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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 right to the wire. Macquarie’s speed and movement gave them the lead early but ACU switched a gear in the third quarter thanks to some loud supporters which got them within four points of Macquarie. 

Women’s touch football won the majority of their pool games to cap off a fantastic week which landed them in the Gold medal match.  ACU faced the University of Canberra but their quick interchange and leg speed proved too tough to match. Both Women’s touch football and Women’s netball finished second in their pool which results in being promoted to Div 1 in 2019!

Both the Mixed netball and Women’s hockey team made it to the bronze medal match however the opposition were too strong to for our teams. Women’s Basketball had a successful week finishing fifth in their pool while Men’s Football and Touch both finished seventh.

ACU Sport would like to thank all the student athletes for their strong performance, commitment and camaraderie whilst competing. These results would not have been possible without the hard work of our coaches, team physio, sports trainers and staff! The Div 2 results put ACU in a great position leading into Div 1 in September, a reminder for students to submit an expression of interest to be in contention for selection.
 

Full Nationals Div 2 Results:

Women’s netball – Silver (Promoted to Div 1) vs Macquarie
Women’s touch – Silver (Promoted to Div 1) vs UC
Mixed netball –  4th  
Women’s hockey – 4th  
Women’s basketball – 5th  
Men’s football – 7th  
Men’s touch – 7th  
Women’s volleyball – 13th
Men’s basketball – 19th


Have you got what it takes to compete at Div 1?


Represent Team ACU at the biggest university sport competition. Nationals is your chance to compete against other universities in team and individual sports.

Where: Gold Coast
When: 23-27 September 2018

Sports:

  • AFL (M/W) 
  • Athletics (M/W) 
  • Cheer (W/X)
  • Beach Volleyball (M/W/X)
  • Cycling (M/W)
  • Fencing (M/W)
  • Futsal (M/W)
  • Golf (M/W)
  • Judo (M/W)
  • Rowing (M/W)
  • Rugby 7's (M/W)
  • Softball (W)
  • Surfing (M/W)
  • Swimming (M/W)
  • Taekwondo (M/W)
  • Touch (X)
  • Water Polo (W)

(W) Women, (M) Men, (X) Mixed

Cost: approximately $500 per student. This includes accommodation, non-playing, uniform, team dinners and insurance.

Please note: Flights/travel, playing uniform and AUS registration are not included.

Register here!