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  • NSO Expressions of Interest Now Open for Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games
    This week UTSNZ begins its preparations for the 2025 FISU Summer World University Games (WUG), calling for Expressions of Interest from relevant New Zeland National Sporting Organisations (NSOs). Read more here as UTSNZ prepares for one of the most prestigious multi-sport events in 2025.
    Posted: Thursday 18 April 2024
  • New Tertiary Archery Challenge Ignites Passion Amongst Tertiary Students
    As part of a new initiative to ensure on-going pathways for students as they transition between secondary school and tertiary education, Archery NZ in partnership with UTSNZ, has introduced the first-ever Archery NZ Tertiary League, covering the entire nation of Aotearoa in 2024. Click here for more deails.
    Posted: Thursday 4 April 2024
  • Otago make oarsome start to rowing’s Oweek
    Sharing an insightful and engaging wrap-up of Day 1 of the Aon New Zealand University Rowing Championships, provided by Andy Hay and Rowing Hub. The story encapsulates the essence of the championship through various perspectives, from novice rowers like Charlotte Hyland-Mills to seasoned athletes like Evan Williams, Fred Vavasour, and Daisy Vavasour. To read the full story click here and then follow the link to Rowing NZ’s Rowing Hub.
    Posted: Saturday 30 March 2024
  • Aon New Zealand University Rowing Championships Set to Thrill in Weekend Showdown
    As the echoes of the Maadi Cup's exhilarating rowing battles fade, the stage is now set for the next wave of rowing excellence at the Aon New Zealand University Rowing Championships, which also opens the UTSNZ National Tertiary Championship event series for 2024. Scheduled for this weekend, on the 29th and 30th of March, this championship stands as the pinnacle event on the university rowing calendar, promising intense competition on the water and vibrant camaraderie off it.Read more here.
    Posted: Tuesday 26 March 2024
  • University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand Celebrates New Zealand Leadership and Tertiary Expertise on FISU Committees
    University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ) is proud to announce the appointment of two New Zealand representatives to the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Committees, showcasing New Zealand's leadership and expertise on the international stage. Read more here.
    Posted: Wednesday 20 March 2024
  • Matthias Remund to replace Eric Saintrond as FISU Secretary General
    The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has appointed a new CEO who will be taking over from Eric Saintrond in January 2025. This appointment marks a significant milestone for FISU and reflects their commitment to advancing university sport worldwide. Read more here.
    Posted: Tuesday 19 March 2024
  • UTSNZ Welcomes Kathryn Irving to Board of Directors
    University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathryn Irving as a co-opted Director to its Board. Kathryn brings over 15 years of extensive experience in sports policy, marketing, and commercialisation, enhancing the Board's capabilities as it continues to drive excellence in university and tertiary sport. Read more about Kathryn and her appointment here.
    Posted: Friday 1 March 2024
  • Apply Now for the FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy 2024
    Are you a tertiary student in New Zealand passionate about sports and looking to make a difference? Here's an exciting opportunity just for you! University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ) is now accepting nominations for the 2024 edition of the FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy (FVLA). Click here for more information.
    Posted: Tuesday 27 February 2024
  • UTSNZ Unveils Exciting Events Calendar for 2024, Showcasing Diversity and Inclusivity
    University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ) is excited to reveal its action-packed events calendar for 2024, promising an array of opportunities for tertiary students nationwide. The calendar is divided into three main categories: the National Tertiary Championship Series, the Challenge Series, and the International Events Programme featuring the prestigious FISU World University Championships (WUC).
    Posted: Monday 12 February 2024
  • 2024 National Tertiary Beach Volleyball Championships Set to Ignite Mt. Maunganui
    As the sun-soaked shores of Main Beach, Mt. Maunganui gear up for a volleyball extravaganza, anticipation is building for the 2024 National Tertiary Beach Volleyball Championships. Scheduled to kick off on Friday, January 19, 2024, this dynamic event marks the first on the University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ) calendar for the year. Read more here.
    Posted: Tuesday 16 January 2024
  • Inaugural UTSNZ National Tertiary Recreation Awards Celebrate Achievements in Student Well-Being and Innovation
    University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ) proudly announces the successful launch of the inaugural UTSNZ New Zealand Tertiary Recreation Awards. This new initiative, conducted in collaboration with the New Zealand Tertiary Recreation Conference, celebrates outstanding contributions to student well-being and innovative approaches within the tertiary recreation sector. Read more on the awards here.
