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RECREATE

semester 2

A Cut Above the Rest

WINTER 2013

HIT YOUR TARGETS Scott White shows us how to shoot like a movie star p17

Zak Leonhard on his way 2013 World Uni Games p30

Open Day 2013 Start your climb to success at UWA p6

Burn Calories Not Cash

SEM2 MEMBERSHIP p11

Ultra Trail Blazer BERNADETTE BENSON find out what it takes to run 216km in 24hrs p28


burn calories, not cash.

SEMESTER2 MEMBERSHIP 29 July - 24 November

$250

Get all the benefits of a usual UWA Sports Fitness Membership all for just $250! Take on a Semester 2 Membership* and you’ll get access to 6 workout zones boasting state-of-the-art fitness training equipment, over 50 group fitness classes per week, and court hire all semester long. Visit us at the UWA Recreation & Fitness Centre and sign up today! www.sport.uwa.edu.au | we fit your world

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*UWA students only, available from 22 July 2013.


03 RECREATE® | contents

04 EVENTS 04 Events Calendar 05 Feature Events 06 Open Day 08 City 2 Surf 08 Australian University Games 09

About Us

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RECREATION & FITNESS

10 UWA Recreation & Fitness Centre 11 Memberships 12 Instructor Profile: Megan Ianelli 13 Group Fitness Timetable 14 Staff & Alumni Premium Fitness 16 UWA Recreate® Program 17 Hit Your Targets - Archery with Scott White 18 UWA Recreate® Fitness Courses 20

LEAGUES, SPORT, & COMPETITIONS

20 UWA Inter-Faculty & Inter-College Sport 20 Tertiary Sports WA 21 UWA Recreate® Sport Courses 22 UWA Social Sports 23 Racing Around the World - UWA Neptune Sailing Team 24

WATERSPORTS & LEADERSHIP

24 UWA Recreate® Watersports Courses 25 UWA Recreate® Leadership Courses 26 UWA Outdoor Leadership Program 28 Ultra Trail Blazer - Bernadette Benson Conquers the Bibbilmun

30 CLUBS & TEAMS 30 A Cut Above the Rest Zak Leonhard at the World University Games 31 UWA Sports Park UWA International Martial Arts Centre 32 Sports Club & Team Contacts

editor bea sonnenberg | content nicole west | artwork bailey mitcham | printing uniprint | contact email marketing@sport.uwa.edu.au front cover photo zak leonhard, world university games athlete


04 RECREATE速 | events

Events Calendar Semester 2 2013 Events

Recreate速 Courses

Sport Days

Uni Dates

Uni Holiday

New Month

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winter break

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Recreate速 Sem 2 & USS Start mon 5

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AUGUST

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Inter-Fac Sport Soccer tue

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TSWA Basketball 7

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Inter-Fac Sport Soccer wed 14

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Inter-Fac Sport Tennis wed 21

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Inter-Fac Sport Ultimate wed 28

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UWA OPEN DAY sat

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Zumbathon thu

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fri

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Bunbury Challenge

ECU Bunbury Challenge

sat

sun

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TSWA Futsal thu

thu

sun

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City2Surf

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fri

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TSWA Floorball, Cricket Super 8s fri 30

sat

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SEPTEMBER

week 7

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TSWA Cricket Super 8s Day 2

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fri

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Inter-Fac Sport Athletics wed 11

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Inter-Fac Sport Basketball wed 18

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AUG 2013 Starts mon

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500m Indoor Rowing Challenge wed 4

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Study Break mon

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Get grooving to the charity beat with Zumbathon! 17 August, from 10am

Choose Blue and Help Bring Sport to Rural WA. Blue bins and preloved sporting gear making a difference in rural WA. Your pre-loved and used sporting equipment can have the breath of new life in remote Western Australian communities and inspire an improved approach to health and fitness. From the 29 July (beginning of Semester 2) until 23 August a large blue wheelie bin will be placed in the reception area of the UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre so you can drop off any sporting gear you wish to donate thanks to Fair Game and UWA Sports. Any basketballs, netballs, footy boots, cricket bats or other sporting equipment that is currently sitting unused in your closet can help facilitate fitness, health and wellbeing programs to under-serviced WA communities. Through the provision of recycled sporting equipment, fitness and education, Fair Game reduces the

risk of lifestyle-related disease, builds social and community ties and improves mental wellbeing. They operate entirely on donations received in-kind from the community. Some staggering statistics have identified that only half of Australia’s school-aged children undertake the recommended level of physical activity, rendering them susceptible to many health conditions. These include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, breast and colon cancer and mental health conditions. In 2012 Fair Game received over 6000 items and travelled nearly 9000km to conduct 47 sessions for 1271 children around the Perth metropolitan area and out into various remote communities of the Pilbara and Kimberley regions of WA. With your help and donations Fair Game hopes to continue building on their current program for 2013-2014. For more information on Fair Game and how they support and inspire rural communities go to www.fairgamewa.org.

Shake your booty for Telethon at the UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre on Saturday 17 August from 10am-2pm. Come for as little or as long as you like. Professional instructors will be on hand throughout the event to show you the moves so you can lose yourself in the funky Latin rhythms and dance yourself fit! There will be raffles, dance offs and other competitions to get everyone involved and other great ways to donate on the day, or make a donation at the UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre reception in the week leading up to Zumbathon. Entry is $10 per person at the door and all profits from the Zumbathon go direct to Telethon.


06 RECREATE® | open day

start the climb towards success at the UWA Open Day

What’s on at Open Day Sunday 11 August - UWA Crawley Campus Open Day isn’t just about finding the right path towards your ultimate career, it’s about seeing the whole package including what the university culture and life has to offer you. UWA Sports provides plenty of opportunities for you to find a balanced life through sport, fitness, recreation and leadership while studying at UWA, all of which will be on show for Open Day 2013.


James Oval The UWA Sports information hub will be down on James Oval, where you can enquire about the various sporting scholarships, competitions on and off campus, teams and clubs you can participate in. Find out about our facilities on campus, and all activities and programs on offer. UWA Sport Scholarship and Leadership Programs Challenge yourself and try out our rock climbing wall and while you’re there ask about our Leadership Program, Development Squads and weeklong programs to build experiences for life. James Oval is located in the centre of the UWA Crawley Campus.

Recreation & Fitness Centre

Sports Clubs & Demonstrations

The UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre will also have its doors open to show all future students and families the facilities, courts and equipment available to students and members.

High achieving sporting teams and clubs have always been a feature of the UWA experience, with strong performances in local InterUniversity (TSWA) competitions and at the Australian (AUG) and World University Games (WUG).

Take a self-guided tour and check out the High Performance, Cycle and Cardio rooms, Interactive Rowing zone, see vast range of exercise, strength and weights equipment and the indoor and outdoor courts. The Recreation and Fitness Centre can be found at the northern end of the Crawley Campus on the corner of Stirling Highway and Hackett Drive.

For Open Day many of the University Games teams and UWA Sports Clubs will be showing off their skills with demonstrations on James Oval and in the Recreation and Fitness Centre. James Oval will feature the AUG Touch Rugby teams from 10am-12pm and Ultimate (Frisbee) team from 12pm-2pm.

Find us Online Start planning your UWA Open Day schedule and gather more information about everything on offer at www.openday.uwa.edu.au.


08 RECREATE® | feature events

AUG Gold Coast 2013 Australian University Games The teams have been picked and training is in full swing for Team UWA competing at this year’s Australian University Games being hosted on the Gold Coast (September 29 – October 4). The action packed week will kick off with a bang on the Sunday with the Opening Ceremony to be held on

Surfers Paradise Beach, and competition ramping up to finals over the Thursday and Friday. Team UWA participants can download Australian University Sports’ app for mobile and android for up to the minute fixtures, news and events. UWA Sports will be running competitions in the

Join Team UWA for City2Surf 2013 2013 City to Surf

The countdown is on for the iconic City to Surf on Sunday 25 August. Become a part of Team UWA or register your own team of friends or colleagues in the University Division and get a 15% discount off your registration fee.

lead up to and throughout the Games where AUG participants can win great prizes for themselves and their team. More details will be available at the Team UWA Rally (24 September). Players with more questions should contact their team captain or manager. For everyone at home, keep up to date with UWA results, photos and all the fun via the UWA Sports Facebook page / uwasport. More information is available online at www.unisport.com. au or by emailing joshua. vankampen@sport.uwa.edu. au.

