Welcome to CQUniversity's Sport and Recreation Portal
Whether you are looking to play socially or in a serious competition we can offer guidance to the right sporting program for your campus. The Student Representative Council Office offers many sports programs depending on your campus location. Click on the tabs below to find out more information and how to sign up for the different sporting programs.
If you can’t find what you are looking for feel free to contact the Student Sport and Recreation Officer Natalie Turner email@example.com for more information on sports and teams.
Formally known as the Australian University Games, 2018 UniSport Nationals is Australia’s largest annual multi-sport’s competition and attracting around 7000 University students each year across 41 universities.
Over 30 sports are on offer and CQUniversity sends away various teams each year to compete against the biggest and best from around the country.
2018 Nationals are separated into two different divisions which are held on the Gold Coast. Division 2 was held during July while Division 1 will be held in September. As a result, each sport division is only played once per year, so if you don't sign up for a certain sport division in Nationals Div 2, it will not be available in Div 1. There is only one opportunity to play each sport per year with some sports requiring qualification in Div 1. Contact the Student Sport and Recreation officer for more information.
For more details on 2018 Nationals sports, go to the official UniSport Website.
2018 Nationals Division 1 Sunday 23 to Thursday 27 September 2018, Gold Coast
There will be a number of sports which will be run as Nationals Div 1 that will not be contained in the September event.
Touch Football (Mens) defending champions
If you are a current CQUniversity student, you can sign up to represent the University in one of our many sporting events. These include University Games (DIV 1 & 2), Chancellors Cup.
These tournaments are held across Australia and there are more than 30 sports to choose from!
If you enjoy sports and want to socialise with other university students, what not join a social sport? Competitions run over University terms, generally playing in the evenings and lunch times.
If you are interested in participating in social sports register your interest with us firstname.lastname@example.org
Social 3 x 3 Sports
CQUniversity Campus Life will be running a FREE, fun and socially competitive sporting competition on a Friday afternoon, in conjunction with Uni Bar nights at CQUniversity Mackay!
Table Tennis and Pool: Mackay Ooralea Campus - 10 August
Basketball and Finska: Mackay City Campus - 24 August
TouchTag and Badmington - Mackay City Campus - 7 September
Volleyball and Darts - Mackay City Campus - 21 September
Chess and Bubble Soccer - Mackay Ooralea Campus - 5 October
3 players per event, with a maximum of 4 registered members per team. You can create your own team name and unique uniform!
REGISTER TODAY. Contact email@example.com.
CQUni Social Sports is a great way to get active and meet new people in a social environment!
Join us for social baseball at the CQUni Rockhampton North campus Baseball Diamond on Friday, 24 August 2018 at 12.15pm. This will be the first game of a four week social series!
No team necessary, just bring yourself along and we will teach you all the basics of play!
Baseball offers a safe environment with all equipment supplied and games will consist of mixed abilities and gender. Everyone is invited!
Date: 24 August, 31 August, 7 September, 14 September
Time: 12.15m - 12.45pm
Where: CQUniversity Sports Centre - Baseball Diamond
Make sure to wear covered shoes and moveable clothing. We also suggest to bring water and a soft hat.
2018 in Sport at CQUni
World University Championships
Expressions of Interest and nominations are now open for the following sports for the 2018 World University Championships.
If you're interested, please complete the EOI forms (linked above) and return them by the due date to the nominated person in the document.
2018 Chancellor's Cup
In April 2018, Chancellor's Cup made a triumphant return to the CQUni Rockhampton North campus.
Over 190 CQUni students from across the country competed in the week-long tournament in the sports of basketball, touch football and cricket.
Chancellor John Abbott and former Australian cricketer Jimmy Maher presented medals and trophies to the winning teams at the end of the week with Central Queensland winning the touch football grand final, Sydney winning the cricket grand final and North Queensland winning the basketball grand final. The highly coveted overall Chancellor's Cup trophy went to two teams this year - Congratulations to our North Queensland and Central Queensland teams who shared the prestigious honour for winning the most amount of matches throughout all sports across the week.
The Player of the Series award was presented to North Queensland basketball player Bryce Chapman from Cairns, who received the highest number of votes per match, as nominated by match officials for outstanding sportsmanship.
Check out our picture slideshow below for all the action from the week!
CQUniversity Team Managers
Victoria Roome (featured left) is the Coordinator of the Student Representative Council. Victoria played a major role in CQUniversity’s sporting success in 2017. Ms Roome is based in Rockhampton and her can-do approach to things makes Victoria a fine leader, on a daily basis demonstrating excellence in student engagement. Mrs Roome managed CQUniversity sporting teams for the Northern University Game and also the Australian University Games.
