2019 UniSport Nationals Div 1 Results & Recaps

September 30, 2019

2019 UniSport Nationals Div 1 Results & Recaps

Thursday 3rd October

And that’s a wrap! Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and yesterday was Day Four, the final day of UniSport Nationals Div1. It was so great to see our Deakin teams get behind each other to support and cheer the teams who made it through to the Finals. A huge congrats to Lawn Bowls who won the gold medal match against USQ (2-1). And also to Ultimate Frisbee and Women’s AFL who put up a strong fight and both won silver. Well done to all teams!

Thanks to all our athletes for showing tremendous sportsmanship throughout the week, and for your incredible team spirit. Seeing all of you show up, support and cheer each other on shows how strong our Deakin Dragons team spirit really is. Keep up the awesome work guys!

For the full list of Deakin Dragons results check out the UniSport web page (link below).

Deakin Dragons UniSport National Div 1 Results 

#FightWithFire #YourDUSA

Wednesday 2nd October

It was another jam packed day for our Dragons on the Gold Coast with Day Three of the UniSport Nationals Div 1. Our Softball team did us proud bringing home the gold medal in a jaw dropping game against MQU (12-5).

It was a big night for Cheer and Dance with seven teams bringing home a medal;

  • Deakin Devils Geelong (Cheer)  – Gold,
  • Deakin Gravity (Lyrical) – Gold,
  • Deakin Hydra (Hip Hop) – Gold,
  • Deakin Eclipse (Pom) – Silver,
  • Deakin Flame Burwood – Bronze,
  • Deakin Aurora (Jazz) – Bronze,
  • Julia & Tiana (Pom Double) – Bronze.

Lawn Balls were undefeated winning all three games against USC 2-1, UNSW 3-0 and QUT 2-1, the team will be playing in the Finals today. Womens Basketball drew their first game against USC, and went on to win their match against GU 34-31. Womens Tennis defeated ANU 3-2.

Mens Table Tennis made a come back winning their final game against UTAS 6-5 and will be competing in the Finals today. Ultimate Frisbee defeated UWA 15-6  and will also compete in the Finals today.

Well done Dragons on another great day of competitive sport! Good luck to all the teams competing in the Finals.

For the full list of Deakin Dragons results check out the UniSport web page (link below).

Deakin Dragons UniSport National Div 1 Results 

#FightWithFire #YourDUSA

Tuesday 1st October

Yesterday marked Day Two the UniSport Nationals Div 1, where our student athletes took the initiative to wear Deakin Dragon tattoos with the Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags. Ben Hall (Deakin Dragons Handball, Team Manager) said the “the student body wanted to represent the diverse society we live, we chose to do this in a way which not only united the Deakin Dragons team, but also promoted the inclusive nature of our tertiary institution”. It was great to see all our athletes wear their heart on their sleeve (literally!) and getting involved with this initiative, we couldn’t be any prouder of you guys. Go team!

Yesterday was another epic day of sport with our Womens AFL team undefeated once again, winning both matches against RMIT 18-7 and UNSW 65-3. Womens Softball will be playing in the gold medal match today after smashing all 3 games yesterday defeating MQU 6-3, QUT 8-0 and ACU 8-1.

Ultimate Frisbee continue to remain undefeated conquering all three games (LTU 15-2, OUW 14-7 and UQ 13-5). Our Lawn Bowls team also had a big one, winning two of three matches for the day (USQ 3-0 and AU 3-0).

Womens Basketball won both games against UON 51-38 and RMIT 45-42 and Mens Basketball had a close game with Monash, unsuccessful by 1 point 31-32.

Womens Volleyball turned the day around with a come back in their second game, defeating UTS 2-0.

For the full list of Deakin Dragons results check out the UniSport web page (link below).

Deakin Dragons UniSport National Div 1 Results 

#FightWithFire #YourDUSA

Monday 30th September

Let the games begin! Yesterday was Day One of the UniSport Nationals Div 1 and we kicked it off with a bang. The day started nice and early with our undefeated Ultimate Frisbee team winning all 3 games against UNSW, Monash and USA. The Mixed Netball team followed in their victorious footsteps, undefeated for the day. They played a nail biting match against Monash, down at half-time by 9 then turning it around and taking out the match by 4 points.

