Title

Sporting teams aiming for success

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 5-4-2007

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome

Publication Place

Broome

Abstract

The University of Notre Dame Australia Broome Campus continues to excel on the local sporting fields.

The campus’ indoor soccer side missed out, by just one point, on winning the town’s inaugural championship, despite winning its final game by an impressive 10-0 scoreline at the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre. Education student Jimmy Asimacopolous scored six goals for the side known as NDFC.

The side were the form team in the competition having not lost since the first round. A run that included a comprehensive 3-1 victory against eventual champions Hagen’s Heroes, but a 2-2 draw in the second last game of the season cost them the chance to lift the trophy.

NDFC will have an opportunity to redeem itself when the outdoor competition begins at Broome’s Male Oval in May. Given their recent form NDFC will be one of the favourites to lift the outdoor trophy.

The Broome Campus will be looking to make it a sporting double with the touch football team, the Hunchbacks, looking to improve on their runner - up medals won last season. The side lost the grand final by a point in extra time, but has retained the majority of last year’s side and added some fresh faces in the hope of going one better in 2007.

The 2006 competition’s Most Valuable Player, student Steve Boniwell, who is also a member of NDFC, said the sporting teams at the University had gained a lot of respect from their opponents in a short space of time.

“There is such a mix of people in the Broome community, so there are some really talented athletes up here,” he said. “The fact we’ve done so well is great.

“Hopefully it will encourage others to join up or start their own teams. There is no shortage of options, particularly in the dry season when the town starts to get busier.”

Mr Boniwell said getting involved in extra curricular activities was the best way to meet new people in Broome.

“Because Broome is small everybody seems to have a go at things they might not normally do and with the wet season now over you know it’s going to be sunny everyday. It definitely makes it easier to get out there and it is a great way to break up your study.”