[Posted: 26 Mar 2018]Twelve Curtin University students will represent Australia at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast from 4 April to 15 April.
They will join 6,600 athletes and officials from around the world in what will be the largest sporting event Australia will see in a decade.
The 11 day competition involves 70 countries and is anticipated to reach a global audience of 1.5 million people across the 18 sports and 7 para sports.
The 12 Curtin student athletes selected in the Australian contingent are all part of the hockey teams, playing for the Hockeyroos women's team and Kookaburras men's team.
Curtin University's Elite Athlete Program has supported these students through their studies to enable them to continue with their tertiary education whilst competing at events such as this.
|Curtin student athlete||Study|
|Jane Claxton||Occupational Therapy|
|Jordyn Holzberger||Accounting and Finance|
|Emily Smith||Accounting and Banking|
|Renee Taylor||Accounting and Entrepreneurship|
|Daniel Beale||Construction Management|
|Matthew Dawson||Primary Education|
|Flynn Ogilvie||Speech Pathology (Masters)|
|Aran Zalewski||Accounting and Finance|
A Gold Coast Glory Farwell Luncheon for the Australian Commonwealth Games team members was held on Friday 23 March 2018 at the Perth Convention Centre.
The event was hosted by Kylie Gillies and featured live and silent auctions, a raffle, live entertainment by Christine Anu and a formal farewell to the athletes.
WA Governor-General Kerry Sanderson and Premier Mark McGowan joined the athletes to wish them all the best as they depart for the Gold Coast.
Keep up to date with the Australian team on the Commonwealth Games website.