Our Womens Water Polo team made a splash in the pool dominating Bond University 13-7. Mens Table Tennis certainly put up a fight, unsuccessful in their first match against MQU, however making a come back in their second game of the day against UWA, winning 8-3.

Womens Softball took out their first two games against ACU (11-3) & MQU (8-1), unfortunately being defeated in their third game against QUT by only one point. The Lawn Bowls team made a come back in their second match of the day beating WS 3-0.

A great effort displayed for both the Womens and Mixed Volley Ball teams, winning a game each against SCU and WS. Womens AFL played their first game of the day against Federation University, kicking a goal with 10 seconds left on the clock to draw the game – 13 all. Then going on to win their next game against LTU 20-13.

Mens Basketball smashed their match against USYD 44-19. And on the flip side, it was the day of ‘one point thrillers’ for the Womens Basketball team, winning their first game of the day against QUT by one point, and then putting up a fight but unfortunately defeated against Monash by only one point on the buzzer.

Last but not least, a top effort by our Mens Squash Singles player, Ho Heng Cheng who won both of his matches yesterday.

All in all, a solid effort by the Dragons. Now let’s do it all over again today!

For the full list of Deakin Dragons results, check out the UniSport web page (link below).

Deakin Dragons UniSport National Div 1 Results 

#FightWithFire #YourDUSA

Sunday 29 Sep

For most people Sunday is the day of rest. Well not over here, we were bursting with energy and experiencing all the feels, because it’s officially game on! Our Deakin Dragons have touched down on the sunny Gold Coast ready as ever for a massive week of competitive sport ahead. Yep you guessed it, it’s that time of the year, the almighty UniSport Div1 Games where the best of the best student athletes across Australia will compete in a wide range of sport, from AFL and Basketball to Frisbee and Table Tennis. And best of all, we have 210 Deakin students wearing green and blue proudly representing the Dragons. What an incredible turn out, go team!

After landing on the Gold Coast and adjusting to QLDs infamous humidity, we all changed from our Melbourne layered clothing into a comfy pair of shorts and a t-shirt, and got settled into our accomodation at The Gold Coast Recreation Centre. The afternoon was spent with the entire group engaging in a range of team activities including obstacle courses, sling shots and sumo wrestling (which provided so many LOLs). This was a great opportunity for some team bonding and to get everyone feeling that team spirit before the crazy tornado of a week started. The activities were followed by a big family dinner at our accomodation, and a Welcome presentation from DUSA staff which finalised what was a very long day.

The Dragons will be competing in 15 different sports during the week so watch this space and follow us on our socials (@YourDusa) for the latest updates.

Wish us luck for day one. Go get it Dragons!

#FightWithFire #YourDUSA


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Deakin Dragons Success in Taiwan

July 30, 2019

Deakin Dragons Success in Taiwan

Recently our Deakin Dragons Women’s Basketball team made their way to Taiwan competing in the Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA) Cup in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The BLIA cup invites men’s and women’s university basketball teams from to celebrate cultural exchange through sport and compete on an international stage in front of an arena hosting 30,000 spectators and broadcasted across Asian TV channels including Fox Sports!

MVP, Carly Vuillermin taking a shot against Humber College

The Dragons team were the sole team representing Australia and were competing against eight teams from around the world in a round-pool and crossover competition format. Teams included Taiwan, United States of America, Canada, China, Philippines and Japan.

The Deakin Dragons showed immense defensive pressure and adaptability on the court in their round-pool games, with the TV commentators praising their resilience and ability to adapt to the high humidity and heat in Taiwan at the time (something us Melbournians aren’t accustomed to!). Through the first four days of competition we played East China University of Science and Technology, Humber College (Canada) and the home team Fo Guang University (Taiwan). Recording two heart stopping one-point wins against Canada and East China, the Dragons secured themselves a place in the semi-final taking on reigning BLIA Cup champions Nagoya Gakuin University (Japan).

