Emer Casey Fun Run

Celebrating it's 8th year, the Emer Casey fun run is an event dedicated to raising awareness and providing funds to ovarian cancer research.
 
Ovarian cancer is often dubbed the "silent killer" due to the lack of noticeable symptoms in its early stages. As a consequence of this, the disease is frequently diagnosed at an advanced stage when it is considerably more difficult to treat. it is the seventh most common cancer in women worldwide and is responsible for 140,000 deaths each year.
 

The Emer Casey foundation came about after a young Irish woman, Emer Casey, was diagnosed with, and tragically passed away due to ovarian/uterine cancer in 2006. Her death had such an impact on her family and friends that they set up the Emer Casey Foundation to raise funds for research into ovarian cancer, in particular the development of early detection testing for the disease. With Emer's friends moving abroad, fun runs were set up around the world (London, Melbourne and New York) to help raise funds for this worthy cause.
 
All funds raised in Melbourne are donated to the Peter MacCallum Cancer centre and in the past 7 years we have managed to raise over $140,000 towards funding this invaluable research.
TeamMONASH is offering students the opportunity to become involved in this worthy cause either by participating or volunteering to help coordinate the events. Operating within a fun, festive carnival atmosphere, participants can undertake either a 5 or 10km run or walk, with the opportunity to compete for prizes, partake of the stalls from associated organisations or enjoy raffle and spot prizes.
 
Information on how to register is available on the TeamMONASH page and can be accessed directly through the below link.

Monash Table Tennis Club Dominates VUG singles

On the 3rd of May, the Monash University Table Tennis team competed in the singles event of the Victorian University Games. The tournament featured participants from RMIT, Swinburne, Melbourne and Monash Univiersities.
Played in two stages, the tournament featured a group round followed by a knockout round. There were eight groups of (mostly) five players, and the top player would progress through to the 1st division knockout, the second player to 2nd division and the third players to the 3rd division.
First matches began at 9am with most of the team arriving around 8:30 to warm up before being put into groups. Four players from the sixteen person team progressed into Division 1 from the ground round. After a break for lunch players continued on to the knockout round where three of the four Monash students progressed into the semi-finals.
Monash dominated the tournament with Frank Gu winning 4-1 in the first semi final, progressing to the finals. Meanwhile, Monash's Paul Riha and Tom Li faced off in the other semi-final match with Paul winning after a close game 4-2, advancing into the finals.
After the completion of the Division 2 and 3 finals, a crowd had accumulated eager to watch the Division 1 finals between our two Monash students. Frank Gu and Paul Riha faced off with Frank scoring the first two sets and Paul pushing hard to even the score. Frank decisively captured the next step, leading the crowd to think the match was over however Paul managed to rally and win the next set evening the score once again to three all. After a gripping seventh set, Paul came out the final victor at 4-3 leading Monash to gain the VUG singles title from Swinburne University.
Monash's VUG singles win is a great start to the year and a fantastic sign for the upcoming AUG and VUG teams event.

Starting the Season with Uni Battle

Congratulations to all the participants in the first ever Uni Battle - Australian University Sports newest addition to kick start the university sporting calendar.

Participants got to enjoy the warmer climate in Queensland while competing in several entertainment based sports.

We had several teams go down, competing in the 3x3 Basketball and Dodgeball competitions.
After numerous throws, hits and evasions our Dodgeball team managed to propel their way to victory taking the title as the overall Champions of Dodgeball. The final game was played against Deakin and we prevailed 4 to 3, setting the precedent of Monash being the team to beat for future years.

On top of this, our very own Craig Dent slammed his way to victory as winner of the Slam Dunk Contest.

Meanwhile, Sam Moretti took home the gold in 1x1 basketball and our 3x3 Basketball team won the Bronze medal.

We've had a fantastic start to the sporting year and can't wait to see our talented athletes take on their next challenges at Southern Uni Games.

Congratulations to all Mother's Day Classic Participants


Congratulations to all Mother's Day Classic participants this year!

It was great to see so many students, staff and alumni of Monash University walking, running or volunteering for this extremely worthwhile cause. Your contribution helped us to win the trophy for the Largest Tertiary/University Team at the Mother's Day Classic for the second year in a row!

We're proud to be involved with such a brilliant team. We hope everyone had a fantastic day and hope to see you return next year!

Monash Blues honour University ANZACs


On Saturday 25 April 2015, Monash Blues hosted Therry Penola in an ANZAC Day triple header at the University’s Frearson Oval.
 
Before the main fixture, the seniors and reserves of both clubs lined up for an ANZAC Day service.  Club President Julian Smith welcomed the many players and supporters, and Marcus Spencer gave the ANZAC Day commemorative address on behalf of the University.  Lauren  McAlister of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music played The Last Post and The Reveille, and club captain Sam Baring recited The Ode.
 
The scene was fitting, with the games played on the oval named after the late Associate Professor Keith Frearson.  Keith was a distinguished member of the University’s Economics faculty, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service as a navigator in World War Two. Mention in the commemorative address was also made of Sir John Monash, who survived the Gallipoli campaign to become one of Australia’s most outstanding military leaders.
 
The Monash Blues certainly did the occasion justice by winning all three games on the day in the Club’s Thirds, Reserves and Seniors.  The Club’s Under 19s also had an impressive victory playing away against the highly fancied Beaumaris Sharks.  An afternoon tea at half time in the seniors was attended by around 100 people, with proceeds covering the costs of the service, with the balance donated to the Clayton RSL.
 
2015 is shaping up as a very promising year for the Blues.  All three teams are competing strongly, and the Club’s senior team is sitting second on the Premier C ladder after 4 rounds.  You can find all information regarding fixtures, results and match reports at https://monashblues.teamapp.com

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