Australian University Sport is proud to announce the 2016 Australian University Games has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Perth Airport Western Australia Tourism Awards, in the “Festival and Events” category. The Awards recognise events and organisations that have contributed significantly to the Western Australian economy, and rewards excellence within the WA tourism industry.
A memorable aspect of the 2016 Australian University Games in Perth was the World University Sailing Championship, which enabled the Games to gain international coverage.
Australian University Sport CEO Don Knapp was honoured to see the efforts of the five Perth-based host universities, staff, and volunteers recognised.
“Being shortlisted in these Awards speaks highly of the tremendous efforts of member universities and their mobilisation of teams to undertake the journey to Perth, as well as volunteers, interns, competition officials and staff,” Mr Knapp said.
The winner will be announced on 11 November 2017 at the Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards Gala Dinner.