Written by Valeria Alonso
UniLife Sports Coordinator
The Australian University Games began on Sunday 25 September 2011 on the Gold Coast. The event ran for a week and showcases the best sporting talent from over 40 Universities Australia wide. With over 28 Sports contested, the Games provided thousands of University students from across the country the opportunity to compete and battle it out for a National University medal.
UniSA sent 9 teams (a total of 80 students) to compete in a wide range of events. There was plenty of outstanding sport performances delivered by participating students, and even though UniSA didn’t bring any medals home, the athletes did a fantastic job representing the University. UniLife would like to specially thank all the Team Managers and Coaches for their time and commitment, and for coming up to support all the players.
There were many memorable experiences for the students, both in the competitive element and from the side lines. The whole of Surfers Paradise prepared for the thousands of students that came up for the AUG, and social venues were open around town every night exclusively for them. With so much fun to offer, it is even more admirable that our students did behave well and performed on such a high level!!
UniSA students participated in the following events, and the results were:
Athletics Women’s 800 Meters Run 5th Position
Men’s Badminton 8th Position
Women’s Basketball 7th Position
Men’s Basketball 4th Position
Women’s Beach Volleyball 5th Position
Men’s Football 4th Position
Men’s Hockey 7th Position
Judo-73 Kg 2nd and 3rd Position
Men’s swimming 12th Position
Men’s Volleyball 6th Position
Overall, the experience at the AUG was excellent and our teams are looking forward to next year’s Australian University Games in Adelaide, achieving more outstanding results!!
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