Women's Full Blue Sports

 





Sport  Blues Criteria  Next Review of Status 
Association Football

Half Blue: 14 awards maximum to all those who play in the Varsity Match, subs must have played for at least 5 minutes.

Full Blue: 14 awards maximum. Awarded to women who play in the Varsity Match AND fulfil any of the following criteria:

  1. Win the Varsity Match
  2. The team reaches the semi final of the Midlands Conference Cup (any player reaching this must have been selected for at least 50% of the cup matches)
  3. The team gets promoted from their BUCS league that season
Nov 2019 
Athletics

Full and half blue awards are made to those who:

  1. Compete in the Blues team in the annual Varsity Match.
  2. Obtain a certain standard in their event in the season that they compete in the Varsity Match (see here).
Jan 2018
Basketball

12 Awards Maximum

Full Blues awarded to up to 12 players who compete in the Varsity match and in more than 50% of the BUCS matches, provided the team reaches the final 8 of BUCS. Half Blues awarded to the remaining members of the VM team.


If the team doesn’t reach the final 8 of BUCS but stays in the premier division, up to 8 full blues are awarded to players who compete in the Varsity match and in more than 50% of BUCS matches, 4 half blues are awarded to the remaining members of the Varsity team.

Jan 2019
Boat 9 Full Blue awards maximum, awarded to those who compete against Cambridge in the Blue Boat. 9 Half Blue awards maximum, awarded to those who compete against Cambridge in Osiris (the reserve crew). Jan 2019
Boxing 3 Awards maximum, awarded at the Captain's and coaches discretion to athletes who compete in Varsity and have at least three full terms of boxing experience. May 2018 
Cross Country 7 Awards maximum, awarded to runners who finish in the top 8 at the VM, with Captain's discretion on the remaining places. Half Blues awarded to the rest of the blues team. Nov 2017
Dancesport

9 Awards maximum.

Full Blue criteria:

  1. She must compete for the OUDC Varsity A-Team against Cambridge
  2. She must make the quarter finals of the team match at the IVDA Nationals competition ("IVDC")
  3.  She must finish in the top 3 in her team dance in the team match at the IVDA Nationals competition (“IVDC”)
  4. She must show true team commitment – she must train consistently hard and have a positive attitude towards her own and others training

 

Half Blue criteria:

  1. She must compete for the OUDC Varsity A-Team against Cambridge
  2. She must make the quarter finals of the team match at the IVDA Nationals competition ("IVDC")
Nov 2017
Fencing

Full Blues are awarded to all members of the first team if they win the Varsity Match AND reach the top 4 in the BUCS championships. Full Blues can also be awarded to any member of the Varsity 1st team who is also either in the top 50 of the national rankings OR reaches the top 8 at BUCS OR scores over 700 points in a national open circuit competition OR is part of their country’s junior (U20) national team.

All starting members of the first team who are not awarded Full Blues will be awarded Half Blues if they have competed in at least half of the BUCS matches.

Feb 2018
Golf 6 Awards maximum, to players who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to the club throughout the season.
Full Blue to players with a handicap of 5 or below.
Half Blue to players with a handicap of 9 or below.
1st Team Colours for other members of the team.
All handicaps must be by proved. Further details can be found here.
Nov 2018
Gymnastics

Full Blues are awarded at the captain’s discretion to women who:
Achieve an individual medal (come in the top 3) at the varsity match
Score a total over 49 across all 4 apparatus/37 across 3 apparatus at the varsity match
Contribute at least 3 apparatus scores to the team total
Compete at BUCS (level 1 or 2) and make the top 20 in the individual competition

 

Half Blues are awarded at the captain’s discretion to women who:
Score a total over 45 across all 4 apparatus/35 across 3 apparatus at the varsity match
Contribute at least 2 apparatus scores to the team total
Compete at BUCS (level 1 or 2)

Feb 2018
Hockey

Up to 16 Full Blues can be awarded at the captain’s discretion: 11 to the starting line-up and 5 to subs who play at least 5 minutes of the Varsity match. These individuals must have also played in at least half of the season’s league matches.

For anyone to be awarded Full Blues, the team must either: win the Varsity match, or make it through to the last 16 of the BUCS Cup, or finish in the top 4 of the BUCS Premier South League.

Feb 2018
Karate

Up to 5 Full blues maximum awarded to those with a brown belt or higher who either:

  1. take part in Kata and Kumite at Varsity
  2. win an individual medal at any national karate competition (eg. BUCS, JKA nationals) and compete at Varsity in the same discipline.

5 Half Blues maximum to women, awarded to brown belts or higher who take part in either Kata or Kumite.

Nov 2018
Lacrosse 16 Awards maximum. Awarded if the team is placed in the L16 of BUCS OR wins the VM. Feb 2018
Lawn Tennis 8 awards maximum, to players who play in the Varsity Match. Jan 2019
Modern Pentathlon 6 Awards maximum.
Full Blues may be awarded to any Varsity team member scoring over 4240.
Half Blues may be awarded to any Varsity team member scoring over 3240.
May 2018 
Netball

10 Awards maximum, at the captain's discretion if team wins the VM and/or attains/maintains their position in BUCS League 1A or higher.

Jan 2018 
Rugby

19 Awards maximum, if the team either:

  1. Win the VM, OR
  2. Stay in the BUCS Premiership

Subs must play for at least 5 mins.

May 2018
Sailing - Dinghy

Half Blue:  9 awards maximum. Half Blues awarded, at the captain’s discretion to the members of the VM team.

Full Blue: 9 awards maximum, at the captain's discretion, to members of the VM team who have also competed on a team that reaches the semi-finals of the Ladies' BUCS or the quarterfinals of BUCS (open BUSA). If BUSA is cancelled due to poor weather, full blues may be awarded to women who win the Varsity match. Should a woman compete in the mixed team, they may be awarded a blue for competing in the mixed team if the team reaches the quarter-finals of the mixed BUSA and competes in the VM.

Feb 2020
Squash 5 Awards maximum, if the team maintains its position in the Premiership BUCS division or Midlands Division 1A.
Players must have participated in a third or more BUCS or Oxfordshire league fixtures for that season or have attained a top 8 ranking in the annual BUCS individual tournament. An application for Discretionary Full Blue may be brought to the committee if a top player fails to meet the criteria due to extraordinary circumstances.
Nov 2019 
Swimming Full Blues may be awarded to Varsity team members who achieve 585 FINA points for freestyle events of 560 FINA points for all other events throughout the season.
Half Blues may be awarded to other members of the pool Varsity team OR to those who compete in the Cross-Channel Varsity Match.
Feb 2020