Bond Sport Booklet

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At Bond we have a proud history of sporting tradition. We support students in their endeavours to play, compete and represent at all levels.

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In Australia, sport is part of our DNA. At school and on weekends; On the oval, in the pool, on the court and at the track; It’s where we make friends - where we are a part of a team, and where we become leaders; It teaches us to push ourselves to the limit - to set a goal and go for it. To rise to the challenge, and to go hard or go home. In sport we learn how to win, and we learn how to lose. We discover that, by giving more, we get more. That by saying ‘I can’, instead of ‘I can’t’, we will uncover our true potential. Sport is powered by knowledge - the pursuit to be the best is strengthened by learning. We only need a piece of knowledge once - but it could be the key we need to succeed. At Bond University, we value learning from the now, in the now. We invest in potential - building world-class facilities, forming national and international partnerships, encouraging participation and rewarding performance. We challenge ourselves to excel, because at Bond University, it’s not just about getting a degree. It’s about the journey and what we learn along the way. Flexibility. Adaptability. Dedication. Balance. Teamwork. Leadership. Sport. It’s part of our DNA.

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Bond University Football Club The Bond University Football Club was established in 2011 and since then it has developed into one of the most professional and well respected AFL programs in South East Queensland. The club consists of three teams — Senior Men’s, Reserves Men’s and Senior Women’s — who all compete in AFL Queensland competitions. All three teams have seen great success within the club’s short history. The highlights include the back to back premierships in 2014 / 2015 for the senior men’s side. The Bond University Football Club has a unique, tight knit and inclusive culture, and sets the highest of standards in the pursuit for success. The club prides itself on being a place where genuine care for each other provides the opportunity to grow. This feeds the ability not only to develop quality footballers, but to develop quality people.

CONTACT Email: Facebook: Bond University Football Club Phone: 07 5595 5841

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Bond University Rugby Club The Bond University Rugby Club began as a partnership between Bond University and the Gold Coast Breakers Rugby Club. From these small beginnings, Bond has become one of the three Australian University rugby teams to advance to the premier competition. In addition, along with the universities of Sydney and Queensland, Bond is the only university to field an elite team and the only Gold Coast club in the Queensland Premier competition. RUGBY TEAM DIVISIONS Bond University Colts Bond University Premier Colts Bond University Premier Reserve Bond University Premier

CONTACT Email: Facebook: Bond University Rugby Club Phone: 5595 2193

Bond University Women’s Rugby Sevens Bond University and Sports Gold Coast have joined forces to spearhead the growth of Rugby Sevens on the Gold Coast. The strategy is to develop a regional pathway from grassroots school-based and community club rugby to elite professional teams.

CONTACT Email: Phone: 5595 1122

Bond University’s elite women’s sevens rugby team, coached by World Champion player Ben Gollings, will take part in the National Sevens University Series.

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Women’s Sevens Rugby is a great opportunity for young aspiring female athletes looking to improve their skills on the field while still kicking goals in the classroom.

Bond University Swimming Club ​ he swimming program at Bond University encompasses a T swimming club, a swimming squad, swimming for fitness classes, group learn to swim classes and private lessons. The Bond Swimming club is affiliated with both Swimming Queensland and Swimming Australia. Our gifted student athletes attend regional, state, national and international meets throughout the year. Our 50 metre heated Olympic pool is a popular training ground for domestic and international Elite Teams, such as Swimming Australia and the French National Team.

CONTACT Email: Facebook: Bond University Swimming Inc Phone: 07 5595 5045

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National University Championships Bond University participates in numerous Australian University Sport championships and events throughout the calendar year. The National University Championships are the ultimate sporting experience for students during their time at university. Bond sends a diverse team of athletes to compete at various events against other universities throughout the year.



