Eastern University Games

Eastern University Games

Eastern University Games 2015

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
Nickname: HDodd
Sport: Touch Football
Age: 21
Course: Bachelor of Science-Psychology
Most admired athlete: Sally Pearson
One port you would love to try? I would love to try rowing, I think it would be challenging and great fitness and it is very different from the sports I normally play.
Favourite sporting moment? Being selected for Green and Gold team at Australian University Games for Touch Football in 2015
Career Aspirations: To be a Sports Psychologist
How Many UniGames have you been to? I have been to 3 Uni Games, Wollongong will be my 4th.
Why UniGames? It is a good way to get involved in programs around the university. You make amazing friends from uni that you can keep with you during the duration of your degree. It has also allowed me to grow as a leader and given me opportunity to take on new roles and utilised what I have learnt.
Favourite sports movie: The Waterboy
Best program/class you have done at MQ Sport and Aquatic Centre? Pilates


Name: Owen Logan
Nickname: Loags
Sport: Men's Hockey
Age: 22
Course: Mechanical Engineering and Economics
Most admired athlete: David Pocock, one of the hardest working and modest rugby players around.
One sport I'd love to try: Scuba diving or Muay Thai.
Favourite sporting moment: Our Macquarie Mens first grade team winning a third consecutive major premiership in the Sydney hockey competition.
Career Aspirations: Large scale project management of energy systems.
Number of uni games attended: 5
Why uni games: What's better than going away for a week with mates playing the sport you love after an intense uni semester!
Favourite sports movie: The Blind Side
Best MQ program: Social touch footy on a Wednesday nights to keep fit in the off season

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. 

EUG Information
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
Team Sports

Basketball Men and Women, Football Men and Women, 
Futsal Men, Hockey Men and Women, Netball Women, 
Oz Tag Men and Mixed, Touch Women and Mixed, Ultimate Mixed

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 universitysport@mq.edu.au. 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

2015 Results

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?

2014 Results

EUG Day 4

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)
Touch Footy
  • Mens Touch - 6th (out of 16 teams)
  • Womens Touch - 9th (out of 18 teams)
Ultimate Fristbee
  • 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 
  • Golf 
  • Lishan Sung - 8th out of 16 players (in an Open competition with mostly Men)
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