JCU Uni v Army

The JCU Uni v Army event is an annual event that is held in Townsville between JCU Students and the 3rd Brigade Army. 

Also known as the Battle of the Icon event, the JCU Uni v Army event see JCU take on the Army in a variety of sports in one day of competition. 

Townsville is known for its large university and Army Populations and in an effort to strengthen the bonds between the University and the Army, the Battle of the Icons event is held. 

The event is a great way to highlight some of the talented up and coming athletes of the Townsville community and emphasises the importance for both organisations on living active lifestyles and community participation through sport.  Local media attention is given to the event and many prominent community members attend the games to spectate and barrack for their respective teams. 

The event continues to grow every year with more sports and events being added. 

The event will be held once again in 2023 with the event to be held on Friday October 13. 

This year's event is expected to be bigger and better than before and we look forward to holding the event.

JCU Uni v Army Schedule

Townsville Stadium

12pm - Men's Basketball

1pm - Women's Netball

2pm - Mixed Netball

Joe Baker Field - JCU

4pm - Women's Soccer

5pm - Men's Soccer

6pm - Mixed Touch Football

7pm - Women's Rugby 7s (JCU Commander's Cup)

7:30pm - Men's Rugby Union (JCU Chancellor's Cup)

The JCU Joe Baker Canteen and bar will be fully stocked with drinks and snacks provided 4pm.

JCU students & staff, Army personnel, their family and friends and the general public are invited to attend and we urge you to wear your team supporter gear where you can, and be ready to cheer on your team! 

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