For the serious athletes, take on the 42km Marathon or 21km Half Marathon otherwise competitors can either run or walk the 12km or 4km and all routes start at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and finish at the City Beach Oval. To find more information or register as part of Team UWA or your own team in the University Division go to www.chevroncitytosurf.com. Use the promo code UNI13 at the checkout for your discount.


Who We Are. The University of Western Australia Sport and Recreation Association (UWA Sports) is a not-for-profit organisation with the objective to provide sport, fitness, and recreational opportunities to UWA students, staff, alumni, and community. We believe in living a healthy active lifestyle. Our memberships and programs are designed to give you everything you need to keep active and healthy. Whether you’re looking for a fresh start to your fitness or want to maintain your current levels, to play sport or join a club, UWA Sports is ready and willing to help. Our approach to sport, fitness and recreation is focused on gym-based training in our Recreation and Fitness Centre, group fitness classes, competitive and social sports, over 30 sports clubs and teams, extensive short courses through our Recreate® program, and our Kids Sports program. Most of our facilities are also available for hire.

we fit your world

www.sport.uwa.edu.au

Our Opening Hours Fitness Centre Monday-Sunday 6:00am-9:00pm Courts Monday-Friday 6:00am-11:00pm Saturday-Sunday 6:00am-9:00pm Watersports and Leadership Centre The Centre is accessible to the public during scheduled classes and courses only. Boat Shed The Boat Shed is accessible to the public during scheduled classes and courses only. Contact Us University of Western Australia Carpark 1, Crawley Phone (08) 6488 2286 Fax (08) 6488 1043 Email srrecep@sport.uwa.edu.au

find us on facebook

/uwasports

Join UWA Sports.

Benefits.

Association Memberships are the gateway to UWA Sports, giving you discounts on our services and programs

Enjoy discounted UWA Sports Association Member prices on a huge range of our products and services, including:

free

UWA students

Payment of the Amenities & Services Fee gives you FREE UWA Sports Association Membership, including all benefits and discounts.

$150

• 25% off UWA Fitness Memberships

Association Membership is not available to community members.

• 25% off casual entry to the UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre

UWA staff, alumni, IMMEDIATE FAMILY, STUDENTS & ALUMNI OF OTHER TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

$30 JUNIORS 15 years and under.

• 25-50% off all Recreate® courses • 50% off court hire


10 RECREATE® | the recreation & fitness centre

THE UWA

RECREATION&FITNESS CENTRE The UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre is the fitness and social hub on campus. Memberships, casual rates, and court hire are available to students, staff, alumni and community. The Centre provides UWA and its neighbouring community with high quality, affordable services and facilities.

Get in the Zone! Opening Hours Fitness Centre Monday-Sunday 6:00am-9:00pm Courts Monday-Friday 6:00am-11:00pm Saturday-Sunday 6:00am-9:00pm

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University of Western Australia Carpark 1, Crawley 6009 Phone (08) 6488 2286 Fax (08) 6488 1043 Email srrecep@sport.uwa.edu.au

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More than 50 group fitness classes per week Recreate® courses Over 60 cardio machines Over 62 resistance weight machines Range of cable stations including 2 Technogym® Kinesis machines Interactive rowing zone Cycle room

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WORKOUT AREAS

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Circuit room High performance room including Life Fitness® plate loaded equipment Outdoor tennis and netball courts Indoor courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton, squash, and futsal (indoor soccer).


17 weeks

Special OFFER Semester 2 Membership 29 July - 24 Nov

50 weeks

Benefits

Staff & Alumni Premium Fitness Membership

1 visit

Casual Entry

10 visits

Multipass

25 weeks

6 Month Fitness Membership

12 Month Fitness Membership

FITNESS MEMBERSHIPS

50 weeks

UWA SPORTS

Access to the UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre Gym Floor, including CARDIO ROOM, CIRCUIT ROOM, CYCLE ROOM, HIGH PERFORMANCE ROOM and INTERACTIVE ROWING ZONE. Access to more than 50 GROUP FITNESS CLASSES every week, including BodyPump™, BodyBalance™, BODYCOMBAT™, BodyAttack, RPM™ and CXWORX™. 1 hour free Court Hire every day for tennis, badminton, volleyball, squash, basketball, netball, and futsal.

Free FITNESS CONSULTATION. limited

unlimited

limited

limited

Access to STAFF & ALUMNI PREMIUM FITNESS CLASSES every week at the UWA Watersports and Leadership Gym with stunning views across Matilda Bay. 20x 30minute free 1 on 1 Personal Training Sessions. 20 Annually

Salary Packaging options available (UWA staff only) Prices UWA Sports Fitness Memberships are available to all UWA students, staff, alumni, and community. Pick the right membership for you and get started today at the UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre.

student/assoc member

$12

/week

$600 total COST COMMUNITY

$850

student/assoc member

$16

/week

$400 total COST COMMUNITY

$550

student/assoc member

$90

10 visits COMMUNITY

$120

Please Note: Administration fees may apply when direct debit payment options are chosen.

student/assoc member

assoc member

students only

$12

$20

$250

$16

not available

not available

Single Entry COMMUNITY

/week

$1000 total COST COMMUNITY

29 Jul - 24 Nov COMMUNITY


12 RECREATE® | group fitness

“My favourite thing to tell people is that I’m totally awesome.” The Tough Get Tougher Megan Ianelli - UWA Fitness Instructor I have always been active; I played team sports (hockey, touch football, rugby union, netball, oztag) since my early teens. I grew up in a small country town with no gym and I didn’t have access to one until my early 20’s. At around 23 I played some local representative hockey and then started to attend the gym on a semi regular basis to increase fitness levels. At 25 I started playing Rugby Union and quickly realised I wasn’t as strong as I thought I was. That was when I started to get a little more serious about the gym. The owner of the gym I attended approached me one day to ask if I’d be interested in being trained in BodyPump™ as they needed another instructor. It was something I had often thought about, but I was a very shy person back then so never dreamed I’d be capable. The fact that group fitness classes don’t discriminate against size, age, experience or fitness level is something that I love, and there is always someone to motivate you and do the thinking for you. Plus they are fun.

When it comes to delivering those classes, you need to be natural. Be yourself. I care about my participants’ backgrounds, current situation and goals and I try to be a role model and lead by example. But you still need to know your stuff and be able to adapt your class to your participants. It’s not always easy, but as with anything you just have to make time. Some days are a real challenge, both time and energy wise. I have recently been introduced to meditation as a way to calm my body and mind and create a little more balance. I have found this has been extremely beneficial. At the end of the day, allowing myself to be human lets me deal with my body image. Finding the things that make me happy and the things that inspire me to be a better person. My favourite thing to tell people is that I am totally awesome. It has become a bit of a friendly joke now, but I love sharing my awesomeness. We all have our own awesomeness and we all have the ability to share it.

Fast-track your progress with CXWORX

30:30 split classes now available at the UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre. Group Fitness offers 5 split classes per week that encompass a 30 minute CXWORX™ class and a 30 minute express class (BODYPUMP™, BODYCOMBAT™ and BODYATTACK™). Our express format classes offer a 30 minute version of our full programs. For newcomers, the express format is a great way to find a class that works for you! If you’re still hungry for more, stick around for the full session and take on a fierce core conditioning workout with CXWORX™. If you only have half an hour to spare, you can still join in either side of the 30:30 split class. Check the timetable on the next page, timeslots with both a LesMills™ and CXWORX™ class in them are 30:30 split classes.


GROUP FITNESS timetable

view it online at www.sport.uwa.edu.au/timetables

Multi-Purpose Room

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GROUP FITNESS SEM 2 TIMETABLE EFFECTIVE FROM Mon 29 Jul - 23 SEP


14 RECREATE® | staff fitness

On the Path to an Active Workplace UWA SPORTS STAFF & ALUMNI PREMIUM FITNESS Go from work to workout with UWA Sports Staff & Alumni Premium Fitness! Situated in the UWA Watersports and Leadership Centre, and with gorgeous views across Matilda Bay, Premium Fitness training and classes are the perfect way to de-stress and get fit on campus.

