JCU Events JCU Vs Army Games 2019

JCU Events

Fri, 20 Sep 2019

JCU Vs Army Games 2019


When: 20 September 19, 1pm -- 8pm

Where: JCU Joe Baker Field & Townsville Basketball Stadium, Murray Sporting Complex

Townsville is known for its large University and Army populations and the rivalry that exists between the two groups. In an effort to strengthen the bonds between the University and Army communities, James Cook University and the Australian Army’s North Queensland Contingent carry out an annual event called " The Battle of the Icons".

The Battle of the Icons event sees multiple sports contested between the two groups over one big day of competition. The event culminates with the prestigious Chancellor’s and Commander’s Cup rugby union matches.  The Men's and Women's rugby matches always prove to be a show of amazing talent and the fierce rivalry between the two entities. The Rugby Union is usually the decider to who wins the ultimate bragging rights as the more dominant organisation each year.

The event is a great way to highlight some of the talented up and coming athletes of the Townsville community and emphasises the importance for both organisations on living active lifestyles and community participation through sport.  Local media attention is given to the event and many prominent community members attend the games to spectate and barrack for their respective teams.

Battle of the Icons Schedule

1:00pm Basketball (men)Townsville Basketball Stadium
2:00pm Netball (women)Townsville Basketball Stadium
3:30pmSoccer (women)JCU Joe Baker Field
4:30pmSoccer (men)JCU Joe Baker Field
5:30pmTouch Football (mixed)JCU Joe Baker Field

Chancellor's & Commander's Cup Schedule

6:30pm Rugby 7s (women)JCU Joe Baker Field
7:00pm Rugby (men) JCU Joe Baker Field

The JCU Joe Baker Canteen and bar will be fully stocked with drinks and snacks provided by the JCU Rugby Union Club and meals will be available from the food van on site from 3pm. There will be half time entertainment for the main games and plenty of prizes and giveaways throughout the event.

JCU students & staff, Army personnel, their family and friends and the general public are invited to attend and we urge you to wear your team supporter gear where you can, and be ready to cheer on your team!  We hope to see a great turn out for all the games and some fierce competition throughout the day.

More information: https://www.jcusa.edu.au/tsv-sport/uni-v-army/
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