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I S S U E 7, O C TO B E R 2012


2012 AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY GAMES WRAP UP The athleticism of 310 UTS athletes results in a sensational 6th place! After dominating at Eastern University Games in July, 310 UTS students descended on Adelaide for the Australian University Games between the 23-28th September 2012. The team were in high spirits and had hopes of a top 10 finish at the end of play. After five intense days of competition Team UTS did not disappoint! After a shaky start on Day 1 the team stepped up for the rest of the week, and with huge depth in many sports took out sixth position overall after the final whistle was blown on Day 5 of competition. This is UTS’ best ever result at the Australian University Games since its inception in 1993, and we came in second only to Sydney University out of the NSW institutions, thrashing close rivals UNSW and Macquarie University. Special mention must be given to the UTS Mixed Handball Team and UTS Women’s Touch Team for taking out their Division 1 titles, as well as EAP scholars Jessie Quinn and Charlotte Wilson for their amazing all-round efforts in the Swimming Pool and Athletics Track respectively. UTS Kendo, the Men’s Tennis Team and Mixed Netball Team also produced amazing performances throughout the week to finish 2nd in their Division 1 Competitions.

Emma Hunt on the track in Adelaide , representing UTS at AUG’s.

UTS Fences representing at AUG’s.

Green and Gold Merit Awards Team UTS also had 26 athletes chosen for their sport’s Green and Gold Merit squads, a selection of the best of the best across all universities for each event; and the ultimate achievement in national university sport competition. The full list of Team UTS results and Green and Gold Merit Squad recipients are following.

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GREEN & GOLD AWARDS 26 UTS athletes stand out amongst the sea of athletes in Adelaide... Nicole How - Basketball


John-Paul Daneel - Basketball


Jess Sekulich - Football

Women’s 10,000m – Charlotte Wilson – 3rd

Bethany Sweeny - Football Anna Paroissien - Football James Ridley - Handball Tim Anderson - Handball David Spence - Hockey

UTS Softball Team

Sophie Metcalfe - Netball


Scott Ferris – Rugby 7’s


Abby Veverka - Netball

Thomas Coolican – Rugby 7’s Angelique Temple - Softball Rebecca Jenkins - Softball Hayder Shkara - Taekwondo Andrew Akib - Taekwondo Xiaolin Zhang - Taekwondo Chris Green - Tennis Madalitso Masache – Touch Football Corey Voura – Touch Football Stephanie Stockwell – Touch Football Alex McConie – Touch Football Naomi Khoudair – Touch Football Alex Duong - Volleyball Samuel Morrison - Volleyball Louisa Hoban – Water Polo

Women’s 3000m Steeplechase – Charlotte Wilson – 2nd Women’s 3000m Steeplechase - Miranda Middleton – 3rd Women’s 400m Hurdles – Emma Hunt – 3rd Women’s 1500m – Miranda Middleton – 3rd Women’s 4x400m Relay – 5th Women’s 5000m – Charlotte Wilson – 3rd Women’s 1600m Medley Relay – 5th BADMINTON Men’s Team – 8th | Women’s Team – 6th CYCLING Women’s Criterium – Emma Sprouster – 5th FENCING Men’s Novice Foil – Christian Jansen – 3rd Women’s Novice Foil – Susan Shi – 2nd FOOTBALL Women’s Team – 10th HANDBALL Mixed Team – 1st HOCKEY Women’s Team – 10th KENDO Individual Kyu Grade Open Championship – Steven Le – 2nd Kyu Team – 1st Dan Teams – 2nd LAWN BOWLS Open Team – 7th NETBALL Mixed Team – 2nd | Women’s Team – 7th ROWING Women’s Pair – 3rd | Women’s Double Scull – 1st Men’s Pair – 3rd RUGBY UNION 7’S Men’s Team – 4th SAILING Open Team – 7th SOFTBALL Women’s Team – 4th

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UTS Mixed Handball celebrate as they take gold at AUG’s



LAWN BOWLS Open Team – 7th

Women’s Yellow Belt (46kg-49kg) – Riffita Oey – 1st

NETBALL Mixed Team – 2nd | Women’s Team – 7th ROWING Women’s Pair – 3rd | Women’s Double Scull – 1st Men’s Pair – 3rd RUGBY UNION 7’S Men’s Team – 4th SAILING Open Team – 7th SOFTBALL Women’s Team – 4th SWIMMING Women’s 50m Backstroke – Jessie Quinn – 3rd Women’s 200m IM – Jessie Quinn – 1st Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay – 4th Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay – 4th Women’s 50m Freestyle – Jessie Quinn – 4th Women’s 100m Backstroke – Jessie Quinn – 3rd Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay – 4th Women’s 800m Freestyle – Alison Jalvo – 4th Women’s 50m Breaststroke – Jessie Quinn – 3rd Women’s 200m Backstroke – Jessie Quinn – 3rd Women’s 4x50m Freestyle Relay – 4th Men’s 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay – 5th Women’s 4x50m Medley Relay – 4th