12 Month Premium Staff & Alumni Membership includes: • Fitness & health assessment, goal setting and gym orientation • 20x 30 minute one-on-one personal training sessions • Unlimited access to premium only small group fitness classes • Unlimited access to UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre facilities and services including Cardio equipment, Circuit, Cycle and High Performance rooms • Free entry to UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre Group Fitness Classes (over 50 classes per week) • Court hire (1 hr/day)

Customised Fitness Packages UWA Sports offers customised fitness class packages for departments and faculties starting at $90 for 10 sessions (per person)*. The basic package includes 5 formal classes and 5 casual entries to the UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre (gym and/or group fitness classes) over five weeks. Formal classes can be conducted at the workplace or at UWA Sports facilities. Team Building - Staff Sailing UWA Sports in conjunction with Swan River Sailing offers UWA departments and faculties the opportunity to participate in team building through sailing on the Swan River. No experience necessary, skippers provided. Participants will be encouraged to ‘learn the ropes’ and work together with their team mates as crew. For more information contact Jeannette Meakins on 6488 1090.

Staff Social Sports - Mixed Volleyball Semester 2 League starts 15 August. Get your work mates together to compete against other departments and faculties in our 12 week indoor mixed staff volleyball competition during Thursday lunchtimes. Flexible game times and increased team size allow for you to ensure that you have a team on the court each week. There is a $45 team nomination fee and a weekly competition fee of $45. A Come and Try class will be held on Thursday 8 August. *dependent on instructor and venue availability

CONTACT Jeannette Meakins (08) 6488 1090 stafffit@sport.uwa.edu.au www.sport.uwa.edu.au/staff_fitness


Classes in this column are only available to UWA Staff & Alumni. Classes in the right column are available to everyone. All classes are free to Premium Fitness members.

STAFF & ALUMNI PREMIUM FITNESS CLASSES PREMIUM TOTAL CONDITIONING

UWA wsLc s M or T or W or T F s assoc member

$45

non member

$85

FREE

AM CIRCUIT

45mins

7:00-7:45pm or 5:30-6:15pm for 7 weeks (beginning Mon 5 Aug)

Utilise electronic cardio equipment, light free weights and dynamic resistance exercises to burn calories, reduce fat and strengthen and tone muscle.

PREMIUM PILATES

UWA wsLc s M T W T F s assoc member

$45

non member

$85

4:30-5:30pm for 7 weeks

60mins

Get started on the basics of Pilates in a smallclass premium setting. Build functional core strength and tone your whole body in one simple workout.

$45

non member

$85

7:00-8:00am for 6 weeks

assoc member

$45

non member

$85

7:00-7:45am for 7 weeks

45mins

(beginning Wed 7 Aug)

Small group training featuring electronic cardio equipment, light free weights, steps, fit balls, resistance bands and other equipment. Participants will be encouraged to work at their own pace with alternatives provided.

UWA wsLc s M T W T F s assoc member

$45

non member

$85

7:30-8:15am for 7 weeks

45mins

(beginning Wed 7 Aug)

This class offers a variety of low impact aerobics, body weight toning and core conditioning. Featuring easy to follow moves to great music this class is ideal for beginners to intermediates.

FLEX & FLOW

PREMIUM YOGA

assoc member

UWA wsLc s M T W T F s

HI/LO PLUS

(beginning Mon 5 Aug)

UWA wsLc s M T W T F s

to all staff & alumni premium fitness members

60mins

(beginning Thu 8 Aug)

Based on the principles of Iyengar yoga, this class focuses on posture and alignment and will leave you feeling stretched, relaxed, and ready to start your day.

STAFF VOLLEYBALL COME & TRY THU 8 AUGUST 路 FREE

UWA Staff are invited to join us at any time between 12 and 1.30pm in the UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre Sports Hall. No experience necessary however non-marking sport footwear and appropriate clothing required. Try the game, learn some skills and if you want to join a team for our Staff Social Sports Mixed Volleyball Competition we will try to find you one!

UWA wsLc s M T W T F s assoc member

$45

non member

$85

12:30-1:15pm for 7 weeks

45mins

(beginning Tue 6 Aug)

Develop balance and flexibility through yoga and pilates based exercises incorporating breathing and relaxation techniques. No sweat!


16 RECREATE® | recreate program

E T A E R REC

®

UWA Sports Recreate® program is back in full swing for Semester 2! Get started with our huge selection of fitness, sport, watersports, and leadership courses. Recreate® courses are designed to give UWA students, associate members and community participants access affordable developmental experiences.

SEM2 WINTER 2013

ENROL TODAY

Head online to www.sport.uwa.edu.au/recreate to view full course descriptions, and pick up your enrolment form! Fill it out and bring it down to the UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre to enrol in your course.

Recreate® courses cover a wide variety of interests and training styles, offering up a world of activity for you to enjoy. Make the most of your time at uni by taking on a new challenge or further developing your skills.

LOCATIONS UWA RFC

BOAT SHED

These classes can be a stepping stone to develop your interest in fitness or to find a new recreational activity and meet new people.

UWA WSLC

Claremont Campus

tennis courts

Ken & julie michael building

The program officially starts in week 2 (Mon 5 Aug) of semester, but check the course details for full start dates. For full descriptions and to enrol, please head online to www.sport.uwa.edu.au/recreate.

The UWA Recreation & Fitness Centre, at the north end of Crawley Campus

The UWA Watersports & Leadership Centre, on Matilda Bay.

Out front of UWA RFC, adjacent to Carpark 1.

The UWA Boat Shed, next to UWA WSLC, on Matilda Bay.

Cnr Princess Rd and Goldsworthy Rd, features the UWA International Martial Arts Centre.

Cnr Cooper St and Fairway, on the west side of campus, adjacent to Carpark 20.


Hit Your Targets Archery with Scott White Scott White has been pulling back the string on a bow since the age of 8, when he first gravitated towards the sport at a YMCA camp. Now he’s sharpening up the skills of new crops of archers. We caught up with Scott and fire off a few questions on just why everyone is so keen on bows and arrows again. Q: You started Archery at a young age, what made you gravitate towards the sport? A: It was a sport that, as a dyslexic, helped with my hand eye coordination and muscle control. If you want to succeed you need to practice as often as you can, it takes a high level of concentration and focus, and single mindedness to want to win. When I was shooting in competitions I would practice 3 or more hours a day and longer on the weekends. The best training method I found is ‘learn by doing’. People learn best by doing. Q: Bows are prominent in medieval movies, but recently we’ve seen quite a few modern day archers on the screen, particularly with young adult films like The Avengers and The Hunger Games. Why do you think Archery continues to feature so strongly in pop

culture? A: Because it reconnects us to our basic hunter gatherer side. As we get further away from that part of our nature we have a need to find a way to feel connected to it. Archery has that ability to do that Q: Can people expect to learn to shoot like Katniss in your course? Or are these movies all show and no skill? A: Katniss was taught by her father at a young age in the book but she had to start at the beginning like everyone else. Starting young helps but time spent practicing helps more. That said, movies are mostly rubbish with a little bit of fancy shooting. You cannot fire two arrows at once, but you can ‘robin hood’ an arrow (which is where you shoot one arrow into the back of another) but you can’t split it. Q: If not towards a successful movie career, where can people expect Archery to take them? It’s an Olympic sport, but what other branches in competition, social, or recreational archery are there? A: ArcheryWA runs competitions about once every 2 months, the Australian titles are held yearly. There is also a world competition. Archery is well-known and

respected, so it needs to be well taught. There are a lot of fundamentals that come before all the movie stuff, a lot of safety training too. The Archery Centre has been teaching archery for 20+ years and I have been a full time coach for over 8 years; we have an impeccable safety record. Come along and have fun learning a new skill or improve the skills you already have. Recreate® Archery course starts Monday 5 August.

ARCHERY

UWA CLAREMONT CAMPUS OVAL student/assoc

$50

COMMUNITY

$100

s M T W T F s

4:00-6:00pm for 3 weeks

120mins

(beginning Mon 5 Aug)

A fun introduction to archery. Gain a basic understanding in centuries-old techniques of shooting with bows and arrows at short distances.


18 RECREATE® | recreate fitness courses

BOOTCAMP beginners-INTERMEDIATE

UWA RFC s M T W T F s student/assoc

$45

COMMUNITY

$90

6:30-7:30am for 7 weeks

60mins

(beginning Wed 7 Aug)

Take on this 60 minute high intensity outdoor training program designed to challenge your muscular strength, tone and endurance.

BRAZILIAN ZOUK DANCING BEGinners

Boat Shed s M T W T F s student/assoc

$50

COMMUNITY

$100

60mins

6:00-7:00pm for 7 weeks (beginning Thu 8 Aug)

Brazilian Zouk is a fast growing Latin style of dance, with technical moves and fluid motion. Beginners learn the core footwork, holds, transitions and dips, as well as the fundamental (but challenging) lateral move.

