Practice Match & Australian University Games Trials & Selection;
With the SUG Gold Medal proudly
worn on the chest the LTU SUG Mens Team Members the aim of the LTU Mens and Ladies Football Teams is to bring home a
medal from the Australian University Games which will be on the Gold Coast
Queensland from the 29th September to 5th of October,
you donít go to the Gold Coast to bring back anything but a Gold Medal? The
AUG is during the University break and is when club competitions are over.
Both Mens and Ladies Team for the AUG need to be selected and finalised by
the 5th August so there is only two Trial dates left for the Ladies
team and mens† 2nd and 5th August, details below.
Donít miss them.
Trials / Selections; For the
Ladies and Menís teams will be at Latrobe University Bundoora Vic on the
Lower Playing Fields Near Car Park 2a. Meet at front of the Change Rooms.
Ensure you bring your equipment
including Boots, Shin Pads, Red or Black Shorts Tops and Socks, Drink
Bottle, compressions if you have them, warm clothes such as a Tracksuit.
The trials and training sessions
are aimed at having minimum impact on your club Football as they will be
mostly on Wednesdays. Practice matches like previously will be† played
against top level opponents like Premiere League, 1st and 2nd
Division State League Clubs.† All interested should attend Trials.
If you are aware of any
other LTU Students Ladies or Men playing at Clubs do pass on this information
and ask them to come to Trials.
required information will be provided at the Trials, including Fund Raising
activities to minimise the cost of attending the AUG. Yes it will be
affordable and the cost of attending should not be a major hurdle.
and Training sessions and Practice Matches Dates;†
Friday 2nd August 5,45pm
Trial for the Mens and Ladies teams,
Friday 2nd August 7.30pm
only a Light session focused on Team Strategy for the Melbourne Heart
Practice Match which is on 7th August at 3pm.
Monday 5th August 5,45pm Trial for the Mens and
Monday 5th August 7.30pm
only a Light session focused on Team Strategy for the Melbourne Heart
Practice Match which is on 7th August at 3pm.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
Wednesday 7th August Mens Team Practice Match against
Melbourne Heart at Epping stadium all need to be at ground at 1.30pm.
Harvest Home RD Epping Vic.
7th August 7pm following the Practice Match against Melbourne
Heart Training and update Meeting for both Mens and Ladies Team at† our
home ground LTU
14th August Training 6.30pm for Menís & Ladies Team at Home
21st August Practice Match for the Ladies Team at LTU Be there
6.30pm. The Mens Team no session on the 21st but should come and
support the Ladies team. Opposition for this match TBA.
28th August Practice Match for the Menís Team at LTU Be there 6.30pm. the
Ladies Team no session on the 28th but should come and support the Mens
team. Opposition for this match TBA.
4th September Training 6.30pm for Menís & Ladies Team at
Home Ground LTU
11th September Double Header for Menís & Ladies Team Kick
off 6.30pm. Opposition and location for this match TBA.
18th September Training 6.30pm for Menís & Ladies Team at
Home Ground LTU
25th September Double Header for Menís & Ladies Team Kick
off 6.30pm. Opposition for this match TBA.
to Gold Coast; Majority will be on Sunday 29th September 6am
Depart Tullamarine Airport for the Gold Coast. Other optional dates and
times to and from the Gold Coast to be discussed. Return Flights will be
optional Either Friday or Saturday.
to keeping the costs of Airfares down is to book the flights as soon as
team is selected.
couple of links to SUG and AUG websites.
details about AUG below.
†LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
SAT 28 September Ė SAT 5
INFORMATION No 1
year, the Games are being held in Surfers Paradise, Queensland and again
over 40 Universities and 6000+ students will be gathering to compete in
this great University sporting event.
La Trobe Sports is the
authorising body for organising and registering teams/individuals
participating in all AUS events and we facilitate this process to ensure La
Trobe is represented appropriately, that all students have an opportunity
to participate in the most cost effective, safe and exciting sporting
events. La Trobe students across all Campuses maybe eligible to participate
in AUS events.
The aim of participating in
the University Games is to achieve sporting performance and the best
possible outcome for your team and the University. All students are to
represent La Trobe at a consistently high level for the duration of the
Games. There is a social element to the Games, but that is incidental to
achieving the best possible result.
Note that interested
students must attend at least ONE training session to be considered
for selection in a team. La Trobe Sports can assist students from Regional
Campuses to attend this initial training session.
SPORTS: Athletics, Australian Rules Football,
Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Cricket, Cycling (road
race; pairs/individual time trial; criterium), Fencing, Football, Futsal,
Golf, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Kendo, Lawn Bowls, Netball*, Rowing, Rugby
Union 7ís, Sailing (team), Softball, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Touch
Football, Taekwondo, Tennis, Ten Pin Bowling, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball,
La Trobe will be
participating as one team and representing La Trobe University at
the Games. This means all team members must abide by and agree to all
arrangements and any directions given by staff of the University. The Coach
and Sports Manager will be responsible for the final selection, which will
based upon the highest skill level available to form the best competitive
team and to perform to their best ability.