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Bond’s sporting teams play under the Bond University Bull Sharks banner. The Bull Sharks have a proud history of sporting tradition and success. Each year our Bull Sharks represent Bond at the National University Championships in: • • • • • • • • •

AFL Atheltics / Running Badminton Basketball Cheer Cricket Equestrian Golf Judo

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Mixed Martial Arts Netball Rowing Soccer Squash Tennis Touch Volleyball Water polo

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Blues Awards The Bond University Blues Awards Dinner is held annually in the September semester to celebrate and acknowledge the sporting achievements of our student athletes and clubs.

AWARDS • Sportsman of the Year • University Blue • Best Sporting Moment

• Sportswoman of the Year • University Half-Blue • Outstanding Service to Sport

• Coach of the Year • Champion Club • Sporting Silk

Nominations are open all year round and are reviewed by Bond University’s sports panel, consisting of members from the Student Association, Bond University Sport and the Sports Centre.

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2016 Sportswoman of the Year, Georgina Hope Rinehart Swimming Excellence Scholarship recipient, Madeline Groves; Vice-Chancellor and President Tim Brailsford; and 2016 Sportsman of the Year, ADCO Sports Excellence Scholarship recipient, Mathew Belcher

Matt Kuhnemann Queensland Bulls Cricket Diploma of Sustainable Environments and Planning

Madeline Groves 2016 Rio Olympics Silver Medallist Swimming Bachelor of Social Sciences

Alex Mafi Queensland Reds Rugby Bachelor of Laws

Ashleigh Keefe Golden South Jaguars Netball Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

Elite Athletes BOND ELITE SPORT PROGRAM (BESP) ARE YOU AN ELITE ATHLETE? You may be eligible to join Bond’s Elite Sport Program! Bond is proud to support its elite athletes by offering flexible study and financial support. Bond is a member of the Australian Sports Commissions Elite Athlete-Friendly Network which enables athletes the opportunity to gain an education whilst balancing it with their sporting commitments. Benefits of BESP include: • Flexible study, including deferral of exams due to sporting commitments • Access to Bond’s Elite Athlete Fund – up to $2,000 per calender year to fund a sport event • Priority timetabling • Free access to Res tutoring program • Australian University National Championships registration costs covered • Staff member to assist you throughout your degree • Exclusive access to high level physiotherapy services • Free ticket to Bond University’s Blues Awards

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To apply to join Bond’s Elite Sport Program please visit or contact for further details.

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Facilities Bond has a number of world-class sports facilities available to students free of charge. • • • • •

50 metre Olympic Swimming Pool Beach Volleyball Courts Boxing Circuit Training Room Cricket Practice Nets Rugby and AFL / Soccer Fields

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Sports Hall Squash Courts Tennis Courts TRX Studio

BOND INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND SPORT (BIHS) The Bond University Institute of Health and Sport (BIHS), located within the Cbus Super Stadium sporting precinct at Robina contains specialist Sports Science Laboratories which are equipped with the latest exercise training and assessment equipment.

Club Contact Details ATHLETICS Email: Facebook: Bond Athletics and Running Club - BARC

ROWING Email: Facebook: Bond University Boat Club – BUBC

BADMINTON Email: Facebook: Bond University Badminton Club

SOCCER Email: Facebook: Bond Soccer Club

BASKETBALL Email: Facebook: Bond University Basketball Club CHEER Email: Facebook: Bond University Cheerleading Club CRICKET Email: Facebook: Bond University Cricket Club EQUESTRIAN Email: Facebook: Bond University Equestrian Club - BUEC GOLF Email: Facebook: Bond University Golf Club JUDO Email: Facebook: Bond University White Judo

SQUASH Email: Facebook: Bond University Squash TENNIS Email: Facebook: Bond University Tennis Club TOUCH Email: Facebook: Bond University Touch Club VOLLEYBALL Email: Facebook: Bond University Volleyball WATER POLO Email: Facebook: Bond Water Polo Club BOND SPORT BOND_SPORT

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NETBALL Email: Facebook: Bond University Netball Club


MIXED MARTIAL ARTS Email: Facebook: Bond University Mixed Martial Arts - MMA Club

Bond University Sport Building 9, Level 2 Bond University Gold Coast Queensland 4229 Australia Phone: 07 5595 1163 Email:

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