BELLY DANCING

Boat Shed s M T W T F s student/assoc

$45

COMMUNITY

$90

60mins

6:00-7:00pm for 7 weeks Learn the art of Belly Dancing and get your hips shaking to exotic music. Bring along your friends and learn a routine focusing on flexibility and muscle tone.

$60

COMMUNITY

$100

5:00-8:00pm for 1 session

3hours

Fri 20 Sep

Get started on staple circus skills – unicycles, diablos, juggling balls, clubs, rings, stilts, ribbons, hula hoops, poi and MORE. Learn from experienced circus professionals and take home your very own set of poi to continue your circus education (limited to first 15 registrants).

HATHA YOGA

UWA WSLC s M T W T F s student/assoc

$50

COMMUNITY

$100

5:30-7:00pm for 7 weeks

student/assoc

$45

COMMUNITY

$90

60mins

6:30-7:30am for 7 weeks (beginning Fri 9 Aug)

Unleash your inner athlete with an hour of military inspired outdoor training. Bootcamp packs a punch with high intensity strength and cardio designed to push you to your limits.

BRAZILIAN ZOUK DANCING foundation

Boat Shed s M T W T F s student/assoc

$50

COMMUNITY

$100

60mins

7:00-8:00pm for 7 weeks (beginning Thu 8 Aug)

Zouk music is normally adapted from music on the Radio, usually top 40 hip-hop, house, R and B, Dance, Big Band as well as other styles. Foundation students are taught the 15 concepts of zouk over 2 to 3 terms. These concepts are explained in how they combine and work together.

Boat Shed s M T W T F s student/assoc

$30

COMMUNITY

$60

5:30-7:00pm for 3 weeks

90mins

(beginning Mon 5 Aug)

Learn Capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian martial art mixed with dance. This athletic yet graceful style full of kicks, leaps and other acrobatics will help you stay fit while having fun!

Fitbox

Circus skills workshop

student/assoc

UWA RFC s M T W T F s

CAPOEIRA

(beginning Wed 7 Aug)

UWA RFC s M T W T F s

bootcamp intermediates-HARDCORE

UWA RFC s M T W T F or s student/assoc

$45

COMMUNITY

$90

Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm for 7 weeks or Saturdays 9:00-10:00am for 7 weeks

60mins

(beginning Tue 6 Aug)

FREE FOR UWA SPORTS FITNESS MEMBERS. Practice your boxing skills, improve your agility and functional core strength. Combine agility drills and sparring for a full body workout.

HIP HOP

90mins

(beginning Tue 6 Aug)

Not a Fitness Member? You can still participate in this Iyengar style yoga class for beginners and intermediates looking to relax, unwind and learn the basics.

UWA RFC s M T W T F s student/assoc

$45

COMMUNITY

$90

6:45-7:45pm for 7 weeks

60mins

(beginning Fri 9 Aug)

A beginner’s course in hip hop dance where you will learn the basics of hip hop dance and some fun routines! No previous experience required. Focus on learning the moves, and then bust out for a real workout!


PILATES BEGINNERS

PILATES MORNINGS

UWA WSLC s M T W T or F s student/assoc

$50

COMMUNITY

$100

60mins

7:00-8:00am for 7 weeks (beginning Tue 6 Aug)

Start your mornings the right way with a dash of invigorating Pilates. This class is designed for beginners through to intermediates.

PILATES INTERMEDIATES

UWA WSLC s M T W T F s student/assoc

$50

COMMUNITY

$100

60mins

(beginning Wed 7 Aug)

Pilates Intermediate is a progression from the beginner course and offers a more challenging program focusing on strength, precision and flow of movement.

$50

COMMUNITY

$100

7:00-8:00pm for 7 weeks

60mins

(beginning Tue 6 Aug)

Pilates has always been a favourite amongst dancers and elite athletes as it promises long, lean muscles and a killer core. This Pilates course brings exercises from the reformer repertoire to the mat.

Total body toning

Boat Shed s M T W T F s student/assoc

$45

COMMUNITY

$90

60mins

(beginning Tue 6 Aug )

Get your whole body working to trim the waistline and tone up for summer without heavy weights or machinery.

YOGAFLEX pilates

student/assoc

$50

COMMUNITY

$100

Mondays 5:30-6:30pm for 7 weeks or Mondays 6:30-7:30pm for 7 weeks or Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm for 7 weeks

COMMUNITY

(beginning Mon 5 Aug)

$50

$100

This 7 week course will get you started on the basics while building strength and flexibility.

UWA WSLC s M T W T F s student/assoc

$50

COMMUNITY

$100

12:00-1:00pm for 7 weeks

60mins

(beginning Wed 7 Aug)

Can’t make the Pilates morning or evening classes? Here is another option for beginners and intermediates to build strength and flexibility.

UWA RFC s M T W T or F s student/assoc

$45

COMMUNITY

$90

60mins

7:00-8:00pm for 7 weeks (beginning Tue 6 Aug)

Mix up your training with Shape Up, combining outdoor circuit training and indoor weight and cardio interval training to get you the best fitness results.

YOGA WORKSHOP #1

5:30-6:30pm for 7 weeks

UWA WSLC s M T W T F s

student/assoc

SHAPE UP

REFORM YOUR BODY (PILATES)

student/assoc

60mins

PILATES LUNCHTIME

5:30-6:30pm for 7 weeks

UWA WSLC s M T W T F s

UWA WSLC s M T or W T F s

UWA WSLC s M T W T F s student/assoc

$50

COMMUNITY

$100

4hours

12:30-4:30pm for 1 session Workshop #1 Sat 31 Aug, Workshop #2 Sat 21 Sep

The first of 5 workshops. Join us on a journey of exploration in to the practice of yoga through this the first of a sequence of five workshops designed to broaden your knowledge and awareness in the art of pranayama and asana.

ZUMBA® Fitness/TONING

60mins

6:30-7:30pm for 7 weeks (beginning Thu 8 Aug)

Yogaflex Pilates focuses on core strength, incorporating Yoga and Pilates postures and stretches. You will leave the session feeling supple and strong with the programs deep stretching and relaxation.

Boat Shed s M T W T F s student/assoc

$45

COMMUNITY

$90

60mins

6:30-7:30pm for 7 weeks (beginning Tue 6 Aug)

Combining the fitness craze of Zumba® Fitness with elements of toning, dance to the Latin rhythm, shimmy and shake your way to a slimmer, toned body. Ditch the workout, join the party!


20 RECREATE® | leagues, sport & competitions

Leagues, Sport & Competitions

sem 2 competition starts mon 5 aug

Do you have the need to compete? Scratch that itch with UWA Sports. UWA Sports offers all varieties of sporting competitions, from casual social leagues to competitive tournaments. No matter what grade you’re after, you’ll find the right team for you with UWA Sports. To get involved, please email at srrecep@sport.uwa.edu.au.

INTER-FACULTY SPORT

TERTIARY SPORTS WA

Inter-Faculty is a great way for UWA students to represent their faculties, get fit and show that their faculty is the best! Fierce rivalry has been taking place amongst the faculties ever since the University was founded. Competitions take place on most Wednesday afternoons and include excitement, fun and comraderie.

Proudly supported by ‘Alcohol. Think Again.’

To get involved, speak to your Inter-Faculty representative who coordinates the selection, training and games of each faculty.

INTER-COLLEGE SPORT Part of college life is bragging about how good your college is to students from other colleges, and nothing gives you more bragging rights than winning the Inter-College cups. These two trophies, the WICSA for women, and the Nicholson for men, are fought for on Sundays during the academic year, in some hotly contested and fierce competition. Getting involved is as easy as speaking to your respective College Sport Representative and telling them you’re interested in helping your College win.

For competition dates please refer to the Events Calender on page 4.

