Notre Dame battles it out at Eastern University Games

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 9-7-2010

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus

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38 determined students battled it out to represent The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney at this year’s Eastern University Games (EUGs) in Coffs Harbour.

The EUGs is an annual event that sees over 3000 students from 20 universities come together to compete against each other in many different sporting events.

Notre Dame fielded teams in mixed netball, women’s netball, mixed touch football and men’s basketball. Whilst none won, all teams fought to the end and enjoyed representing the University.

Touch football captain, Chris Turner, said he had a great time at the EUGs playing such a great sport and meeting people from other Universities.

“I found the EUGs to be physically challenging but an overall amazing experience that I will never forget. I’ve never played touch in a regular team, but that didn’t stop me or anyone else participating in this fantastic event.

“Touch football is a fun sport and everyone worked really hard to bring the team together. We all had a lot of fun,” Chris said.

Notre Dame students from both Fremantle and Sydney will also be competing in this year’s Australian University Games to be held in Perth in September. Students will represent the University in a variety of sports including rugby 7s, mixed netball and touch rugby.

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