#TeamUNSW is putting the WIN in Winter sport
Students, alumni and community are celebrating this weekend’s impressive results on the netball court, hockey field and volleyball court.
Saturday saw the netball teams head down to Heffron Park in near-perfect conditions to battle out in the big dance. After finishing the regular season as minor premiers, UNSW Blues defeat Mascot 36-28 to claim B2 line honours. Several UNSW students and alumni play in the side - Danni Ovens, Alex Williams, Victoria Braithwaite, Anne Seah, Bec Killalea and Mel Kirton.
Despite finishing regular season 3 points behind Rose Bay Magic, UNSW Dolphins competitively contested the final to win Inters 3 division.
In a tightly contested C3 division, UNSW Mobies took the long way to a Grand Final appearance. They finished the regular season tied in 3rd place, then won their semi final and preliminary final to take on Mascot in the final dance. UNSW student Emma Heazlett featured in the side.
Netball President and UNSW Arts alumni Keira Nightingale was thrilled with the results saying
As a Club, we experienced a tough year with 6 ACL injuries, but it was incredible to see these three teams pull through to reach the grand final. In particular, UNSW Blues went through undefeated. I am so proud of the all the progress the club has made this year and the hard work and effort that the teams have put in to improving their skills and performance.
Then it was the UNSW Hockey Whalies turn to take to finals. The week before, 4 UNSW teams contested preliminary finals but it was only Men’s Premier League 2 and Women’s Metro League 6 which progressed to Grand Finals. Despite conceding the first goal, UNSW Premier League 2’s Ronan Shields scored late in the 3rd quarter to level. Locked at 1 apiece throughout the 4th quarter, but Will Orth delivered a 30m huge pass to Matthew Oliver with 3 minutes to go and they sealed the win.
Womens Metro League 6 team also came down to the wire with a 3-2 victory over Moorebank in extra time. Bugge scored 2 goals and Measday scored 1.
UNSW Volleyball Club also won bronze in Sydney Volleyball League Division 2 against Sydney North Volleyball. These results cap off UNSW Swimming Club coming 3rd in NSW in Junior and Senior State Titles last weekend.
If your UNSW club is achieving great things, get in touch with your awesome Clubs Coordinator.