Emma Gillogly, a UNE Sports Science student and Vacation Care Coordinator at SportUNE, has been selected into the Australian Rugby Sevens Women’s Squad. She will be attending a camp at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra from the 5th to the 7th of August as part of the squad.
Emma, who began playing Rugby Union only in March this year, was selected for the 2011 NSW Country team as a winger. A valuable team member, she scored a try during the NSW Country verses Sydney match in the National Women’s Championship.
“It’s a great honour for Emma to be selected, especially coming from a regional area,” said the Executive Director of SportUNE, David Schmude. “She certainly works very hard, and we wish her every success.”
Emma has been an active participant in sport during her studies at UNE. She has represented UNE in athletics, touch football and soccer at various intervarsity competitions, including the Australian University Games, Northern University Games and Eastern University Games. And she has captained the UNE team in intervarsity competitions for three consecutive years.
She has won several scholarships at UNE, including a SportUNE Development Scholarship for touch football, and the Sarah Heagney Memorial Scholarship for her ability and dedication to sport. In 2010 she won the Spirit of Sport award for her active participation in sport and physical recreation, displaying a positive attitude, and inspiring others.
She is the Student Representative Director on the SportUNE Board, and has been elected onto the University Council.
Emma Gillogly urges her fellow students and aspiring athletes to “have a go at new things and always keep trying hard to improve – in whatever area – to help reach your goals”.
THE PHOTOGRAPH displayed here shows Emma Gillogly with David Schmude.