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 9 sports, and is the ultimate case for bragging rights on campus!

The Winna Shield competition comes to an exciting finish at JCU Sports Awards (22nd October 2024), 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

  • Ultimate Disc
  • AFL
  • 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. 

Become a member here

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, 2024 Sports – Ultimate Disc, Basketball, Rugby & AFL

Ultimate Disc - Saturday and Sunday 2nd & 3rd March 2024.

AFL 9's - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 8th - 24th March 2024.

Basketball - Tuesdays & Thursdays 9th - 18th April 2024.

Rugby - Wednesdays - 10th April - 22nd May 2024.

Semester 2, 2024 Sports – Cross Country, Netball, Touch Football Carnival, Beach Volleyball, Soccer

Cross Country - Saturday - 3rd August 2024.

Netball - Thursday's and Friday's -  8th - 16th August 2024.

Touch Football Carnival - Saturday and Sunday - 31st August & 1st September 2024.

Beach Volleyball - Tuesday's and Thursday's - 17th - 26th September 2024.

Soccer - Tuesday's and Thursdays - 1st - 22nd October 2024.

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