Published on 28 June 2012
28 June 2012
More than 50 of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s finest athletes will leave on Sunday 1 July for a four-day, multi-sport battle in Lismore.
Known as the USC Spartans, the 53 athletes will don their distinctive green jerseys to compete against students from across Queensland and Northern New South Wales in the 2012 Northern University Games from 1-5 July.
USC will have three teams competing in touch football, two teams in netball, and individual competitors in golf and surfing events.
USC’s Sport and Operations Coordinator Gary Moore said all participants had put in countless hours training for the games, on top of their busy exam schedules.
“Our teams will be very competitive, particularly the men’s touch team, which is sure to be a contender for gold,” Moore said.
“The women’s netball team has been gearing up for this competition by testing its strengths against a team from Chancellor State College.”
Moore said the performances of USC’s teams would be critical in determining if they qualify for the Australian University Games in Adelaide later this year.
“The Northern University Games provide an outstanding sporting opportunity as well as a strong social atmosphere for students,” he said.
— Julie Schomberg