JCU Sport update

@JCU JCU Sport update


Wow, hasn’t time flown??? We have just entered into Week Nine, with only five weeks left of the semester!

JCU sport has been super busy with some kind of sport/recreation program running most nights of the week.

fisher shield

Fisher Shield (a competition for on-campus residents) has already ticked off a swimming carnival, water polo and most recently, basketball and the first athletics carnival in a very long time (pictured above). We are smack bang in the middle of their eight-week Men’s and Women’s Rugby union comp (played on Wednesday nights on the Joe Baker field) and it is proving to be the most hotly contested sport in the series so far. Some huge wins have been had over all of the events so far with John Flynn College, Uni Hall and Saints dominating the overall Fisher Shield tally.

Social sport is now in week six of the comp with soccer, touch football, netball, dodgeball, beach volleyball and archery tag (like paintball, but with padded bow and arrows) all going full steam ahead. With around 850 participants over all of the sports, this is our biggest year yet for social sport. A new season will kick off in Week Three of Semester 2, so keep an eye out for social sport ads if you wish to get involved.

Interfaculty sport is again going great guns, with touch football being won in both the men’s and women’s division by RESSA (rehab, exercise science, OT and physio faculty) in Week Eight. Six-a-side Interfaculty Soccer will kick off in Week 10. Jump on the JCU Sport Facebook group, or email sport@jcu.edu.au for more details. In Semester 2, we will be offering inter-faculty basketball, netball and rugby league.

Special Events coming up include an inter-campus golf challenge, Magnetic Island Full Moon recreation trip and President’s Cup rugby match (residential colleges vs Halls) all in May.

In Lecture Recess, we will also be taking around 40 students away to Northern Uni games (regional qualifiers for the Australian Uni games) for various sports including men’s basketball, mixed netball and Ultimate Disc. If you wish to be involved, we are still recruiting, so email sport@jcu.edu.au or pop your name down on the interest register at the JCU gym.

Big news: The Cricket oval is now lit! JCU, with the help of JCUSA and Queensland Government have completed construction of a set of state-of-the-art LED lighting towers on the existing cricket oval. This oval is open for free student use during daylight hours and can be booked through the Sport office for night time usage. It’s great to be having more accessible areas and more space for sport at night!

For more information:

Teisha Condie

JCUSA (Townsville Campus)

Sport and Recreation Manager


PH: 4781 4537