It doesn’t hurt that this has been a truly epic week of sport. The USWNT won the World Cup in a noisy and superbly unapologetic fashion, a nation’s heart broke for Ash Barty while Andy Murray and Serena Williams joined force, heroic cyclists take on the Pyrenees, State of Origin is down to a decider and Ellyse Perry just might be Australia’s best ever cricketer. But all come from humble beginnings, and the grassroots sport community continues to thrive at UNSW.

Changes to fixtures were made and some games remain unplayed but the senior UNSW men’s teams never looked like they would give in to the Pennant Hills Demons. The sun emerged over our very own Jesse Aish who kicked seven goals to help secure victory and was catapulted up the leading goal kicker scoreboard to second position with 42 goals this season. 

Full Results
Men’s Premier Division defeated Pennant Hills Demons 13.9 (87) to 8.6 (54)
Men’s Premier Reserves defeated Pennant Hills Demons 6.5 (41) to 4.5 29)
Men’s Division 3 defeated North Shore Bombers Red 13.12 (90) to 2.1 (13)
U19s Division 1 lost to Pennant Hills Demons 7.4 (46) to 8.7 (55)

In a tough day out at Linfield Rugby Club but our UNSW first grade team recorded back-to-back wins for the first time in the 2019 season in a stirring 3-point victory. 

Full Results 
Barraclough Cup defeated Linfield 34-31
Stockdale Cup lost to Linfield 12-26
Robertson Cup (Colts) lost to Linfield 5-19
Blunt Cup lost 0-41
Richardson Cup lost to 7-29

The UNSW women’s team ventured south to Nowra and returned triumphant while the men’s team striker Nima Beik brought UNSW level with the Western Condors. 

Full Results
UNSW women’s team defeated Southern Branch 5-1
UNSW drew with Western Condors 2-2

UNSW loves hockey. I mean really. In fact, the UNSW Hockey Club is one of the largest in Australia. Even on weekends when no men’s games were played, UNSW is well represented by our female teams recording only one loss in both competitions.

Full Results
Women’s Metropolitan League
UNSW 1 defeated Mac/Btown 1 9-2
UNSW 2 defeated Mac/Btown 2 0-1
UNSW 3 tied with Wenty 1 1-1

Sydney East Hockey Association Women’s Competition
UNSW 1 defeated Easts 1 4-0
UNSW 2 defeated Easts 2 2-1
UNSW 3 Gold defeated Easts 3 2-1
UNSW 4 lost to Easts 4 3-7

Trials for any players new to the UNSWCC will be held on Sunday 28 July and Sunday 4 August from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm. at the David Phillips Field for all aspiring cricketers. 

The UNSW Raiders would like to welcome Jaylon Hibbs, Tanner Young and Sam Troth to Australia as they prepare for the 2019 campaign. The dedication of club members continues to inspire excellence and brings a certain Australian flair to American football.