Team Profile: TWENTY20 CRICKET


2013 was the first year the T20 Cricket team completed in the AUG. With 16 members in the team, they are looking forward to representing the university once again. 
The team is excited by the growing interest in the sport which has resulted in creating a squad with great potential and depth.

Team Mantra
"Spin to win" 

Interesting Habits
Coming up with ridiculous yet intellectually satisfying nicknames. 

The team in one word: COMPETITIVE 

Team Profile: ULTIMATE FRISBEE


Taking home the top prize last year, the Ultimate Firsbee team is looking to defend their title at the 2014 AUGs.

Team Mantra
'Bleed Blue' is what they base their game around. It provides them with the energy and desire to leave everything on the field.

Interesting Habit
The team has many quirks that feed off their tight-knit relationships, but their favourite custom is to make a human pyramid at the end of each tournament. 

The team in one word: UNIFIED 


TeamMONASH Sends their Biggest Snow Sports Team Yet


With the largest team representing Monash University this year at the 2014 Snow Sports Australian University Champions, TeamMONASH has set their sights on gold.

In just under a week, over 40 students will compete in events including slopestyle skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding and freestyle events.

Director of TeamMONASH, Martin Doulton is proud to see how committed all the Monash University students are to represent the university at the Snow Sports.

"I am delighted that the 2014 Monash University AUC Snowsports team and I congratulate our sport manager, Zoe Gerardson for her leadership and coordination of the university's representation. I wish our team every success on the slopes," Martin said.

Sport Manager, Zoe Gerardson, is looking forward to taking the winning reins from The University of Melbourne, who won the 2013 Snow Sports event.

"I'm pumped for the event," said Zoe.

Zoe is a multi-talented athlete, having competed in the Alpine Giant Slalom, Boarder Cross, Boarder Cross and Snowboard PGS events in 2013 Snow Sports.

The competition runs from Wednesday 3 to Saturday 7 September at Victoria's own Mount Buller.

Ewa Potoczny is honored to be part of TeamMONASH and will be sticking to her sporting superstition of "...always paint (her) nails before race day".

Ewa won silver in the 2013 Alpine Slalom event, and just missed out on a medal in the Skier Cross and Alpine Super G events.

"I would definitely hope for a podium finish and to help Monash win the overall title," Ewa said.




TeamMONASH is Ready To Go


Be the Spirit, show your Passion and share your Pride; TeamMONASH is here to win!

Representing your University in competition is one of the most rewarding activities a student gets to experience during their time at the instituion: the Australian University Games (AUG) is possibly the pinnacle of the Varsity experience.

Each year TeamMONASH participates in highly competitive sports against the other 40 tertiary institutions that compete annually in the Australian University Games. We've won the Games Champion title in 1998, 2008 and 2009, and have narrowly come runner up in the 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. We have a long, proud and successful history, which has well prepared us to take on any challenge that the other Universities will throw at us, and that inspires us to aim to regain our rightful place at the top of the Medal Tally.

However, it's not going to be easy to stay at the top. Our age old rivals The University of Sydney, The University of Melbourne and The University of Western Australia will also be stepping up their performance again this year so TeamMONASH will need to be at the peak of our performance from the first whistle.

Being a part of TeamMONASH though gives us the edge over all our competition in terms of our legendary Team Spirit, the unbridled passion that our participants have in the University badge and the undisputed pride that we all feel when we pull on the unique and distinctive Monash Blue.

Our 2014 Team Captains, Andrew Sanders and Lucy Dawson, epitomise the passion, expertise, talent and commitment that the TeamMONASH experience is all about. This is the one chance every year that Monash University students from all faculties, all campuses and all walks of life come together and form up under the University banner. We stand together with great spirit, passion and pride. We should also never forget and respect the fact that we are the chosen few representing Monash's 63,000 students and over 250,000 alumni, as we face off against the other 7,000 students from 42 Universities competing at these games.

We are made up of 650 Student athletes and support crew. We are playing in 31 Sports. Whilst we have strenght in numbers, high quality participants and a great preparation, TeamMONASH will never give up and never give in as we work together as ONE team.

Go MONASH!

Martin Doulton

TeamMONASH's preparation in full swing for Australian University Games


With only seven weeks to go until the 2014 Australian University Games (AUG) preparations are in full swing, with the rain and cold weather not deterring over 250 TeamMONASH AUG athletes. 

After a hard day of training, the 250 students set to represent Monash University at Sydney's AUG enjoyed a free BBQ and drinks to motivate them to continue working hard. 

Director of TeamMONASH, Martin Doulton, spoke at the rally, thanking the students for the dedication and willingness to represent their university and be ambassadors for TeamMONASH.

"Our team spirit is significantly higher than other universities," Mr Doutlon said at the rally. "...we are starting to bond and blend together eight weeks in the lead up to AUG."