Team captain Neehara Ravikumar led the team’s defensive efforts aided heavily by Andrea Belmonte who both recorded a number of steals and assists.

Ravikumar also made the top 5 plays of Day 1 of the tournament with an incredible three pointer to seal the Dragons win against East China in the last few seconds of the game.

Deakin Dragons at the   Fo Guang Monestary 

The Dragons headed into the semi-finals as crowd favourites knowing they would have to put up a strong defence against the reigning champs to secure a spot in the grand final against home team Fo Guang University. Despite a strong performance on the court, Japan showed their agility and accurate shooting against the Dragons walking away with the win.

A strong presence under the ring was consistent throughout the tournament led by team MVP Carly Vuillermin and Victoria Sumskas who recorded high numbers of rebounds throughout the tournament, becoming known for their ruthlessness under their ring.

University of North Colorado were the Deakin Dragons final opponent in the Bronze Medal match, but unfortunately UNC showed their experience in playing high pressure US College Basketball taking a lead early in the game that the Dragons were unable to come back from.

The Dragons passion and spirit was well highlighted throughout the tournament by other teams, coaches and commentators with the team bringing home a trophy for their successful fourth place.

Deakin Dragons accepting their 4th place trophy at the BLIA Cup

The Deakin Dragons Basketball team would like to thank AND1 for providing the team with our best uniform yet plus slides and basketball sneakers that were well worn throughout the trip especially through our sightseeing days which included tours of the Fo Guang Monastery where our accommodation was located, as well as on Cijin Island and through the Pier 42 Art District.

The Dragons players, coaches, trainers, and staff would like to also thank the BLIA cup staff, volunteers and spectators for their support, generosity and invitation to compete against some of the best university teams from around the world!


Deakin Dragons to Breath Fire in Taiwan

July 9, 2019

Deakin Dragons to Breath Fire in Taiwan

The Deakin Dragon Women’s Basketball team are about to soar on wings of fire to conquer the BLIA (Buddha’s Light International Association) Cup University Basketball Tournament in Taiwan! From July 16 – 21 the Dragons will be competing at the world-renowned Kaohsiung Arena against teams from Canada, China, New Zealand, the Philippines, Taiwan and the United States.

Led by Head Coach, Mitchell Stoop, the girls were invited to the tournament after they took out the UniSport Australia Nationals Div 1 Championship in 2018 in a nail-biting game against the highly-touted UTS team that had all spectators on the edge of their seats!

Sheridan Nicol, DUSA Sport Operations Coordinator and our very own Mother of Dragons said: “We couldn’t be more excited to attend the BLIA Cup. It is a great opportunity for our students to play on an international level and exchange cultures, tactics and ideas with teams from around the world.”

The BLIA Cup University Basketball Tournament is designed to celebrate sport cultural exchange and to offer university athletes an opportunity to compete on the world stage; even being televised throughout Asia.

The teams will be kicking off their exciting overseas adventure with a press conference on July 15, before stepping on to the court. And of course, they’ll be playing in style with brand new gear and kicks by new DUSA partner, AND1, who specialise in basketball shoes and clothing.

After their stellar performance last year at the Uni Nationals Div 1 event, we’re certain that the Deakin Dragons will live up to their name and dominate the tournament with talons of skill and wings of fortitude. Good luck girls!

This trip was made possible by a joint collaboration between Deakin University and DUSA.

The Boomers Have Done it Again!

October 29, 2018


The Boomers Have Done it Again!

This weekend past the Deakin Melbourne Boomers brought home an impressive on the road victory against the Canberra Capitals. The Boomers looked deadly from the outset and held a 22-20 lead after the opening 10 minutes. This was on the back of resident hot shot Steph Talbot (17 points) and strong inside support from Ezi Magbegor (15 points).

Not ones to relax though the Boomers took their lead to 10 points by the half even despite the Cap’s valiant defense.

