Thirty Charles Darwin University (CDU) students will travel to the Northern University Games on the Sunshine Coast this week to compete in AFL, mixed netball and women’s volleyball.
The games will be held in several towns including Caloundra, Maroochydore, Kawana and Mooloolaba from 2-6 July. Students from New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory are expected to participate.
“It is a fantastic opportunity for new students to engage in student life, whilst representing their university and playing their favourite sports,” said Daniel Tackenberg, AUS Manager, North Region.
The games, held over five days and featuring 20 sports, include an action-packed social program, complimenting the games sporting program and enhancing the event experience for participants.
Attracting close to 2,500 student competitors from the 14 Australian University Sport (AUS) north region member universities, which covers northern New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory, the games holds the distinction of being AUS’s longest running multi-sport event.
Students will be competing for a chance to be part of the Australian University Games, to be held in Adelaide in September.
All three CDU teams have been training for the last six weeks and are busy trying to raise the $900 it cost for each student to participate.