Monash is sending over 200 students to Perth this mid-semester break to compete in the 2022 UniNationals.
Student athletes from a range of sports will be playing against universities from across the country at the National event hosted by Uni Sport Australia.
Events will run from Saturday the 24th of September and wrap up with finals on the 30th of September.
As teams have been preparing and training for weeks now, it's only a matter of days until they hit the big stage.
Kendo athlete Toney Evans says his team has been training hard for three months and can’t wait to represent Monash again after a two year hiatus.
“Preparing for UniNationals means we’ve been training roughly three to four times a week.”
The UniNationals were last held in 2019 in Queensland, so this will be many student-athletes first games. Toney describes it as an opportunity for newbies to compete at another level.
“The team is mostly looking forward to competing at an interstate level as a lot of them haven’t been to UniNationals before.”
“We’re keen to send the team back next year so this would be a good opportunity for them to get experience under their belt.”
Our Men’s and Women’s Table Tennis teams are pumped and ready to head to the West too, with 12 athletes competing, all with their eyes on a Gold medal.
Table Tennis player, Ellen Walker says she can’t wait. “I’m looking forward to having friendly competition against other universities and making new friends.”
Like all Monash teams, they’re desperate to beat arch rivals University of Melbourne!
Monash took out the title of Overall Champion in 1998, 2008 and 2009 - and though it will be a fierce competition this year, our superstar athletes will no doubt do a spectacular job.
To show your support and follow your fellow Monash students, keep an eye on the Team Monash Instagram and Facebook accounts, along with our website.
By Katerina Kostakos