UNE’s performance at the Northern University Games in July has seen many teams progress to the Australian University Games.
UNE won the Population Cup at the Northern University Games, awarded to the team who achieves the best results per capita.
Students from UNE will participate in athletics, mixed beach volleyball, men’s hockey, women’s soccer, women’s netball, taekwondo, women’s tennis and men’s and women’s water polo.
“I expect our women’s soccer team to perform quite well, and I’m hoping our taekwondo competitor, Alex Badoui, may be a dark horse,” said UNE Team Manager, Bradley King. “Emma Gillogly has a chance of a medal in the women’s heptathlon after coming fourth at last year’s Australian University Games.”
Team captains are Wayne Dillon who will be playing water polo and Jekka Lloyd who will represent UNE in netball.
The Australian University Games is the largest annual multi-sport event in Australia and provides student athletes from across Australia a friendly and competitive environment to excel in sport and compete at an elite level.
The event has a strong focus on developing relationships between students from universities around Australia so is a great avenue to develop cross-university relations.
“Competing in the University Games has been one of my favourite experiences of university”, said UNE competitor, Emma Gillogly “I’ve made so many friends through getting involved in The Games, with athletes from UNE but also from universities across Australia.”