The 2017 Western University Games has come to a close, with the University of Western Australia dominating the gold medals to take out the overall university champion trophy.
The overall results were announced at Eaton Recreation Centre in front of a 100 strong crowd, following three days of sporting competition in the great city of Bunbury.
The University of Notre Dame claimed the per capita championship, alongside The University of Western Australia claiming spirit of the games.
Western University Games Project Manager, Chris Beech, was pleased with the outcome of this year’s Western University Games.
“All of the students played well and it’s definitely great to see a competitive edge partnered with sportsmanship across the teams,” said Mr. Beech.
“We hope to see similar behavior at the upcoming Australian University Games held on Gold Coast later this year.”
Australian University Sport CEO Don Knapp is excited to have the competition held in Bunbury.
“Regional university sporting events provide student-athletes with the opportunity to pursue a dual education and sport pathway, which results in both tertiary qualifications and sport participation at all levels of sport across Australia,” Mr. Knapp said.
“Sport programs on campus are proven to contribute toward higher levels of student recruitment, retention, completion of study and employability.”
Overall champion university
- The University of Western University
- Curtin University
- Edith Cowan University
Per capita champions
- The University of Notre Dame Australia
- Murdoch University
- The University of Western Australia
Spirit of the Games
The University of Western Australia