Last week, UWA welcomed a new generation of students to the Perth Campus. O-Week familiarises students with the University and allows them to embrace and interact with campus culture.
UWA Sport opened our doors to our fresher students, providing them with a taster of all the fantastic sport opportunities available to them at UWA.
Every morning, from 8-9am, the UWA community was invited to free pop-up Yoga and Pilates sessions on Great Court South, in front of Reid Library. The peaceful sessions were conducted by UWA Sport group fitness instructors Dani Sands and Kelly Dalby, and saw over 70 participants pull up on a mat each day in the beautiful surroundings of the grounds.
UWA Sport was also on hand throughout the week at a variety of events, to answer questions, with many freshers eager to hear about social sports leagues, Recreate short courses, inter-faculty sport, student gym memberships, and the sports clubs on offer.
The tennis courts were full of action as UWA Sport opened up for free court hire during O-Week. Many fresher students had the chance to work on their backhand and unleash their inner Roger Federer and Venus Williams, as well as taking a welcome break from their hectic new schedules.
The pop-up water sports party, in collaboration with UniMentor, was another great chance to chill out and experience the fun side of university life. With free Chobani and Red Bull giveaways, students hit the water on paddle boards, kayaks, and inflatable peacocks, taking advantage of the awesome facilities at UWA’s state of the art water sports centre on Matilda Bay.
O-Day was a great way to bring the week to a close, and saw all UWA Sport clubs head down to Sports Alley to answer questions and sign up new recruits.
Representatives from the UWA Sports Council nominated UWA Boat Club as the ‘best dressed stall’ of the day, for their colourful presentation and use of equipment.
Perth Glory star and new student athlete Jeremy Walker made an appearance on O-Day, having a go at the soccer darts, hitting the target every time. West Coast Feverstars Verity Charles, Nat Medhurst, Courtney Bruce, and new recruit Jhaniele Fowler all came down, challenging students to the vertical jump.
To all the new students, UWA Sport welcomes you to the University. Your adventure starts here: immerse yourself in the opportunities available to you through sport and unleash your inner athlete.
Graduate Officer, UWA Sport Marketing, Communication, and Events