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BIG TRIP: Volleyball players Bronwyn Oberholzer, Chloe Wolski and Calista Theron will head to Perth for the Australian Unigames.
BIG TRIP: Volleyball players Bronwyn Oberholzer, Chloe Wolski and Calista Theron will head to Perth for the Australian Unigames. Contributed

UNIGAMES: Forty-eight University of the Sunshine Coast students will be winging their way to Perth tomorrow to compete at the annual Australian Unigames.

USC will field teams in netball, volleyball, futsal and beach volleyball at the multi-sport event which runs all of next week, while individual athletes will fly the Spartans flag in athletics, golf and taekwondo.

Most of USC's Perth-bound students qualified for the national Unigames after strong performances at July's Northern Unigames, which was staged at USC's Sippy Downs campus and other venues across the Sunshine Coast.

Among the athletes to watch at the event will be taekwondo competitor Cameron Taylor, aiming for his third consecutive Australian Unigames title in the 74kg division.

USC Sport's Gary Moore said qualifying for the Australian event was an achievement in itself.

"All the students have been training hard over the last few weeks and excitement is building about competing on the national stage,” he said.

More than 5,600 athletes will compete.

Topics:  sunshine coast sport, unigames, university of the sunshine coast


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