Uni Games Update

Are you interested in representing Monash in the Southern or Australian Uni Games?

Monash University has a history of dominating Uni games, ranking almost continuously within the top 3 and has been the overall winner 3 times since its inception in 1993. With 7 gold, 10 silver and 8 bronze medals last year, do you think you have what it takes to get us the gold this year?

Trial dates have now been finalised for all sports giving you the opportunity to test your competitive edge.

This week trials running for the Southern Uni games are:

SUG Men's Basketball will have its second trial on Sunday 19 April at the Monash Sport Stadium from  6.30-7.30pm (Clayton campus).

SUG Men's Hockey Trials will take place on Monday 20 and 27 of April at Monash Sport Hockey Pitch (Clayton campus) from 5pm-6.30pm.

Worried you'll miss the date for your chosen sport? Already committed on one of the above days? Not to worry, the full list of trial dates for all sports can be found at http://monash.edu/teammonash/representation/sports/.

Uni Battle is coming

Uni Battle is the newest, shiniest event on offer from Australian University Sports.

Occurring annually in the ever sunny Gold Coast, Uni Battle provides student athletes with a friendly but competitive arena to participate in six entertainment based sports: Wheelchair Basketball, 3x3 Basketball, Dodgeball, Floorball, Quidditch and Social 7s Softball.

Uni Battle was developed as a response to the growing demand for more sports to be included into the competitive atmosphere that Uni Games family provides. Kick starting the 2015 University sporting calendar, teams will be attending from all across the country as they battle it out to be champion in their chosen field.

That's not all it offers though, with the emphasis placed on fun for its participants, Uni Battle also offers a range of non-competition activities, side shows and themed social nights. Extra competitions will even be on offer over the weekend including King/Queen of the Court, a Slam Dunk contest and much more.

Any one can participate. There are no limits to the teams that can be put forward by each university (although participants can only play on one team due to the tight time frame of competition schedules).

The cut off for registration is Thursday 30 April. If you'd like to get involved, contact Matthew Sheldon-Collins at matthew.sheldon-collins@monash.edu.

Let the games begin!

Mother's Day Classic


The Mother's Day Classic is an annual fun run or walk that helps that helps to both raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer. It brings together people from all walks of life and all ages in a festival atmosphere that allows them to do something fun and active while remembering those that have been affected by Breast Cancer.

The Mother's Day Classic was established and organised by Women in Super with the knowledge that all research is gradually improving the survival rates of women diagnosed with Breast cancer. With one in nine Australian women affected its seen as an important investment in securing the future health of women.

All proceeds from the Mother's Day Classic are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, which has been  supporting research into prevention and treatment since 1994. Since it's conception in 1998 the Mother's Day Classic has raised $24.3 million dollars for breast cancer research.

TeamMONASH invites all Monash students to get involved. Participants can undertake a 4 or 8km run or walk, so there is something to suit every fitness level. For those who'd love to get involved but don't feel comfortable walking or running, volunteering opportunities are also available.

Last year we won the award for Biggest Tertiary Team at the Mother's Day Classic so let's try to make this year just as big and continue the tradition of giving back.

Click on the below link to sign your name up to make a difference.


Monash Students Representing in Gallipoli Games

A few selected (and very lucky) Monash students will be retracing our ancestors steps when they travel to Gallipoli, Turkey to perform in the inaugural 2015 Gallipoli Games.

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, the biennial multisport event was initially set to be held from Saturday 25 April to Wednesday 29 April and brings together all the countries which participated in the campaign: Turkey, Australia, NZ, Great Britain, France, Germany and India. After a shock decision on Thursday 16 April the games have been postponed to a pending date September.

The Gallipoli Games gives student athletes the unique opportunity to reflect upon past sacrifices whilst celebrating the friendship and respect shared by these countries today. Despite the setback in dates, participants are excited and are taking this additional time to prepare.

The Australian team is comprised of the winners of the corresponding sports played at the annual Australian University Games and Monash is proud to say the students below will be participating.

Student                                                           Sport

Lucy Dawson                                                  3 x 3 Women's Basketball
Sophie Tarabolsi                                             3 x 3 Women's Basketball
Lauren Pearce                                                 3 x 3 Women's Basketball
Sammie Simmons                                           3 x 3 Women's Basketball

Madeline Richard                                            Beach Volleyball
Eloise Richard                                                 Beach Volleyball

Karinna Fyfe                                                   Cross Country
Rhiannon Snipe                                               Cross Country
Rebecca Beagley                                             Cross Country

Monash Mystics to compete in the US Cheerleading Championships

Monash Mystics cheerleaders to compete at world championships in US

Sneak peek from the Monash Mystics

Sneak peek from the Monash Mystics
THE Monash Mystics will be cheering all the way to the US this month where they will compete against the world’s best cheerleaders.
The seven-person Monash University pom team was invited to compete at the 2015 USASF/IASF World Championships after placing second at the Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation National Championships in November.
Captain Michelle Kelly, who joined the Monash Mystics in 2012, said her team was highly motivated.
“No one is slacking off this year, everyone has been fully committed,” Kelly said.
“People are turning up for extra training that’s not compulsory, so (being captain) is a really rewarding role for me.”

The Monash Mystics cheerleading will compete in the US this month. Picture: Lawrence Pind
The Monash Mystics cheerleading will compete in the US this month. Picture: Lawrence Pinder.

