UNE Team off to Australian Uni Games in Sydney.

Posted by | September 18, 2014 | News | No Comments

water polo thumbnailThe Australian University Games is about to kick-off in Sydney at the end of September and 55 students from the University of New England (UNE) are preparing to compete in a variety of sports.

Men’s Team Captain, James Brouff said, “UNE is well represented in team and individual events this year and we are fortunate enough to have two Olympians in our side.”

“Melissa Mitchell, who is a current UNE Sporting Scholarship holder, is swimming in the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle events, and Richie Campbell, who is the current captain of the Australian Men’s Waterpolo Team.”

“The inclusion of these two elite athletes should boost our teams chances of finishing in a good position!” he said.

“We also have individuals competing in the hammer throw and track and field events and a men’s and women’s waterpolo team and men’s and women’s soccer team.”

“The women’s soccer team have tasted success, winning gold at the Northern University Games for the last few years,” he added.

Close to 10,000 competitors, volunteers and staff will converge on Sydney’s sporting fields and courts from Sept 28 – October 3,for the games.

PHOTO:  UNE student, Richie Campbell in action in the pool.  Richie is a member of the Waterpolo Team heading to the  Australian University Games on September 28.