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Derby Football Receives Top Award Nomination

Kedleston Road campus 504x257 Derby Football Receives Top Award Nomination

Date posted: 21 June 2013

The University of Derby is proud to announce that its men's football programme is in the running for the prestigious British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Club of the Year Award 2013.

Team Derby's men's football will face tough competition from the other nominee in the category, Warwick Squash club, with the winner set to be revealed at BUCS Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday July 11 (2013).

If successful, the award would be the second BUCS award Team Derby has won in the last two years, having taken home 'Most Improved University' in 2012.

Men's football at Derby has been nominated for its commitment to tackling homophobia in football, increasing participation in higher education sport, and commendable community and charitable efforts.

Ollie Shearer, Team Derby Sport Development Manager, said: "It's fantastic that the football club and the Athletic Union are getting recognition for their hard work over the past 12 months.

"Their efforts in the community, raising money for local charities, engaging with a high volume of students on a weekly basis has set the benchmark for others to follow. To be recognised in the BUCS awards for the second year running pays testament to everyone involved with Team Derby."

Derby Students' Union's Athletic Union President, Mark Farthing, added: "After all of our hard work around our Inclusive Sport Campaign, and the money we have raised for charity, we are absolutely delighted to be in the running for this award."

For more information about sport at the University of Derby visit www.teamderby.com

For more on BUCS visit www.bucs.org.uk/homepage.asp 

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