Bond University has started its Australian University Games’ tilt in fine style, scoring a 2-0 victory against Griffith University in a tug-of-war friendly on Surfers Paradise Beach recently.
The best-of-three contest was staged to begin the countdown to the upcoming Games which will be held on the Gold Coast from 29 September to 4 October, attracting an estimated 6,500 athletes representing 41 universities Australia-wide.
Bond has been selected as one of 39 host venues throughout the region, with our world-class sporting facilities being used for the perennially popular beach volleyball, as well as the futsal and water polo events.
We will also be fielding one our strongest teams ever, with more than 180 Bondies limbering up to compete in athletics, basketball, volleyball, cycling, futsal, golf, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, squash, swimming, T20 cricket, taekwondo, touch football and water polo.
“We’ll be expecting huge crowds of supporters to cheer our teams on – not just at the on-campus events but wherever our Bond teams are competing,” said Bond’s Sport and Recreation Manager, Jackie Heffernan.
“Aside from the boost this will give our competitors, the Australian University Games is a fantastic event for spectators, offering the chance to see world-class athletes competing in a wide range of sports, right here on our home turf.”
First held in 1993, the Australian University Games is now Australia’s largest annual multi-sport festival, featuring a number of Olympic standard competitors.
The jam-packed sporting schedule will be complemented by an equally action-packed social program, from the Opening Ceremony on Surfers Paradise Beach starring Hermitude through to the Closing Ceremony at Griffith University.