Australian University Games: Brisbane 2005
Buy me a beer and introduce yourself
This years AUG was an interesting and yet intense affair, filled with love, lust, passion, drama, tears, sex, no sex, violence, hatred and crime. Yet there is one thing that remains an overall theme, is an adjective and a noun (and for some a verb and for the clever, an adverb) of course I’m talking about BUNK.
The games were held in Brisbane, or “Brisvegas” for those in the bizz, and the weather was hot, the sun was out and people were all Goths. We knew we were in for an interesting adventure when we arrived at the venue of our accommodation. It was an impressive and complex structure; a backpackers youth hostel known as Bunk, a place of wonder and yet filled with hate. It did however have one glorious attribute and this, my friends, was $7 jugs. Oh how thee great lord be praised.
After many nights of drinking and fun, which included toga parties, bands at the showgrounds, gamblor, a high police presence and sneezing, some quite skilful water polo was played. The girls team had a good result, winning a number of games and finishing up 6th, the coach, Greg Thompson being quite happy with this result and saying “I haved no legs, that’s right ‘haved’ “.
The boys’ team played exceptionally well and won every game, through to the grand final where they lost to Sydney uni, and came away with a silver medal for the tournament. This is a result that has not been had by a Melbourne Uni team in the men’s water polo for over ten years and all the boys were feeling quite good about themselves. Many felt they had achieved a moral victory over Sydney uni because our boys were a significantly better looking team, whom the ladies wanted to touch. The boys also took it to Sydney in the pool wearing the same red headbands as Sydney’s star player, current Olympian, Sam, who apparently was unhappy about this and has killed himself (just joking).
Other highlights included, many random urinations, unstoppable freshers and a penchant for nudity and rudeness. We felt that by making others feel bad we were making ourselves feel better. We also had a brief sharting incident, enjoyed by most, and a girls team who severely out did the boys in terms getting goals out of the pool. And by goals, you know what I mean. I mean sex.
Thanks for the times boys and girls, I am looking forward to next year, when again we shall prevail.
- Ben Shields
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