Ultimtate frisbee and badminton to kick start term one of ANU interhall sports
Mixed Disc Frisbee and Badminton will headline first term action in the Interhall sports competition as the eight affiliated ANU halls and colleges begin their quest to take out the annual sports shield. The shield is awarded to the college with the highest accumulated points total from across the 16 sports contested over the duration of the year.
Ultimate frisbee will kick of the seasons sporting action, taking place on Willows oval on the first three Saturdays of term. Expanding from the success of the ANU ultimate club, disc frisbee is a fun, stimulating game that is self-refereed.
Badminton makes its debut on the Interhall sporting stage in week 5, being played over Friday and Sunday. A popular sport overseas and an Olympic sport since 1992, Badminton will be a welcoming addition to the continuing diverse nature of the Interhall competition.
Both badminton and frisbee prove tough to predict a winner as both have never been contested before so do not be surprised if any of the eight colleges step up and take out the inaugural crown.
Yet not to be outdone by its newer rivals, the traditional sports of hockey, Inward Bound and volleyball will make their return in first term action.
Hockey will be held on Friday afternoons throughout the term with some games to be held on Tuesday afternoons. Griffin Hall loom as firm favorite to defend both their male and female titles from 2013 yet they will face strong opposition from John XXIII College who will be out to revenge their losses in both male and female final last year.
Volleyball will be held in a tournament structure in week three of the term and Burton and Garran and Unilodge will be seeking to defend their titles in the male and female divisions respectively.
Week 6 will see Burton and Garran Hall look to repeat their stellar performance in the 2013 edition of Inward Bound yet they will have to deal with the rapidly improving Griffin and Fenner Hall who will be hot on their tail as the colleges fight it out in a battle of strength, endurance and mental determination. This years race will feature seven divisions and students are encouraged to visit the 2014 Inward Bound website for more details on the event and also to like the events Facebook page.
To keep abreast of all the years Interhall sporting action be sure to like the Interhall sports Facebook page for updates and to regularly visit the website for draws, results and all the in depth information relating to the 2014 competition.
Rory O’Sullivan is the publicity officer for the Interhall Sports organization.