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ECU students gear up for University Games

Friday, 24 September 2010

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The countdown is on for the 2010 Australian University Games, with over 300 ECU athletes gathering on Friday, 17 September to receive their team uniforms at a special presentation ceremony held at Building 31, on the Joondalup Campus.  

Held from Monday, 27 September to Friday, 1 October the Australian University Games is Australia’s largest annual multi-sport event, involving over 7,000 students from universities across Australia.

This year’s team is the largest ever to represent ECU, with students competing in 24 of the 31 sports on offer and supported by a large team of volunteer staff and students from the ECU community, including team managers from ECU Sports, Sport and Recreation Coordinator, Mrs Tarryn Dickerson and Recreation Officers, Mr Corey Bessant, Mr Josh Van Kampen and Ms Vivien Massie.

The presentation event was attended by special guests, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Arshad Omari; Director of Facilities and Services, Mr Brian Yearwood and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Advancement), Professor John Finlay-Jones.

Professor Finlay-Jones congratulated all students on their commitment to the team and wished them all the best in the upcoming event.

Manager of ECU Sports, Belinda Somers believes the event is a fantastic opportunity for students to get to know each other in a fun, competitive atmosphere.

“The Australian University Games are a great way for students to participate in a highly competitive national event with students from a range of universities throughout Australia."

“The event is not only a fantastic sporting competition, but is also a great opportunity for students to develop lasting relationships with team-mates and competitors.“

For more information on the Australian University Games, visit the ECU Sports website.

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