Participants in individual
sports must meet AUS individual criteria/qualifying times prior to being
considered for selection. Where appropriate, participants will be requested
to provide verification of official competition times.
ACCOMMODATION: It is a
policy that all participants must stay as a team in accommodation organised
by La Trobe Sports and alternative arrangements will not be permitted. La
Trobe has organised self-contained apartments at Mantra Ledgens, Surfers
Paradise, who are familiar with our requirements. In addition, participants
will be required to leave a bond per room via visa credit card and complete
Hotel forms acknowledging terms and conditions and proof of identity. The
accommodation has been booked from 28 September Ė 5 October.
MEL/QLD: All team
members will be fully responsible and accountable for all aspects of travel
arrangements to and from the Gold Coast and once team lists have been
submitted by the Sports Manager and approved, team members can proceed to
make travel arrangements, which then must be verified by the Sports
Manager. Team members can seek transport from airlines, train or bus and we
strongly discourage student from driving personal vehicles due to fatigue,
particularly on the return trip. Transport from the airport to the Hotel
and return must be organised by team members.
TRANSPORT Participants will be using the transport system
that has been organised by AUS to transport teams to sports venues. This
will include Gold Coast public transport services. It is recommended that
participants do not drive R.Cirillo
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their own or hire vehicles whilst participating in
the Games due to issues of personal safety, unfamiliarity of the host City
and late arrivals for matches, potentially resulting in forfeits and fines.
There is currently substantial road works occurring on the Gold Coast which
will cause significant delays and the benefit of using local transport
ELIGIBILITY: See AUS website for detailed
eligibility criteria and all team members must present current student ID
card and proof of age card. If you have recently completed studies in
semester 1 or suspended studies for semester 2, you are not eligible to
COST: The cost of participation is $180,
paid to La Trobe and a $300 subsidy per team member has been
factored in the cost,
accommodation with breakfast, one team breakfast, two team dinners and
official La Trobe polo top and drink bottle.
AUG Rugby top (only available to AUG team members and not sold to student
body) - $60.
addition, team members will pay the following directly to AUS upon
AUS registration fee for sports - $170
AUS registration fee for individual sports Ė
Kendo, Judo, Taekwondo - $140
Transport pass Ė required - $50. Must be
purchased online at point of registration
ceremony pass Ė optional - $45. Must be purchased online at point of
selected in a team, you will be required to pay 30% of total cost.
This will be considered a nomination fee. This must be paid within 5 days.
Payment of the fee acknowledges that you are aware of your selection, your
willingness to participate and agree to the terms and conditions of
participation. The nomination fee will be deducted from the total payment. If you
donít pay the fee by the due date, you will be considered as turning down
the selection and the Coach and Sports Manager will be requested to
nominate a replacement.
than half of the team fails to pay the deposit by the due date, La Trobe
Sports will not register the team to participate in the AUG. This means all
team members must abide by the deadlines. Participants may also incur
additional costs for replacement player fees, cross accreditation and any
other fees charged by AUS after the close of registration.
REFUNDS: The nomination fee will
only be refunded if injury or a family bereavement prevents you from
participating. Reasonable proof will be required if you are seeking a
refund. Once the final balance has been paid, there will be no
refunds to any student/s, irrespective of the circumstances.
If a team
withdraws from the Games after the close of registration, the team shall be
required to pay La Trobe Sports any fines imposed by AUS due to late
withdrawal and any other costs not recoverable by La Trobe Sports.
FORM: All students participating in the
Games will be required to complete a medical form, informing Coaches of any
specific condition that must be considered in context of your
participation. The information gathered is strictly confidential and will
be retained by La Trobe Sports and destroyed upon return to Melbourne.
PARTICIPATE: If selected in a team, you will be
required to Ďtickí an AUS ĎParticipation Agreementí upon registration and a
La Trobe University Code of Conduct form. Australian University Sports and
La Trobe Sports will hold the signed agreement. All forms must be signed
prior to departure and failure to sign will lead to team members not being
recognised and accepted as part of the La Trobe AUG team and may forfeit
all monies paid to date.
participant/s breach the Participation Agreement or Code of Conduct, the
AUS and/or the University Team Manager has the discretion to request the
participant/s to leave the Games and return to Melbourne at their own cost.
The participant will also be responsible for any damage or costs associated
with any vandalism or breach and participant/s will be requested to pay at
the AUGís or may be invoiced upon return to Melbourne. In addition, the
participant/s maybe requested to attend a meeting with AUS officials and or
La Trobe Sports officials upon return to Melbourne.