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USC Sport hosts multiple student and staff events throughout the year including Campus Clash, the Great Court Race Series and USC Gym's Deadlift Party.

If you are interested in more information please contact USC Sport.

USC Campus Clash is a one-day, multi-campus clash between USC’s six campuses – SouthBank, Moreton Bay, Caboolture, Sunshine Coast, Gympie and Fraser Coast. Each team faces off in a variety of friendly but competitive sporting games (sports change annually) throughout the day, with the winning team being crowned USC’s official Champion Campus.

Registrations for 2020 will open at the beginning of Semester 2. The A$15 registration fee includes entry to event, lunch, playing shirt and transport to and from event (for non-Sunshine Coast campuses).

2020 event details

Date: Friday 14 August 2020, Semester 2

Location: USC Stadium, USC Sunshine Coast.

Previous winners:
  • 2019 - Caboolture / Gympie

After a seven-year hiatus, 2019 saw the return of the USC Great Court Race with students and staff competing in a 460m race through the Sunshine Coast campus.

In 2020, the Great Court Race is expanding! Multiple USC campuses will host their own race as part of the Great Court Race Series. The format for each campus will differ, but each race will be between 300-500m.

Headlined by the men and women’s races, the event also includes student  and staff relays.

Prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the individual races and 1st place in the team races.

2021 event details
Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Caboolture and SouthBank.

Date: Semester 1, 2021

Moreton Bay

Date: Semester 1, 2021

Fraser Coast

Date: Semester 1, 2021

Previous winners:


  • Male: Clemence Mataruse (SouthBank), Edward Belcher (Sunshine Coast), Mathew Wenzel (Fraser Coast).
  • Female: Kheeley Bennet (SouthBank), Daniela Schertenleib (Sunshine Coast), Brooke Wood (Fraser Coast).
  • Team: Showed Up (Kheeley Bennet, Clemence Mataruse - SouthBank), Kassoss (Titouan Erulin, Paul Sajus, David Pelissier - Sunshine Coast), The Nursing Trio Wannabes (Alexandra Canapi, Amy Stephenson, Mathew Wenzel - Fraser Coast).
  • Staff Team: Monday to Friday (Naresh Kumar, Isabella Mastrogiacomo - SouthBank), Save Ferris (Damien Pearce, Chris Kingswell, Sarah Lowry - Fraser Coast).

Sunshine Coast 2019 - 

  • Male: Aiden Smith
  • Female: Tamarind Wildin-Snedden
  • Team: Biomed Bullets (Elliot Brown, Yani Mouland Vail, Theodorus Mostert and Aiden Smith)
  • Staff Team: USC Social Media (Yani Mouland Vail, Theodorus Mostert)

USC Sport’s Deadlift Party sees participants of all ages, genders and skills take on ascending deadlifts until no one can lift anymore. Winners are determined by relative weight (heaviest lift / body weight).

Supervised by our skilled strength and conditioning gym staff, this event is open to people of all experience levels and provides a fun, supportive and social environment to use the USC Sunshine Coast Gym, raise your PB’s and see what lifting is all about.

A male, female and teaching platform are run throughout the event. With great prizes to be won and food to be eaten. It is an event you don’t want to miss.

2020 Semester 1 event details

Date: Wednesday 18 March 2020, Week 4
Time: 5pm
Location: USC Sunshine Coast Gym, USC Sunshine Coast

The event is free for all student, staff, gym members and community. Non-gym members and spectators are welcome.

Previous winners:


  • 2019 Semester 2 - Nils Martinsen


  • 2019 Semester 2 - Carla Wojcik