Tertiary Sports Western Australia (TSWA) program is the lead organisation governing University/Tertiary Sport in Western Australia. TSWA administers sporting championships, competitions and qualifiers for the Australian University Games between the five universities (and other tertiary education institutions by invitation) in Western Australia. Sem 2 Sports Basketball Bunbury Challenge Futsal Floorball Cricket

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9 Aug 17-18 Aug 23 Aug 30 Aug 30 Aug, 6 Sep

Please visit www.tswa.com.au for more details. 2013 Bunbury Challenge Sat 17 - Sun 18 Aug Represent your university in netball, volleyball or soccer during a fun-filled social weekend at ECU’s South West Campus in Bunbury.Hosted by ECU, this annual event provides students with an opportunity to represent their Campus in a multisport competition.


find uwa sports comps on facebook /TertiarySportsWA /uwaess

RECREATE sport COURSES ®

AFL FOR BEGINNERS

UWA James oval student/assoc

$45

COMMUNITY

$90

s M T W T F s

AFL & rugby STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

60mins

5:00-6:00pm for 7 weeks (beginning Wed 7 Aug)

Calling all International Students! Learn the basics and skills of Aussie Rules Football, the game that stops the nation! Training t-shirt and BBQ provided.

ARCHERY

$50

COMMUNITY

$100

s M T W T F s

4:00-6:00pm for 3 weeks

120mins

(beginning Mon 5 Aug)

A fun introduction to archery. Gain a basic understanding in centuries-old techniques of shooting with bows and arrows at short distances.

fitness TENNIS

UWA RFC Tennis courts student/assoc

$45

COMMUNITY

$90

student/assoc

$45

COMMUNITY

$90

$50

COMMUNITY

$100

4:00-5:00pm for 7 weeks (beginning Mon 5 Aug)

Want to learn how the pros keep fit? Receive training from a specialised instructor with experience working with AFL athletes covering sport specific conditioning and professional training principles.

s M T W T F s 5:30-6:30pm for 7 weeks

60mins

(beginning Thu 8 Aug)

Forget doubles, this triples your fun. Burn calories, increase your fitness and improve your game at the same time in this fun, music-fuelled group workout.

s M T W T F s

UWA CLAREMONT CAMPUS OVAL student/assoc

$50

COMMUNITY

$100

s M T W T F s

4:00-6:00pm for 3 weeks

120mins

(beginning Mon 2 Sep)

A follow up Archery course offered for participants to continue developing their skills. Learn advanced techniques to improve your shot.

SOFT PETAnQUE (bocce)

Tennis beginners

UWA RFC Tennis courts

student/assoc

60mins

ARCHERY FOLLOW UP

UWA CLAREMONT CAMPUS OVAL student/assoc

UWA RFC s M T W T F s

Ken & julie michael building student/assoc

FREE COMMUNITY

$10

s M T or W T F s

60mins

4:00-5:00pm or 5:00-6:00pm for 7 weeks (beginning Tue 6 Aug)

This is an introduction to the winter activity “La molle”, meaning soft bowls, in order to prepare you for playing outdoor from Spring with solid metal bowls.

Tennis intermediates

60mins

5:00-6:00pm for 7 weeks (beginning Wed 7 Aug)

Ever wanted to learn how to play tennis? This course is great way to start with professional coaching teaching you the basics in a fun and social environment.

UWA RFC Tennis courts student/assoc

$50

COMMUNITY

$100

s M T W T F s 6:00-7:00pm for 7 weeks

60mins

(beginning Wed 7 Aug)

Played tennis before and want to brush up on your technique, learn strategies or move into competition? With professional coaching you can become match fit and ready to take on the pros!


22 RECREATEÂŽ | uwa social sports

Keen for a more laid back approach to sport? Get on the field with Social Sports at UWA! Get together with your mates or colleagues and sign up! Social Sports is a casual sporting competition open to UWA students, alumni, staff, and community teams. Games commence week beginning Monday 5 August and run the length of the semester (13 weeks with finals being contested in week 13 for all sports). If you don’t have a team, you can register your interest as an individual online and we can try and put you in a team. Head online for more details. Nominations close Fri 2 Aug.

3x3 Basketball - 5 week competition Come & Try: Tue 20 Aug 1:00-2:00pm Knock out Rounds and Repechage: Tue 27 Aug 1:00-2:00pm Finals: Tue 17 Sep 1:00-2:00pm

Futsal - 5 week competition Come & Try: Fri 30 Aug 3:00 - 5:00pm Knock out Rounds and Repechage: Fri 6 Sep 5:00pm - 8:00pm Finals: Fri 27 Sep 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Become an Official Contact Brad Suriani at brad.suriani@sport.uwa.edu.au.

MON TUES

Sem 2 Competition starts Monday 5 August

WED

UWA Social Sports

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Netball

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Ultimate

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Netball

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Touch

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Soccer

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Nominate TODAY

Head online to www.sport.uwa.edu.au/ sport to view all the sporting options at UWA! Download a nomination form, fill it out and bring it down to the UWA Recreation & Fitness Centre along with your team payment to complete your registration.


Racing Around the World UWA Neptune Racing Team - Sailing Where in the world is UWA’s Neptune Racing team? Sam Gilmour (Skipper), Adam Negri and Christopher Smith are three UWA students that make up Neptune Racing, an elite match racing team currently competing on the US circuit. Having recently placed 4th in the qualifier for the Chicago Match Cup these jetsetters are now off to Newport Beach, California for the Governor’s Cup, one of the premier youth match racing events in the world and then on to Vancouver for the Kintec

Summer Match Cup. These lucky guys are having fun in the sun and missing the winter back here in WA! Things seem to be on the rise for UWA’s sailing squad. Sam Gilmour, Chris Smith, Steven Thomas and Alistair Marchesi were 4 members of the Australia’s World University Match Racing Championship team who took home the trophy in 2012 were also received the honour of being named the “2012 Team of the Year” and Sam Gilmour named “2012 Male

Athlete of the Year” by Australian University Sport. Back in Australia the UWA sailing squad is looking forward to the Australian Open and Youth nationals and of course the Australian Uni Games. If you are interested in joining the UWA Sailing Development Squad you can find out more information at www.sport.uwa. edu.au/leadership or email Callum Warner callum.warner@ sport.uwa.edu.au.


24 RECREATE® | uwa watersports & leadership centre

UWA Watersports & Leadership Centre The Watersports and Leadership Centre is situated on the banks of the famous Swan River and boasts sweeping views of the city skyline, Matilda Bay and is only a stone’s throw from Perth’s iconic Kings Park.

Situated adjacent to the UWA Watersports and Leadership Centre with classic hardwood floors, bar facilities, and stunning views of the river, this old world facility is available for function hire.

The heritage-listed Boat Shed is one of the oldest buildings on campus, having been built in 1929.

For more information please contact reception on 6488 3077 or visit us online.

RECREATE WATERsports COURSES ®

PADDLING BEGINNERS

PADDLING gold (over 50 s )

uwa wslc s M T W T F s student/assoc

$45

COMMUNITY

$90

4hours

12:00-4:00pm for 7 weeks (beginning Tue 6 Aug)

A friendly get together for people over 50 who are interested in paddling. Begin with a warm up/flexibility session followed by BYO lunch, then its out on the river for 2 hours of paddling.

PADDLING INTERMEDIATES

Boat Shed s M T W T F s student/assoc

$50

COMMUNITY

$100

5:30-6:30pm for 7 weeks

60mins

Calling all intermediate kayakers. Fine tune your skills and participate in long distance tours with this 7 week paddling course.

PADDLING PICNIC

3.5hours

10:00am-1:30pm for 1 session

COMMUNITY

Join us for a relaxing paddle along the Swan River before pulling up at one of the many parks, getting out the picnic rug and tucking into lunch (provided).

$30

Sat 14 Sep

TWILIGHT SAIL

ROYAL PERTH YACHT CLUB student/assoc

$15

COMMUNITY

$30

s M T W T F s 5:00pm-8:00pm for 1 session

$45

COMMUNITY

$90

5:30-6:30pm for 7 weeks

60mins

(beginning Thu 8 Aug)

Learn the basics of paddling a kayak with this 7 week course on the Swan River, right on UWA’s own doorstep.

Boat Shed s M T W T F s student/assoc

$50

COMMUNITY

$100

60mins

5:30-6:30pm for 7 weeks (beginning Wed 7 Aug)

A class for those already competent at kayaking to extend their skills, improve fitness and learn theory behind paddling and trips. Many of the sessions take the form of longer fitness paddles.

SAILING BEGINNERS

student/assoc

$15

student/assoc

PADDLING ADVANCED

(beginning Tue 6 Aug)

Boat Shed s M T W T F s

Boat Shed s M T W T F s

Boat Shed s M T W T F s student/assoc

$195 COMMUNITY

$260

120mins

8:30-10:30am for 6 weeks (beginning Sat 17 Aug)

Grab your mates and learn to sail on the stunning waters of the Swan River. Qualified instructor and all equipment included.

