Annual Dash brings fun and fitness to Fremantle's West End

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 20-3-2012

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle

Publication Place



The streets of the West End of Fremantle came to life on Wednesday, March 14, when The University of Notre Dame Australia’s School of Health Sciences held their West End Dash.

Local businesses, students and staff dressed in colourful costumes, and tourists to Fremantle gathered to support the athletes participating in the annual event which has become a feature of the University calendar.

Coordinated by third year Health and Physical Education students as part of their ‘Sports Events Management for Teachers’ unit, the event featured several novelty races, staff and student relays and the men’s and women’s 110m sprints. The winner of the women’s sprint was Danielle Calautti, while Stephen Snowdon ran past a strong field to claim the men’s crown.

School of Health Sciences Lecturer Benjamin Piggott said the aim of the West End Dash was for students to have a practical experience in planning, implementing and evaluating sporting events.

“I was really pleased with the way the event ran. The students worked hard to plan and promote the Dash,” Mr Piggott said.

“It was great to see a large crowd in attendance and students enjoying themselves and learning by practical experience.”

Third year Health and Physical Education student Sarah Lynch said she valued the opportunity of organising the event.

“I was really pleased with the turnout and want to thank all the students and staff who came along to support us,” Ms Lynch said.

Other events Notre Dame’s Health and Physical Education students will coordinate this year include a lightning sports carnival at Campbell Primary School in Canning Vale, the Bathers Beach Triathlon and the Fremantle Football Club Gala Day.

For more information about courses on offer at the School of Health Sciences in Fremantle, please contact the Prospective Students Office on (08) 9433 0533.

Michelle Ebbs: Tel (08) 9433 0610; Mob 0408 959 138
Leigh Dawson: Tel (08) 9433 0569; Mob 0405 441 093