More than 3000 university students will compete in 16 different sports but spare a thought for the volunteers who have to organise their program, registrations and administration.
The Eastern University Games (EUG) will be played across Wagga until Friday and each event is staffed by a group of volunteers.
Shannon Ghossein is a third year medical science and forensic biotechnology student at Charles Sturt University (CSU) and is volunteering at ultimate frisbee until Thursday as a sports administration officer.
Miss Ghossein, 21, has competed in the snow games before in snowboarding but not at EUG.
“It’s completely different when you take it from a competitor to a volunteering side … you gain experience without taking part,” she said.
“So much goes into organising everything and it’s great to see the competitors enjoy their time.”
Miss Ghossein volunteered for ultimate frisbee because she wanted to learn more about the sport.
She works with accreditation to ensure players are registered, have the correct identification and that scores are recorded properly.
She said she did not realise how fast-paced the game was and she was picking up on the rules quickly after just one day of competition.
“I’d heard of it before but thought it was too good to be true,” she said.
“It’s going to be an amazing four days … they (competitors) are going to have the time of their lives.”
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