SummerFest 2017 at Monash Sport

For the 2017 Monash SummerFest, Monash Sport was once again heavily involved in creating great events for students, staff and the Monash community. These two events were the College Clash and the Dive In Movie.

College Clash

The 2017 College Clash continued the trend of being bigger and better than the same event in previous years, hosting approximately 800 students on a night of fun activities and games which has become a highly anticipated event on the Monash college calendar.

Tug of war, skipping, tunnel ball, puzzles, an obstacle course and basketball shootout made up the games for this year's College Clash, with residential hall Howitt finishing on top of the points tally and therefore claiming the 2017 title.

The Campus Community Cup changed format from the cardboard boat race in it's inaugural year, with a dragon boat tug of oar in the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool. Close to 100 students lined the swimming pool's edges to support their representing team, equipped with banners and signs covered in their college's colours. The sound was deafening as colleges tried to better their opposing college's cheers. In the knockout tournament format, Jackomos won the cup and the $1,000 prize money for their college. Farrer came second and collected $500.

Monash's newest college Aquila made their College Clash debut. Consisting of both residential and non-residential students, the Peninsula campus college proved to be one of the most vocal and best dressed groups on the night.

Check out the highlights video for this year's College Clash here.

The top 10 placings for the 2017 College Clash:
10th - Orion on 75.1 points
9th - Centaurus on 79 points
8th - Briggs on 83.1 points
7th - Ursa on 85 points
6th - Richardson on 87 points
5th - Deakin on 88.6 points
4th - Homan / South East Flats on 90 points
3rd - Farrer on 95.5 points
2nd - Campbell / Turner on 97 points
1st - Howitt on 98.1 points

In the outside activities of Tug of War and Tunnel Ball the following halls all took wins:
Campbell / Turner
Holman / South East Flats

The Campus Community Cup Dragon Boat Tug of Oar results:
Semi Finalist - Howitt
Semi Finalist - Pegasus
2nd - Farrer
1st - Jackomos

Monash Sport would like to thank the Peninsula Dragonflys for the use of their dragon boat on the night. For more on the Dragonflys, head to their website here.

Dive In Movie
Over 70 members of the Monash community entered the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool after hours to enjoy a night of floating fun, watching Finding Dory on the inflated movie screen as they chilled out in the pool.

A combination of students, staff and families jumped in to watch the movie, using supplied floaties to relax. Free ice cream was also available to cap off the movie vibes, along withe beach chairs for those who felt like drying off.

Check out the highlights video for the Dive In Movie here.