The newest of the sporting competitions for on-campus students, Intramural Sports (IS) is an integral part of Sydney University’s distinctive residential experience.
Going strong since its inception last year, the sports program connects students from 8 residencies and sees them compete for the men’s Thomas Whalan Cup and the women’s Liane Tooth Cup.
On the court, teams from Queen Mary Building, Abercrombie Student Accomodation, International House, Mandelbaum House, Urbanest, Sancta Sophia College, UniLodge and Sydney University Village go head-to-head in Futsal, basketball, badminton, table tennis, netball, ultimate frisbee and spike ball.
But where’s rugby, cricket, rowing or even the traditional track and field? This is the best part. Intramural Sport is adaptive, with different sports chosen by the students for the students.
The program evolves with its participants and can change year-to-year based on what’s most popular at the time.
And while winning is the icing on this one-year-old’s cake, just ask 2016 champs Queen Mary Building and International House, the real topping is so much more… but rather than us telling you how good we think this Intramural thing is, we thought it best for a participant to get you up to speed in their own words. Take it away, Tiger Zhifu Li of UniLodge…
Come game day, while I’m not playing on the court, I can sometimes see different things that our players may not be able to see and give feedback. I am pleased to report that our male Fustal team went on to reach the Semi-Finals and was very impressed to see our female basketball team win two games at Pool Stage and also reach their Semi-Final.
I have made many new friends through Intramural Sport and it makes my University experience much better. In fact, it is one of the reasons that I like to live at UnilLodge. It’s great to see so many people smiling and having a good time while playing sport.”
Check out the timetable and learn more about IS here.