Victoria can be contacted on 0749306533, email firstname.lastname@example.org or face to face at the Student Representative Office B 36 G.02 Rockhampton north campus.
Natalie Turner (featured right) is the Student Sport and Recreation Officer based in Rockhampton in the Student Representative Council office. Ms Turner is responsible for helping develop student involvement in the sports sector across the entire campus footprint as well as assisting students in the establishment and governance of student lead clubs and societies. Natalie is highly motivated to help students to participate and engage. Natalie managed CQUniversity sporting teams for the Northern University Games and also the Australian University Games.
Natalie can be contacted by phone on 07 49309 174, email email@example.com or face to face at the Student Representative Office B 36 G.02 Rockhampton north campus.
Uniforms were designed by Ms Natalie Turner, Ms Victoria Roome and Mr John Back from CQUniversity Bookshop, incorporating the University logo and feature indigenous art by Chaboo Designs, ‘The Waves’, which represent the water around each university campus. As the Northern University Games were held in the same week as NAIDOC week, it was one way to meaningfully acknowledge indigenous culture as part of CQUniversity’s sporting ethos.
This design was incorporated into various sporting uniforms for basketball, netball, volleyball and golf.
The University Mascot was named in a competition open to the general public revealed Birdy McBirdface as the most popular name, a reference to the 2016 social media story where ‘Boaty McBoatface’ lead the online vote to name a £200m research vessel for the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The name was naturally shortened to ‘Birdy’, receiving chants on the sporting field. Birdy’s cheeky personality boosted team spirit, throughout the Northern Uni Games and the Australian Uni Games. Birdy has been featured at events across many CQUniversity campus footprints.
Northern University Games
CQUniversity’s participation in Australian University Sport continues to grow and develop. Australian University Sport celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017.
CQUniversity was proud to be the host university for the 2017 Northern University Games (NUG’s). The Games were held on 2–6 July 2017 in Rockhampton and Yeppoon, and was a joint sponsorship arrangement between the University, the Rockhampton Regional Council, the Livingstone Shire Council and Australian University Sport.
130 CQUniversity students were among the 1200 students from 12 Queensland and northern NSW universities, who competed in 13 different sports in the Northern University Games.
The Welcome Ceremony was held on the Rockhampton North Campus and open to the general public. A report by lighting specialists National Hire Supplies, who installed a 1000m2 fairy light canopy in the middle of the sports field, estimated 4000 people attended the event over the course of the evening. Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Scott Bowman, and special guests Mayor Bill Ludwig, Mayor Margaret Strelow and Olympian Anna Meares OAM welcomed the community to the campus and week-long event.
Australian University Games
43 CQUniversity students were among 8000 students from 42 universities, who competed in 33 different sports across 30 venues for the Australian University Games, held on the Gold Coast between 25-29th, September 2017. This national event that was subsequent to the July 2017 Northern University Games.
CQUniversity was represented in three team sports (Futsal, Football and Touch Football), along with individual
sports Athletics, Rowing, Taekwondo and Judo. CQUniversity students travelled from Tasmania, Sydney, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Townsville, Cairns and Mackay.
Achievements and results from the Australian University Games include:
- The Mens Touch Team were undefeated the entire competition, taking the Gold. This is particularly pleasing as the Mens Touch Team have achieved Silver medals in 2015 and 2016.
- Mr Bobur Abdujalilov achieved Bronze in Taekwondo, the first time CQUniversity has had representation in this sport at this level.
- Mr Abdul Kamara took out a Green and Gold Medal, awarded to those deemed to be best on the field.
- CQUniversity football (soccer) athlete Mr Lenny Jenkins won a sponsor prize of $5,000 off his HECS debt for winning a Frisbee competition. Ultimate Frisbee is a competitive sport at the AUG’s, so we are proud that a CQUniversity Footballer took home the prize above all other competitors.
- CQUniversity mascot Birdy McBirdface took out the 2017 Mascot Challenge against 10 other mascots, with the unexpected support of the general public chanting “Birdy” alongside students. Many families were staying in the area for the school holidays and Birdy was popular for photos with young families.
- CQUniversity finished overall inside the top 20 universities (19/42) which is a great result considering athletes travel from many different locations and only meet before the games begin.
World University Games
CQUni Master of Education student Taryn Gollshewsky who has claimed bronze in the women's discus at the World University Games in Taipei. Taryn was up against some stiff competition and challenging weather at the event, but she drew on her strength and talent to record a 58m throw. This shot secured her first international medal at a senior level.
The Bundaberg-based student has certainly excelled in her chosen sport over the last few years and will be competing in next year's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. We'll certainly be cheering her on in 2018!
Read more about Taryn’s story