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welcome to the games On behalf of our event partners, The University of Western Australia, Australian University Sport and Eventscorp, I would like to take this opportunity to formally invite your University to compete in the 2011 Indian Rim Asian University Games. Set to take place in Perth, Western Australia from 4-9 December 2011 this event will bring together the youth of the nations within the Indian Ocean, Asian and Australian regions. Contested under the event motto of “Sport – Culture – Friendship” this opportunity will provide your students the chance to engage in a unique sporting event that will also allow the growth of relationships within the region. Enclosed in this invitational booklet you will find all the event specific details you will require. This booklet includes an overview of the event, our partners, the sports program and also the technical event information regarding games services and getting to Perth. Should you wish to speak to someone about the event, please do not hesitate to use the contact details supplied below. We thank you for your time in considering this opportunity and we look forward to seeing you in Perth for the 2011 Indian Rim Asian University Games. Regards

Bruce Meakins Games Director Indian Rim Asian University Games

IRAUG - Indian Rim Asian University Games M412, 35 Stirling Hwy Crawley, Perth WA 6009 Ph: +61 8 9284 9183 Fax: +61 8 9383 9654 Email: iradmin@sport.uwa.edu.au Web: www.iraug.com.au


EVENT OVERVIEW

SPORT | CULTURE | FRIENDSHIP

The Indian Rim Asian University Games are a celebration of sport for the sake of friendship.The inaugural Games in 2005 featured over 800 competitors from 26 universities in 10 countries - the largest international university sports competition ever hosted in Australia. Open to university teams from the Indian Ocean Rim and Asian regions, the Games are an excellent opportunity for university students to experience international competition, interact in a positive fashion with a variety of cultures and, in the process, build life long friendships.

THE LOGO

“Sport - Culture - Friendship” is the motto of the Indian Rim Asian University Games. The Games logo features three ‘drops’ that reflect these key elements of the Games. It’s not always the winning that’s important. The opportunity to build friendships and share cultures across our region can only serve to benefit students, staff and universities alike. The logo also represents the three regions covered by the Games; Australia, Indian Rim and Asia.

THE OBJECTIVES

The primary objective of the Games is to provide university students in the Indian Ocean Rim and Asian regions with regular international competitions. Benefits of this include exposure to different cultures, the establishment of strong ties between universities and the exchange of ideas between competitors, officials and staff.


EVENT PARTNERS The University of Western Australia

Achieve International Excellence The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a leading Australian research university, has an international reputation for excellence, innovation and enterprise and is a member of the Australian ‘Group of Eight’ research universities. Sitting on the banks of the Swan River, the UWA Crawley campus is the oldest in Western Australia and among the most picturesque in the nation with its grand sandstone and terracotta buildings sitting among elegant heritage-listed gardens.

Australian University Sport

Australian University Sport (AUS) is the peak body for university sport in Australia and has 42 members nationally. The object of AUS is to act as the national authority for the promotion, conduct and support of university sport in Australia for the mutual and collective benefit of members, students and university sport. The mission statement for Australian University Sport is “Building the environment for successful careers and wellbeing through education and sport”. That is to say the charter of university sport is not only to provide the opportunities for participation and facilities in which to participate; it is to promote the benefits of sport through improved health and fitness which in turn, assists students in their academic pursuits through the connection of a “healthy body/healthy mind”.

Eventscorp

Eventscorp, the events division of Tourism Western Australia, continues to make a significant contribution to Western Australia through event and business tourism each year. It achieves its goals by implementing a number of strategies which include: • Identifying and attracting a diverse range of world class events to Western Australia. • Providing funding for both major events as well as regional events though the Regional Events Scheme. • Supporting and developing events from concept to successful implementation. • Managing and growing events, where appropriate, particularly in regional areas. • Leveraging tourism, business and media opportunities through events.


EVENT OVERVIEW Badminton

Division – Men and Women Venue – UWA Recreation & Fitness Centre

Beach Volleyball

Division – Men and Women Venue – Perth beach location

Cricket – Twenty/20

Sailing (Fleet racing)

Football (Soccer)

Tennis

Division – Men Venue – Played at a number of UWA facilities

Division – Men and Women Venue – UWA Sport & Research Park

Hockey 6’s

Division – Men and Women Venue – UWA Sport & Research Park

Judo

Division – Men and Women Training Workshop – A judo champion of international standing, will be sourced to conduct the training workshop as part of the judo program. Venue – UWA International Martial Arts Centre