With the Canberra crowd urging their team onwards in the third quarter the contest became even fiercer but the Boomers still held their lead, pushing it to as much as 19 points. The Boomers also finished the quarter with great stats on their players with Lindsay Allen at 17 points, Cayla George at 12 points, and Maddic Garrick at 12 points too.

In the final quarter, the Cap’s fought on, aggressively attempting to claw their way back. This was helped by 40 visits to the charity stripe across the game, where the Boomers covered 30 attempts. Resulting in a Boomer victory at 84 to 78.

The Boomers now sit at 2-2 and return to Melbourne. In the next round, the Boomers will play away to Dandenong before returning to the State Basketball Centre on Cup Eve to meet Bendigo.

If you want to come along and support the Boomers you can grab your discounted tickets from the DUSA Bookshop at Deakin’s Burwood campus.

(Photo credit: Michelle Couling Photography)

2018 UniSport Nationals Div 1 Results & Recaps

October 25, 2018


2018 UniSport Nationals Div 1 Results & Recaps



Women’s Basketball


Women’s AFL

Open Lawn Bowls

Men’s Ultimate Frisbee

Women’s Ultimate Frisbee


Men’s AFL

Mixed Netball

Women’s Softball


Cheer & Dance

*SILVER MEDAL – Level 2 Co-Ed Cheer Team

*SILVER MEDAL – Open All Girl Group Stunt Team


Men’s Table Tennis


Women’s Tennis

Women’s Swimming

*SILVER MEDAL – Isabella Symons (50m Backstroke)


Women’s Water Polo

Mixed Beach Volleyball (*DIV 2 SILVER MEDAL)


Men’s Beach Volleyball (*DIV 2 4th Place)
Men’s Rowing


Women’s Athletics

Women’s Athletics

*SILVER MEDAL – Rachel Limburg (100m Hurdles)

*BRONZE MEDAL – Rachel Limburg (Shot Put)


Men’s Athletics

*SILVER MEDAL – Liam Procaccino (400m)


Men’s Fencing (Individual Epee) – Kory Nguyen

Well done on a fantastic week Deakin Dragons!

Thursday 27 Sept (Day 4)

Day 4 was an epic one, where our Deakin Dragons soared to the Finals and competed with blood, sweat and tears for a chance to wear a bronze, silver or gold medal around their necks. And they certainly didn’t disappoint! The highlight of the day was the nail-biting Women’s Basketball match that saw our dynamite team win by just 3 points, an incredible achievement.

The unwavering support and constant cheering from the sidelines saw our teams win the below medals:


Women’s Basketball


Co-Ed Level 2 Cheer Team
Open All Girl Group Stunt
Mixed Fours Beach Volleyball
Liam Procaccino (400m)
Rachel Limburg (100m Hurdles)
Isabella Symons (50 Backstroke)


Women’s AFL
Open Lawn Bowls
Men’s Ultimate Frisbee
Women’s Ultimate Frisbee

Congratulations to all Deakin Dragons for all your commitment, hard work and camaraderie – how lucky we are to proudly wear the colours of blue and green!


Wednesday 26 Sept (Day 3)

The QLD sun finally peaked its glorious head over the clouds today for an action-packed Day 3 at the UniSport Australia Nationals Div 1 Games. And although the muscles are sore and stiff, our Deakin Dragons were determined as ever to soar into the Finals.

Men’s AFL had a roaring comeback winning all games today, as did Women’s AFL who’ll both play in the Semi-Final tomorrow morning at 9am. Let’s hope they can both pull through and play with ferocity, skill and team spirit.

Women’s Basketball are having a cracking week, winning both games, and are now flying into the Gold Medal Match tomorrow at 1pm. This game will be live streamed so if you want to watch our Deakin Dragons slay, click here.

Mixed Beach Volleyball also have their eyes on the prize winning 2-0 against ACU and SCU, and will fight for the Championship title tomorrow at 1pm, whilst Men’s Beach Volleyball will play in the Bronze Medal match at 12noon. Lawn Bowls didn’t win either games today but they still have a chance to taste victory in a Bronze Medal match at 12.45pm tomorrow.

