Unicol residents surround Luke Easton (21), who is dressed
up as the college's mascot, Leo the lion, at Sports Day.
Photo by Linda Robertson.
Perfect weather conditions made for an excellent turnout
at the University of Otago's annual sports day at Logan Park
yesterday, with about 2500 students turning up to test their
Teams from each college, as well as a side made up of Dunedin
resident students, competed for supremacy in touch rugby,
soccer, volleyball and rugby.
Each team was ably supported from the sidelines with team
mascots and students decked out in their college colours -
some sporting face paint - cheering on their teams.
University vice-chancellor Harlene Hayne, who was at sports
day along with other senior university staff members, said
the event was a great great opportunity for students to make
The day also served as a way to promote healthy lifestyles to
students and show off the sporting opportunities open to them
at the university, Prof Hayne said.
''We have been spending a lot of time during orientation
telling both parents and incoming students about all the
opportunities both at Unipol and through Clubs and Socs.''
Students had the opportunity to see what clubs and societies
were on offer at Clubs Day tomorrow.
Otago University recreation services manager Daniel Porter
reckoned somewhere between 2000 and 2500 students turned up
to the sports day, with the turnout boosted by the perfect