    Posted: Friday 8 December 2023
  • University of Auckland's Journey at FISU University Football World Cup: A Tale of Personal and Professional Development
    The recent participation of the University of Auckland's football team at the FISU University Football World Cup in Jinjiang, China, not only brought pride to the institution but also served as a transformative experience for both the players and the management team, fostering personal growth and development. Read more about their experience here.
    Posted: Thursday 7 December 2023
  • University of Canterbury Triumphs in 2023 National Tertiary Championship Series, Secures Historic Shield
    In a historic triumph, the University of Canterbury has emerged as the victors of the 2023 National Tertiary Championship Series, marking a milestone in New Zealand tertiary sport. This resounding victory not only clinched them the coveted championship series title but also secured the prestigious 100-year-old Shield, a symbol of sporting excellence and tradition, previously held by the University of Auckland. Remarkably, this win represents the first time the Shield has changed hands since the inception of the National Tertiary Championship Series in 2016. Read more here.
    Posted: Tuesday 26 September 2023
  • Competition and Sportsmanship Shine at the 2023 National Tertiary Netball Championship
    The National Tertiary Netball Championship, held at the Ākau Tangi Sports Centre on September 23 and 24, was a thrilling showcase of talent, determination and sportsmanship as students from seven universities vied for Netball glory. This year's competition draw also rounded out by the addition of an invitational team from Wellington. Read more on the event here.
    Posted: Monday 25 September 2023
  • National Tertiary Basketball Championship: Christchurch Hosts Thrilling Tournament
    The National Tertiary Basketball Championship, held from September 15th to 17th, brought an electrifying atmosphere to Cowles Stadium in Christchurch. The tournament featured the country's top university basketball teams, each vying for supremacy in this highly competitive event. Over three days of intense action, students and spectators alike witnessed thrilling games, outstanding performances, and nail-biting finishes. Read more on this year's Basketball Championships here.
    Posted: Thursday 21 September 2023
  • Celebrating IDUS: How Participation in Sport Boosts Vocational Skill Development in Tertiary Students
    In a world where career readiness is paramount, the role of sport in shaping the lives and futures of tertiary students often goes unnoticed. Beyond the cheers of the crowd and the thrill of competition lies a valuable story— one of how participation in sport can significantly contribute to the vocational skill development of our young people. This year, UTSNZ has chosen to celebrate IDUS 2023 by celebrating the impact of sport on career development. Read more here.
    Posted: Tuesday 19 September 2023
  • Counting down to the International Day of University Sport (IDUS) 2023
    With just one week to go until September 20th, the global community is gearing up to celebrate the International Day of University Sport (IDUS). This annual event, observed worldwide, is more than just a day of sporting activities; it's a celebration of the vital role that sports play in shaping the lives and careers of university students. As we countdown to the 2023 IDUS, University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ) is preparing to mark the occasion with a theme that highlights the impact of sport on career development. Read more here.
    Posted: Tuesday 12 September 2023
  • University of Otago Win First National Tertiary Ultimate Title
    The 2023 New Zealand Tertiary Ultimate Championships were held in Wellington over the weekend of 2-3 September with much of New Zealand's most talented young ultimate players out in force representing their tertiary institutions. Click here for final results.
    Posted: Monday 4 September 2023
  • National Tertiary Futsal Champions Crowned
    The finals of the 2023 National Tertiary Futsal Championships were played at Central Energy Trust Arena in Palmerston North on Sunday 27th of August, bringing four action-packed days of futsal to a close. Click here for more information, including final rankings and individual accolades awarded.
    Posted: Thursday 31 August 2023
  • Notice of 2024 World University Sport Climbing Championship
    Climbing NZ is calling for expressions of interest from New Zealand tertiary students who are interested in competing at the World University Sport Climbing Championship, 9 - 12 September in Koper, Slovenia. The World University Sport Climbing Championship, an international event organised for tertiary student athletes, is held under the auspices of the International University Sports Federation (FISU). Click here for more information.
    Posted: Wednesday 30 August 2023
  • UoA Men's Football Team to Compete at the 2023 FISU University World Cup Football Announced
    The Waipapa Taumata Rau - University of Auckland men's Football team to represent New Zealand and the Oceania region at the upcoming 2023 FISU University World Cup Football has been announced. The highly anticipated event is scheduled to take place from October 21 to 31, 2023, in Jinjiang, China. Click here for more details and a full Team List.
    Posted: Friday 18 August 2023

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