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Brendan Hoey
Jul 20, 2018

Sport Services Update

Jul 20, 2018 by Brendan Hoey

Hi Everyone, After a great showing by our Nationals Div 2 teams a few weeks ago we are getting straight back into it and there are a ton of upcoming events, activities and trials for a variety of sports in Semester 2, so please check out all the details below and if you have any questions about any event please let me know. 1.  Nationals Div 1 is coming up at the end of September and is the biggest event on the University sporting calendar. This event will be held on the Gold Coast from Sun...

David Horsley
Apr 6, 2018

Nationals Div1 provisional Soccer Team List

Apr 6, 2018 by David Horsley

Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who has expressed interest in being a part of the team this year and particularly to those who came down to the trials over the previous few weeks. There was a great amount of talent to choose from, but unfortunately limited spots are available in the provisional squad. For those unfortunate enough to not be selected I implore you to trial for other University teams and or come back next year to trial for the football team once more. For those who have ...

Brendan Hoey
Apr 4, 2018

Western Sydney University introduces its Commonwealth Games contenders

Apr 4, 2018 by Brendan Hoey

Photo: Ridge Barredo Western Sydney University will cheer on three of its students, who are tipped to be medal contenders in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Western students Ridge Barredo, Brittany O’Brien and Timothy Anstee will represent Australia in events as diverse as weightlifting, diving and the Rugby sevens. Bachelor of Nursing student and recipient of 2018 Western Sydney University’s Sports Scholarship, Ridge Barredo, will compete in the Men’s 105kg category in weightlifting. S...

Brendan Hoey
Dec 12, 2017

Applications now open for 2018 Team Captain and Team Manager positions

Dec 12, 2017 by Brendan Hoey

Hey everyone, Are you interested in getting more involved in University Sport in 2018? If so, applications are now open for team captain and team manager positions for 2018 major events (Link below). These are open to all students that are eligible to compete next year as well as any student who has graduated but would still be interested in being a part of Western Sydney University Sport as a non-playing team manager. Let Brendan know if you have a...

Brendan Hoey
Nov 14, 2017

Western Sydney University Sport in 2018

Nov 14, 2017 by Brendan Hoey

2017 has been a massive year in sport for Western Sydney University. It has seen the end of Uni-Games as we know it with the new Championships model beginning in 2018, we have seen some of our student athletes accomplish amazing things on both the national and the world stage and we have developed new and exciting opportunities for students to get engaged with sport. With all of that in mind, 2018 will be bigger and better with even more inter-varsity sporting trips being planned and develop...

Oct 5, 2017

🏆What a week- Australian University Games Wrap Up! 🏆

Oct 5, 2017 by CORINNE Blight

What a week the Australian University Games were. In short, it was a week of fantastic competition, incredible team spirit, awesome athletic feats and of course, FUN! We’re proud to say, team WSU came home from the Gold Coast with great results in a variety of sports! Cheer & Dance- 1st Place- Highest Scoring  Level 1 performance! Men’s Touch Football – 4th Handball- 4th Women’s Hockey- 5th Men’s Taekwondo- 5th Women’s Judo- 6th Women’s Football- 6th Tenpin Bowling- 6th Mixed Netball...

Brendan Hoey
Sep 11, 2017

Match Report - Western Sydney v Macquarie University

Sep 11, 2017 by Brendan Hoey

Over the weekend Western Sydney University took on Macquarie University in an exhibition Rugby 7’s match as a curtain raiser for the NRC game between Greater Sydney Rams and the Sydney Rays. Western Sydney scored early when some scrappy ball from a line out saw Pj Carwright dart down an unmanned blindside to score in the corner, Kieran Hayman was able to slot an impressive conversion from out wide to take a 7-0 lead. From there some impressive defence from Western Sydney against a much larg...

Brendan Hoey
Sep 6, 2017

Western Sydney University Tennis Club make the Play-Offs!

