Not the greatest start to the season for first grade, not able to get the first up win over Sydney. Universities won the toss and sent Sydney in, where they got off to a great start before the wickets started falling. Kiah Martin was the pick of the bowlers for Universities, picking up 2/17 from her four overs. Universities restricted Sydney to 123, which looked like a chaseable total, but unfortunately they weren't able to capitalise. Erica James (38) and Zoe Benjamin (32) set a solid platform, but a slow scoring rate hurt them and they finished at 2/93 after their 20 overs.

UWCC third grade team playing cricket
UWCC will aim for improved performances across the grades as they build on their first round of the 2020-21 season. Photo: UWCC

Full results
First Grade: Universities lost to Sydney by 30 runs 
Second Grade: Universities lost to Sydney by 10 wickets
Third Grade: Universities lost to Campbelltown-Camden by 85 runs


Halfway through a two day game, UNSW have a battle ahead of them in first grade this weekend, chasing a total of 375 set by UTS North Sydney. There were some good early wickets, but UTS captain Justin Avendano had a huge game, scoring 161 to put his team in the box seat to win the match. Adrian Isherwood (3/105) was UNSW's highest wicket taker while Declan White (2/55) did his best to limit the damage in the run scoring. They will resume this Saturday and look to start fast and hard to chase down the big total.

Full results
First Grade: UTS North Sydney 7/375 at the conclusion of day one
Second Grade: UTS North Sydney 220, UNSW 0/25 at the conclusion of day one
First/Second Grade T20 Cup: UNSW lost to Sutherland by 22 runs
Poidevin-Gray Shield: UNSW lost to Manly-Warringah by 95 runs


If you can believe it, the UNSW women had an even bigger win in the Gridiron NSW competition this weekend, again holding their opponents to nil as they rampaged over a stunned Central Coast Sharks. It's been a fantastic start to their title defence and they will go into their bye round this weekend feeling very confident about the season ahead. Our Raiders men's team, having started the season with a bye, were raring to go and also had a huge win over Western Sydney Pirates. They have a big game coming up this weekend against the undefeated Northern Sydney Rebels.

A Raiders player evading two Central Coast players
The UNSW Raiders Women's team are destroying all in their path so far in 2020. Photo: Alain Sports Photography

Full results
Women's: UNSW defeated Central Coast Sharks 30-0
Men's: UNSW defeated Western Sydney Pirates 31-0


Our Men's Premier League 2 were the last team standing in the Sydney Men's Hockey League, but unfortunately they weren't able to nab a preliminary final win last weekend. Despite their best efforts, they fell to Ryde HH and concluded their season. Liam Cole was the only goal scorer for UNSW.

Full results
Men's Premier League 2: UNSW lost to Ryde HH 1-6


Over the weekend UNSW FC had three teams in the Eastern Suburbs Football Association all age grand finals. UNSW FC came away with two grand final champions. And last weekend the UNSW Under 20 Men's NPL4 team had a big win in their grand final, defeating Camden Tigers. Nicholas Borg and Max McAlpine were the goalscorers in that amazing victory.

UNSW Men's U20 NPL4 team celebrating their win
UNSW Men's U20 NPL4 team celebrating their grand final win. Photo: UNSW FC

Full results
Men's U20 NPL4: UNSW defeated Camden Tigers 2-0
Men's AA7: UNSW won 2-0
Men's AA2: UNSW won 2-1
Women's AAW5: UNSW lost 0-4