Women’s Blue Belt (62kg-67kg) – Xiaolin Zhang – 1st Men’s Black Belt (74kg-80kg) – Hayder Shkara – 1st Men’s Blue Belt (63kg-68kg) – Andrew Akib – 1st Men’s Yellow Belt (58kg) – Akashdeep Boparai – 1st Men’s Red Belt (68kg) – Youssef Raid – 2nd Men’s Yellow Belt (74kg) – Matthew Nguyen – 2nd Men’s Yellow Belt (80kg) – Richie Cheah – 3rd TENNIS Men’s Team – 2nd | Women’s Team – 8th TENPIN Open Team – 10th TOUCH FOOTBALL Men’s Team – 4th | Women’s Team – 1st VOLLEYBALL Men’s Team – 3rd WATER POLO Men’s Team – 7th | Women’s Team – 10th

DIVISION 2 RESULTS BASKETBALL Men’s Team – 3rd | Women’s Team – 4th FOOTBALL Men’s Team – 4th HOCKEY Men’s Team – 3rd TOUCH FOOTBALL Mixed Team – 7th VOLLEYBALL Women’s Team – 1st

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@ World University Games SAILING Four UTS EAP scholars attended the World University Championships (WUC) for Match Racing Sailing in Nice, France, between 3-8 September. Australia sent two men’s and two women’s teams, including UTS Sailors Jay Griffin, Jackson Cranfield, Katie Webb and Carla Sexton. Despite challenging weather conditions with little wind, Jay and Jackson brought home silver just behind the other Australian men’s team, adding to their silver medal from the 2010 WUC’s held in Greece. Katie and Carla are also to be congratulated on their three way tie for 5th, a great result from a strong field. KAYAKING Kayaker Sam Speer also represented Australia and UTS as part of a six person squad at the WUC in Canoe Sprinting, held in Kazan, Russia. Sam did well to finish 9th overall in the K21000m, and 8th in the K4200m. SHOOTING Sport Shooter Daniel Allam also attended the WUC’s for Shooting, also held in Kazan and finished 16th overall.

SEASON SUCCESS UTS Balmain Water Polo The Balmain Water Polo team has had a successful season with both the Men’s First and second team finishing 2nd in the Sydney Winter competition.

UTS Runners leave a path of dust for rival uni’s at the Australian University Distance Running Championships. UTS sent a team of 37 runners to the Australian University Championships for Distance Running on September 16, as part of the Blackmores Running Festival. The participants competed in either of the 9km, 21km or 42km races. Our women’s team secured 1st , 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th place in the 9km. The men smashed it as well coming in 1st and 2nd. WINNER MATTHEW COX RAN THE 9KM IN 29:45MIN.

UTS Sailors on the waters of Nice at the World University Games, Match Race Sailing

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Team UTS finished 23rd out of 800 corporate teams. City2Surf 2012 saw the biggest UTS Team yet with 400 UTS students and staff in attendance. The team was well prepared for the race, after completing the three warm up walks and running clinics which took place in the lead up to the event. Before the race, Team UTS met at the War Memorial Steps at Hyde Park for a team photo. It was there the Team UTS spirit came alive as friends and colleagues helped each other prepare for the big race. As they crossed the finish line at Bondi Beach, the Team in Teal were a standout! The team’s excitement continued with post race celebrations in the UTS Double Marquee on Bondi Beach. Aerial put on an amazing spread of food and beverages which was much appreciated by the team after their 14km trek from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach.

UTS City 2 Surf team members celebrate with Lenny the Lizard on Bondi Beach

SNOW SPORTS Australian Uni Champs The 2012 University Snow Sports Championships were held in Mt Buller, Victoria with beautiful weather welcoming the 300 competitors from around Australia. UTS had a squad of 20 skiers and boarders and over the week, Team UTS did exceptionally well, winning three gold, four silver and three bronze medals. All medals were won by UTS EAP members Nick Karlowatz, Cameron Harrison, Toni Hodkinson, Liz Pilat and Phil Maclarn. Out of 22 universities participating, the UTS team finished 7th overall. Ride to UTS Day

Lucinda Whitty, Katie Spithill and Jessica Eastwell in Helsinki

UTS 2012 Snow Team at Mount Bulla, keeping warm in their custom made knee length hoodies.

UTS HOCKEY The season has concluded with 6 of our 15 teams reaching the finals. From there, 3 teams reached Grand Finals: MEN’S 3RD GRADE reached their 6thgrand final in a row, defeating Gordon-North Sydney 1-0 in extra time to take home their 4th premiership in 6 years. MEN’S 4TH GRADE reached their 3rdgrand final in 6 years, losing 1-0 in a tight encounter, also against Gordon-North Sydney. WOMEN’S 1ST GRADE reached their grand final, to be played on Sunday Sep 23 against Moorebank.

UTS Snow Sports Team 2012

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UTS Sports Newsletter- October  

For your monthly dose of sporting action from the talented sports stars at UTS

UTS Sports Newsletter- October  

For your monthly dose of sporting action from the talented sports stars at UTS