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Kick off time approaches for ACU Games

More than 150 students from Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) six campuses will converge on Ballarat this month to participate in the ACU Games.

Students will participate in a battle of the campuses, playing a round robin tournament of nine sports including beach volley ball, go-karting, laser force, indoor netball, ten pin bowling, soccer, table tennis, badminton and basketball.

Katherine Dwyer, ACU Ballarat Campus Life Officer, said the Games would build community spirit across the University and promote health and wellbeing.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for students from different campuses to get involved, meet new people, and create friendships and campus pride,” she said.

“The ACU Games are all about getting involved and having a good time, with a healthy dose of competitiveness and campus pride thrown in, go Aquinas!”

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Meegan Dalton, Aquinas Student Association representative and ACU Games competitor, said that regardless of ability, fitness or skill level, all students have the opportunity to participate in sport socially.

“It’s awesome to have the ACU Games at our home base in Ballarat,” she said. “It’s quite exciting for us that our fellow students from Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane will see how much the Ballarat Campus has to offer.”

Scarlett Heil, Bachelor of Education student and ACU games competitor, said she was excited at the prospect of meeting students from across the University.

“To be part of the student games and help create a strong student life nationally is such a great opportunity,” she said. “I am especially looking forward to meeting students who study my course at different campuses of ACU.”

ACU Games will be held from Wednesday 7 April until Friday 9 April in Ballarat.