Sep 6, 2017 by Brendan Hoey

This Sunday members of the Western Sydney University Tennis Club will be competing against other tennis associations in this year's STL Inter-district Competition play-offs. Inter-district is one of the oldest tennis competitions in Australia, with the first competition between the Metropolitan District Tennis Associations being conducted in 1921 for Open Men's and Ladies.To name a few, household name players such as Ken Rosewall, John Alexander and Evonne Goolagong have represented their as...

Brendan Hoey
Aug 25, 2017

Western Sydney Women making a Splash in World Sport

Aug 25, 2017 by Brendan Hoey

Western Sydney University is celebrating after two elite athletes claimed exceptional results in international competitions recently. At the 29th Summer Universiade (World University Games) Brittany O’Brien, Australian Diver and WSU elite athlete, won Silver in the 10m synchronised platform with dive partner, US-based, Emily Meaney. The pair had only partnered up 3 weeks prior to the event making the result even more remarkable. Following this, she put in a strong performance to finish 5 in ...

Brendan Hoey
Jul 27, 2017

University Games - It's not too late!

Jul 27, 2017 by Brendan Hoey

  The University Games is the biggest sporting event that a student can get involved with and is also the best experience you can have while studying and it's not too late to get involved for this years events. The Australian University Games will be held on the Gold Coast from the 24th - 29th September for the majority of sports. Martial arts, Judo, Kendo and Taekwondo are held from the 22nd-24th September. Western Sydney University will take away over 200 students to compete in over 20 sp...

Jul 2, 2017

Eastern University Games- Game on!

Jul 2, 2017 by CORINNE Blight

Today’s the day!  The Eastern University Games in Newcastle are officially in action. Our team has arrived and settled in to the Newcastle accommodation, waiting to commence their official games tomorrow. Students have been glowing with excitement about the upcoming 4 days of sport, friends and fun times ahead and we’re looking forward to sharing the (what are to be) outstanding results from our students. The picture below is from our first managers meeting held at the Executive Inn, Newca...

Brendan Hoey
Jun 26, 2017

GWS Giants and the 2017 Toyota Multicultural Festival - Volunteer Positions

Jun 26, 2017 by Brendan Hoey

GWS Giants in collaboration with AFL NSW/ACT will be hosting the 2017 Toyota Multicultural Festival at Cathy Freeman Park, Spotless Stadium on Saturday 29th July starting at 12pm and finishing at 6pm. They are seeking expressions of interest from students who are keen on working at the festival and/or game in a variety of roles. To express your interest, please send an email to  by 14 July 2017, please also indicate your time availability. Various jobs will be av...

May 15, 2017

WSU shines at Intervarsity Sports Day!

May 15, 2017 by CORINNE Blight

Last Friday, Western Sydney University athletes attended the Sydney Intervarsity Sports Day hosted by Macquarie University. Over 100 of our awesome student athletes competed in sports ranging from Oz-tag,  Football (Soccer) and Touch Football against other Sydney based universities including: Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE), Australian Catholic University (ACU) and University of New South Wales (UNSW). We were super proud of the team, all competing with impressive comradery ...

Brendan Hoey
May 8, 2017

In The Locker Room With ... Montannah Murray (Marathon Kayaker)

May 8, 2017 by Brendan Hoey

“In the locker room with …”, is a regular series of news articles that will showcase the amazing student athletes that we have amongst our student body here at Western Sydney University. It will allow you to get to know them a little better and give you some insight into the lives of these amazingly talented individuals. This week it is with Montannah Murray (Marathon Kayaker) and we will try to feature a new student each week and ask for you all to get involved by submitting questions you w...

Brendan Hoey
May 3, 2017

Rugby League Universities World Cup

May 3, 2017 by Brendan Hoey

Are you of TONGAN SAMOAN ‐ COOK ISLAND – VANUATU – FIJIAN – SOLOMAN ISLAND ‐ NUIE or NEW ZEALAND heritage? In July this year the Universities world Cup will be played right here in Sydney and for the first time a team representing all the pacific island nations has been included. Selections for this team are now being considered……..So if you are a pacific islander or are of pacific islander heritage and would like to be considered in the Inaugural Pacifica World Cup team simply complete the...