Lock up your children. The Uni Games are coming to Canberra

johnboy 27 May 2011 4

Andrew Barr has launched the Eastern University Games which are bringing 2,500 students to town from 3-7 July.

The Games will be held from 3-7 July 2011 and will feature 15 sports including Basketball, Football, Hockey, Netball and Touch Football.

This event is a great example of how sport makes a real economic contribution to the ACT.

The Eastern University Games not only provides the immediate economic benefits associated with so many visiting for the event, but also gives us the opportunity to showcase Canberra as a tourist destination.

And the faint hearted might want to avoid the student bloodhouses over that period.


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charliemack charliemack 5:58 pm 28 May 11

“The ACT Government is happy to support the University Games in partnership with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and Australian University Sport to bring this event to Canberra for the first time.”

ummmm you might have forgotten the Australian Catholic University…. pretty sure they are sending students too!

alaninoz alaninoz 1:41 pm 27 May 11

“The ACT Government is happy to support the University Games in partnership with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and Australian University Sport to bring this event to Canberra for the first time.”

And how much is this support going to cost us? I’m not sure about this one. I’m generally opposed to government funding of such things as the supposed economic benefits aren’t seen by those who pay, but I’m also in favour of encouraging people to participate in sport. Don’t know which of my tendencies wins with this on.

Hank Hank 9:53 am 27 May 11

At least it’s not the Aust uni games they are rough

Chop71 Chop71 9:34 am 27 May 11

ahhhh Mooseheads

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