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Oct 26, 2015

Team spirit on fire at Duntroon!

Oct 26, 2015 by CORINNE Blight

On October 17th, Western Sydney University took part in the annual Western Sydney University- Hawkesbury Campus (formerly known as Hawkesbury Agricultural College) versus the Royal Military College (RMC), Duntroon sporting competition. The intercollege sporting competition is in its 93rd year and is the longest standing competition of its kind in Australia.

A total of 9 teams from Western Sydney University were entered in sports including Tug-O-War, Soccer, Hockey, Touch Football, Netball, and Rugby, being played at the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

Despite Western Sydney University not securing a win on the day, the comradery and team spirit of the students was clearly evident. Hawkesbury Campus Life Officer, Larissa Baker said “To everyone who participated, I would like to congratulate you; you exceeded my expectations and looked out for each other as if you were family.” She went on to say ““the students made the day what it was and I am proud to have been there to witness it.”

Although a win was not secured on the sporting field, the dance floor was a different story, with Doug, the Western Sydney University Duck mascot, winning the mascot dance off after executing some ‘impressive’ moves and generating extraordinary team spirit among Western Sydney University students.

The Duntroon sporting competition will be held again next year, this time at Western Sydney University, Hawkesbury campus. For more information about the competition and to find out how you can be a part of the team, email Be sure to check out the ‘Western Sydney University Sport’ Facebook page for the photo gallery from the event.