Netball

Division – Women Venue – UWA Recreation & Fitness Centre courts

Rugby 7’s

Division – Men Venue – UWA Sport & Research Park

Division – Open Venue – Swan River, Perth

Division – Men and Women Venue – UWA Sport & Research Park

Touch

Division – Women Venue – UWA Sport & Research Park

Ultimate

Division – Mixed Venue – UWA Sport & Research Park

Waterpolo

Division – Men and Women Venue – UWA Aquatic Centre

Training Workshops

The Indian Rim Asian University Games aims to provide athlete development through the provision of training and development workshops in their sport. These workshops will take shape for both athletes and coaches and will look to include input and delivery from groups such as the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS), international guest coaches, and Western Australia based professional sports teams.


ceremonies and cultural events

WELCOME Ceremony

An official ceremony will mark the opening of the Games. All participating teams will be welcomed to Western Australia and wished well on their journey for the coming days. This ceremony will include a traditional indigenous welcome conducted by representatives of the Noongar people.

Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony provides a chance to celebrate achievements from throughout the week by all teams across all sports. This event will focus on the recognition of the Games champions, presentation of the “Spirit of the Games Award� and the official close to all proceedings.

Cultural Events

Throughout the week a series of cultural and tourism-based events will take place to ensure the Indian Rim Asian University Games is as well regarded for its sporting competition as it is for unique and far-reaching cultural exchanges.


getting to the games Perth Airport is the international and regional gateway to Western Australia, located only 12 kilometres from the heart of Perth. Direct flights are available from most countries in the region with Perth serviced by almost all major international airlines.

ACCOMMODATION

Athletes will stay in the Games Athlete Village, located at The University of Western Australia. This village will provide athletes with a costeffective, clean and conveniently-located venue. Village accommodation will be available directly through the Games Office and will be booked upon confirmation of your team’s registration. Teams will have the choice to arrange accommodation external to the village should they desire. In this instance, Perth has on offer a variety of accommodation options and our Games Office will be glad to make property recommendations upon request.

TRANSPORT

The Games will be serviced by a specific transport system operating from the Games Athlete Village. This service will transport all competitors to the specified venues for both sporting and social events. It is also envisaged that the transport pass will include access to the public transport system of Perth. This will allow participants access to the Perth bus and train networks, creating an easy and economical way for Games participants to experience all that Perth has to offer.

MERCHANDISE

All participants will have an opportunity to purchase Games merchandise throughout the event. These items will be available for purchase both before and during the event. It is planned that a range of memorabilia shirts, caps, pins and other items will be available along with professional Games time photographs.


visa applications All travellers to Australia must have a valid visa before boarding their plane; they cannot apply for a visa on arrival. You must complete the visa application process for each individual competitor no later than six (6) weeks prior to the Games. Visa requirements vary from country to country. Please check the Australian Immigration website, www.immi.gov.au, for more information. All visa applicants will be required to meet certain character and health requirements as part of their visa application process. These requirements exist to uphold the safety and security of the Australian community, and can be found at www.immi.gov.au. Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) Visa processing is available for the following countries: • Brunei • Hong Kong • Japan • Malaysia • Singapore • South Korea • Taiwan You can apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) via www.immi.gov.au. If your country is not listed above then you will be required to complete the application process through your nearest Australian visa office. More information is available at www.immi.gov.au


registration and volunteers COMPETITION DATES: 4 - 9 December 2011 Registration details

Registration documents can be found on the IRAUG website: www.iraug.com.au

Volunteering

Volunteers are an integral part of any major sporting event and without their assistance the Indian Rim Asian University Games could not run. Volunteering for the Games is not only fun and rewarding, but is also a very valuable experience. Not to mention you will be provided with a free volunteer t-shirt, food throughout the week and free access to all IRAUG social and cultural events! General volunteers are required in the areas of: • Sport Administration • Event Management & Operations • Information Technology • Journalism/Media/Marketing • Special Events/Social Programs Key positions available include: • Administration and Volunteer Officers • Sports Result Officers • National Liaison Officers • Transport Officers • Cultural Program Officer • Medical Assistance Officer • Marketing Officers • Opening and Closing Ceremony Officers • Sports Officers You will be provided with: • A complimentary volunteer t-shirt • Food throughout the week • Free access to all IRAUG social and cultural events! If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact our Games Management Team at: iradmin@sport.uwa.edu.au We look forward to having you on board to help us make the Indian Rim Asian University Games an enjoyable and successful event!


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2011 IRAUG Info Booklet  

Event details and information on the 2011 Indian Rim Asian University Games