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  • New Zealand Team to the World University Games
    Forty-seven athletes competing in seven sports have been selected to represent New Zealand at the World University Games to be held in Naples, Italy, 3-14 July. The World University Games, also known as the Summer Universiade, is a major international sporting event that is held every two years for student athletes from around the world. This year more than 9,000 athletes from over 128 countries will be competing in Naples for the 30th biennial event.
    Posted: Wednesday 12 June 2019
  • 2019 National Intercollegiate Athletic Games (Taiwan University Games) Golf
    Two players and a manager will represent New Zealand in Golf at the 2019 National Intercollegiate Athletic Games in Taiwan.
    Posted: Tuesday 23 April 2019
  • New Zealand candidate chosen for the 2019 FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy
    Rose Fitzmaurice of Massey University has been chosen to represent New Zealand at the 2019 FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy.
    Posted: Tuesday 23 April 2019
  • National Tertiary Women's Sevens Championship Recap
    The National Tertiary Women’s Sevens Championship was hosted by Counties Manukau Rugby Football Union at the Navigation Homes Stadium in Pukekohe and the final came down to a try after a penalty was awarded right before the final hooter.  The event was run alongside a New Zealand-lead International Invitational involving the Black Ferns 7s, Black Ferns 7s development squad, the All Black 7s development squad and 4 international sides. 
    Posted: Monday 1 April 2019
  • Tertiary teams get a chance to be seen alongside new invitational tournament to boost NZ Rugby World Series preparations
    The 2019 UTSNZ National Tertiary Women's Sevens Championship tournament continues to have an international flavour with NZ Rugby running an International Women’s Invitational tournament alongside the annual tertiary event.
    Posted: Tuesday 12 March 2019
  • New programme aimed at supporting students towards a career in sport kicks off with a trip to Russia
    In conjunction with targeted sport partners, UTSNZ launches a new workforce development programme aiming to connect passionate and talented students wanting to put their studies to practical use with leading sport organisations, both nationally and internationally.
    Posted: Monday 4 February 2019
  • VACANCY: World University Games 2019 - Team Operations Manager (x 2)
    UTSNZ is seeking to appoint two Team Operation Managers to join the New Zealand WUG Performance Support Team that will attend the 2019 World University Games (Summer Universiade) in Napoli, Italy from the 3rd to 14th July 2019. The Summer Universiade is a flagship event of the FISU Sports Events programme, one that brings up to 12,000 athletes and officials together for 12 days of elite multisport competition across a host of Olympic disciplines. The event has long been used as a springboard to a successful international sporting career by many NZ student-athletes and continues to be a key milestone for many of our Olympic and Commonwealth sports.
    Posted: Monday 14 January 2019
  • Funding and staff announcements signal official start to NZ's Napoli 2019 campaign
    UTSNZ is delighted to announce that HPSNZ has awarded a $30,000 Prime Minister’s Support Team Scholarship to fund six performance support staff members to attend the 2019 World University Games in Italy. The Health Team will take up three of those positions, with the successful applicants now officially appointed.
    Posted: Wednesday 19 December 2018
  • New Zealand to be represented at 2019 World University Games in 12 sports
    From Archery to Water Polo, 12 National Sporting Organisations have committed to selecting their top athletes to travel to Italy next July as part of the NZ World University Games team. See here for selection criteria.
    Posted: Wednesday 19 December 2018
  • 2019 dates beckon for keen tertiary student-athletes to make their mark
    The UTSNZ 2019 National Tertiary Championship calendar for next year has been finalised. Diarise the dates and register your interest with your tertiary sport department today.
    Posted: Tuesday 11 December 2018
  • Media darlings, shoot-out legend and almost-medalists: the NZ 3x3 uni world campaign
    A lot can happen in four days: Lincoln University women and University of Auckland men played a whole lot of really good 3x3 at the FISU World University League finals in China a few weeks ago. They also made the most of other opportunities that came their way. Read the full review story here.
    Posted: Tuesday 4 December 2018
  • Festival of Badminton on Show in Porirua
    National championships are synonymous with pitting yourself up against NZ's best players. In popular sports like Badminton that competition takes place at secondary school level and tertiary level but many high school students aren't aware of that next step. For the first time in 2019 the two events will be combined in a festival of badminton which will see over 400 competitors come together under one roof.
    Posted: Wednesday 21 November 2018
  • Sport wasn't exchange student's first (or even second) goal but it soon became the most important
    Santiago Duque Palacio came on exchange to New Zealand to learn English and soak up knowledge from Victoria's Geology professors. Playing futsal was never part of the plan, he reflects, but it’s not surprising that it quickly became a key part of his kiwi life and helped him to forge unforgettable memories.
    Posted: Wednesday 21 November 2018
  • Bids sought to host the 2019 Tertiary Ultimate Champs
    New Zealand Ultimate is seeking bids from potential host organisers to partner with NZU and University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand to deliver the 2019 New Zealand Tertiary Ultimate Championship tournament (NZTUC).
    Posted: Thursday 1 November 2018
  • NZ students and staff stand to gain from joint event focus of renewed FISU Oceania-Asia collaboration
    FISU Oceania and Asia University Sports Federation (AUSF) signed a two-year extension to the current Memorandum of Understanding at the AUSF General Assembly last week. Nicola Clayden, UTSNZ Board Chair, attended the Assembly to represent UTSNZ and so was able to report back on the trip and what the new MoU might mean for tertiary sport in our country.
    Posted: Friday 26 October 2018
  • 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

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