Notre Dame Crusaders win University Challenge Cup

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 17-3-2009

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Sydney Campus

Publication Place



The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Sydney Campus Rugby Team, The Crusaders, earned their first piece of silverware recently, winning the inaugural University Challenge Cup.

The University Challenge Cup is a round robin competition, in which all the universities involved in the New South Wales Suburban Rugby Competition play.

The Crusaders comfortably won through to the final of the competition, beating hosts The University of Western Sydney in a tight match, 17-14.

Tries from conditioning coach Kyle Pattison, Law student Daniel Tuxford and Education student Ben Dewstow, who was also named player of the tournament, guided the Crusaders to an important victory for the young club.

Club President and Law student, Mark Yum, said the win is a great result for the club and for Notre Dame, Sydney.

“The result was very promising as the Crusaders hope to improve on their semi-final placing in last year’s league. This victory is an excellent sign of how well the new players have fitted into the team and how strong a team we have for 2009.

”As far as the season ahead looks, we couldn’t have wished for a better start, and we will be hoping to carry on with this good form,” said Mark.

The Notre Dame Crusaders were formed last year. There are now two teams playing in Division 5 of the NSW Suburban Rugby Competition.

Anyone wishing to join the Notre Dame Crusaders should call Club President Mark Yum on 0415 328 161.

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