Madi Robinson wins Gaderade Spirit Award at the VIS Award of Excellence Evening

By Sam Snow
Madi RobinsonNetball star Madi Robinson was presented the Gatorade Spirit Award at the VIS awards night last Monday. The award is given for demonstrating courage, commitment and persistence to achieve her sporting goals, while being supportive of others and open to new ideas. The Gatorade Spirit Award recognises the path to sporting success rather than the ultimate success.

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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 1 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.