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CQUni students compete in their first UniSport Australia Indigenous Nationals

CQUni students compete in their first UniSport Australia Indigenous Nationals

Published:29 June 2018

CQUni students competed in their first UniSport Australia Indigenous Nationals.

CQUni students competed in their first UniSport Australia Indigenous Nationalsheld in Sydney from 24-28 June.

They were from a mix of campus regions and played in mixed teams across a mix of sports.

Podiatry and Chiropractic Science students and lecturers from CQUni Sydney helped out with recovery treatments throughout the week. 

A total of 13 students - including two sets of sisters - represented CQUniversity across touch, basketball, netball and volleyball.

Student Sport and Recreation Officer Natalie Turner said the Nationals were hosted by the Walanga Muru centre at Macquarie University.

"All our competitors are from different sporting backgrounds but were determined to come together on the day for the pride of CQUniversity," she says.

The National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games (NITESG) began in 1996 as a joint class project between 13 students enrolled in a Diploma of Aboriginal Studies (Community Recreation) at the then Wollotuka School for Aboriginal Studies, The University of Newcastle.

Now referred to as the Indigenous Nationals, the event is a week-long multisport competition for Indigenous student-athletes.

The annual event aims to bring together student-athletes from universities across Australia to compete in a variety of sports and ultimately crown one university team the champion of the games.