WINDSURFING

60mins

Fri 20 Sep

Experience the river sights at twilightt by sailing on a private Foundation 36 yacht. Soft drinks are included free of charge, feel free to BYO drinks & food. Group bookings welcome.

Boat Shed s M T W T F s student/assoc

$195 COMMUNITY

$260

8:30-10:30am for 6 weeks

120mins

(beginning Sat 17 Aug)

Become a windsurfer in just 6 weeks! This course will teach you the basics of the board, rigging and handling.


RECREATE LEADERSHIP COURSES ®

apply FIRST AID (full)

uwa wslc s M T W T F s student/assoc

$110 COMMUNITY

$150

apply FIRST AID (requalify)

FULL DAY

8:30am-4:30pm for 1 session Fri 30 Aug - Accredited Course

Learn how to save a life. Once completed this course you will qualify with the highly useful HLTFA311A – Apply First Aid. Course includes online component.

Bibbulmun track DAY WALK

bibbulum track

student/assoc

$25

COMMUNITY

$50

s M T W T F s

FULL DAY

student/assoc

$10

COMMUNITY

$20

$100 COMMUNITY

$135

8:30am-4:30pm for 1 session Fri 30 Aug - Accredited Course

Need to renew your First Aid Accreditation? This course will requalify you with HLTFA311A – Apply First Aid for another 3 years. Must have current statement of attainment.

uwa wslc s M T W T F s student/assoc

8:00am-3:30pm for 1 session Fri 13 Sep

This guided walk is through the Kalamunda section of the Bibbulmun track taking participants through some of WA’s bushland and red earth forests. Transport included from UWA Recreation & Fitness Centre.

s M T W T F s

student/assoc

FULL DAY

CPR

$50

COMMUNITY

$65

2.5hours

8:30-11:00am for 1 session Fri 30 Aug - Accredited Course

This 2.5hr course will qualify/requalify you with HLTCPR211A – Perform CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) and you will have the confidence and ability to perform CPR if you are ever called upon for help.

photography

HIGH ROPES AFTERNOON

Challenge stadium

uwa wslc s M T W T F s

4hours

1:00-5:00pm for 1 session Sat 7 Sep

At a height of 12 metres, this course is designed to challenge you, take you outside your comfort zone, but also to teach trust, support and communication.

uwa wslc s M T W T F s student/assoc

$70

COMMUNITY

$120

6:00-7:30pm for 5 weeks + field trip

90mins

(beginning Wed 7 Aug)

This course will cover all you need to know to take great photos and understand the features of your camera. You’ll learn about different topics such as landscape, portraiture and night or travel photography.

RECREATIONAL SKIPPERS TICKET

uwa wslc s M T W T F s student/assoc

$140 COMMUNITY

$190

HALf DAY

8:30am-1:00pm for 1 session Sat 28 Aug - Accredited Course

Every skipper of a registrable recreational vessel, powered by a motor greater than 4.5kwp (6hp) is required to hold a Recreational Skipper ticket. So get accredited with us.

The UWA Watersports & Leadership Centre is home to • UWA Leadership Program www.sport.uwa.edu.au/leadership • UWA Boat Shed • Recreate® Courses • Staff & Alumni Premium Gym including Premium Fitness Classes • UWA’s Rowing, Sailing, and Paddling Facilities. • Function Facilities • Sunsmart State Sailing Centre


26 RECREATE速 | leadership program

Bush Biking with SMU words Lizzy Alderson photos Hong Taa Getting outdoors and into the very fresh winter air has only been a small part of the experience for the leaders who took part in week long outdoor expeditions as part of the UWA Leadership Program. Together with students from Singapore Management University (SMU), a group of UWA students mountain biked their way from Albany to Mundaring along the Munda Biddi trail, and have come back with more scrapes and bruises than they left with, but many a good story to tell from the trip. Lizzy Alderson catches us up on her ride.


To get involved with Leadership Programs at UWA Sports, head online to www.sport.uwa.edu.au/leadership or contact Callum Warner at callum.warner@sport.uwa.edu.au. The Munda Biddi trail was opened in April of this year and covers 1000km of beautiful south-west scenery traversing from Albany to Mundaring. The newly opened trail presented a fantastic challenge for a week long trip for myself, four students from Singapore Management University and Callum and Michael from UWA Sports. We started our journey in Albany and cycled between 35-65km each day, passing giant tingle trees, dodging the rain and slowly grinding our way up some nice steep hills before ending our trip outside Warpole. The trip was a great challenge for the group to accommodate a variety of different cycling abilities and the rest of the group was very patient with my lack of mountain biking prowess! The group really came together throughout the

week and conversation ranged from hearing all about Singapore and arguing about the state of the Eagles and Dockers in the AFL. We were blessed with some fantastic weather that allowed us to enjoy all the amazing southwest scenery and show our Singaporean guests kangaroos, emus and possums. We even successfully convinced them to watch out for ‘drop bears’. The nights got fairly cold but the new Munda Biddi huts were in fantastic condition and were a

welcome sight after a long day’s cycling. We Australians were amazed on the first night of the trip when the Singaporean students whipped out steaks, eggs and broccoli as the panniers were fairly small and the less weight the better! Suffice to say their meal looked far more appetising then my two minute noodles. I’m looking forward to building on the relationship with SMU and getting prepared for the next leg of the Munda Biddi trail!

“ We even successfully convinced them to watch out for ‘drop bears’...”


28 RECREATE® | feature article

Bernadette Benson, champion ultra runner.

Ultra Trail Blazing by Nicole West Australia has claimed her as one of its own, but Bernadette Benson has made Australia hers, having challenged herself to one of the toughest initiations, taking on the 1000km Bibbulmun Track in an astonishing 15 days 9 hours and 48 minutes. To put it in perspective, someone walking the track covers the 1000km distance in 6-8 weeks, and Bernadette smashed the previous record by 1 day! Since becoming an Australian Citizen in November of 2012 Bernadette has broken plenty of

Australian and Canadian records while competing in the IAU World 24 Hour Championships (yes, that means running for 24 hours!) in Steenbergen, Netherlands (May 2013). She is now part of the Australian team and says there is a still a ‘friendly rivalry’ with her home country of Canada. As an ultra runner, registered psychologist and UWA PhD candidate Bernadette seems to have a lot on her plate, but she will tell you she craves and is always

searching for ‘the challenge’. “I love challenge in my life… so with the running it just became another way to find a challenge.” When asked why she chose the Bibbulmun track, Bernadette replied “it’s an iconic thing… it’s ‘the trail’ that the few ultra runners around here always whispered about… ‘how fast can you do the Bibbulmun?’”. On 1 November 2011 Bernadette set out with her partner and only support crew Rolf to run the full length of the track from the northern terminus at Kalamunda to the southern finishing point at Albany to raise money and awareness for Inclusion WA. With a brief stop on Day 13 in Denmark for scans and xrays on her ankles and shins and being diagnosed with compartment syndrome, Bernadette was able to battle on through days 14 and 15, finishing on 15 days 9 hours in the heart of Albany.


Bernadette describes the experience as “so, so brutal. One of the things I particularly loved about it, it broke our world down into all that mattered… all of a sudden your world was about eating, sleeping and listening to the birds.” More recently in the Netherlands during the World 24 Hour Championships, mind over matter came into play more strongly than most people would initially think. Overcoming back spasms, weather conditions (3 degreesc, rain and hail), limited breaks and no sleeping, maybe only a psychologist can understand the headspace competitors need to be in to compete let alone complete a 24 hour running

“[The Bibbulmun Trail] is really, really unique. The more I have learnt about it, to have such a well marked, well maintained and continuous trail with all the shelters there, it is really quite special.”

The 2013 World 24 Hour Championships Australian Team

event. Even the little things need to be strategised; which shoes to wear, when to schedule food, water and rest breaks, how to best communicate with the support group and setting small milestones where 2 minutes can mean giving your competitors an unattainable lead. “A couple weeks as it (competition) gets close… I start looking a lot more at the nitty gritty… all that comes into play…I mean even the toilet stops are all planned in… as soon as you stop for a minute like that someone is past you and there goes your lead.” Bernadette was able to combat all the challenges of mind, body and spirit to complete the race and set five Australian Women’s 40 age-group records and three Canadian records including running the furthest distance (216.343km) for a Canadian woman of any age in a 24 hour period (Open, 24 Hour Record). When you think about running 216km in 24 hours it seems superhuman, but this truly remarkable feat is now another notch on her belt for this 40-something ‘CanAussie’. What is next for this challenge junkie? The Swiss competitions of the 78km Swissalpine in July and the IronTrail 201km in August. Bernadette is also committed to building participation in the sport, which has exploded over the past 1-2 years and creating more ultra running and trail competitions in south-west WA. When asked if she would consider tackling the Bibbulmun track again after everything it did to her body and mind, Bernadette smiled, laughed and said “if somebody goes out and beats my record… I will go back and reclaim it.”


