Mark it in your calendars – this year’s UWA Staff Sports Day is on Friday 10 November from 11.30am – 4.30pm.
Are you a keen runner or do you prefer a leisurely walk? Perhaps joining in the team events is more your style? Want to cheer on your colleagues or relax and unwind?
Our annual Sports Day is all about enjoying the time outdoors and getting to know your colleagues in a relaxed and enjoyable setting.
This year’s UWA’s Staff Sports Day offers a great selection of activities for everyone to participate in and enjoy and will take on a similar format following the success of last year’s event.
Kicking off with a 5km fun run/3km walk, there is also a variety of team sports and novelty events throughout the day.
Team sports include 6-a-side mixed volleyball, 5-a-side mixed soccer and 2-a-side croquet. Each will be pennant scores and will be counted towards your faculty/division’s overall scores.
If having a go at the novelty games is more your style, you can mastermind your strategy and have fun with giant chess, giant Jenga, and you guessed it, giant Connect 4. Plus there’s also a climbing wall, bocce, and frisbee competition. All in all, it is set to be a great day, concluding with the always popular VC's Dash.
Kirrily Robson, Health and Wellbeing Officer says the Staff Sports Day isn’t just about being physically active.
“It’s a really great opportunity to get away from your desk and have fun while achieving the recommended amount of daily physical activity.”
“Participating in physical activity is also a great stress reliever and important for mental health, that’s something we promote as part of our Health and Wellbeing program.”
“This year we have aligned the Staff Sports Day with the UWA Activity Challenge so if you are participating in the Activity Challenge, check out the details for the team sports training ahead of Staff Sports Day,” Kirrily says.
With music, entertainment and a selection of food and drinks, plus free massages from trained massage therapists, all staff are invited to put tools down, relax and re-energise for the day.
There are lots of prizes up for grabs, with more than $5,000 worth of prizes to be won, including random spot prizes drawn throughout the day. There are also prizes on offer for the best-dressed marquee and individuals.
To register your attendance simply enter your details online and pay your $10 entry fee which includes lunch and refreshment. If you aren’t planning on entering any events, but wish to enjoy the lunch provided, your registration is still required.
You can even get yourself Staff Sports Day ready with lunchtime soccer and volleyball practice hits, to be held each Thursday in the four weeks leading up to the day. Come to one or come to them all - register here.
Whether you’re suited to competing in sports, trying your hand at novelty games, or showing your support by cheering on your team while soaking up some sunshine, we hope to see you all there on the 10 November!
Register for Staff Sports Day here.
Registrations close 31 October 2017.
Each faculty and division will have a designated co-ordinator assisting with the event logistics for the Staff Sports Day.
For general information about this year’s Staff Sports Day, contact Trish Wells, Activations Officer on 6488 2364.