#teamMONASH Social Media Wrap Up

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Highlight: Netball


Both the mixed and women's netball team set up a strong lead from the beginning of AUGs.

On day 2 of the AUGs (30th Sep.), the mixed team beat Latrobe University by 29 goals to 26, and Macquarie University by 40 goals to 18. 

The women's team thrashed the opposition by more than 40 points against James Cook University (JCU), and Queensland University of Technology (QUT).  

"I am incredibly proud of how hard everyone is working and am looking forward to playing for the gold medal," said Michelle Massarany, the sport manager for Netball. 

Highlight: Taekwondo


The TeamMONASH Taekwondo team won two gold, one silver and two bronze in Creative Poomsae this year. 

Top results from the week came from Male Mixed Colour Belt, Ken Ahunin and Herbert Cheung, claiming gold and bronze respectively.

Elaine Fung earned medal in Female 18-29 Years Black Belt, as well as Danae Ann Smith and Lucy Ho picked silver and bronze in Female Mixed Colour Belt. 

The Taekwondo team overall demonstrated an impressive record in the Sparring and Poomsae competition. 


Director of TeamMONASH, Martin Doulton said, "I am extremely pleased of how hard the team has worked and want to thank sport manager, Herbert Cheung, for his tireless work and leadership throughout this whole process!"

Day 2 Wrap





TeamMONASH establishes a firm lead of the race and streaked ahead to win gold. 

The Lawn Bowls Team had three wins and dislodged  University of New South Wales (UNSW), James Cook University (JCU) and the University of Western Australia (UWA) from first place. 

"Watching my team play and continue to fight in the scorching heat makes me feel so proud!" said Bernadette De Souza, the sport manager of the Lawn Bowls Team. 

"If we continue at this rate, we have a good shot of fighting for gold in a couple of days." 

The Basketball Women's team stays strong and defeated RMIT University and Deakin University by 15 points or more.

Lucy Dawson, sport manager for women's basketball team, has praised the efforts of the team. She encouraged them, "Although we won by several points, we know how much hard work we still have to put in to ensure we bring home the gold medal!" 

The Man’s Table Tennis won 11 goals to 1 against RMIT University. They hold a strong lead for most of the game and feel confident to contend for victory in the finals. 


#teamMONASH Social Media Wrap Up

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Day 1 Wrap


TeamMONASH athletes enjoying themselves at the 'Welcome Function'

TeamMONASH begin their hunt for the AUGs championship with fantastic results. They compete with athletes from all over Australian Universities in over 30 sports, including netball, water polo, rugby 7’s, and tennis. 

In Beach Volleyball, both men and women’s team held a strong lead from the beginning. The men’s team thrashed their opponents, the University of Melbourne, and the University of New South Wales. The women’s team defeated University of Tasmania and Deakin University. "It was a great start, which gives us the confidence to strive for gold!" said sport manager, Eloise Richard. 

The TeamMONASH faced off against a strong opponent, University of Melbourne, in Baseball. However, they beat RMIT University in an incredibly close score, and took 2nd position in the game.

The Tenpin Bowling team claimed silver overall last year, and is determined to fight for gold. They are on track to achieve this by winning both their games against The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Edith Cowan University (ECU). 




The Tenpin Bowling team


Highlight: Rugby Union 7's

Rugby Union 7's Sport Manager, Andrew Sanders


The TeamMONASH Rugby Union 7's team has already made it's mark at the Australian University Games in 2014. 

After the 2013 AUGs, the TeamMONASH team was placed 6th on the ladder. However, that did not stop them from having the determination to fight for gold this year. 

They had a big Monday, winning all three of their games against QUT, UNSW and Macquarie University. 

"I am incredibly proud of our team," said Andrew Sanders, Sport Manager, "... I couldn't have asked for a better start to the week." 

"We definitely believe we have the ability to play for gold this year," Andrew said. 



Highlight: Tennis


The men's team won the trophy overall last year, and came well prepared to defend their title. They are already doing a spectacular job by wining 4 out of their 5 games. 

TeamMonash's tennis team consists of both men and women, although they are completely separate, they are very close. Both teams consist of 6 players who train, cheer and encourage each other. 

The women’s team were given a tough task from day one. They came head to head with last year’s champions, the University of Western Australia; and silver medal, the University of Melbourne. With solid defence, the women’s team won 3 out of their 5 games.

They show strong determination that they are here for the trophy, and aim to exceed their last year’s performance--bring home gold instead of bronze this year. 



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TeamMONASH Rev Up for AUG


TeamMONASH Director, Martin Doulton (central); the Team Captains, Andrew Sanders (left) and Lucy Dawson (right)

The team is off to the fantastic start of the Australian University Games (AUG). The games kicked off with the annual welcome function and the opening ceremony held on 28th of September at Pacha Ivy, Sydney. 

The event set the stage for a fit, fun and challenging upcoming week. All the TeamMONASH athletes and staff wore blue TeamMONASH uniforms and gathered together in the venue to celebrate the opening of AUG.  

Director of TeamMONASH, Martin Doulton, gave an inspiring speech to get athletes pumped for following week.

"I am proud and excited to see how strong our team spirit is," Martin said, ".... I am looking forward to all of the medals and silver wear Monash will be bringing home."

Team Captains, Andrew Sanders and Lucy Dawson, recalled the excellent results of 2013 and encouraged TeamMONASH to do even better and bring home the gold in 2014.

