The Western Waagyls are competing in the National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games at Deakin University Geelong from 26 June – 29 June. Continuing a 22 year tradition, the Games celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, initiate communication, reinforce identity and promote unity, health, fitness and wellbeing.
34 teams representing 28 universities throughout Australia are competing in sports such as mixed netball, basketball, volleyball, touch and an Indigenous Game selected by the team from Deakin University. The Western Waagyls have won the Games seven times (more than any other university) and runner up for five years.
The 2017 Western Waagyls team this year are again a strong team consisting of Brianna Ozies, Emile Boxer, Jade Dolman, Wendilyn Torres, Shailyn Isaac, Jayde Marshall, Eugenia George, Sophia Gumpoltsberger, Dion Kickett, Aaron Sutton, Robert Clinch, Riley Dolman and Tyson McEwan with School of Indigenous Studies’ staff Marilyn Strother, Director of Student Services and Brendon DeGois, Student Services Office. Brianna Ozies, Jade Dolman, Emile Boxer, Tyson McEwan and Robert Clinch have represented UWA in previous years.
The design of this year’s uniform was done by one of the team, Jade Dolman, a final year Arts student who has her own Art and culture consultancy, art projects in the community and with schools. Go the Waagyls!
Gabrielle Garratt (UWA School of Indigenous Studies) (+61 8) 6488 2467
David Stacey (UWA Media and Public Relations Manager) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 32 637 716