Monash Games 2015 full recap

By Liam Sharp.

The Monash Games for 2015 certainly lived up to the expectations of previous years, and then some. Healthy and high quality competition was evident, in what was a great display of numerous sports over three days.

Teams who have previously represented Monash University in Uni Games competed, as well as teams made up of friendship groups and workplaces. Basketball team the High Flyers, consisted of players who wanted to play in the games, but didn't have a team to play in. They met via online social media site Facebook and registered a team, despite knowing they would meet each other for the first time on the day of Monash Games. Given the strong competition from the other Monash Uni teams, the High Flyers didn't win a game, however their average loss margin was only approximately four points, much to the admiration of their competitors and newly found supporters.

Ronald McDonald House (RMH) Clayton was the chosen charity for this year's Monash Games, supporting sick children and their families in tough times. Each team registered in Monash Games was given an account to raise money for RMH Clayton, with a total of nearly $500 raised.

Over the three day event of tournaments, a total of 17 volunteers helped out in scoring, results recording and general assistance. Volunteers are always a pivotal element to Monash Games running smoothly, free healthy lunches over the Games and a Monash Sport scarf were provided to them as a gesture of appreciation for their time.

Overall 52 teams competed in the Monash Games for 2015, featuring over 400 staff and students. Other highlights from the Monash Games were the netball shootout, three point shootout and slam dunk competitions. The winners and runners-up for each competition are listed below.

Student Competitions:

Basketball Open:
Winners: Monash Blues
Runners Up: Lob City

Dodgeball:
Winners: Uni Battles Unite
Runners Up: Monash AUG Mixed

Indoor Soccer Mixed:
Winners: Team Melli
Runners Up: eSolutions Lightwood United.

Indoor Soccer Open:
Winners: The Salty Dawgs
Runners Up: Los Desperados

Womens Netball
Winners: Monash AUG Womens
Runners Up: Honey Badgers


Staff Competitions:

Basketball Open:
Winners: Peanut Butter Delly Time
Runners Up: eDribblers

Indoor Soccer Open:
Winners: eSolutions- TGI Friday
Runners Up: Golden Oldies

Mixed Netball:
Winners: eSolutions-dotnetters
Runners Up: Psyched

Volleyball Open:
Winners: Persian Gulf
Runners Up: eSolutions and One

Specialty Competitions:

Slam Dunk Competition:
Winner: Alex Cameron

Netball Shootout:
Winner: Kathleen Wisbey

Three-point Shootout:
Winner: Michael Chev