It’s grand final time across the country and a number of CSU sporting teams have fought their way to the top competing in grand final events over the weekend.
Getting to the top is no mean feat, so we spoke to Francesca Van Blerk, member of the winning CSU Bathurst Ladies 1st Grade Champion of Champions soccer team, to get the inside scoop on sport at CSU.
“For me it’s about being able to share my passion for sport with like-minded people, it’s such a social part of uni life. I’ve been playing sport for four years with CSU and have loved every minute – this year’s achievement was certainly a career highlight, taking out the grand final and making the second round of the Champion of Champions competition,” says Francesca.
Francesca’s hot tip for why you should get involved in sport at uni – “it’s such a great way to meet people and keep fit. Playing in a regional area also gives you the opportunity to travel, I’ve been able to visit so many country towns and see a different side of sport.
“From social dorm sports and local club competitions to Uni Games (both Eastern University Games and Australian University Games), there are loads of opportunities to get involved in sport at CSU. Regardless of your skill level there’s something for everyone, and everyone is accepted.”
A big congratulations to the following CSU sporting clubs in Wagga and Bathurst who had a successful end to their season:
CSU Wagga Hockey Ducks 1st Division – Winners
CSU Wagga Hockey Ducks 2nd Division – Winners
CSU Reddies Romano’s Cup 1st Division – Winners
- Best on ground, Warwick Tout Memorial Medal – Dean Smart (CSU Reddies)
Wagga Ag College Women’s 7s Plate Final – Winners
- Best on ground, Women’s Plate Medal – Bridget Beaton (Wagga Ag College)
CSU Reddies Women’s 7s Cup Final – Runners Up
Bushsows Netball A Reserve – Winners
Bushsows Netball B Grade – Winners
Bushsows Netball C Grade – Winners
Bushsows Netball A Grade – Runners Up
CSU Bathurst Ladies Soccer 1st Grade Champion of Champions – Winners
CSU Bathurst Men’s Soccer 2nd Grade – Winners
CSU Bathurst Men’s Soccer 1st Grade – Runners Up