30 RECREATE® | elite athlete

A Cut Above the Rest. Zak Leonhard - 2013 World Uni Games Athlete A fencer from age 11, Zak Leonhard has grown up to become one of UWA’s most accomplished athletes. With excellent results in local, state, and national competitions and representing Australia as part of the Australian Fencing Team, Zak now heads out to Kazan, Russia, as part of the Australian team for the World University Games (WUG). Q: What got you involved in fencing and from what age did you start getting serious? A: My first experience at fencing was when I attended the Kids Sports Holiday Program at UWA when I was 11. I then joined my local fencing club, Excalibur. I began competing in State competitions when I was 12. At the age of 15 I competed in my first national competition in Sydney and finished in 5th place. This experience led to me increasing my training and commitment to fencing, and at 16 I represented Australia at the Commonwealth Junior Fencing Championships in Penang, Malaysia. Q: How are you feeling about the WUG? A: I am excited about going to the WUG and seeing a new part of the world in Kazan, Russia. I am

looking forward to testing myself in a strong competition against some of the best fencers from all over the world. Q: How strong is the competition? How do you think you will go? A: I am expecting a lot of fierce competition at the WUG. Many of the fencers at the WUG have sports scholarships that support their fencing training and development, and some have gone onto fence at Olympic level. Q: What has been your main focus leading up to the WUG? A: As a member of the Australian Fencing Team I have attended national training camps and competitions so I have been in full training mode this year. I train 5 days a week (around my study and work commitments). Q: What do you think you will take away most from the experience of representing Australia in the WUG? What’s your next goal? A: I look forward to the challenge. High level competition will be of great value to my own development as a fencer. In the lead up to WUG I competed at the National Fencing

“I’m expecting a lot of fierce competition...” Competition in Brisbane placing second in Men’s Sabre and at the beginning of June the Asian Fencing Championships in Shanghai. Following the WUG I will compete in the world Fencing Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Fencing at the WUG is the penultimate experience in fencing, the ultimate being the Olympics. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experiences with the Australian Fencing Team in the last four years competing in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Jursey (UK), Indonesia and China. I look forward to competing at the WUG and making connections with other university students around the world.


McGillivray Road Mt Claremont Phone (08) 6488 3077 Fax (08) 6488 4725 Email sprecep@sport.uwa.edu.au

UWA Sports Park UWA Sports Park boasts 33 hectares of sporting facilities and playing fields, only a few minutes drive from the UWA Crawley Campus and the CBD. The grounds are adjacent to Challenge Stadium and the WA Institute of Sport and is fast becoming the premier sporting complex in Perth. The Park is home to • UWA Tennis Centre offering adult and junior social tennis, pennant competitions, coaching and social events. • Sporting ground hire for Rugby, Hockey, AFL, Soccer, Baseball and Cricket. • Various UWA sports clubs. • UWA Superturf Hockey Complex. UWA Sports Park is available for hire, please contact us on sprecep@sport.uwa.edu.au for details.

UWA International Martial Arts Centre UWA’s International Martial Arts Centre was the location of the 2007 and 2009 Indian Rim Asian University Games Judo competition and also played host to the State Judo Championships in 2008 and the 2010 Australian University Games. The centre is found on the UWA Claremont Campus on the corner of Goldsworthy and Princess roads in Claremont. The Centre is home to • Martial Arts Dojo • Indoor sports hall for Volleyball and Badminton • Performing arts stage • Grass oval • Recreate® Archery courses

Cnr Princess and Goldsworth Rds Mt Claremont Phone: (08) 6488 3077 Fax: (08) 6488 4725 Email: srrecep@sport.uwa.edu.au


32 RECREATE® | clubs & teams

Sports Club & Team Contacts Ready to play? Represent UWA by joining a sports club or team, and create your own university experience. UWA sports clubs and teams are open to all UWA students, staff, alumni, and community members. Choose from over 30 different sports on offer, get involved, and start living the experience with UWA Sports. UWA Athletics Club The UWA Athletics is one of Western Australia’s oldest athletics clubs and has been growing in popularity amongst UWA students over the past few years. The main event for the club is the Australian University Games where the success of the team has been growing in leaps and bounds placing 4th overall in 2012 with victories on the track and in the field. The athletics program has grown to include community members and an expanding Little Athletics program. Training: Mon and Wed evenings at UWA Sports Park www.uwaac.com | tim@gibsonlyons.com.au

UWA Aikido Club Aikido is a modern, non-violent Japanese martial art, training the student to take control of the opponent not through physical strength but through efficiency of movement. Aikido uses physical training and practice to perfect techniques that respond to the movements and momentum of an attacker and is more defensive rather than offensive. Training is conducted at the UWA International Martial Arts Centre by Sensei Brett Nener. Training: Mon and Wed 6:30pm, Sat 10:30am www.aikido.uwamartialartsclub.org | bladedancer_07@hotmail.com

UWA Baseball & Softball Club UWA’s Baseball and Softball Club (also known as the UWA Whips) have men’s and women’s teams in both the Baseball and Softball competitions. The club caters for all levels of experience and competitiveness, from social comps to the more serious WA Baseball and Softball Leagues. With the growing number of participants an extensive off field or social calendar has been developed so everyone can get into the team spirit. Training: Tue and Thu evenings at UWA Sports Park www.uwabaseball.com.au | president@uwabaseball.com.au

UWA Badminton Club The Badminton Club at UWA has grown in strength, participation and achievement over the past few years.

UWA Boat Club UWA Rowing is open to all students and the general public no matter what your skill level might be. There are three distinct levels within the club, Novice, Open and Masters (over 27 years old). Each level has men’s and women’s crews and plenty of coaching. The rowing season runs from February right through until the State Championships in early October. The club also hosts learn to row courses and social rowing programs. www.uwarowing.org.au | enquiries@uwarowing.org.au

UWA Cricket Club

In 2011 the Badminton team took home the silver medal at the Australian University Games and the Men’s team won the Gold and the Women’s team the Silver medal in the Tertiary Sports WA competition.

With the popularity of cricket growing in Australia through the T20 Big Bash and success of the Australian One Day and Test sides now is the time to join UWA’s Cricket Club. All levels of experience are catered for, so whether you want to be the next Shane Warne or just want to have a social time on and off the field, there is a team for you.

Training: Wed 7:30-10:30pm at UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre uwabadminton@gmail.com | rlraymondlam@gmail.com

Training: Tue and Thu evenings at James Oval, UWA Crawley Campus www.ucc.org.au | universitywacc@gmail.com


UWA Judo Club

UWA Fencing Club Take up the art of fencing and learn not only how to outwit an opponent but also gain fitness, speed, flexibility, coordination and friends for life. No need to worry about the equipment as the UWA Fencing Club is able to provide the basics so you can start learning the fundamentals. Training: Wed 7:30-9:30pm at UWA International Martial Arts Centre www.uwafencing.org | president@uwafencing.org

UWA Football Club (AFL) Get involved in one of Australia’s most popular sports, Football (AFL). UWA Football Club wants you to play in the Western Australian Amateur Football League, to train hard, play fair and enjoy the numerous social activities planned throughout 2013. This club is largely made up of UWA students, so you will be with likeminded sports fans with the pre-season off field activities always a highlight. Check the website for training schedules. Training: Tue and Thu from 6pm at UWA Sports Park www.unifootyclub.com | gothemightydockers@gmail.com

UWA Golf Golf might be a considered a social game, but the UWA Golf team enjoys winning. However, if it is the social side of the game that interests you, they have that covered too. UWA Golf competes in the Tertiary Sports WA competition and also the Australian University Games.