Women’s Softball have proven, once again, they are a force to reckoned with, winning both games with flying colours. They’ll be ready to swing their bats into action at the Semi-Final tomorrow at 11am.

Men and Women’s Ultimate Frisbee have competed exceptionally well, with both sides giving it 110% every time. They’ll compete in the Bronze Medal match at 9.30am and we have no doubt there’ll be plenty of cheering for this dynamic crew!

Speaking of cheering, our flying Deakin Cheer squad took the stage last night and won two Silver Medals – ‘Deakin Flame’ in the Co-Ed Cheer category and ‘Deakin Ignite’ in the All-Girl Stunt category. And in the wise words of Bring it On, “Toros Dragons sure are number one!”

And can you believe it? Out Athletics Team also won two more silver medals today – Liam Procaccino in the 400m and Rachel Limburg in the 100m Hurdles. Congratulations, what a fantastic achievement for you both.

Tomorrow will be the biggest day of the week and we hope to see mountains of green and blue on the sidelines, cheering on their teammates to victory. Let’s do this, Dragons!


Tuesday 25 Sept (Day 2)

It was an overcast sky that welcomed our thunder of Deakin Dragons on Day 2 of the UniSport Nationals Div 1 Games, but despite the lack of sun, there was no chance the smiles were disappearing off our faces!

The Women’s Softball team started their day early and batted off at 8.30am against UTS, winning 8-1. Their second match was less victorious but after spending five minutes in their dugout, you’d have no idea they were losing. The positive team morale, sportsmanship and camaraderie is awe-inspiring and is a true testament to the character of a Deakin Dragon.

AFL Men’s and Women’s competition was intense with both teams bringing out the big guns, but unfortunately, they couldn’t compete with their opponents. Hopefully, they’ll have a roaring comeback in the last few days and put forward their best ‘don’t argue’ moves.

The Women’s Basketball team are dominating the court, celebrating a blinding win against USC with a 31 point lead, whilst Beach Volleyball ‘Fours’ won 2 out of 3 games in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Not too shabby for a Melbourne crew!

The Lawn Bowls team, mostly comprised of students who’ve had zero to little experience, are actually doing surprisingly well and won 2 out of 3 games today. Keep up the fantastic work, gents. Whilst on the other side of town, universities are struggling to keep up with our undefeated Mixed Netball team who had another fantastic win against UNSW, winning 49-30. Is it too early to cue the Marching Band yet?

It was a long day for Men’s Table Tennis who unfortunately lost in the morning, but redeemed themselves in the afternoon with a nail-biting defeat against USYD. Yay! The Women’s Tennis team also kept their spirits bright, as did the Women’s Water Polo who beat arch rivals, Melbourne University in the morning.

Ultimate Men’s Frisbee played with heart and soul but couldn’t secure a win today, but never fear, because the Women’s team is currently undefeated with a track record of six consecutive wins. Tomorrow, they go head-to-head with ANU, the other undefeated team, so in true Dragons spirit, let’s rally behind them and bring the fire.

And to follow that fantastic news, we also had our first medal today with Isabella Symons winning Silver in the 50m Backstroke. Congratulations, Isabella!

Tomorrow will bring another epic day, with highs and lows no doubt, as well the highly-anticipated Cheerleading Aesthetics Competition in the evening. It’ll be there where we’ll finally witness the rumours…the Deakin Dragons really can fly.


Monday 24 Sept (Day 1)

Mondays can be boring, long and tiresome, but today, was hands-down, no arguments, an awesome Monday. Because when you’ve got over 160 Deakin students and staff spread out across the Gold Coast, decked out in blue and green, cheering each other on until their throats hurt and playing a sport that they absolutely love, there’s guaranteed no case of Mondayitis.

Indeed, the first day of the UniSport Nationals Div 1 Games kicked off with a bang with teams and individuals scattered from one end of the coast to the other, playing with grit, determination and fire.

