Townsville Fisher Shield

The Fisher Shield is a year-long inter-college sporting competition in Townsville for JCU residential college students. This competition has been running for over 50 years and is JCU’s most prestigious sporting competition. It comprises 10 sports, and is the ultimate case for bragging rights on campus!

The Fisher Shield competition comes to an exciting finish at JCU Sports Awards (29th October 2021), where the winners of the men’s and women’s competitions are announced, as well as the crowning of Fisher Shield Champions for the year.

Fisher Shield has five exciting competitions planned for 2021. If you are a residential student, talk to your college sports representatives and sign up, or feel free to email us at [email protected] for any enquiries.

Semester 1, 2021 Sports – Ultimate Disc, Basketball, Athletics, Rugby & AFL 9's 

Athletics Carnival - Saturday 27th February 2021 (WASHED OUT) - Moved to 27th Mar 2021.

Ultimate Disc - Saturday and Sunday 20th & 21st March 2021.

Basketball - Tuesdays & Thursdays 23rd March-1st April 2021.

Rugby - Wednesdays -14th April - 26th May 2021.

AFL 9's - Saturdays and Sundays - 17th, 18th and 24th April.

Semester 2, 2021 Sports – Cross Country, Netball, Touch Football Carnival, Beach Volleyball, Soccer

Cross Country - Saturday - 7th August.

Netball - Wednesday and Thursday -  25th & 26th August & 1st & 2nd September.

Touch Football Carnival - Saturday and Sunday - 4th & 5th September.

Beach Volleyball -Tuesday's and Thursday's - 14th-23rd September.

Soccer - Tuesday's and Thursdays - 5th-26th October 


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