By Paul Bidmeade
UniSA is ready for Australia’s largest multi-sport event of the year.
London 2012 Olympics is over and now it’s Adelaide’s turn to host its own sporting event when 7,000 students arrive for the Australian University Games from September 23-29.
Around 200 UniSA students from City, Magill and Mawson Lakes Campuses will live out their Olympic dream against 41 other universities competing in 28 different sports.
Studying a double degree of Psychology and Design Nathan McLeod is competing at his fourth University Games in volleyball.
“I rate the university games as my favourite university experience,” Nathan said.
“The special aspect of the games is the chance to get away from the books and develop good friendships,” he added.
The University Games is not necessarily just about the competition it’s also about the friendships made along the way.
Nathan fondly remembers competing in table tennis one year as he had not qualified for volleyball.
He described his table tennis skills as “horrible” and he was beaten badly.
It was the experience of making good friends which makes the Games worthwhile.
Harry Fisher, a keen sailor decided to get involved in the AUG this year for the first time because of the experience he wanted to share with his mates.
“Our competition finishes in the first three days, so I’m looking forward to get amongst it and make some new friends,” Harrysaid.
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