A Blue is an award earned by sportsmen and women at a university and some schools for competition at the highest level. The awarding of Blues began at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. It is found at British, New Zealand and Australian Universities.
The University of Sydney awards Blues for outstanding sporting achievement. Blues are nominated in October at the conclusion of the annual university sporting calendar and the successful nominees are presented with their Blues at the Annual Blues Dinner. Blues earn the right to wear the Blues jacket in the traditional stripes of Blue and Gold with the Sydney University Shield.
A Gold Blazer is awarded by Sydney University Sport and Fitness upon submission from various clubs for individuals who have given outstanding service to a club over a longer period (of at least seven years). Gold's are conferred by Sydney University Sport and Fitness at the Annual Blues Dinner in November each year.