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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 Sunday 23rd Sept – Thursday 27th Sept (Except for Judo and Kendo which will be held over 2 days Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd). This event will see students from Western Sydney University compete against high quality teams in numerous sports from 41 other Australian Universities with the aim of taking out the gold medal and becoming National champions of 2018.

There are costs associated with this event. Upfront cost for the event is $750 plus return flights to the Gold Coast. This cost may seem like a lot, however this includes a $200 bond that would will get back at the end of the event as long as you behave (making the true cost $550), 4 nights accommodation (Mantra Towers of Chevron), Western Sydney University social and playing uniform pack (yours to keep), team dinner, staff costs including access to team physiotherapist and free strapping/injury assessment and all relevant registrations and insurances. Please don't be put off by this cost as we don't want any student to miss out on this opportunity due to finances and we can work with students who may struggle with this.

Trials are already underway with specific details for each sport provided directly below. For any sports that do not have trial dates and times advertised they will be advertised shortly via our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/westsydusport/ and the orgsync page: https://orgsync.com/81001/chapter once team managers have locked them in. Please check these regularly so you don’t miss out! If you have any questions related to this event or specific sports please email unisport@westernsydney.edu.au

2.       Nationals Div 1 Sports and Trials information:

- Athletics – Full athletics program offered and run by Athletics Australia. No trials required however if wishing to enter please email unisport@westernsydney.edu.au with which events you want to enter and your PB for each event as qualifying standards need to be met. For more information about this event please visit: https://www.unisport.com.au/athletics-div1

- Baseball –Thursday August 2nd (7pm-8.30pm) & Friday August 10th (6pm-7.30pm) Location: Bankstown Campus Field .For more information about this event please visit: https://www.unisport.com.au/baseball-div1

-Basketball (W) – For more information about this event please visit https://www.unisport.com.au/basketball-div1

-Beach Volleyball (M/X/W) - Tuesday July 31st (6.30pm-8pm) Location: Kingswood Campus Courts & August 7th (6.30pm-8pm) Location: Bankstown Campus Beach Volleyball Court. For more information about this event please visit: https://www.unisport.com.au/beach-volleyball-div1

-Cheer- For more information about this event please visit: https://www.unisport.com.au/cheer-and-dance-div1

-Cycling- For more information about this event please visit: https://www.unisport.com.au/cycling-div1

-Football (M/W)-Monday July 23rd (7pm-9pm) Location: Bankstown Campus Sports Field. For more information about this event please visit: https://www.unisport.com.au/football-div1

-Golf- For more information about this event please visit: https://www.unisport.com.au/golf-div1

-Handball (X)- Wednesday July 25th & August 1st (7pm-8.30pm) Location: Kingswood Campus Basketball Courts. For more information about this event please visit: https://www.unisport.com.au/handball-div1

-Judo- For more information about this event please visit: https://www.unisport.com.au/judo-div1

-Kendo- For more information about this event please visit: https://www.unisport.com.au/kendo-div1

-Hockey (W)- For more information about this event please visit: https://www.unisport.com.au/hockey-div1

-Lawn Bowls- Monday July 23rd (4pm-6.30pm) Location: Penrith Bowling and Recreation Club. For more information about this event please visit: https://www.unisport.com.au/lawn-bowls-div1

-Netball (X)- Thursday July 26th & August 2nd (6.30pm-8.30pm) Location: Kingswood Campus Courts. For more information about this event please visit: https://www.unisport.com.au/netball-div1

-Rugby 7’s (M/W)- For more information about this event please visit: https://www.unisport.com.au/rugby-7s-div1

-Swimming- Full swimming program offered and run by Swimming Australia. No trials required however if wishing to enter please email unisport@westernsydney.edu.au with which events you want to enter and your PB for each event as qualifying standards need to be met. For more information about this event please visit: https://www.unisport.com.au/swimming-div1

-Table Tennis- For more information about this event please visit: https://www.unisport.com.au/table-tennis-div1

-Taekwondo- For more information about this event please visit: https://www.unisport.com.au/taekwondo-div1

-Tenpin- For more information about this event please visit: https://www.unisport.com.au/tenpin-bowling-div1

-Touch (M)- For more information about this event please visit: https://www.unisport.com.au/touch-div1


3. There is also the upcoming Spartan University Challenge taking place at Macquarie University on the 19th August, so if you have ever thought of getting involved in one of these obstacle style events now is your chance as this has been designed as a very basic entry level event. Details and how to register can be found here - https://www.unisport.com.au/ . As an incentive we will be refunding $17 of the registration fee (making the cost $50) as well as providing all registered students with a branded singlet/shirt to compete in on the day and keep. To claim this incentive you must provide your receipt and shirt size to unisport@westernsydney.edu.au prior to the event.

There is always more going on around campus in relation to sport so please check out our facebook page for all other events and details.

If you ever have any questions about anything sport please contact unisport@westernsydney.edu.au

Cheers