The Olympic sport of Judo was developed from a combination of martial arts however modified techniques to be safer on opponents and not inflict pain or injury. The aim of Judo is to throw your opponent to the ground and control them there using both physical prowess and mental discipline. This UWA Judo Club runs many international programs from training tours to Japan as well as international tournaments. Training: Sat 3:30-5:30pm at UWA International Martial Arts Centre www.judouwa.com.au | info@judouwa.com.au

UWA Karate Club Karate is one of the traditional forms of Japanese martial arts and is a form of hand to hand combat using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open hand techniques. The training at UWA Karate Club focuses heavily on the basics and involves practicing katas, kumite and various sets of fitness training. Beginners are offered a 2 week trial. Training: Mon and Wed 7pm at UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre www.karate-uwa.com.au | enquiries@karate-uwa.com.au

UWA Kobudo Club Kobudo is the study of ancient Japanese weapons, many of which were originally farming tools however also involves hand to hand styles similar to Karate. This sport is not for the faint hearted and requires a certain level of discipline. UWA’s Kobudo Club is interested in new members and increasing current member numbers with senior level belts.

uwa_golf_club@hotmail.com

Training: Wed 5:30pm and Sat 2pm at UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre www.kobudo.uwamartialartsclub.org | shuhari@bigpond.net.au

UWA Handball Club

UWA Lawn Bowls

UWA Handball Club won the 2012 TWSA Handball Championship. Beach Handball has recently been added to the list of competitions the club competes in during the summer season, so why not give this sport a try or check out the social scene on the club’s Facebook page. Training: Wed 6:00-7:30pm at UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre www.facebook.com/uwahandball | uwahandball@gmail.com

UWA Hockey Club The UWA Hockey Club is one of the most successful and progressive hockey clubs in Australia with continuous contributions to the State and National teams and club teams at all levels reaching finals.

The UWA Lawn Bowls is known for knocking off highly skilled professional teams from other universities. Whether you are a first time/barefoot bowler or are on your way to becoming the next Lawn Bowls Champion of Australia, you will find fun and a social group in the team. Training: Fri evenings at Dalkeith/Nedlands Bowling Club adamd01@student.uwa.edu.au

UWA Netball Club UWA Netball Club is an all-female sports club consisting predominantly of UWA students.

There is a team to suit every level and the social calendar is “stuff of legend”.

The club participates in the Perth Netball Association competition and has been building on previous successes. All levels of experience are welcome to join.

Training: Tue and Thu 6pm at UWA Sports Park www.uwahockey.org.au | uwahc@hotmail.com

Training: Wed evening at UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre courts uwanetballclub.myclub.org.au | www.uwanetballclub@gmail.com


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UWA Outdoor Club Why not try and get outdoors and see the real Western Australia. The Outdoor Club provides opportunities such as adventure racing, climbing, cycling, hiking, paddling and windsurfing. All this outside fun culminates in the thermal ball, the event that no one should miss. Not to worry if you don’t like fresh air or have never been fond of water, all experience levels can be provided for. www.outdoorclub.com.au | odc.pres@gmail.com

UWA Rugby Club UWA’s Rugby Club has proven to be a formidable opponent on the rugby field after winning the Club Championship in 2012. With 9 men’s teams ranging from Premier and Reserve Grade, Colts (U18’s) and through to 4th Grade (seriously social) there is a team that will suit you. Training: Tue and Thu from 6pm at UWA Sports Park www.uwarugby.com.au | boyd.herewini@ststephens.wa.edu.au

UWA Sailing The UWA Sailing Team knows how to take advantage of some of Perth’s best attributes; wind, waterways and sun. Since the inclusion of sailing in the Australian Uni Games the UWA Team has grown in strength and success and even boasts several international medal holders and exchange opportunities. admin@sport.uwa.edu.au

UWA Savate Club Savate is a multi-discipline and improvisation approach to personal combat involving blending traditional boxing styles of hitting and grappling with kicking/feet elements. Shoes are often worn in matches, a tradition which dates back to its French street fighting origins. The Savate Club at UWA encourages students to join and learn self-defence techniques or for the competitive aspect of the sport. Training: Thu 7pm at UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre www.bridgemansavate.com | cpestell@hotmail.com

UWA Nedlands Football Club (Soccer)

UWA Swimming The UWA Swimming is predominantly a community group with a large junior base that caters for experienced and high achieving UWA student swimmers. However the social side of swimming, such as Open Water swim sessions/competitions and club nights should entice some of you to join the team and compete for your uni at the AUG and other University competitions. Training: Tue and Thu 7:30-8:30am www.uwauniswim.asn.au | nat.benjanuvatra@uwa.edu.au

UWA Table Tennis Club The UWA Table Tennis Club is happy to welcome anyone with any level of ability or skill. All equipment is provided. Training: Thu and Sat from 4pm at UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre yung.fh@gmail.com

UWA Taekwon-Do Club

In the newly amalgamated UWA-Nedlands Football Club all levels of experience, skills and competitiveness are catered for.

The martial art of Taekwon-Do was developed as a form of self-defence and will not only improve your fitness but will also give you skills and techniques for better self-discipline and self-defence.

Student and social teams specifically for both male and female UWA students, compete in local Sunday competition as well as the TSWA competition and the Australian University Games.

The club has training and courses for all skill levels including beginners as well as State and International Championships and Australian University competitions.

Training: Tue and Thu 6pm (competitive), Wed (social) at UWA Sports Park www.uwanfc.com.au | info@uwanfc.com.au

Training: Wed 5:30pm and Sat 4:30pm at UWA International Martial Arts Centre www.tkd.sport.uwa.edu.au | uwatkd@hotmail.com


UWA Ten Pin Bowling The UWA Ten Pin Bowling mixes the competitiveness aspect of competition with the social and fun side of this team sport and accommodates the serious players through to those who just want to have fun and meet new people. 20968468@student.uwa.edu.au

UWA Tennis Club With some of the best tennis facilities in Perth, and as one of the longest running affiliated clubs, UWA Tennis is growing through social and competitive membership both in the student and community population. With 14 clay courts, 6 grass courts and modern club rooms, every level of competitor from State League and Division 1 teams through to social members are welcome. Training: Mon and Wed 6:30pm, Sat 10:30am at UWA Sports www.uwatennis.com.au | mailbox@uwatennis.com.au

UWA Touch UWA Touch is a fun and competitive environment, hosting teams (mens, womens and mixed) that compete in the Evening Social Sports competition. Teams cater for all ability and experience levels. Training: Tue 6-10pm at James Oval, UWA Crawley Campus chone.cowley@gmail.com

UWA Triathlon Club The UWA Triathlon Club is open to all students, staff and members of the community with a focus on participation over competition. Through its close ties with the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health the Club is able to offer superior training, coaching and facilities. Training: Training times and venue can vary www.uwatriathlonclub.com | charles.biddle@ststephens.wa.edu.au

UWA Ultimate Club Ultimate (Frisbee®) is a fun, fast-paced team sport played with a flying disc. It combines elements of netball, touch football, and grid-iron into a non-contact, self-umpired sport that requires minimal equipment and can be enjoyed by all levels of skill. Competition can be fierce with Uni pride up for grabs at the Australian University Games. The social calendar is pretty important to the camaraderie of this sport too. Training: Mon 4-6pm at James Oval, UWA Crawley Campus http://uwa.waultimate.com | uwafdc@gmail.com

UWA Underwater Club The Underwater Club of UWA originated to allow students, staff and community members to combine resources and participate in dives and underwater exploration. For those who are not qualified divers there are plenty of beginner courses and programs to get you diving in no time. Experienced and qualified divers have opportunities to go on dive trips to Rottnest Island and various shipwrecks along the WA coastline. Training: Training times can vary at UWA Sports Park www.uwauc.org.au | jonheath@graduate.uwa.edu.au

UWA Volleyball Club UWA Volleyball Club is the largest university based volleyball club in WA and compete in the Perth Volleyball League, Tertiary Sport WA competition and also the annual Australian University Games. Competition is both indoor and beach volleyball for men, women and mixed teams. Training: Tue and Thu from 6pm at UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre www.uwavc.com.au | stue_23@hotmail.com

UWA Waterpolo (UWA Torpedoes) The Torpedoes are the elite teams covering men’s, women’s and junior teams. The UWA Water Polo has a highly competitive presence nationwide in the National Water Polo league. Training: Mon 7:15am at UWA Aquatic and Rehabilitation Centre www.uwatorpedoeswpc.com.au | 20359494@student.uwa.edu.au


1913 - 2013 | celebrating 100 years of excellence

Achieving Sporting Excellence In 2013, UWA celebrates its Centenary of excellence in teaching, learning, research, and sports. UWA Sports is proud to look back on a legacy of sporting highlights.

UWA Sports Recreate Sem2 Winter 2013  

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