The 2016 shortlist for the WAIS Junior Athlete of the Year Award is dominated by women’s sport with all six athletes (five nominations) in the running for the title, female scholarship holders.
The impressive cast, includes Olympians, Youth World Champions and an exciting mix of current talent and future potential, with the Award set to be announced at the weekend’s WAIS Annual Dinner at HBF Stadium.
At the end of seven days of intense competition, The University of Western Australia has emerged victorious, winning the coveted title of the 2016 Australian University Games Overall Champion University on home turf.
Team UWA takes home the 2016 University Games Championship.
In the last week of September, The University of Western Australia’s ‘Team UWA’ launched their 2016 Australian University Games campaign in Perth. With a team of over 520 athletes competing in 34 sports, Team UWA was striving to win the coveted AUS Champions Trophy on home soil.
Day five, saw an action packed schedule of finals played out throughout the day across Perth for the 2016 Australian University Games.
Women’s hockey started off the day with a semi-final win against Monash to take them through to the final against QUT in the afternoon, giving us a double header grand finale with our men’s team also playing off for gold in a West Australian showdown against Curtin University!
The 8th World University Championship Sailing saw the world’s best student-athlete sailors representing nine nations converge on Perth’s iconic Swan River to compete for the title of World University Champion.
Held from 25-30 September in Perth and for the first time in Australia, the 2016 World University Championship Sailing saw student-athletes from Australia, China, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Japan, Italy, France, the United Kingdom and Switzerland go bow to bow on Perth’s iconic Swan River.
Melville captain Tim Geers expects his side to play with freedom in today’s historic maiden grand final appearance against Wesley South Perth at Perth Hockey Stadium.
The Melville Toyota League men’s decider will see one of the teams claim a breakthrough premiership, with Wasps searching for their first flag since 2003 and Melville looking for victory at their first attempt.
Geers believes all the pressure will be on Wasps, who were runners-up last year.
“It’s more excitement than pressure for us,” he said.
The University of Western Australian has launched their 2016 Australian University Games campaign in spectacular style. The team consisting of 540 athletes is looking to win the Australian University Sports Overall Champions trophy come Friday.
Basketball men started bright and early with a win against the University of South Australia. Soccer women followed up with a hard-fought 1-1 draw against the University of Notre Dame who scored in the dying minutes to even the score.
In the swimmer shuffle that usually follows an Olympic Games, where athletes opt to kick-off the new quadrennial at a different club, location or under a new coach, Australian Brianna Throssell is making a move. 20-year-old Throssell has been training with Perth City Swimming Club, but has announced she will be shifting to UWA West Coast, based at HBF Stadium.
As July rolled in, our University of Western Australia (UWA) Western Uni Gamers rolled out, to compete in the first inaugural 2016 Western Uni Games! 248 Student athletes, 26 teams, 15 sports, and five staff members undertook the challenge, to reign in a win, defending our long held Tertiary sports WA title!
The University of Western Australia celebrated its Rio Olympic representatives at a breakfast event last week with former Hockeyroo and Olympic gold medallist Sally Carbon among a panel of special guests.
The WM Nunn Bursary is awarded to a first year UWA student and is in recognition of UWA student athlete Wally Marshall Nunn. Nunn won Full Blues awards in the sports of athletics, swimming, rugby and rowing. To this date no other individual has received four Full Blues in differing sports while representing the University of Western Australia. This year this bursary was awarded to Erica Wallace, our very own Karate Superstar. Find out what she’s up to!
Did you know that UWA has one of the fastest growing Fencing clubs in Australia? Lead by super star Coach Tuko Maia, and his amazing team of dedicated fencers, the club is a great example of what you can achieve by working hard and persevering, as you’ll find out as we talk to Alana McLaurin this year’s Bursary recipient for the UWA Fencing Club.
He’s fast as a flash in the pool, and was this year awarded the water polo club bursary for his dedication and commitment to water polo here at UWA. With a busy schedule of commitments for the year, Lachlan Pethic is one to watch for 2016