Participation in Campus Sport more than quadrupled in 2022, with thousands getting involved in the social sporting program on campus.
The incredibly successful year saw 79 teams taking part in basketball, futsal, netball and mod games across four social rosters in Hobart and Launceston – and that was just in Semester 2.
University of Tasmania Sport Operations Manager Anthony Jusup said it was great to see the number of students involved increasing across campuses.
“In 2020 we only had 144 people participating in the social sporting program. It was great to see it jump to 585 last year, but even more impressive to see we had nearly 3000 getting involved in 2022,” Mr Jusup said.
“The program is free for students and staff to be involved with, so we really hope even more people will get on board with the Summer Social which is set to launch in the coming weeks."
Plans for 2023 are also underway and will be even bigger than this year, with more opportunities for staff and students to play sport in a social and fun environment.
The Mod Games – a new program in 2022 – saw teams compete against each other in a variety of modified sports like dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, European handball, Danish longball, Captain’s ball and more.
Sporting sessions of badminton, swimming, table tennis and squash attracted good interest from competitors.
There was also a competition for the UTAS Community All Stars Shield, which pitted students from Devils, Dragons, Eagles and Tigers against each other in basketball, futsal and netball. Students were selected for the All Stars Shield based on their performances throughout the social rosters.
Tigers Netball All Star Natalie-Rose Foster was one of the competitors selected to represent her college.
“The All Stars competition was a fantastic opportunity and experience outside of the semesters rosters to play with other All Stars,” she said.
“The environment of the night was incredible to be around. It was an opportunity to meet, team up and have a game or two with players we usually play against.”
To find out more about the campus sport program visit utas.edu.au/sport