Over 100 Murdoch University students will be competing in this year’s Australian University Games in Sydney from September 27 to October 3.
More than 7,000 student athletes, from 41 tertiary institutions across Australia, will take part in seven days of sport competition in a bid to be crowned Overall University Champions for 2014.
Murdoch’s Manager of Sport & Recreation, Adrian Fisher, said that the students will be competing in basketball, ultimate Frisbee, handball, netball, softball and more.
“Students compete in Unigames for the fun competitive nature and also the social element. Lifelong friends are made in university sporting competitions,” Adrian said.
With 32 sports being held at 45 venues across Sydney, the University Games are the largest multisport competition held annually in Australia.
Australian University Sport President, Deidre Anderson, believes that this year’s event will be a special experience for all the students that attend.
“The students that come to Sydney this year, will get to experience the highest quality intervarsity competition available in Australia at some of the best sporting facilities in the country,” Ms Anderson said.
Sixteen Murdoch athletes recently took part in the National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games at the University of Western Australia from September 21 to 25.
“Murdoch students took part in mixed teams in netball, basketball, touch rugby and volleyball and make it through to netball and basketball finals,” Mr Fisher said.
Event information and sport schedules for the Australian University Games can be found at www.unigames.com.au/AUG.