Eastern Uni Games
In July 2014 the University of Newcastle will host the Eastern University Games.
The Eastern University Games is an annual event, this year featuring over 3300 athletes, 17 sports and 15 venues across Newcastle. The games will allow UON to highlight our athletic prowess as our students compete over four days in a range of sports.
Taking place from July 6 – 10, the Eastern Uni Games will see students from the East Cost flock to Newcastle to compete. Providing a real boost to the local economy, the EUG are set to inject over $1.7 million into the local economy with athletes and students flocking to our city.
The competitive sports on offer feature a long list of UON's elite players include:
- Men's football – featuring former Newcastle Jets Youth League Player Mason Campbell
- Women's Football – featuring Matilda's superstar Rhali Dobson and Newcastle Jets W-League Player Jasmin Courtenay
- Men's Hockey – featuring NSW state Indoor representatives Tom Duck and Ben Ferguson
- Women's Hockey – Australian Country u21 representative Katie Kelly
- Mixed Oztag – featuring Australian Open Representative Holly Buchanan
- Surfing – featuring Australasian Pro-Junior Champion Jake Sylvester
- Tenpin bowling – featuring former Australian Schools Rep Amy Baker, NSW State rep Alexia Hicks, 2014 National Youth Cup Champion Sarah Terry
- Women's Touch – featuring 2014 Australian Open Mixed Rep Yasmin Meakes
- Mixed Touch – featuring former Australian Hockeyroo Jade Warrender
- Ultimate Frisbee – featuring UON Team Captain and Australian Open Representative Chris Hill
- Netball – featuring Newcastle Representative and Dooleys State League player Veronica Smith
- Tennis – featuring 2013 Pizzey Cup Winner Matt George.
UON will host five sporting competitions on campus – AFL9s, Squash, Women's Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and Oztag. Other sports will be held in a range of specialist venues across Newcastle.
Volunteers play an essential role in the Eastern University Games participating in a range of key positions. In the lead up to, and the week of the games, over 100 Games Time volunteers will undertake a range of tasks including:
- venue and competition set up
- results processing
- special event management
- logistics and operations.
There are also key positions across a range of areas including:
- games time team leaders
- sport administration officers
- results officers.
Last year the University of Newcastle took out 10 medals: a gold in Men's Hockey, silver for Surfing, AFL 9s, Women's Football, Men's Football and Men's tennis and bronze in Ultimate, Women's Hockey, Mixed Netball and Men's Touch. This year we're hoping to beat that record and take out the top spot. We can do it – particularly if we have your support.
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