Men’s Table Tennis started early to set the pace, dominating LTU with 11-0, but then had a setback later in the day against UQ. Women’s Basketball, coached by Div 2 Premiership player, Mitchell Stoop, also had an unfortunate loss in the morning but came back surging to win 49-31 against WS. Likewise, Women’s AFL lost in the morning to Melbourne rivals, RMIT, but then came back with a tackling hunger to pocket a 40 point lead against UTS.

Men’s AFL didn’t fare too well unfortunately and lost both games, but we’re positive they can turn the tables on Day 2 and bring that Deakin Dragons fire we all know so well. Same goes for Men’s Beach Volleyball who didn’t win either, however Beach Volleyball ‘Fours’ was strong and came out with two wins.

Women’s Tennis unfortunately lost both their games, as did Women’s Waterpolo. Women’s Ultimate Frisbee had a massive day playing 3 games and proved they’re a force to reckoned with, undefeated so far! Men’s Ultimate Frisbee had a nail-biting game against UQ but the Dragons proved, once again, their tenacity and determination to win.

Additionally, Mixed Netball had a cracking game against MQU, winning 50-34, whilst the Women’s Softball dominated both their matches against NDA and UQ. And surprisingly, Lawn Bowls came out victorious with 3 consecutive wins, whilst there were also some fantastic individual performances in Athletics and Fencing.

So, as you can see, it was a mixed batch of ups and downs, but the one thing that remains consistent throughout all these sports is the infectious team spirit. You can’t walk past a match without hearing a Deakin Dragon cheering on their teammates – encouraging, coaching and supporting. Not only is it a brilliant thing to witness, it makes you proud to wear the colours of a Deakin Dragon.

Now time to rest and massage those muscles, Dragons, because we’ve got another massive day ahead of us. Live updates on Day 2 coming to a screen and Instagram near you. Go Dragons!


Sunday 23 Sept

The shining sun was beckoning us as we descended onto the Gold Coast for the beginning of the UniSport Div 1 Games, where we’ll watch the best of the best student athletes across Australia fight to the death. Okay, maybe that’s a tad dramatic but we are the Deakin Dragons after all! And when we fight, we fight with everything we’ve got.

After getting over the initial shock of the sun rays hitting our vitamin D starved Melbourne/Geelong skin, we settled into our accommodation lodges at the renowned Sports Super Centre in Runaway Bay before hitting the conference room for a meet and greet presentation with DUSA staff and team captains.

And what would a presentation be without at least one inspirational speech? Well, low and behold, we were fortunate to hear from one of the very best – an Olympic Medallist swimmer and a former Deakin Dragon, Brooke Hanson.

Her story was, and still is, incredible; demonstrating resilience, perseverance, dedication, leadership, hope, and above all, a passion for swimming that never distinguished. To read more about Brooke’s story and wise words, click here.

Next up, the fun part – DREAMWORLD. We’re a big believer in building relationships to make a team stronger and more connected, and Dreamworld is part of that equation. Yes, it’s a theme park, and yes, it is buckets of fun, but it is also an opportunity for all the Deakin Dragons to meet people outside of their degree and learn more about other sports. Everyone loved getting into their new groups and embarking on a challenge, and hey, there’s nothing like team building than bonding over that post-queasy feeling after the Pandamonium Kug Fu Panda ride.

But with all that excitement and anticipation, we hope our stomachs sette for tomorrow – Day One of the UniSport Nationals Div 1 Games. Let’s do this Dragons!

Stay tuned for more updates, coming to a screen near you…

Olympic Medallist Brooke Hanson Inspires our Deakin Dragons on Day 1

September 24, 2018

Brooke Hanson DUSA

Olympic Medallist Brooke Hanson Inspires our Deakin Dragons on Day 1

“When there’s a will, there’s a wave.”

Those were the awe-inspiring words of Brooke Hanson, our ‘Chef de Mission’ at the 2018 UniSport Australia Div 1 Nationals, and it was those words that will resonate with our army of Deakin Dragons as they prepare to fly into the world of elite university sport.

