National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games

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The National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games (NITESG) began as a joint class project between thirteen students enrolled in a Diploma of Aboriginal Studies (Community Recreation) at the then Wollotuka School for Aboriginal Studies, the University of Newcastle, in 1996. The first NITESG were attended by around 30 students and has since grown to host hundreds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary students from Universities across Australia.

In 2016 Western Sydney University and Badanami took two teams to compete in the National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games in Brisbane.

It was a fantastic week in hosted by ACU, with plenty of opportunities for students (and staff!) from Universities all over the country to come together to compete and network.

Overall results are in, and while QUT took out the gold, we are very proud of all of our efforts and how we worked as a team. We placed 7th and 18th overall out of 33.

NITESG 2017 are being hosted by Deakin University, we are already getting excited!