  • Colours are awarded at assemblies and Blazer Awards are posted on notice boards;
  • the awarding of Colours is not automatic.

Please contact the Sports Co-ordinator, Ms Leanne Ward, at to inform her of student successes such as selection into representative teams or achievements in sporting or cultural competition outside of the College.

A calendar of school events will be available at the start of Term 1.