Top 10 finish at Indigenous Nationals

5 July 2018

The 2018 Indigenous Nationals are over for another year and The University of Queensland finished in the top ten for the first time since the Nationals began in 1996.

Team UQ had some tough opposition on (Day 1) Touch Football and with Netball (Day 2). It wasn’t until (Day 3) Netball and (Day 4) Volleyball that Team UQ touched up their opponents to advance into the finals for Volleyball against James Cook University.

Unfortunately JCU defeated Team UQ and they were beaten in the Grand Final against University of Melbourne Team 1.

Team Manager Scott Parlett said Team UQ faced defending champions and top teams in the opening rounds of the Indigenous Nationals.
“They scored early in Touch Football and in Basketball, and when that happens we are playing catch up for the rest of the game.

“The Volleyball result for Team UQ was exceptional and to get into the Semi-Final against JCU was a highlight for both teams,” he said.

Central Queensland University entered a team into the Indigenous Nationals for the first time, with players coming from the 16 campuses scattered around the country.

The overall winners were The University of Melbourne and the hosts for 2019 will be University of Western Australia.

(Thank you to UQ Business School, EY (Ernest & Young), UQ HABS and UQ Sports for supporting the 2018 Team UQ).



Team UQ results 2018.