Brooke, a swimmer since the ripe age of 4, loved being in the water throughout her entire life and in her unrelenting drive and passion to pursue her goals, she brought home a silver medal from the 2004 Olympics in the 100-metre breaststroke and a gold medal as part of the Australian 4 x 100 metre medley relay.

Several weeks later, Hanson competed at the World Championships in USA where she won an astonishing six gold medals, five of which were for individual events. A remarkable accomplishment for a Deakin Dragon.

Yes, you read that right, Brooke was a former Deakin University student athlete!

She studied a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Journalism, and like a true Deakin Dragon, Brooke breathed fire into the pool during her studies and refused to give up, despite a missing out on qualifying for the Olympic Swimming Team, not once, but twice!

Her third attempt, a victory, saw her travel halfway across the world to Athens where she finally felt that winning feeling on the podium.

“I wanted to win a medal for my country so bad! It was my lifetime goal and I was determined to do anything and everything to get there. I even gave up alcohol, chocolate, ice-cream and cheese for a year! Now that’s commitment. But it paid off, because perseverance is power and not only did I qualify for the Olympic 2004 team, I even made the Leadership team. I led by example and they could see that.”

Brooke said she’s thrilled to be back at the UniSport Nationals, where once upon a time, she was too slaying competition with the Deakin Dragon spirit.

“I am so excited to be back here amongst all the action and watch everyone compete with integrity, teamwork, innovation and positive team morale. My 3 tips to be a top performer is great attitude, skills and knowledge – that’s what you need to focus on at your competition.

“You need to live for the sport, connect with your teammates, and most importantly, treat this whole experience as the Olympics. It took 22 years of listening to my inner voice, and never giving up hope that one day, I could become a champion, and if you believe it too, then you’ll go far.”

So, there it is Dragons, the top 3 tips from the legendary Brooke Hanson, 1) Great Attitude; 2) Skills and 3) Knowledge. Now, go fight fire with fire and roar the stadium down!

Good luck, Dragons.

More social updates and live blogs coming soon from sunny QLD!

The Deakin Dragons are Ready to Breath Fire at UniGames

September 20, 2018

Deakin Dragons Uni Games

The Deakin Dragons are Ready to Breath Fire at UniGames

Listen up, sports fans, the time has come once again for the UniSport Nationals Div 1 competition!

Hundreds and hundreds of students across Australia, formed from the best of the best of the 2017 UniSport Games will battle it out this weekend from 22 – 27 September, and over 160 of these athletes will be Deakin students.

Oh, you better believe you read that right; the event is nigh! Soon enough our Deakin Dragons will put their best foot forward in a glorious effort to taste that sweet, sweet victory.

Deakin will be competing in Women’s Basketball, Men’s Beach Volleyball, Mixed Beach Volleyball, Cheer and Dance, Men’s Fencing, Open Lawn Bowls, Mixed Netball, Men’s Rowing, Women’s Rowing, Women’s Softball, Women’s Swimming, Men’s Table Tennis, Women’s Tennis, Men’s Ultimate Frisbee, Women’s Ultimate Frisbee and Women’s Water Polo. So, as you can see, there is a veritable Olympiad soon to take place on the Gold Coast!

Olympic swimmer Brooke Hanson will accompany the team as the Chef de Mission. She’ll be acting as a positive role model for the team, providing motivational speeches and inspiring the student athletes to do their best.

Our athlete, coaches, trainers and staff have worked hard to get into Division 1 and they mean to stay there. Proving this some of our teams are going back as the reigning champs, just like the Women’s AFL team who brought home the gold in 2017!

But our paragons of physical virtue can’t do it alone and they’ll need your support to ensure their domination. Show your fervent comradery by congratulating any of your fellow students who you know will be competing. The support will mean the world to them.

With fire in their hearts, and steel in their veins, we will use our own good will to galvanise our Deakin champions for their trials ahead. Good luck to everyone, we know you’ll make us proud! Together…we can be champions.

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