UWA student athletes, club and team members and volunteers filled the Granite Room at Perth Arena on Thursday 29 October for the 2015 UWA Sports Awards, honouring the sporting achievements from all aspects of sport at the University.
The University of Western Australia (UWA) will be ready to take on the nation’s top universities in 2016 when the Australian University Games (UniGames) will embark on Perth, after winning the John White Spirit of the Games Award at this year’s UniGames held on the Gold Coast last week.
The third day of competition at the Australian University Games saw Zak Leonhard win the gold medal in the men’s individual sabre (fencing) competition, and Patrick Hoey bring home bronze in the fiercely competitive men’s 50m freestyle (swimming) race.
Team UWA has shown some impressive competitiveness over the past three days of the Australian University Games, taking quite a few medals in the martial arts including gold in the men’s judo team event, gold in one of the men’s judo 90kg division, and dual silver in the 60kg and the 81kg divisions.
More than 370 student athletes from the University of Western Australia (UWA) will be departing this weekend for the Australian University Games (UniGames) held on the Gold Coast in Queensland from Sunday 27 September through to Friday 2 October.
Get to know Tarquin Betuel (22), UWA’s male Taekwon-Do competitor, who tries his luck again at this year’s UniGames, after having to pull out last year due to illness and having to rush to the hospital during UniGames 2013.
Introducing Patrick Hoey (23), who is a broad-shouldered, super fit and tanned swimmer who is in his last semester studying Commerce and can’t wait for his opportunity to compete in this year’s UniGames.
UWA student skipper Will Boulden (19) and his crew Sam Monkhouse (22) and Doug Campbell (20) won the Asia Pacific Student Cup 2015, which was held in Singapore at Raffles Marina, from 10-13 August 2015.
The beginning of semester marks a fresh start for the UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre. The facility has undergone refurbishments during the semester break and presents itself with new workout zones and an updated gym layout timely for the start of semester 2.
UWA student athletes Holly Barratt (swimming) and Lilian Hedges (water polo) have swum away from the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, Korea, with gold medals and helped the Australian Uniroos to their most successful University Games with a record 19 medals.
The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research needs your help in raising awareness for cancer research. Western Australia’s premier adult medical research institute is running two major events to drum up support and funds for developing cutting edge technologies and new effective cancer treatments.