Sydney to Host 2014 Australian University Games

By Community | June 24, 2013

The Australian city of Sydney will be the host of the 2014 Australian University Games from Sunday 28th September to Friday 3rd October 2014.

This marks the first time in 13 years that the Australian University Games will take place in Sydney, the event will be staged across Sydney’s main sporting venues and universities including The University of Sydney, Macquarie University, University of NSW and University of Technology Sydney.

The Games expect to attract 6,500 student athletes, along with team officials, staff and volunteers from more than 35 national universities taking part in 30 sports, including 5,000 athletes from interstate.

The Australian University Games is an annual multi-sport event held each year between teams from Australian universities and tertiary institutions. Sports include Athletics, Rugby 7’s, Basketball, Tennis, Cycling, Beach Volleyball, Badminton and Sailing. 

Announcing the hosting, NSW Minister for Sport and Recreation, Graham Annesley stated “this event will allow (NSW) to once again showcase our sporting diversity.

“I look forward to welcoming these young athletes and sporting officials from around the nation to our spectacular city, sharing with them our world class sporting facilities and all that our city has to offer. 

“It also provides a great opportunity for members of the public to experience high level of competition with free entry to all events.”