Bond Bullsharks scored 8 medals – 1 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze – at this year’s Northern University Games (NUGs), taking out the second highest number of pennants per student numbers, and finishing 6th overall.
Around 2,000 student athletes, team managers, staff and volunteers from 11 universities across Queensland and Northern New South Wales descended on the Sunshine Coast from July 7 to 10 for four days of intense sporting competition.
Bond’s 175-strong team put in a solid performance to snare an impressive booty of medals, including Gold (Squash), Silver (Men’s Tennis, Men’s Touch football and Lawn Bowls) and Bronze (Women’s netball, Men’s Volleyball, Women’s Volleyball and Golf).
Queensland University of Technology were the major winners of the Games, claiming six gold medals and the title of Overall Champion University for 2014.
Bond was pipped at the post by the University of New England who took out the North Population Cup (for the university winning the most pennants per student numbers), while the Ron Leahy Memorial Trophy awarded to the university that displays good sportsmanship and fair play, was awarded to Griffith University.
Bond fielded 19 teams across 12 different sports in the 2014 NUGs: basketball, futsal, football, golf, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, squash, tennis, tenpin bowling, touch football and volleyball.
“Competition was extremely fierce this year, and our Bondies not only performed well, but displayed incredible team spirit and determination,” said Bond University Sport and Recreation Manager, Jackie Parra.
“In particular, our squash team performed extremely well taking home the overall squash pennant. The Bond squash team consisted of 5 players with four finishing in the top 5.”