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Brendan Hoey
Sep 9, 2019

Last Chance to Register for Charity Golf Day

Sep 9, 2019 by Brendan Hoey

Charity Golf Day Come help support the Western Social Sports Club raise awareness and funds for R U OK at this year’s WSU Golf Day. Get in quick though as registrations close 3pm Tomorrow (Tuesday 10th September) The charity golf day will take place at Macquarie Links Golf Club on September 17th (11am start time). The day will include a full round with cart hire and a two course meal at the conclusion. This event is open to students, staff and other friends of the university so be quick ...

Brendan Hoey
Aug 27, 2019

Charity Golf Day

Aug 27, 2019 by Brendan Hoey

Come help support the Western Social Sports Club raise funds for R U OK at this year’s WSU Golf Day. The charity golf day will take place at Macquarie Links Golf Club on September 17th (11am start time). The day will include a full round with cart hire and a two course meal at the conclusion. This event is open to students, staff and other friends of the university so be quick to sign up as there are only 48 spots available! Only $50 for students and $140 for non-students Any questions p...

Brendan Hoey
Aug 23, 2019

GIANTS Netball v Fever/NSW Swifts v Firebirds Tickets Discount

Aug 23, 2019 by Brendan Hoey

The 2019 Suncorp Super Netball regular season finishes with a bang as Qudos Bank Arena plays host to the second Double Header of the year in Round 14! GIANTS Netball will host an East v West clash against West Coast Fever while the NSW Swifts will face an old foe in the Queensland Firebirds. Both NSW sides will be looking to secure their places in the 2019 Finals Series against fierce opposition in this Saturday blockbuster. It’s two games for the price of one! It’s Suncorp Super Netball a...

Aug 23, 2019

Meet Karen Ho: Western Sydney University, Elite Athlete in Powerlifting 💪✨

Aug 23, 2019 by CORINNE Blight

Karen Ho Western Sydney University, Elite Athlete: Powerlifting Karen Ho, an inspiring Western student is making her mark on Powerlifting within Australia.  This humble, kind-hearted yet determined Western student is not only committed to be her best, but also to make a positive mark on the world through using her platform in Powerlifting to inspire and empower others. 1.Tell us about yourself, your history in Powerlifting and where you are now with it, I started Powerlifting about 2 yea...

Aug 15, 2019

Meet Tim & Clinton: Amazing WSU Elite Athletes 🏊

Aug 15, 2019 by CORINNE Blight

Recently we talked with Clinton and Tim both of whom are are incredible Elite Athletes who are studying at Western Sydney University. Clinton is an Elite Swimming Coach and Tim is an Elite swimmer coached by Clinton. In this interview, we talk about their humble beginnings in the pool to where they are now & what they’ve achieved so far (and what they hope to go on to achieve). We know you’ll be inspired by this amazing story.   Tell us about yourself, your history in swimming and where yo...

Brendan Hoey
Jul 16, 2019

Western Sport Presents 2 Great Experiences

Jul 16, 2019 by Brendan Hoey

Western Sydney University – Sport are providing two fantastic experiences that are open to everyone. Learn to Swim is back and we have a weekend Canberra sports trip!! Learn To Swim For just $95 you can take part in a 10 week swim program to learn the valuable skill of learning how to swim. This breaks down to just $9.50 per week. Dates Every Wednesday for 10 weeks (dates listed below) 7 August 2019 14 August 2019 21 August 2019 28 August 2019 4 September 2019 11 September 2019 18...

David Horsley
May 14, 2019

Sports Event Updates

May 14, 2019 by David Horsley

Sports Event Updates: WSU Sports Trivia Cup Night The Western Sport Association is proud to be running a sports themed charity trivia night to raise funds and awareness for the Western Sydney Academy of Sport. Funds raised and donated to the Academy are applied directly to their talented athlete development programs. The WSU Sports Trivia Cup is scheduled for this Friday (May 17th) at The Hub on Parramatta South Campus. The night will begin at 7.30pm and will conclude at 10.30pm. The night...

Brendan Hoey
Apr 15, 2019

Inclusive Sport Days

Apr 15, 2019 by Brendan Hoey

Sport Services is excited to be working with Sport NSW and Wheelchair Sports NSW to deliver our Inclusive Sports Days. This is an excellent opportunity for students and staff of all abilities to get involved with and learn about some amazing Para-sports including Boccia, Goalball, Sitting volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball. Open to everyone to come and get involved. We will be at Kingswood Campus tomorrow between 10am - 2pm at the under-cover courts next to the gym and then at Parramatta ...

Brendan Hoey
Apr 11, 2019

Learn to Swim Pilot program

Apr 11, 2019 by Brendan Hoey

For the past 3 weeks the sport services team has been facilitating a pilot Learn to Swim program at Ripples Leisure Centre, St Mary’s targeting International students. The idea for such a program came about after a joint Chaplaincy and MATES excursion to Kiama in late 2018, wherein students felt apprehensive about entering the water due to their lack of confidence and basic swimming and water safety skills. Chaplaincy reached out to the sport services team to see if they could help address t...

Brendan Hoey
Jan 9, 2019

Sport in 2019

Jan 9, 2019 by Brendan Hoey

Welcome to 2019 everyone. We hope you had a great break and are ready for a huge year in sport here at Western Sydney University. We have planned our biggest year ever with more events, more activities and more opportunities on the calendar for you to get involved in sport and physical activity while you are studying with us. From the massive representative events like the Nationals Div 1 and Div 2, to the fun but competitive inter-varsity events like UOW Clash, to the social sports program...

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...