14 July 2016

Indigenous UniGames 2016

Thomas Watson

Thomas is wearing an Indigenous Hoodie designed by Carly Donovan (available from the Campus Store from 18 July).

First year Exercise Science student Thomas Watson was chosen as best male netballer at the UniGames.

Thomas looks up to Indigenous basketballer Patty Mills and plays sports competitively outside of university. When he took part in the Ngarara Willim’s orientation program for first year Indigenous students, he decided to join the RMIT team that would be competing in the Indigenous UniGames.

Ngarara Willim is a big family where Thomas gets to meet other Indigenous students from all over Australia. They had a great success representing RMIT as one team in last year’s Indigenous UniGames for the first time – allowing RMIT to send two teams this year to compete in mixed basketball, netball, touch and volleyball.

Around 500 participants from 33 universities participated in the UniGames, which was hosted by Australian Catholic University in Brisbane. If you are an Indigenous student and would like to compete in next year’s UniGames (hosted by Deakin University in Geelong), you can start your journey by contacting the Ngarara Willim Centre.

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