Winna Shield

Winna 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 Winna Shield competition comes to an exciting finish at JCU Sports Awards (28th October 2022), where the winners of the men’s and women’s competitions are announced, as well as the crowning of JCU Townsville Residential College competition Champions for the year.

College Teams

  • Burralga Yumba
  • George Roberts Hall
  • John Flynn College
  • Rotary International House
  • Saints Catholic College

Sports played

Semester 1

  • Athletics
  • Ultimate Disc
  • AFL 9s
  • Basketball
  • Rugby Union

Semester 2

  • Cross Country
  • Netball
  • Touch Football
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Soccer


Cost is $15 per sport, and you MUST be an SA+ member to be eligible.

Get Involved

Each college has a male and female sports rep, so to get involved see them or pop into the JCU Sport office in the GYM, contact us on 4781 5932 or email [email protected].


Semester 1, 2022 Sports – Ultimate Disc, Basketball, Athletics, Rugby & AFL 9's 

Athletics Carnival - Saturday 26th February 2022.

Ultimate Disc - Saturday and Sunday 19th & 20th March 2022.

Basketball - Tuesdays & Thursdays 22nd March-31st March 2022.

Rugby - Wednesdays - 6th April - 25th May 2022.

AFL 9's - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 1st - 3rd April 2022.

Semester 2, 2022 Sports – Cross Country, Netball, Touch Football Carnival, Beach Volleyball, Soccer

Cross Country - Saturday - 13th August 2022.

Netball - Wednesday's and Thursday's -  24th August - 1st September 2022.

Touch Football Carnival - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 9th-11th September 2022.

Beach Volleyball -Tuesday's and Thursday's - 13th-22nd September 2022.

Soccer - Tuesday's and Thursdays - 4th-25th October 2022.


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