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UTS:

I S S U E 9, D E C E M B E R 2012

NEWS

THE SPIRIT OF SPORTS: The spirit of sports gives each of us who participate an opportunity to be creative. Sport knows no sex, age, race or religion. Sport gives us all the ability to test ourselves mentally, physically and emotionally in a way no other aspect of life can. Sport takes desire, determination, discipline, and self-sacrifice. And finally, it takes a great deal of love, fairness and respect for your fellow man. Put all these together, and even if you don’t win, how can you lose? Sport can be a gateway to many other great things! Dan O’Brian and Jessie Owens www.utsunion.uts.edu.au

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UTS SPORT 2012 RESULTS “We’ve broken new boundaries and we’ve shown what we can do. 2012 has set UTS Sport up for a huge future”. Fudge Atshan (UTS Sports Clubs Manager) Eastern University Games – 1st Australian University Games – 6th | 27 Green & Gold Athletes AUC Distance Running Championships – 3rd AUC Rowing Championships – 8th AUC Triathlon Championships – 1st or 2nd TBC AUC Twenty20 Championships – 4th EUC OzTag Championships – 1st City 2 Surf – 23rd AUC Surfing Championships – 3rd AUC Snow Sports Championships – 6th

UTS Touch Club - EUG’s Mixed Champions, AUG’s Men’s and Women’s Champions.

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AUC TWENTY20 CHAMPIONSHIPS

MOST OUTSTANDING TENNIS CLUB

Going into the final day of play UTS will play off for bronze against rival Sydney Uni Day 1 - UTS defeated ACU by 10 wickets Day 1 - UTS defeated SCU by 6 wickets Day 2 - UTS defeated Melbourne Uni by 14 runs Day 2 - UTS defeated Sydney Uni by 5 wickets Day 3 - Defeated by UNSW by 71 runs Day 3 - Defeated by Melbourne Uni Day 4 - Bronze medal match, defeated by Sydney Uni

Heading in to day 3 it was 4 from 4 for UTS with some great wins against Melbourne Uni and Sydney Uni on Tuesday. The team established their intention in the competition with all players are contributing with bat or ball. Manly player Andrew Lowe, Randwick player Nick Charlwood, the two Northern District Boys Dave Lowery and Dan Donaldson and the two Sydney boys Harry Dalton and Chris Hulston have been the pick of the bunch! Unfortunately the boys lost the momentum of the first two days, with many of the team battling injuries, and were defeated by Melbourne in the Semi Final on Day 3. They played off for bronze against Sydney Uni on the last day of play, again going down to take out 4th place overall.

“We won! City Community Tennis was most honoured to receive this prestigious award for Most Outstanding Tennis Club at last nights Australian Tennis Awards! Thank you to everyone near and far - past and present - for making this such a great club ...� Pat Jensen Comments from supporters, players, coaches and friends on their Facebook page wrap up in a few words the dedication, hard work and fun everyone has had at City Community Tennis, the home of the UTS Tennis Club...big congratulations... awesome...well deserved...amazing...well done to the whole CCT team. http://www.facebook.com/jensenstennis

BALMAIN WATERPOLO Season starts with success... 5 rounds into the NSW Water Polo Summer season and Balmain Water Polo has been hit with mixed results, the ladies fairing far better than the men. With plenty of winnable matches coming up hopes are high for our water polo players.

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UTS GATORS GRIDIRON With the regular season nearly finished the UTS Gridiron boys are coming good at the right time of the year. The team is currently sitting 3rd on the ladder and with only 2 games to go they are basically assured of a semi final spot. Go Gators!

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ROWING INTO THE FUTURE On Sunday 2nd December the UTS Haberfield Rowing Club and UTS Union hosted the first UTS Sports Clubs Bay Run Challenge. 9 UTS Clubs were keen to take on the 7km course which was broken up into four legs of 1750m, making the race a 4 person mixed relay starting and finishing at the UTS Haberfield Rowing Club house.

UTS Bats AFL, UTS Norths Athletics, UTS Gridiron, UTS Kickboxing, DOUTS, UTS Fitness Centre Staff, UTS Rowing, UTS Swimming, Balance & UTS Triathlon The start horn blasted and it seemed that most clubs tactically chose to start with male runner. The flaming red hair of Dylan Dudley from the athletics team seemed a speck in the distance as he sprinted his leg in under 4 minutes to establish an early lead for the hot favourites. However not far behind was Mike Woods from the Triathlon Club who put in an impressive run after a morning spent competing in the Kurnell sprint triathlon. The Athletics Club were holding a lead of a couple of minutes over the Triathlon Club coming in to the second change with Rowing Club working their way into third. Beyond these teams it was still a tight race with the UTS Fitness Centre staff, Kickboxing and DOUTS all within 20 seconds of each other. The finish saw the red hot Athletics team lead from start to finish with Triathlon coming in second and Rowing cementing third place. The Athletics team finished in just over 21 minutes. A fast time and great effort from all top 3 teams who took home awesome prizes including Beats by Dre headphones, PS3 consoles and UTS gym memberships. Congratulations to all those who ran, it was a great day which brought the UTS community together to celebrate once more at the Haberfield Club which will very soon be demolished to make way for a brand new facility in 2013. Teams are already planning their training for the next race at the new club.

UNIVERSITY TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS The UTS Triathlon Team looked doomed for disaster...but then..... A bus full of UTS triathletes, or for some soon to become triathletes, had a slow start. Sydney traffic had the bus running very late from when they set off for Kingscliff and by the time they reached their overnight pit-stop the pre booked accommodation had closed up, not to be awoken by the night phone....so much for “late night check in”. With star athlete Keiren Roche’s bike falling apart at 10pm the night before the race, and one UTS team member showing up to compete in speedos and substituting the usual energy gels taped to the bike for a banana the team had a shaky start. But despite all this and the 12hrs in a mini bus the day before, the team pulled together and all performed magnificently on the day. Kieran Roche placed 3rd overall and 2nd in the University Games Championships, and not to be left in the shadows Mike Woods won his age category and placed 7th in the Uni Championships. The final members Alex Godbold (14th), Tom Penistone (20th), and Will McGlone (22nd) rounded out the male team, and results have not been released as yet but the UTS Men’s team have come either first or second overall! Congratulations also to Cecile Bester, the only female UTS athlete who placed 14th in her competition. Written by Alex Godbold, Team Manager

CRACKING START Their first rampant round in six seasons! Four rounds into the Grade Cricket Season and Sydney Cricket Club have had an amazing start. They are currently sitting 4th in the Club Championships and 4th in First Grade. A career best was achieved by Jono Smith with figures of 6/23. The women have had a tougher time, but over the weekend had a victory over high flyers Gordon so hopefully that win will lead onto a few more wins for the girls.

Quote of the Day came from a random male jogger who looked shocked to see Charlotte Wilson from UTS Norths blast past him and hastily asked staff, “There’s no way she can be running the whole way that fast, can she?”

WHY ARE THEY SO FAST ? UTS Norths Athletics that’s why.... Two rounds into the NSW Athletics season and UTS North’s has started off where they finished off last year, absolutely dominating the start of the track season! Currently leading the overall points tally in the Club Premiership as well as leading all categories, they are well placed to repeat last year’s efforts of Club Premiership glory.

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UTS SPORT From novice to world champions, social to elite, 2012 has been one hell of a year for UTS Sport. We have had a taste of what can be achieved. So bring on 2013!

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