The 2015 Deakin University Sport Awards were held, Wednesday 25 November at Lincoln of Toorak. The event was attended by just under 200 students, staff and stakeholders. There were 47 awards presented in 2015, highlighting the improved performance by many of Deakin University’s teams at Australian University Games and Championship events.
By Sam Snow
Netball 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.
Although it’s the off-season in Karate now Kelly Hoinville’s 2015 season finished with a bang when she won Bronze at the Commonwealth Championships in September this year. Kelly was just a 12-year-old year 7 student when she first stumbled upon karate with a friend.
From the 25 September until the 2 October 2015 the best hockey players in Australia competed in the Men’s and Women’s AHL. The Victorian Vikings flew to Darwin to compete in the Men’s competition while the Victorian Vipers competed at Homebush Stadium in Sydney.
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.
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.