Matilda Bird

Matilda Bird

Sports Convenor

Ewan Raeside

Ewan Raeside

Vice-President, Sports

Matthew Singer

Matthew Singer

Sports Convenor

Welcome to UQLS Sport! Our portfolio is all about maintaining a healthy balance and having a go.

In the throes of study, work, and life generally, it can be very tough to maintain balance and look after oneself. To us, balance means allocating time to exercise to foster physical and mental health. Besides, you need a break from trying to understand what equity is, anyway.

Through our various sporting initiatives and programs, we want to help you find this balance during your time at law school. Participating in any one of our events or programs allows you allocate time to your physical fitness, take a break from rigorous study, and socialise with other students. Most importantly, you don’t need to be sporty to enjoy yourself with UQLS Sport!

Your sport for 2017

UQ Social Sport

Our university runs social competitions through UQ Sport, which we enter a number of teams into each semester. Previous sports we have registered teams in have been 7-a-side outdoor soccer, touch football, netball, basketball and dodge ball. Social sport is one of the best ways to improve your fitness, take a break from study, build teamwork skills and make new friends. Keep your eyes on the UQLS Sport Facebook group and page for what teams we are entering into the competitions for this year and have a go!

UQLS Thomson Geer Running Club

Running Club is an institution; we meet weekly on campus to exercise, release from daily activities and catch up with each other. We run different courses, incorporate other fitness activities and welcome all students of any fitness level. As done in previous years, we will gather and register teams for various Brisbane running events such as Bridge to Brisbane and Darkness to Daylight.

This year we are excited to introduce a walking component to the club for a more positive and inclusive environment. Additionally, we are hoping to take running club away from campus for the occasional walking or hiking trip around our beautiful city.

Have a look at the Running Club Facebook group to see when / where we are running and if there is a dress-up theme you need to get organised for!

Grudge Matches

There are plenty of opportunities to don the law school colours with pride and take on a variety of teams in all kinds of sports! Matches held in previous years have included: the Suri Ratnapala Cup (staff v students cricket); UQ Law v QUT Law games (both soccer and rugby); Law Cup (competing with other law schools and law firms in touch football and netball); and our annual Beach Volleyball event (staff v students). Monitor our Facebook group and page during the year for the opportunity to represent TCB!

Spice up your Sport

An initiative which we are excited to bring to 2017 is Spice up your Sport. Throughout the semester we are offering one-off sporting events to cater for those interested in trying some more “niche” sports. We hope to bring a variety of sports to you from yoga to badminton and ballet to archery! Keep a lookout on both the UQLS Sport Facebook page and group for the first Spice up your Sport event for the year. If you have a spicy request for a spicy sport (chess, fencing, curling?!) feel free to email us. Take a break from the monotony of the law library and the comfort of your preferred sports and Spice up your Sport!

If you have any questions concerning UQLS Sport or our programs and events for 2017 please do not hesitate to contact us at

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing your bright faces at our sporting events for 2017.

Warmest regards,

Ewan Raeside (VP for Sport), Matilda Bird (gal convenor) and Matthew Singer (guy convenor)

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