12 June 2013
Australia’s national rugby union team, the Qantas Wallabies, will visit the University of the Sunshine Coast on Thursday 13 June as part of its preparation for the upcoming British and Irish Lions Test Series.
The Wallabies, who are currently based at Kawana’s Stockland Stadium ahead of the first Test in Brisbane on 23 June, will use USC’s playing fields, gym and pool for a training session.
This session will break for a special community event, from 4.15-5pm, at which the Wallabies will meet fans and sign autographs.
USC’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for Engagement Professor Mike Hefferan said the University was delighted to be hosting the Wallabies while they train on the Sunshine Coast.
He said the team’s visit to USC had been arranged in conjunction with Australian Rugby Union, Sunshine Coast Rugby Union and Sunshine Coast Council.
“This gives us a great opportunity to showcase our sporting facilities, which are among the best of their type in Queensland and well suited to the gymnasium and pool work the team requires,” he said.
— Terry Walsh