JCU Sport Report: March

Fisher Shield Swimming Carnival


Fisher Shield Girls Basketball: St Pauls vs St Marks

Keep up-to-date with the victories, the losses, and the dates of upcoming matches between James Cook University students and their rival colleges, faculties and fellow peers in the numerous sporting competitions held throughout the semester.

By Gabrielle Vacher.

Fisher Shield:
The Swimming Carnival held on Saturday 8th March was the launch of the 2014 Fisher Shield, a year-round
competition challenging college students to contest on the sporting field and on the stage later during the

John Flynn College conquered the carnival.

“Our star swimmers were Will Lane and Sidony Miller-Waugh, who had previously swam at a national level,
plus Tom Richards and Annabel Fraser who competed at state,” John Flynn College Sporting Rep, Sky
Brunker says.

“As indicated by these students’ status we dominated in most events, however the boys did have some
tough competition from the other colleges and weren’t able to take out first.

“The girls ended up winning the entire competition and thanks to the tremendous effort put in by everyone,
John Flynn was able to take out the win for the first Fisher Shield event.”

Fisher Shield Basketball culminated last Wednesday 18th March after George Roberts Hall was defeated in
both the male and female finals by University Hall and Saint Marks.

“It sucks, of course. This would’ve been our sixth year winning the grand final.

“Saints won because of their offensive rebounds, as well as their transition basketball.

“Although we shut down some of their transitions we couldn’t convert it at our end of the court,” captain of
the George Roberts Hall female basketball team Katii Batty says.

“Special mention to Saints team captain Althea, for taking charge on the court by creating their offensive
moves and dictating the game.

“From our team, Steph Clay played exceptionally for only her second time on the basketball court.

“As vice-captain of our team she stepped up and helped lead the girls by example. She put her body on the
line repeatedly and was always hungry for the ball.”

Those who are interested in witnessing the remarkably fierce competition of intense college rivalry and impressive sporting prowess are welcome join the college crowd at the JCU pool for Water Polo on Saturday 29th March.

Alternatively, watch the guys and the girls get rough on the JCU Oval in the first game of Fisher Shield Rugby next Wednesday 2nd April.

Inter Faculty Sport:
Ever pondered over who would dominate in a sporting match between Vet students vs. Law students?

Would the Education students beat the Engineering students?

Are the Exercise Science students a sure win against the Medical students?

Inter Faculty touch continues on Wednesday 26th March.

Support your fellow classmates or put your curious mind at ease and watch the finals on Friday 28th March to
determine which faculty is the quickest and nimblest on the touch field.

Social Sport:
Combining the guys, the girls, the university students and the general public, social sport is in its third week
of contest.

There is sport suited to every preference with soccer, touch, netball and basketball held every Monday night,
and volleyball and tennis held every Thursday night.

Social Sport continues until the end of the semester providing plenty of opportunities to put down the books
and relax watching local competitors contend in your favourite match.