Rugby Team Captain, Andrew Sanders is excited by the hard work he sees everyone putting into winning gold in 2014 for TeamMONASH.

"Seeing members of other teams chat to each other makes me feel like we are merging as one," Andrew said.

The Australian University Games will be held Sunday 28 September - Friday 3 October this year. 

Introducing your 2014 AUG Team Captains

Team Captains Lucinda Dawson and Andrew Sanders are proud to be leading TeamMONASH in 2014.

After a successful 2013 AUG campaign, they are looking for TeamMONASH to take the next step and secure the AUG Overall Championship.
They are looking to motivate our teams in the areas of preparation, leadership and teamwork to guide TeamMONASH to victory at this year’s AUG.

Both are accomplished athletes in their respective sports and encourage academic excellence to all our Uni Games participants.
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Name: Lucinda (Lucy) Dawson
Sport: BASKETBALL
Studying: Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Law

The 2014 Australian University Games will be Lucy’s fourth, winning a medal at all three previous AUG – two of them being gold and the other one being silver. Lucy is hoping to add a third consecutive gold to the tally.  Lucy has also received ‘Green and Gold’ recognition in all three of her AUG campaigns.

Lucy has been playing basketball since she was five years old and fell in love with the sport that allowed girls to wear baggy shorts.

During her time studying at Monash, Lucy represented Monash at the first annual ‘Collaborative Moot’ in Warwick in England in February 2014, where she was awarded best speaker for the competition and has reached the Semi Finals of the Monash General Moot for 3 consecutive years 2012-2014.  
Lucy, together with Andrew, is looking forward to leading TeamMONASH to victory in 2014.
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Name: Andrew Sanders
Sport: RUGBY 7s
Studying: Bachelor of Science, majoring in Psychology
The 2014 Australian University Games will be Andrew’s fourth year as a player, manager and first year as the team captain.

Andrew’s proudest AUG achievement was winning a silver medal at AUG in 2010 which was the first time a Melbourne university has won a medal in Rugby 7s.  He is hoping to add another medal to his tally in 2014.
Andrew has been playing rugby since he was 16, however only played 7s for the first time in 2010 when he first joined the AUG team.
Apart from representing Monash at AUG, Andrew is heavily involved in the Science Society and has previously been involved with the MSA.
Andrew, together with Lucy is excited and honored to be leading TeamMONASH in 2014.

Monash Games Breaks Records

After breaking participation records set in 2013, Monash Games is over for another year.
Monash Sport's 2014 annual Monash Games had a record 75 teams entered with over 400 Monash University student and 200 Monash University staff competing in the three days of social sport competitions.

Sports played included basketball, futsal, netball, dodgeball and volleyball.



Director of Monash Sport, Brett Lavale, praised the event.

"The Monash Games is a fantastic lead into semester two for both staff and students. It is a great way to have fun, compete, be active and social in a team."

"This year’s competition demonstrated a great standard of sport, but most importantly a great spirit of community from the students and staff who participated," Mr Lavale said.

Over $1,300 was raised for the Ronald McDonald Charity House, with mixed netball team Wii-not-fit raising over $420.

Ronald McDonald Charity House provides a "home away from home", where families with seriously ill children can stay while their children receive treatment at Monash Children's Hospital.

"We raised what we could," said Wii-not-fit team captain, Michael Dower. "Recently one of my friend's parents passed away.  His wife had trouble finding a place to stay... I can't image how hard it would be for a sick child and their parent."

The Charity Houses are particularly important for families from regional areas, who often have to travel hours for their sick child's daily hospital appointments, and don't have family or friends who they can stay with in the city.

"I'm from a regional area and so were most of the team," said Michael. "We can understand how hard (finding a place to stay) is."



The 2014 Games ran with assistance from TeamMONASH who organised over 25 volunteers to help run the games.

"Volunteering shows (people) care about helping others," said TeamMONASH Director, Martin Doulton.

"A volunteering experience builds skills in communication, problem solving, teamwork, cross cultural understanding and presentation skills all which are important for a Uni student to demonstrate they have experience of."

Planning is already underway for the 2015 Monash Games.

Monash Sport thanks all the staff and students who played and volunteered over the three day event, and looks forward to an even bigger competition in next year.

The Winners of the 2014 Monash Games were:

Men's Futsal: Equipo Guapo

Mixed Futsal: Philthy Physios

Mixed Netball: The Ressies

Women's Netball: AUG Women's

Dodge Ball: Can't Dodge This

Men's Basketball: Masters of Melting


And in the winners in the staff challenge included:

Volleyball: Pink Panthers

Basketball: eSolutions Abusement Park

Netball: Psyched 8

Futsal: CSC FC


 

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