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 (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

  • 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, 2023 Sports – Ultimate Disc, Basketball, Rugby & AFL

Ultimate Disc - Saturday and Sunday 4th & 5th March 2023

AFL 9's - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 10th - 26th March 2023

Basketball - Tuesdays & Thursdays 21st - 30th March 2023.

Rugby - Wednesdays - 5th April - 24th May 2023.

Semester 2, 2023 Sports – Cross Country, Netball, Touch Football Carnival, Beach Volleyball, Soccer

Cross Country - Saturday - 12th August 2023.

Netball - Wednesday's and Thursday's -  23rd - 31st August 2023.

Touch Football Carnival - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 1st - 3rd September 2023.

Beach Volleyball - Tuesday's and Thursday's - 12th-21st September 2023.

Soccer - Tuesday's and Thursdays - 3rd - 24th October 2023.

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