Eastern University Games
EUG University Team Captain Profiles
Introducing the EUG university Team Captains! Hannah Dodd from Womens Touch and Owen Logan from Mens Hockey have been heavily involved in the organisation of the upcoming unigames providing valuable student input into everything from team meetings through to social uniforms.
Name: Hannah Dodd
Name: Owen Logan
Wollongong NSW (3 to 7 July 2016)
Over 3500 competitors from NSW and ACT Universities will travel to Wollongong for the Eastern University Games in 2016. The EUG will offer over 15 Sports with the competition offering 4 days of sporting competition. Many teams will need to battle it out at this competition in order to qualify for places at the Australian University Games later in the year.
|Event Dates||Sunday 3 July - Thursday 7 July 2016|
|Event Location||Wollongong, NSW|
|Individual Sport Application Forms Due||Friday 29 April 2016|
|Team Training (6 weeks)||16 May 2016 – 30 June 2016|
|Departure Function (compulsory event)||30 June 2016|
Basketball Men and Women, Football Men and Women,
|Individual Sports||Badminton, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball, Table Tennis|
|Team Selections||Click here for 2016 Team Selections|
Athletes will be sent an Athlete Information Pack via email this week with further information.
The cost of the Eastern University Games located in Wollongong includes; 4 nights accommodation, 1 team dinner, social uniform, AUS Games Registration and a refundable bond.
Instalment 1 Due: $520.00 - 16 May 2016
Instalment 2 Due: $165.00 - 30 May 2016
Total Cost: $685.00
* Due to the high demand for accommodation in Wollongong MQ Sport will be taking requests from Teams that would like to stay at the Mantra Wollongong. This will be considered on a first in first serve basis and must be requested by the Team Manager in writing to email@example.com. Please note this accommodation is $50 more expensive for the four night stay and the whole team will need to stay at the same accommodation.
Sebel Harbourside Kiama $520.00 ($100 refundable bond)
Mantra Wollongong $520.00 ($50 refundable bond)
Trials & Selections
Trials for team sports have now been completed. In order to be considered for an EUG Individual Sport a student must complete an “Individual Sports Application Form” below. Applications close Friday 29 April 2016.
Individual Sports Application Form
Day 1 Highlights
After near-bursting bladders and slightly cramped legs, the Macquarie University EUG teams arrived safely in sunny Wagga Wagga on Sunday afternoon. A five hour trip was not enough to dampen the spirits with coaches, staff and athletes all ready to catch, shoot, pass and kick our way into the top of the leader board tomorrow.
This year our MacWarriors will be competing in basketball, football, futsal, Oztag, touch football, netball, Ultimate Frisbee, hockey, tennis and squash.
Day 2 Highlights
We couldn't have had a better first day at the EUGs. The rain stayed off and our teams were out and about all across Wagga Wagga.
Our team morale is up after our mixed Oztag, women's netball, women's touch, Ultimate Frisbee, men's basketball and men's football teams all went undefeated. This is an absolutely mammoth achievement with our men's basketball even reaching a score of 56 - 8 against the University of Canberra.
Tennis player, Jordon Simpson won all three matches and is currently the top of his pool. In squash, Arjun Sharma won two out of three of his games and Dominique Ratcliffe won both matches.
Off the field, there was an extremely positive atmosphere with other Macquarie teams cheering on their fellow athletes whenever they got the chance. While the air got a bit chilly, our MacWarriors just got more and more warmed up.
While our women's hockey and tennis didn't do enough to win, their energy was tremendous. Well done, girls.
As to be expected, there were some injuries and a bit of rough play, our teams made it through the first day and will no doubt be celebrating tonight.
Bring on Day 2!
Day 3 Highlights
Our second day of the EUGs was filled with highs, lows and despite some sore heads, excellent matches. We were blessed with another perfect day where our women's netball and basketball won one out of two of their matches. Men's basketball remains undefeated. Our mixed Oztag teams also received praise for their referees for their sportsmanship and good grace in winning.
In an early match against Charles Sturt University, our women's basketball team finished up on top giving our team their third consecutive win for the EUGs. Unfortunately the girls later lost to USyd but will progress to the next round because of their previous wins.
Women's netball had a rocky start in the morning losing to CSU but they later won against UC.
Mixed Oztag showed no signs of slowing down still remaining undefeated in the competition. They won by a margin of 31 points against UWS. This has taken a toll on the players as they affectionately nicknamed themselves the "walking wounded" with injuries ranging from cork thigh, torn calves and ankle injuries.
Let's bring it home!
Day 4 Highlights
Day three was a tough one all round for our MacWarriors. Our athletes have been playing anywhere from one to three games a day in cold temperatures and often, little sleep. However, despite this there were wins across all sports. The men's football team and the men's basketball team remain undefeated in their pool.
The women's Futsal team played a stellar match against the University of Canberra and then went on to beat UWS in the Quarter Finals. The team is now focused on bringing home a medal. Our men's Futsal team battled it out against UWS in the morning resulting in a loss but the team will play it out to reach a ranking of the top 10.
Women's Hockey had their first win of the EUGs today against SUSCG and later against University of Canberra. Unfortunately UTS got the better of our women's netball team in the quarter finals. However it's not over yet. The girls will play two more games to decide where they will end up in the overall rankings.
Only one day to go. Good luck to all of the teams in the finals and semi-finals!
Day 5 Highlights
Thursday of the EUGs was the last day of competition in Wagga Wagga. After four days of intense sports and social activities, our MacWarriors fought hard, holding off injuries and fatigue to play tough matches with close results.
Macquarie University reached the finals in mixed Oztag, men's Oztag, men's basketball and squash. Women's Futsal, women's touch football and mixed netball just missed out on a medal, coming fourth in the competition.
For a full list of the results for the 2015 EUGs check out the newsletter, The Highlander.
Congratulations to all of our athletes. Thank you for being such great sports and representing Macquarie University so well. Thanks to Wagga Wagga for having us! Now who is ready for AUGs?
Macquarie University finished in third place overall (out of 18 Universities) with two pennants. Newcastle University won the EUG with 10 pennants and UTS came in second place with six pennants.
- Mens Basketball - GOLD (out of 26 teams)
- Womens Basketball - 4th (out of 18 teams)
- Mens Football - SILVER (out of 14 teams)
- Mens Futsal - 12th (out of 22 teams)
- Womens Futsal - 8th (out of 16 teams)
- Mixed Netball - 4th (out of 16 teams)
- Womens Netball - 5th (out of 22 teams)
- Mens Hockey - 4th (out of 10 teams)
- Womens Hockey - SILVER (out of 10 teams)
- Mens Oztag - SILVER (out of 8 teams)
- Mixed Oztag - BRONZE (out of 14 teams)
- Mens Touch - 6th (out of 16 teams)
- Womens Touch - 9th (out of 18 teams)
- Ultimate Frisbee - BRONZE (out of 17 teams)
Womens Tennis (out of 24 players)
- Kady Pinchbeck - 5th
- Alana Marshall - 6th
- Lara Winston - 7th
- Shanelle Abayasekara - 9th
- Kate Simpson - 10th
Mens Tennis (out of 44 players)
- Jean Claude Ong - 23rd
- Roger Xie - 20th
- Lishan Sung - 8th out of 16 players (in an Open competition with mostly Men)