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Patrick Rebakis
May 20, 2019

Pool of success at Nationals Swimming

May 20, 2019 by Patrick Rebakis

ACU has returned from the inaugural Nationals Swimming championships with terrific results. Hosted at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, competition in the pool was fierce as the event attracted international talent. ACU finished 8th in Australia with a silver and a bronze medal.  Daniel Jacobson came away a silver in the Men's 1500m Freestyle and the Women's 4x100m freestyle relay team (Pictured L-R: Georgia Cloudsley, Elyse Woods, Lauren Koch and Madison Thompson) won bronze! ACU Spo...

Patrick Rebakis
Apr 18, 2019

ACU Accelerates at Nationals Athletics

Apr 18, 2019 by Patrick Rebakis

ACU has finished the inaugural Nationals Athletics championship with some outstanding results. The event held in Sydney and hosted by UniSport Australia saw ACU come away with a gold and a bronze medal. The first gold was won by Commonwealth Games athlete, Alex Hulley, in the hammerthrow. The National champion, Alex threw 63.63m to add a whopping two metres to the previous meet record!  While in the 1600m Men’s sprint medley relay, the team comprised of James Mizzi, Daniel Stowe, Hayden Shoo...

Patrick Rebakis
Mar 6, 2019

Compete at Nationals on the Gold Coast!

Mar 6, 2019 by Patrick Rebakis

This year’s Nationals promises an event of high-quality sport not to be missed, attracting over 8,000 athletes from 43 universities across Australia. Represent ACU at the biggest university sport competition. Nationals Div 1 & 2 is your chance to compete against other universities in team and individual sports. Have you got what it takes? Submit an expression of interest to be in contention for selection! Sign up below 👇 Div 2 8-11 July, Gold Coast Badminton - M Basketball - M/W Fo...

Patrick Rebakis
Nov 30, 2018

ACU Sport a running success

Nov 30, 2018 by Patrick Rebakis

To cap off a great year of running, ACU has had an impressive finish in the UniSport Distance Running results. Within the overall University rankings, ACU Women finished an incredible 9th place on 286 points while ACU Men finished 16th on 544 points. Out of 43 universities these results place ACU highly in the national 2018 UniSport ranks.  In addition to outstanding overall results, ACU Sport has excelled in the quest for high participation with a huge 114 participants taking part in the Me...

Patrick Rebakis
Nov 23, 2018

Trio of ACU Cheer Clubs Take on Nationals

Nov 23, 2018 by Patrick Rebakis

Students from three ACU campuses are coming together this weekend for AASCF National Cheer & Dance Championships held in the Gold Coast. 75 students from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will compete across five different teams in the University Premier Division for the National Championship. The AASCF event hosts over 12,000 competitors and 1400 teams over the last weekend of November. Brisbane Cheer Club president, Haylee Mayes, said “Nationals is a momentous occasion for ACU cheerleading, a...

Patrick Rebakis
Oct 5, 2018

Silver Sentiments at Nationals Div 1

Oct 5, 2018 by Patrick Rebakis

ACU athletes returned from a successful UniSport Australia Nationals Div 1 with one gold medal (Women's Taekwondo), a huge ten silver medals (Women’s Beach Volleyball Pairs, Men’s Fencing, Women’s Water Polo, Women’s Softball, Women's Taekwondo and five (5) for Swimming) along with two bronzes (Brisbane Cheer Club & Women's Taekwondo). Not only did ACU secure thirteen medals at the inaugural Nationals Div 1, the students presented themselves on and off-field with pride, dignity and respect. ...

Patrick Rebakis
Jul 24, 2018

ACU athletes make an impact on the world stage

Jul 24, 2018 by Patrick Rebakis

A record number of nine ACU students have been named in the national squad for International University Sports Federation World University Championships. While other students are enjoying their break from studies, these students are competing at the highest level in university sport on the international stage. This year ACU has sent more to the Championships than any other year, which speaks volumes of the quality of student-athletes and the Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP). These ...

