Flying start to the Australian University Games

More than 7500 university students from 42 universities have arrived on the Gold Coast to compete in the Australian University Games. Deakin University has 25 teams competing as the Deakin Dragons across a range of sports plus individual competitors in sports such as swimming and athletics.

The Gold Coast is a great setting for sports like Beach Volleyball. Our men’s Division 2 team Daniel Kuklych and Tim Gregory got off to a flying start with 2 victory’s on the first day.

Students competing in beach volleyball

Deakin Dragons competing to bring home some Gold!


The Deakin Dragons are sending the following team to compete at Australian University Games (AUG) on the Gold Coast from Sunday 27 September to Friday 2 September.  7,500 students from across 42 universities will compete. The Deakin Dragons will send a team of 315 competitors, 12 coaches/team managers, 1 team mascot, 1 team photographer and 6 DUSA staff.

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Deakin students set to compete in the World University Games

Deakin University has 10 athletes competing for the Australian Uniroos in the World University Games in Gwangju. This is a wonderful achievement and demonstrates Deakin’s strength in sport.

The games start today – 2nd July with Deakin students and brothers Blake Edwards – Lachlan Edwards competing in the Water Polo.

The students representing Australia in Gwangju are:

  • Jessica Hansen Swimming
  • Alexander Carew Athletics
  • Rhydian Cowley Athletics
  • Benjamin Taylor Table Tennis
  • Travis Mahoney Swimming
  • Maddie Garrick Basketball
  • Ashleigh Whittaker Track and field
  • Blake Edwards Water Polo
  • Lachlan Edwards Water Polo
  • James Hansen Athletics
  • Adrian Abela (MIBT) Taekwondo

We will follow their journey at Deakin Spirit. We wish the team good luck. Go Deakin.

Deakin makes the final of the basketball in the Indigenous Games


The Deakin Indigenous Games team have successfully made the final in the basketball in the National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games (NITESG). The Deakin team beat University of Melbourne 18 v 15. The games are going from the 28th of June to the 2nd of July. Go Deakin Dragons.


In profile: Maddie Garrick

Posted on Friday, May 29th, 2015 Basketball Australia

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Alice Kunek and Maddie Garrick in Italy

Maddie Garrick’s elevation to the Jayco Australian Opals may appear to have been swift, but it has been far from an overnight journey to the top. The 23-year-old booked her ticket to Europe with the Opals off the back of her first senior camp and so making the 12-woman squad came as a revelation.

“A month ago I was looking at talking to coaches and at ideas to improve to get into the squad,” Garrick says. “The camp went well and now I’m on to a tour. I’m very surprised but first of all I’m very happy to be a part of the squad. I went into it taking it as an opportunity and not expecting too much.”

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Harrison Tullberg aims for Olympic success

Harrison Tullberg

Harrison Tullberg Student Profile Business & Law Deakin Burwood

Deakin law student and elite athlete Harrison Tullberg has been accepted to participate in a new sports transition program to train with Australia’s aerial skiing team, the Flying Kangaroos.

One of only two Australian men invited to the program, Harrison, 19, started his sporting career as a gymnast, then trampolinist and moved onto aerial skiing after discovering his passion for winter sports on the slopes at Mt Buller.

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