Sydney University won the overall title at the 2022 UniSport National Championships contested over seven days in Perth last week. The 300-strong Sydney University team won 16 pennants, including eight individual championships, to top the leader board at the Nationals which attracted 5000 athletes from 39 universities competing across 26 sports. The 2022 UniSport Nationals was the last event on the national program for the year to complete the full return of university sports after the global pandemic.
Sydney University won Gold medals in Mixed Beach Volleyball, Women’s Football, Women’s Hockey, Judo (Team), Women’s Rugby 7s, Women’s Tennis, Ultimate (Mixed) Touch Football, Men’s Water Polo, Women’s Water Polo and Rowing (see individual and crew medals below). Silver medals came the University’s way in Women’s Basketball, Men’s Rugby 7s and Women’s Table Tennis, with Bronze medals coming in Mixed Beach Volleyball, Women’s Netball and Men’s Table Tennis.
Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness (SUSF) CEO Ed Smith was thrilled with the performance of the athletes. “Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness proudly congratulate and thank our 300-plus students, coaches, UTMs and staff for their extraordinary efforts and commitment to our 2022 intervarsity campaign,” he said.
Mr Smith said the UniSport Nationals are the most anticipated event on the university sporting calendar. “They are deemed the Olympics of intervarsity sport,” he said. “We are immensely proud of our athletes taking the time out of their work and studies to don the blue and gold for USYD and thank team captains Luke and Jayden Schofield (cycling) and Inez Tanoie (basketball) who helped guide the pride to the overall victory.
“SUSF also thanks the University of Sydney for its ongoing support and UniSport and our Western Australian universities for hosting such a great experience for thousands of students.”
UniSport Chief Executive Officer, Mark Sinderberry paid tribute to all participants for the spirit in which they played the seven days of competition. “Congratulations to all competing teams, universities and officials on a great week of competition, in particular, congratulations to USYD for winning the overall champion’s title,” Mr Sinderberry said.
Congratulations to the following universities on their performances throughout 2022.
Overall Regional Champions
- Jodie Martin Trophy – North Overall Champion – The University of Queensland (Yuggera and Turbal)
- John Campbell Trophy – South Overall Champion – The University of Melbourne (Wurundjeri)
- Overall East Champions Trophy – The University of Sydney (Eora)
- Overall West Overall Trophy – Curtin University (Nyungar)
Overall Per Capita Champions
- Patrons Population Cup – North Per Capita Champion – Bond University (Yugambeh)
- Hugh McKechnie Trophy – South Per Capita Champion – University of Tasmania (Nipaluna)
- East – Ann Mitchell Cup – University of Technology Sydney (Eora)
- West Per Capita Trophy – The University of Western Australia (Whadjuk Noongar)
Overall Spirit Champions
- Ron Leahy Trophy – North Spirit Champion – University of New England (Anaiwan)
- Spirit of South Award – South Spirit Champion – The University of Melbourne (Wurundjeri)
- Ben Tjen and Shane Alvisio Trophy – East Spirit Champion – Western Sydney University (Darug, Eora, Dharawal, Wiradjuri)
- West Spirit Trophy – Edith Cowan University (Mooro)