07 October 2016

Redbacks seventh overall at the University Games

Kerry Jonker

Kerry Jonker who took Silver in the Women's Criterium.

RMIT’s Redbacks finished seventh overall at the Australian University Games, recently held in Perth, Western Australia. 42 universities took part in this weeklong event, featuring the best university athletes in the country.

Two-hundred and thirty passionate and competitive Redbacks did RMIT proud.

We finished off the week with three overall sport pennants awarded to our AFL women, golf and men's futsal teams.

Congratulations also to our two beach volleyball, tenpin bowling and fencing teams, who finished second overall, and to our mixed netball team, who placed third.

A special mention also goes to our men's basketball team, who picked up gold in the men's division 2.

We also had 16 athletes awarded Green and Gold medals, acknowledged as the best athletes in the tournament:

  • Lauren Brazzale: AFL Women
  • Cara Moody: AFL Women
  • Karly Coburn: AFL Women
  • Nuala Clarke: AFL Women
  • Sarah Rigden: AFL Women
  • Matt Spencer: Basektball Men
  • Ashby Smith Beach: Volleyball (mixed)
  • Kerry Jonker: Cycling, ITT
  • Daniel Patrikis: Futsal Men
  • Mirko Djermanovic: Futsal Men
  • Adam Tsiamis: Golf
  • James Ford: Golf
  • Olivia Bell: Hockey Women
  • Katerina Valos: Tennis Women
  • Liam Keegan-Osborne: Ten Pin Bowling
  • Richard Tran: Ten Pin Bowling

Congratulations to The University of Western Australia who were deserving overall winners with 12 sport pennants.

Find out more about the University Games, and how to get involved next year.


Catch our post-event wrap and highlights from last week’s University Games in Perth: RMIT’s Redbacks finished seventh overall out of 42 universities—a huge achievement.

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