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  • FISU previews Australian and New Zealand 3x3 teams with one month to go to Xiamen finals
    Zac Easthope and Connie Poletti speak to FISU in countdown to the 3x3 World University League coming up on 15-18 November, where the University of Auckland and Lincoln University will represent in the men's and women's finals.
    Posted: Monday 15 October 2018
  • EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST NOW OPEN - 2019 World University Games Health Team
    To ensure a high performance support service is delivered to the 2019 NZ World University Games team, UTSNZ (through the assistance of Dr Bruce Hamilton, NZOC/HPSNZ Medical Lead) is now recruiting for the Team Doctor and Physiotherapy roles.
    Posted: Monday 15 October 2018
  • University of Auckland cements top status in tertiary sport with third title
    The University of Auckland has triumphed as Overall National Tertiary Champion once again, holding the University and Tertiary Sport Shield aloft for the third year in a row. This article outlines how they did it this year, the secrets to their success and why UoA students love to take part in tertiary sport.
    Posted: Tuesday 25 September 2018
  • Otago and Lincoln sustain peak performance to beat the basketball pack
    The 2018 New Zealand National Tertiary Basketball Champions have been determined after three days of intense competition in Auckland.
    Posted: Monday 24 September 2018
  • Massey closes out tight netball clashes to take final 2018 championship
    Massey University won by one goal in a thrilling finish to a hugely competitive weekend of top netball.
    Posted: Monday 24 September 2018
  • Ara student volunteer and passionate netball coach is in Africa this week to help out at the world's
    Back in May UTSNZ put the call out to tertiary students to volunteer at a FISU world university championship. Among the NZ applicants was Travis Timpson, a second-year Business Management student from Ara Institute of Technology. His application to be part of the World Uni Netball Champs as a volunteer was successful and now Travis is in Uganda!
    Posted: Tuesday 18 September 2018
  • EVENT PREVIEW: All you need to know about the National Tertiary Ultimate Championship this weekend
    With a large number of NZ national reps set to feature in Palmerston North this weekend, the NTUC has become a major date on NZ Ultimate's performance calendar. It also plays a pivotal role in increasing participation among the 18-24 year old group. Find out what else Iain Stewart, NZ Ultimate's executive officer, had to say ahead of Saturday's throw-off.
    Posted: Wednesday 29 August 2018
  • Historic futsal campaign finishes on a high
    After an epic week of competition against some of the world's best tertiary futsal teams, the Uniwhites and Uniferns have both ended their historic World University Championship campaign with a win in their last two matches. See here for the results and links to other content.
    Posted: Tuesday 28 August 2018
  • Uniwhites and Uniferns get games underway
    The men's and women's futsal teams are competing in the World University Championship in Kazakhstan 19-26 August.
    Posted: Monday 20 August 2018
  • NZ scullers secure gold and bronze in Shanghai
    Congratulations to the three medal-winning Massey University students that represented the country in China at the 2018 World University Rowing Championship over the weekend.
    Posted: Monday 13 August 2018
  • Fargher far from a one-lift wonder
    Lauren Fargher will be the NZ representative at the 2018 FISU World University Weightlifting Championship in Poland in September. Lauren has had a rapid ascendancy in the sport, including her surprise inclusion in the World University Games team last year. Not only was that a "mindblowing" experience but she learned some important lessons there too.
    Posted: Friday 3 August 2018
  • Talented tertiary squash players to take on the world's best in Birmingham
    Congratulations to the four students/recent graduates who will represent NZ at the 2018 FISU World University Squash Championship in Birmingham, UK from 6-12 September. Read here for team members and a link to the Squash NZ announcement story.
    Posted: Wednesday 1 August 2018
  • Full-time student-triathlete has unfinished business at world uni champs
    Triathlon NZ has named Kiri Atkin as the sole New Zealand rep at the 2018 World University Triathlon Championships to be held in Sweden in a month's time. This is the second time Atkin will attend the FISU event. Here the UC student outlines what happened in Switzerland in 2016, her current form, and how she has managed to enhance her employability too.
    Posted: Tuesday 31 July 2018
  • Kiwi orienteers find the mark with Robertson scoring gold
    The World University Orienteering Championship took place last week and was particularly memorable for the outstanding result of New Zealand team member Tim Robertson who won the sprint gold medal. He was one of six NZ student-athletes competing in Kuortane, Finland.
    Posted: Tuesday 24 July 2018
  • Same same but different
    The winners from Wellington are the same as 2017, with Auckland and Waikato reclaiming their men's and women's titles respectively, however, this year’s event had more of a competitive feel across the whole tournament. Read our review for reflections and results.
    Posted: Tuesday 24 July 2018
  • Waikato women and Canterbury men take out tertiary hockey titles
    Whether they had five or 11 players on the field, the university teams involved in last week's National Tertiary Hockey Champs dug in and demonstrated their class.
    Posted: Tuesday 10 July 2018
  • Calling journalism/communication students and recent graduates interested in sport reporting…
    For the first time, FISU are offering the Young Reporters Programme during the Winter Universiade. This will take place 2-12 March 2019 in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. One person will be selected from the Oceania region and applications close 31 July 2018.
    Posted: Monday 9 July 2018
  • Improved NZ representation to take on a Euro-dominant draw at World Futsal Champs
    The draw for the 2018 FISU World University Futsal Championship has been released. Here's the lowdown, with comments from the New Zealand men's tertiary futsal coach Marvin Eakins and women's coach Nic Downes who will be taking the teams to Kazakhstan in August.
    Posted: Monday 2 July 2018
  • Competing in the home of karate will realise a dying mentor's wish for one NZ student and a step towards Tokyo 2020 for another
    In a month's time New Zealand will be represented in kumite and kata forms at the 2018 World University Karate Championships in Japan. The two tertiary students selected have a compelling background that highlights the commitment and vision needed to achieve in karate at this level.
    Posted: Wednesday 13 June 2018
  • Top tertiary badminton players tustle for plaudits
    Two days of tough badminton competition tested NZ universities' best, with the tournament favourites proving victorious, and some upset wins for underdogs along the way.
    Posted: Tuesday 5 June 2018
  • Kiwis set to face a “ridiculously high” level of competition on German sand
    Volleyball NZ have named four students/graduates to make an impression at the Beach Volleyball World Uni Champs in six weeks' time. While the pairs have not played together before, individually they have significant international experience including on the Asian circuit, the World Tour, and in the NCAA championships in America.
    Posted: Tuesday 29 May 2018

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