Tag Archives: Southern University Games

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 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 Three: Red and White Cheer from the North

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

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: 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

Southern University Games: La Trobe University Review

La Trobe team captains & manager accept the 2013 SUG winners trophy (photo: Australian University Sport)
La Trobe team captains & manager accept the 2013 SUG winners trophy (photo: Australian University Sport)

It was the wish of La Trobe University Sport Manager Rennie Cirillo to see the Southern University Games trophy hoisted high at the end of the competition by the team captains.  He conveyed his sentiments to the team managers on the first night of the games, telling them to give it their all.  The ultimate goal came to fruition, and the cup was raised by La Trobe team captains Larissa Payne and Geoff Holland at the closing ceremony. Continue reading Southern University Games: La Trobe University Review

Southern University Games: La Trobe University: Ultimate Frisbee Preview

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La Trobe University Ultimate Frisbee logo

Playing for a sports team at university means you meet new friends, try new things and have new adventures.

One of those new adventures could be ultimate frisbee.  In 2013, the La Trobe University Ultimate Frisbee club (otherwise known as LATUUF) has seen a new cohort of players not only join the club, but stick with the club. Continue reading Southern University Games: La Trobe University: Ultimate Frisbee Preview