Trinity students help Melbourne win Indigenous Games

Five Trinity students were among the 12-member University of Melbourne team that last week won the 15th Indigenous University Games held in Newcastle.

It is the first time that Melbourne has competed in the Games, which involved competition against 14 other Australian universities in soccer, touch football, basketball and netball.

In a further honour, the University of Melbourne was invited to host next year’s event and, with support from Trinity College, has accepted that challenge.

Proud captain of the 2010 Melbourne Team was Trinity resident Steven Hanning (1st year Arts). 'Winning the games was one of the best moments of my life and I am so proud to be a part of the team. I’m looking forward to winning again in 2011 on home turf!' he said.

Jerome Cubillo (2nd year Arts), also a Trinity student, was named Most Valuable Player for soccer, and Bonnie Smith from Melbourne won that award for basketball.

Other Trinity representatives who helped the team to victory at its very first appearance were Tiana Culbong (2nd year Arts), Cyril Johnson (1st year Arts) and Allen Roberts (1st year Arts).

20 Sep 2010
Category: Living