"Remember that this TeamMONASH team will never be the same again, so enjoy every minute of it," Andrew said, "... don't forget to look out for fellow TeamMONASH teams and cheer them on."

The event finished off a chant sang by the team captains to get every athletes pumped for the Australian University Games.


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#teamMONASH Social Media Wrap Up

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Final Pep Rally before heading to Sydney


With less than a week to go until the 2014 Australian University Games, team comradery is unbelievably high at TeamMONASH.

Sunday night was the last chance that athletes had to train before heading to Syndey where they hope to win the overall title for Monash University.

After a hard day of training, over 400 athletes enjoyed a free BBQ and drinks to motivate them to continue working hard.

Director of TeamMONASH, Martin Doulton, spoke at the rally, thanking students for their commitment and hard work.

"Standing amongst all the athletes, I can see how united everyone is," Mr Doulton said, "...it is clear to see that the common goal for everyone is to win gold, and to bring the title home."

Team Captains, Andrew Sanders and Lucy Dawson are both excited to head back to Sydney.

"Let's go to Syndey and have a great time! The important thing to do is always look out for fellow TeamMONASH athletes" Lucy said, "... whenever you see someone in blue, shout out to them, give them a thumbs up or even cheer their team on!"

Team Profile: SOFTBALL


The Softball team have been placed 2nd for the past three years in a row. They are determined to break this streak and win the title at the 2014 AUGs.

Team Goals
Bring home the gold!!

Team Bonding 
Everyone gets stuck to a partner for the first night, somebody who they do not know, and are not allowed to leave each other's side.

Team in one word: DETERMINED 

Team Profile: TAEKWONDO


The Taekwondo team want to win back the trophy they tragically lost in 2013. Over the past 32 Australian University Games, the team have 27 titles!

Although there are 38 members of the taekwondo team going to AUG this year, who compete individually, everyone will be present and cheer at every Monash fight. 

Interesting Habit
Every year, they have a toga night to celebrate the winners on the final night of competition. Everyone dresses up in the same colour and hit the clubs.

The team in one word: UNIFIED


TeamMONASH’s Result is “No mean feat”

Monash University Alpine team has claimed gold in the Cross Country Relay Individual Women, as well as bronze in Individual Male, earning the fourth in overall title at the 2014 Snow Sports event.



Martin Doulton, Director of TeamMONASH, is delighted to see the team representing the University so well and showing a great team spirit in the event.

“We competed strongly across a number of disciplines, often against Winter Olympians, and to finish in fourth place overall in such company is no mean feat and our strongest team performance for many years,” he said.

This year TeamMONASH sent out the largest team representing Monash to attend the Snow Sports Australian University Champions, which took place from 3to 6 September at Mt Buller, Victoria.

The Alpine team also achieved bronze in the female overall title with the help of one of Monash’s athletic stars, Ewa Potoczny, who won gold in Alpine Giant Slalom and silver in Skier Cross.

The team has now focused their sight to win the trophy next year. For the full detail of the result please click here.

Team Profile: HANDBALL


The Handball team won Bronze in 2012, however came 8th in division 1, which resulted in them being placed in division 2 at the 2014 AUGs. Their one goal is to win division 2, to ensure they can continue their fight to win gold.

Team Bonding
Playing 'Never have I ever' helpds the team bond.

Interesting Habits
Everyone on the team loves to hang out outside of the court by going to parties and dancing together - a great team to be in.

The team in one word: LOVING

Team Profile: MENS BASKETBALL


The men's basketball team are excited at the prospect of winning Gold for the third time in a row! They are training hard and striving for perfection because they know that other universities are looking strong this year.

Team Mantra
"You make me melt!" because players are too hot to handle.

Team Bonding
Playing 'Peggle' and 'M Bomb' at training tohelp the team bond, it also causes a lot of banter and laughs off the court

The team in one word: ELECTRIFYING

Club Spotlight: Monash Board Riders Enjoy Hotham Trip

Monash Board Riders (MBR) Club love every sport on a board - from surfing to snowboarding to skating and more!

Hosting many events over the year, MBR enjoyed one last trip to the snow before it all melts in 2014. Members had the chance to snowboard and ski at Mt Hotham.

Blue skies were had everyday of the three day trip, with temperatures cool enough to keep the snow from melting.

A total of 18 members attended the trip and four committee members.  Three of the 18 members were first timers, and feel in love with sport after receiving lessons.

"It was awesome to see a huge improvement In everyone's riding," said Michael Finck, a MBR committee member.

For more information on MBR, see their Facebook page.

Even if snowboarding or skiing isn't your thing, you can still appreciate the stunning pictures from the trip below!


 

Team Profile: SQUASH




The Squash team consists of both a men's and women's team. After winning gold, silver and bronze for the men's event at the 2014 SUG, the Men's team is hoping to bring their winning streak to the AUG. 
The women's team brought home the title at the 2013 AUG. Their main goal is to defend their title and win it again for TeamMONASH. 

Team Goals
Both the teams aim to always have fun, demonstrate good sportsmanship on and off the court and to come back home with medals!!

The team in one word: AMBITIOUS 

Team Profile: WOMENS BASKETBALL


The Women's basketball team has been one of the most successful teams over the last 5-10 years, winning many gold or silver medals. They are very proud of their professional and spirited approach to preparing and competing at the Australian University Games each year. 

Team Bonding
Half court knock-out at training to help the team bond 

Interesting Habit 
First year participants, 'rookies', get dressed by the veteran players for the social program - the catch being that they have no choice in what they wear! 

The team in one word: BUCKETS!! 


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