Patrick Rebakis
Jul 12, 2018

ACU stars at university sport competition Nationals Div 2

Jul 12, 2018 by Patrick Rebakis

ACU finished a successful week at the inaugural UniSport Nationals Div 2 with two silver medals, two fourth placings and one fifth place! ACU sent a team of 110 students to the Gold Coast who competed across nine different teams, with four making medal matches! The new Nationals format meant fierce competition as universities sent top quality athletes with a focus on sporting performance. Women’s netball came up against Macquarie University in a tightly contested gold medal match which went ...

Patrick Rebakis
Jun 21, 2018

Sign up for Nationals Div 1!

Jun 21, 2018 by Patrick Rebakis

The new National’s format promises an event of high quality sport not to be missed, attracting over 8,000 athletes each year. Represent Team ACU at the biggest university sport competition. Nationals is your chance to compete against other universities in team and individual sports. Have you got what it takes? Submit an expression of interest to be in contention for selection. Where: Gold Coast When: 23-27 September 2018 Sports: AFL (M/W)  Athletics (M/W)  Cheer (W/X) Beach Volley...

Patrick Rebakis
Jun 7, 2018

ACU Sport Launches in High Spirits

Jun 7, 2018 by Patrick Rebakis

Thursday 31st May saw students, athletes, staff, and state and national sporting representatives gather in North Sydney for the ‘Spirit of ACU Sport’ event.  The launch of the new ACU Sport sub-brand conjoined with celebrating the success of ACU student-athletes who recently competed at the Commonwealth Games and the presentation of UniSport Australia awards.  Alongside the seven Commonwealth Games athletes in attendance were the Chancellor, the Hon John Fahey AC, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Stu...

Patrick Rebakis
Jun 6, 2018

Join the Challenge!

Jun 6, 2018 by Patrick Rebakis

Hosted in Melbourne and Brisbane, the UniSport Challenge will deliver 15+ obstacles over 3-3.5km. This is the perfect distance for anyone who is looking to have fun with friends and get a taste of the Spartan experience!  The UniSport Challenge is open to students, staff, alumni and community members from ANY university to participate. When:  Melbourne - Sunday 16th September 2018 Sydney- Sunday 19th August 2018 Where: Melbourne- Victoria University, Footscray Park Campus Sydney - Macquari...

Patrick Rebakis
May 16, 2018

Vic Outdoors Club Climbing Trip

May 16, 2018 by Patrick Rebakis

ACU Victorian Outdoors Club - AVOC headed to Werribee Gorge for a huge day of rock climbing. Stay tuned to their OrgSync page for their upcoming events. Come along and challenge yourself, meet a bunch of like minded people, and relax while enjoying some well earned time off! AVOC is a joint club run by ACU Melbourne and ACU Ballarat, and welcomes all students from ACU and other universities, as well as community members.

Patrick Rebakis
May 7, 2018

Join the team and boost your CV!

May 7, 2018 by Patrick Rebakis

ACU Sport has over 30 sporting clubs across its six campuses and is always looking for students to get involved or be a member of a committee. Being on an executive committee is a great chance to learn some new skills and is an extremely rewarding experience! This is your chance to become a valuable team member of a sport club today!  Simply contact the Sporting Club Administrator listed if you are interested in joining the team! Check out the committee positions available on your campus: ...

Patrick Rebakis
Apr 30, 2018

Join the action on the slopes!

Apr 30, 2018 by Patrick Rebakis

Are you a competitive skiier or snowboarder? Be a part of the action on the slopes! Nationals Snow 2018 applications are now open. 28 August – 1 September 2018, Mt Buller In 2018, Nationals Snow will be held at Mt Buller and will be contested in both men's and women's competitions across four sports; alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, snowboard and cross country skiing.  The cost will be approximately $600 per student. This includes accommodation, non-playing uniform, meals and insurance. ...

Patrick Rebakis
Apr 17, 2018

Soccer for Seminarians Brings ACU Together

Apr 17, 2018 by Patrick Rebakis

ACU’s Brisbane Football Club has welcomed the inclusion of seminarians to boost their on-field prowess. Playing in the Men’s team are four seminarians; Gerard Lai, Sang Duc Bui, Tristram Garbellotto and Thomas Popovic. With the Holy Spirit Seminary Queensland conveniently located next to Brisbane’s ACU campus it seemed only natural for the seminaries to get involved in ACU Sport’s programs. The seminarians will have an advantage when they compete later in the year at the National Intersemin...