Today is finals Friday at the 2012 Australian University Games and VU has a number of teams in medal matches.
- Handball mixed playing for gold
- Mens soccer playing for gold
- AFL women are still a chance to go through to the gold match this afternoon
- Mens badminton playing for bronze
- Mens basketball playing for bronze
- Mens beach volleyball pairs playing for bronze
- Beach volleyball mixed fours are playing for bronze.
It's been great week and the performances and support across all sports has shown true VU spirit! All the best to teams playing their final games today! Go VU!
Final results will be posted by the VU team in Adelaide over the weekend on VU Sport Facebook page.
Day one of the AUG saw intense competition from the word go. VU performed well and fought some close games.
The Mens football (soccer) notched up 2 convincing wins and the mens AFL team won by 1 point in a tightly fought contest.
Monday's highlight though came from VU's elite Taekwondo squad who once again proved why they are the number one program in the country taking five Gold, four Silver and five Bronze medals in the sparring division.
VU Taekwondo continued on their winning way winning a host of medals in the Poomsae and Creative divisions to take a strangle hold on the higher belt levels in the competition. According to VU coaches the team was in with a chance of taking out the overall title with a series of strong performances, higher numbers and reduced teams from the other Universities. The final results saw University of Sydney in 3rd with 43 points, VU in 2nd with 61 and Monash take out the championship pennant with 87. Well done team. Fantastic results we're very proud of you.
Over at athletics the day opened in fine style with Charlie Blanch recording an outstanding performance in windy conditions to take silver in the 10,000m. A number of VU athletes performing throughout Tuesday and Brendan Ashcroft made the final of 100m against a strong field.
AFL women found their feet well and truly on Tuesday with some strong performances across the team, some fancy foot work from Guesty and a couple of chants of O'Canada from the sidelines in support of our 1st time AFL player and international student-athlete from Canada.
AFL men are came from behind to pull off a win early in the day while the womens basketball team recorded a significant win putting themselves back in a positive frame of mind and a series of fine performances from the men to leave them top of their pool.
Ultimate Frisbee had a nail biting game early in the day that dropped against them - the VU team going down by just 1 agonising point. Professional fortitude rebounded the team and set them up for a strong Wednesday after winning in collegial style against UND to close out the day.
Jonathon Wood recorded another consistent performance in the mens golf to finish the day in 5th. Football (Soccer) men, Handball and Beach Volleyball are all continuing to perform well setting their respective teams up for medal play-offs later in the week. Netball, Indoor Volleyball and Hockey are also performing well and far better than the scoreboard indicates.