More than 6000 university students from around Australia will next week gather in the big smoke, Sydney, for the 2014 Australian University Games. The games are set to be kick off in style, with Australian University Sport and the NSW Government hosting the Opening Ceremony at the Ivy on Sunday evening. The games are recognised as the perfect opportunity to provide university athletes, many of whom of are of representative standard, to compete against each other in a national multi-sport event. Off the sporting field, an action-packed, week-long social program is conducted to complement the sporting activities and enhance the event experience for participants.
The sports officially start on Monday morning and run late into Friday afternoon with finals, Green & Gold selections and closing ceremony taking place. ANU is sending one of its largest contingents of athletes with 195 students competing across 14 disciplines. ANU has the highest hopes in the Fencing, Futsal, Rowing, Table Tennis, Taekwondo and Ultimate Disc. Here is the list of all the sports ANU will be contesting throughout the week:
- Beach Volleyball
- Football (Soccer)
- Table Tennis
- Touch Football
- Ultimate Disc
Whether it is individually or part of a team, University Games is great vehicle for student athletes to play sport, make new networks and enjoy your university experience. ANU Sport would like to wish all 195 competitors the best of luck next week.
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