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Hannah Bowyer
Apr 27, 2015

Australian Unigames 2014: A recap

Apr 27, 2015 by Hannah Bowyer

As the 2015 Unigames season approaches, we thought you might be interested in a recap of UWS' valiant effort at last years Australian Unigames in Sydney.

The University of Western Sydney (UWS) made its mark on the 2014 Australian University Games (AUGs) by winning an impressive eight medals along with five students receiving Green and Gold status. 

Over 7,100 participants from 42 universities across Australia attended the competition from the 28 September to 3 October 2014.  At this event, Team UWS was represented by 190 students that competed in 18 sports. 

In the individual events, swimming sensation Trent Abbott earned Gold in the Men’s 200m Breaststroke and also a Silver in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke. Also in the pool, talented swimmer Aaron Morelli won Bronze in the Men’s 400m Freestyle. Outside of the water, Yasenaca Denicauca won Silver in the Women's Hammer Throw; Rohulla Masih Tamas won Silver in the Males Black Belt 80+kgs category; and Clayton Navarro won Bronze in the Males Black Belt 74-80kgs category. 

In the team events, Zachary Amos, Jack Bangel, Jonathan Mclennan and Evan Clothier combined to win Silver in the Men's 4 x 400 Athletics Relay; and Ben Pearce, Vasilis Sievas, Nathan Pevey, Jason Raftry, Vince Romeo, Allan Rousell and Kurtis Tor as part of the UWS Ten Pin Bowling team won Bronze in the Division 1 Ten Pin Bowling competition. A key contributor to the Ten Pin Bowling team’s success was Allan Rousell who scored the only perfect 300 score of the competition and the first perfect score in AUG history.  

The team also had five athletes recognised in the 2014 AUGs Green and Gold recipients list. These athletes were Kristy Kunovski (Women's Football), Dimitie Whiteman (Women's Football), Toby Williams (Men's Golf), Tahlia McKenzie (Women's Hockey) and Chloe Da Costa (Women's Hockey). This award recognises those listed as the top players in their respective tournaments. 

The university was incredibly proud of the dedication, determination, camaraderie and performance on and off the sporting fields of all UWS participants. 

This year, Australian Unigames will be held on the Gold Coast from the 27th September to the 2nd October. Prior to this, Eastern University Games will be held in Wagga Wagga from the 5th to 9th July.

2015 is set to be a big year for UWS Sport! Please register your interest here, or contact Brendan Hoey for further information, b.hoey@uws.edu.au.