Sport News

COVID-19 Update

Update from JCUSA as of 22/03/20: Dear JCU-sporters. Due to the social distancing requirements and our responsibility to keep our staff and students safe, we have regrettably made the tough decision to indefinitely postpone all Social sport, Inter-faculty Sport Fisher Shield sport, and Gunyarra Spor... Read more

2020 JCUSA Elite Athlete Scholarships Announced

This year, JCU Sport had an outstanding crop of student athletes who applied for the 2020 JCUSA Elite Athlete Scholarship. JCUSA Sport are proud to announce Kayla Larsen and Elliarna Mitchell as our 2020 JCUSA Elite Athlete Scholarship recipients.   Kayla Larsen Kayla was an outstanding athlete... Read more

Women’s Rugby 7s Coach Campbell Yates Returns

JCUSA Sport are happy to announce that Campbell Yates will return as the JCU women’s rugby 7s coach for 2020.  This will be Campbell Yates third season as the JCU Women’s rugby 7s coa... Read more

JCUSA Sport Netball Duo Return for 2020

JCUSA Sport are delighted to announce that Brady Smith and Jenn Hamilton will return as coaches of the JCU Netball team for 2020.  The JCU Alumni returned to JCUSA Sport in 2019 to coach the netb... Read more

JCUSA Sport Hold Inaugural Women's Rugby 7s Carnival

On Saturday, JCUSA Sport hosted their first ever Women's Rugby 7s Carnival at the Joe Baker Field in Townsville.  Not only was this competition a preparation for our JCU side to compete at UniSport Nationals Div 1 next month, the event is to also help with the development of University Sport in... Read more

JCUSA Sport Calling on Players for Rugby League 9s

This year, UniSport Australia are organising a rugby league 9's competition held in Sydney from 18-19 October.   This competition will be run in conjunction with the Rugby League World Cup 9s.  JCU are looking at the possibility of sending a men's side down to compete in the competition.&n... Read more

Campbell Yates & Alex Munro to prepare the Men’s Rugby 7s Side

JCUSA Sport can confirm that Campbell Yates and Alex Munro will help prepare the Men’s Rugby 7s side to compete at UniSport Nationals Div 1. JCUSA have already secured Campbell to be the women’s coach for the second straight year however he will also coach the men’s side at the eve... Read more

Debbie Powell to provide her expertise to the JCU Women’s Water Polo Team

JCUSA Sport are happy to secure the services of Debbie Powell for the JCU Women’s Water Polo side.   Debbie is royalty in water polo circles.  Debbie was one of the first women’s... Read more

JCU Wins Gold at UniSport Nationals Div 2

Congratulations to our JCU Women's Netball side who won gold at the UniSport Nationals Div 2 competition held on the Gold Coast.  The team was made up of current JCU Students who were coached by JCU Alumni Brady Smith and Jennifer Hamilton.  JCU had a tough group to begin with as this grou... Read more

JCU Prepares for 2019 Indigenous Nationals

The JCU Indigenous team are prepared and ready to go and compete at the 2019 UniSport Indigenous Nationals.  JCU are sending a team to Perth made up of students from both Townsville and Cairns campuses.  UniSport Indigenous Nationals is an annual event that has been running since 1996 wher... Read more


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