Beyond Realisation is turning two, and still going

Hannah Willmott (LTU) & her RMIT opponent at SUG 2014 (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Hannah Willmott (LTU) & her RMIT opponent at SUG 2014 (photo: Davis Harrigan)

At the end of August, Beyond Realisation hits its second birthday.

It does not feel like two years since I began writing on this blog, focusing on issues and discussions beyond the general reviews and previews.  On top of that, 20,500 views might not seem like a lot either, but it’s the culmination of hard work and passion. Continue reading

Southern University Games: Wrap-up: La Trobe University outstanding on home turf

RMIT & Monash Ultimate Frisbee players fly in the SUG gold medal match (photo: Davis Harrigan)

RMIT & Monash Ultimate Frisbee players fly in the SUG gold medal match (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Another year, and another Unigames has been wrapped up.  Held in the city of Wodonga, and some sports in Albury, 1,950 students descended on the town this week to contest 14 sports, with the desire to win a gold medal or secure the overall championship trophy. Continue reading

Southern University Games: Day 2: Tossing balls and Frisbees with Netball, Touch, Tennis and Ultimate

In close, La Trobe & Melbourne University (photo: Davis Harrigan)

In close, La Trobe & Melbourne University (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Once again, the city of Wodonga greeted competitors with a slight chill, but no sign of rain.

With all sports beginning to hit the peak stage of their respective divisions, securing as many wins as possible became crucial in the race for a top spot. Continue reading

Southern University Games: Day 1: Hitting the track with Cross Country, Futsal & Basketball

Swinburne v UTAS, men's futsal (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Swinburne v UTAS, men’s futsal (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Fog in Wodonga on the first day of Southern University Games competition greeted the cross country competitors on a picturesque but somewhat muddy La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga campus. Continue reading

Southern University Games: Edition Three: Red and White Cheer from the North

The Griffith Uni Cheer team hard at training for SUG (photo: Rix Ryan Photography)

The Griffith Uni Cheer team hard at training for SUG (photo: Rix Ryan Photography)

(This article was first seen here at Australian University Sport)

Every year, the demand and popularity of cheerleading at Southern University Games is increasing.

So much so, that this year, the competition has attracted a team from Griffith University on the Gold Coast. Continue reading

Southern University Games: Edition Two: Raising the bar high with cheer and Frisbee

La Trobe cheerleadings at training (photo: Davis Harrigan)

La Trobe cheerleaders at training (photo: Davis Harrigan)

To be ready for a highly demanding and physical competition, you need to prepare both as a team and individually.

Ahead of the 2014 Southern University Games in Wodonga, that’s exactly what the La Trobe University Ultimate Frisbee team is striving to achieve. Continue reading

Southern University Games: Edition One: How university students can “Be the Influence”

University students at the Be The Influence workshop get creative (photo: Davis Harrigan)

University students at the Be The Influence workshop get creative (photo: Davis Harrigan)

(This article was first seen here, for Australian University Sport)

Australian University Sport (AUS) hosted the third of five leadership workshops for university students on Wednesday.   The workshop was held at the Australian Catholic University (ACU), Melbourne campus, involving 45 students, team captains and a number of university staff who will be attending the 2014 Southern University Games in Wodonga next month. Continue reading

Australian University Games: a La Trobe University Review and Summary

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La Trobe hockey player Bethany Stewart chases down her UWA opponent on Day 2 (photo mine)

Warm weather and some serious competition.  For one week the Gold Coast played host to almost 9,000 students from 41 universities and tertiary institutions for the biggest Australian University Games in history. Continue reading

Australian University Games: La Trobe University Day 4 – Volleyball, AFL and Hockey

La Trobe (right) v Griffith on Thursday at Labrador (photo mine)

La Trobe (right) v Griffith on Thursday at Labrador (photo mine)

Men’s Volleyball

La Trobe dft by University of New South Wales 1-3

La Trobe dft by Bond University 1-3

To play volleyball you need agility, quick arms and sharp eyes.  Pace is the name of the game, and at Bond University on Thursday morning, La Trobe took on the University of New South Wales. Continue reading

Australian University Games, Day 2: La Trobe Hockey, AFL and Soccer

Victorious Women's soccer team (photo mine)

Victorious Women’s soccer team (photo mine)

Hockey (Women’s)

La Trobe 1 dft by University of Western Australia 3

La Trobe 0 dft by University of Western Sydney 2

Heat.  The word began to circle around the La Trobe camp on Tuesday morning, and there were certainly some sore bodies and tired eyes after a fun Monday night on the Gold Coast. Continue reading