Play Week

Free Sporting Events from 6-9 October

Play Fit, Play for Fun, Play to Score, Play to Win!

Play Week is your chance to fall in love; fall back in love; or show your love for all things sport and fitness! It's all about having fun, getting social and getting out there and giving something a go!

Your chance to give it a go: Play along at St Lucia, Gatton and Herston with pop-up sports like badminton, novelty tennis, and more! 
Your chance to get social: If you are looking for something more social, come and chat to UQ Sport staff to find out  more about the many sporting options on campus including venues, programs & their 35+ sporting clubs.
Your chance to get tricky: If trick shots are more your thing, enter our skills competition and show off your moves! Show us your best slam dunk, tweener, touch down, specky or bicycle kick for a chance to win great prizes!
Your chance to get moving: For those of you studying online, this is the week we encourage you to get up and move! Join online apps and UQ fitness groups, take part in our online panel discussions, join our virtual fitness class, or learn how to make your own cheer squad material! 
Your chance to get professional: Our 3x3 UQ Slam Basketball Tournament is back! The feature event of Play Week, UQ Slam will return on Thursday 8 October for all those hardcore ballers. Get your crew ready to compete and take home the major cash prize!

 

 

Feature events

The world's number one urban team sport is coming back to UQ! The 3x3 UQ Slam Basketball Tournament will be the feature event of Play Week. SLAM returns on Thursday 8 October for all those hardcore ballers and wannabees. Get your male and female teams ready to compete and share in a $1200 prize pool.
Play Week is all about giving it a go! Play for fitness or play for fun with badminton, novelty tennis, inflatables, or get in touch with your child inside with jump rope and hula hooping! There will also be musicians, fitness classes and performances to join in and enjoy as well as on the spot prizes to win!
Head to the Great Court the day before 3x3 UQ Slam for a B-Ball frenzy! Get excited about all things basketball with Connect 4 Basketball, Vertical jump, inflatable challenges, hacky sack competitions, chill out area performances. There will also be plenty of chances to win prizes!
Tag us on UQLife and UQ Sport socials with your best moves, tricks, skills and all round crowd-pleasers to woo your friends, colleagues or your mum! We want to see your best slam dunk, specky, touch down or tweener. The winner takes home a $100 eftpos voucher.
It might seem out of reach for some, but yes you can make a career out of sport! Join us for this online panel event during Play Week which explores the different career pathways in sport. Hear from elite athletes on their experiences in their respective sporting fields; how they started, their achievements and how their grit, determination and resilience has shaped the pathway for their own studies and work.
Can't make it to campus? You can still get up and get moving from home! Tune into our virtual Bootcamp with Elisa from your living room, backyard or bedroom!

COVID Safe Events

All events and spaces are operating in line with current guidelines. We ask that you please practice social distancing at all times and if you have travelled in the last 14 days, been in contact with someone with COVID-19, or if you are feeling unwell or experiencing COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, please stay at home. Where relevant, you will be required to provide your contact details for contact tracing purposes.

Date Time Event Location Registration

Tuesday 6 October 

11am -1pm

Play Week Hub

Join us in the Play Week Event Hub for chill-out zone, giant games (Connect 4 & Tic Tac toe), pop-up events, UQ Sport demonstrations, live music with Kyle Bryant and entertainment. Try your hand at a number of social sports and fitness activities like badminton, novelty tennis, table tennis and more and go in the draw to win prizes. There will also be inflatable soccer penalty shootout, hula hooping and jump rope, and you will have the chance to chat to UQ Sport staff to find out more about sporting options at UQ including venues, programs and their 35+ sporting clubs.

Great Court, St Lucia campus None
Tuesday 6 October 1-1.30pm

Let's Chat About...Sport

Tune into the next series of Let's Chat About... to find out about all things sport at UQ with our host Maria and panel of sport students.

UQLife Facebook (Live) None
Tuesday 6 October 4pm

Tune in Tuesday - Crafternoons with Yin

Love watching sport, but not necessarily born with the skill to play? Then learn how to become a die-hard fan by taking part in this online Pom Pom making workshop with Yin.

UQLife Facebook None
Wednesday 7 October 8.00am

Virtual Bootcamp with Elisa

Stuck at home and need to move? Tune into a Virtual Fitness class with UQ Sport. Set the alarm, take a break, and join in to participate in this online workout with your fellow students.

UQ Sport Facebook None
Wednesday 7 October 11am -1pm

B-ball Frenzy!

It's the day before 3x3 UQ SLAM and we are getting basketball crazy! Head to the Great Court for basketball inspired events, games and challenges for your chance to win great prizes. There will also be Inflatable basketball, vertical jump, hacky sack competition, giant games (Tic Tac Toe & Connect 4), chill-out zone and DJ Kent Tonschek.

Great Court, St Lucia campus None
Wednesday 7 October 12pm - 4pm

Wednesdays on the Knoll - Play Week Edition

There is plenty going on around St Lucia campus today but if you're looking for something a little more chill, head down to the Grassy Knoll in Campbell Place. Grab a free hot drink, relax in our chill-out zone and play some ping pong!

Campbell Place, St Lucia None
Wednesday 7 October 10am - 2pm

Gatton Chill - Play Week Edition

UQ Sport at Gatton will be setting up a mini Play Week to get Gatton and Halls students up and out of their dorms. Enjoy live music and $10 lunches (free for Halls residents) while trying your hand at badminton, backyard games and more in the Central Walkway.

Gatton, Central Walkway None
Wednesday 7 October 11.30am -1

Herston Hangouts - Play Week Edition

Herston is a busy campus, but it's important to take a break, enjoy the outdoors and get up and move! If you have a spare hour or two, visit us outside Cafe Dose for table tennis competitions, novelty sports and chances to win prizes. 

Herston,
Outside Cafe Dose

None
Wednesday 7 October 12.15pm

2-4-6-8…Who do we appreciate? The UQ Cheerleading Squad!

The squad will be spreading their Play Week cheer by putting on a choreographed performance in the hub.

Great Court, St Lucia campus None
Thursday 8 October 3.00pm - Late

3x3 UQ Slam

The world's number one urban team sport is coming back to UQ! The 3x3 UQ Slam Basketball Tournament will be the feature event of Play Week., returning on Thursday 8 October for all those hardcore ballers and wannabees. Get your male and female teams ready to compete and share in a $1200 prize pool! Registrations open 15 September 2020.

UQ Sport Multi-use Courts

Team Registration Open September 15

Entry
Free

Thursday 8 October 2pm

Throwback Thursday - dance class with Wanida

Basketball and 3x3 is all about the vibe, the hip-hop and the music. Tune into Wanida's online dance class as she teaches freestyle hip-hop for everyone to enjoy.

 

UQLife Facebook None
Friday 9 October 12-1pm

Career Pathways in Sports

Join us for this online panel event during UQ’s Play Week which explores the different career pathways in sport. Hear first-hand from elite athletes on their experiences in their respective sporting fields; how they started, their achievements and how their grit, determination and resilience has shaped the pathway for their own studies and work.

Zoom Event Register Here
Friday 9 October 7pm

Watch Party - Cool Runnings (1993)

Play Week wouldn't be complete without an inspirational sports movie. Register for our free online watch party and wind down on the couch to close Play Week. You deserve it!

Zoom Event Register Here