The Cheltenham student said most people on the team had trained as dancers from a young age but cheerleading was highly challenging.
“It requires a lot more fitness than anything I’ve ever done before,” Kelly said.
“It involves a really high intensity cardio workout, with jumping, kicking and turning multiple times in a row.
“It’s only a two-and-a-half minute routine but it really takes it out of you.”
Kelly said the US and Japanese teams were the ones to beat at the World Championships, held from April 25-27.
The Monash Mystics are eligible to be a Waverley Leader FOX SPORTS PULSE team sports star nominee.

Chadstone Wins in Div 1 Women's Lacrosse

Chadstone storms home for their first win in two years against Caulfield 10 goals to 4 as they start this season one win from one game.

The team played a near flawless game with 7 different goal scorers. Chadstone actually scored 13 times but had 3 goals disallowed in the space of 5 minutes in the second half.

Team captain Shannon Edwards scored three  goals and had two goals disallowed in a Best on ground performance. Linda Ho in her first game in more than 12 months returned with two goals. Rach Brick was unstoppable in the centre draw after hours of practice on a new technique.

U /17 Players Kira Mowat and Ally Campbell were huge contributors in the attack line feeding assists all day and contributing a goal each. Sally Daniel in the midfield worked tirelessly all day with one goal and Audria Hu with one goal created endless opportunity with her explosive speed in the midfield. Saki Saito scored as well and was impenetrable in defence along with her defensive partner Yukiko Komiyama. Ellie Cope was very solid all day saving over 66% and clearing well all day.

Based on the form of this game it looks like this team may have turned the corner and next weeks game should be one to watch.

Best Players
Shannon Edwards
Audria Hu
Rachael Brick
Linda Ho
Ellie Cope

Goal Scorers
Shannon Edwards 3-1
Linda Ho 2-2
Kira Mowat 1 -3
Ally Campbell 1 -3
Sally Daniel 1 -0
Audria Hu 1 -1
Saiki Saito 1-0

The Chadstone women's lacrosse team is also fundraising through sales of the Entertainment Book. The book costs $65 per copy and includes discounts for a huge variety of entertainment, food and attractions. You can order these books on-line using to the link below (or you can contact Karen via the Chadstone Lacrosse Facebook page).
Orders before Thursday 15 April 2015 also receive over $155 worth of Early Bird Offers which you can use straight away.


Big Win for Monash Storm!

Check out the Tuesday's report in the Leader's about the Monash University Storm Netball Team defeating the City West Falcons.

Big win no joking matter


A CURSORY glance at the championship division results last week revealed second-bottom Monash University Storm had beaten unbeaten ladder leaders City West Falcons by four goals. Eyebrows were raised. A second glance, however, showed the date of the round was April 1. Eyebrows were lowered. But, after a bit more investigation, the result stood firm. This was no April Fool’s Day joke – the Storm had recorded the upset of the season with a 48-44 triumph.
Wednesday night’s stunner at the State Netball Hockey Centre had its roots in one of the most disappointing nights in recent Monash University history.
Just seven days ago, a scoresheet error had left the Storm a player short for 38 minutes and cost it any hope of a win against DC North-East Blaze.
“Last week, the girls found a real belief in themselves and really toughed it out,” coach Matt Hills said.
Then a midweek team meeting, with plenty of soulsearching coupled with honest appraisal of what was working and what wasn’t, had the Storm primed for an upset.
“We got it all together and got going straight away and they were probably expecting it to just happen and we gave them a rude shock,” Hills said. “We were very competitive from the get-go. I think we led 10-1 at one stage. That’s the first time (Falcons behind early) that’s happened all year.
“That was a key focus for us; we knew they’re fast starters.”
Goal shooter Janelle Lawson (32 from 41, 79 per cent) again led the scoring but the defensive efforts of Clare Pettyfor (goal defence) and Helen Barclay (goalkeeper) bankrolled the win.
In the midcourt, Alicia Janz and Lil O’Sullivan again worked tirelessly.
After climbing to seventh with the win, the Storm faces the daunting test of a clash with the secondranked Boroondara Express at SNHC this week.
The Express had a 61-51 win over Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels this week
But, until then, the Monash Uni faithful were left to enjoy a warm glow at Easter time.
“I went to bed with a smile on my face for the first time in a while,” Hills said.

Uni Games Trials

Do you love playing sport? Enjoy a challenge? Want to pit your skills against the best universities have to offer and see who comes out on top? Looking to make new friends as passionate about sport as you are?

Then Uni games may be just what you're looking for.

The Australian University Games (AUG) is a multi-sport competition held in the Gold Coast from 27 of September to 2 October. It gives Monash students the opportunity to compete with students from different faculties, campuses and lifestyles in a friendly, social environment and to test their skills against students from more than 40 Universities across Australia and New Zealand.

Still want to participate but on a smaller scale? Southern Uni Games (SUG) runs from 5 to 9 July this year in Adelaide and is a state-wide smaller scale version of the AUG involving participants from SA, VIC and TAS.

With more than 30 sports you can choose from, there's something for every one.

Trial dates are starting to go up. If you'd like to represent Monash in your chosen sport you can click on link below to find the trial dates for your sport of choice. Details of trials will be updated regularly so don't be disheartened if your sport isn't there yet.


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