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

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 2: Tossing balls and Frisbees with Netball, Touch, Tennis and Ultimate

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

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 Two: Raising the bar high with cheer and Frisbee

Southern University Games: Two months out from 2014; my experiences

RMIT & UWA, mens hockey, AUG 2013 (photo: Davis Harrigan)
RMIT & UWA, mens hockey, AUG 2013 (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Last year I was fortunate enough to be a part of the La Trobe University Uni Games team at both the regional and Australian competitions, as part of the dedicated media team. Continue reading Southern University Games: Two months out from 2014; my experiences

Australian University Games: La Trobe Day 3 – Tenpin Bowling, Basketball and Squash

Women's Basketball Team, 2013 AUG (photo mine)
Women’s Basketball Team, 2013 AUG (photo mine)

TENPIN BOWLING

La Trobe dft University of Adelaide 5-0

La Trobe dft University of New South Wales 3-2

La Trobe dft Griffith University 5-0

Taking on Adelaide University in the morning, the hard nights and long days were really beginning to take their toll.  Continue reading Australian University Games: La Trobe Day 3 – Tenpin Bowling, Basketball and Squash

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

Australian University Games: a La Trobe University preview

My personal Australian University Games Banner (Google Images - Source)
My personal Australian University Games Banner (Google Images – Source)

Back in July almost 2,000 students converged on Ballarat for Southern University Games for four days and nights of sport and socialising.

Now, it’s September, and University Games is back for its biggest event of the year.  This time, the number of students will be somewhat closer to 6,000, and the location will be the Gold Coast. It’s time for Australian University Games (AUG). Continue reading Australian University Games: a La Trobe University preview