Southern University Games: Day 1: Hitting the track with Cross Country, Futsal & Basketball

Swinburne v UTAS, men's futsal (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Swinburne v UTAS, men’s futsal (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Fog in Wodonga on the first day of Southern University Games competition greeted the cross country competitors on a picturesque but somewhat muddy La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga campus. Continue reading

Southern University Games: Edition Three: Red and White Cheer from the North

The Griffith Uni Cheer team hard at training for SUG (photo: Rix Ryan Photography)

The Griffith Uni Cheer team hard at training for SUG (photo: Rix Ryan Photography)

(This article was first seen here at Australian University Sport)

Every year, the demand and popularity of cheerleading at Southern University Games is increasing.

So much so, that this year, the competition has attracted a team from Griffith University on the Gold Coast. Continue reading

Southern University Games: Edition Two: Raising the bar high with cheer and Frisbee

La Trobe cheerleadings at training (photo: Davis Harrigan)

La Trobe cheerleaders at training (photo: Davis Harrigan)

To be ready for a highly demanding and physical competition, you need to prepare both as a team and individually.

Ahead of the 2014 Southern University Games in Wodonga, that’s exactly what the La Trobe University Ultimate Frisbee team is striving to achieve. Continue reading

Australian University Games: a La Trobe University preview

My personal Australian University Games Banner (Google Images - Source)

My personal Australian University Games Banner (Google Images – Source)

Back in July almost 2,000 students converged on Ballarat for Southern University Games for four days and nights of sport and socialising.

Now, it’s September, and University Games is back for its biggest event of the year.  This time, the number of students will be somewhat closer to 6,000, and the location will be the Gold Coast. It’s time for Australian University Games (AUG). Continue reading

Southern University Games: La Trobe University Review

La Trobe team captains & manager accept the 2013 SUG winners trophy (photo: Australian University Sport)

La Trobe team captains & manager accept the 2013 SUG winners trophy (photo: Australian University Sport)

It was the wish of La Trobe University Sport Manager Rennie Cirillo to see the Southern University Games trophy hoisted high at the end of the competition by the team captains.  He conveyed his sentiments to the team managers on the first night of the games, telling them to give it their all.  The ultimate goal came to fruition, and the cup was raised by La Trobe team captains Larissa Payne and Geoff Holland at the closing ceremony. Continue reading

Southern University Games: La Trobe University: Ultimate Frisbee Preview

Playing for a sports team at university means you meet new friends, try new things and have new adventures.

One of those new adventures could be ultimate frisbee.  In 2013, the La Trobe University Ultimate Frisbee club (otherwise known as LATUUF) has seen a new cohort of players not only join the club, but stick with the club. Continue reading

Southern University Games and La Trobe University Preview

Southern University Games 2013/La Trobe University Banner

Southern University Games 2013/La Trobe University Banner

Southern University Games (SUG) is the biggest university sport event on the calendar in July for Victoria, and there is plenty of action and partying happening all week.

There are 16 sports to be contested over four days between Victorian universities, a couple of TAFE institutes, with Adelaide and Tasmania also included in the mix.

Before I continue, here are the 16 sports for the 2013 games, to be held in Ballarat, in partnership with the University of Ballarat: Continue reading