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  • 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
  • New memorandum recognises the importance of school-tertiary sport links
    University and Tertiary Sport NZ has signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with the New Zealand Secondary Schools Sports Council. The MoU strives to enable and deliver opportunities which will retain school leavers in sport and create sustainable sporting pathways between secondary schools and tertiary institutions.
    Posted: Friday 18 May 2018
  • FISU President meets with IOC to chart progress of mutual interests
    FISU President Oleg Matytsin had a busy month in April. He attended both the SportAccord Convention and met with the IOC President to discuss progress against their 2016 MoU. We recap some of the topics covered.
    Posted: Wednesday 9 May 2018
  • Massey student-rowers following in the footsteps of world uni achievers
    On the back of strong showings nationally and internationally, three scullers from Massey University will make up the NZ team to contest the 2018 World University Rowing Champs in China this August. They can look to previous kiwi success stories as inspiration of what can be achieved.
    Posted: Tuesday 8 May 2018
  • World University Orienteering Championships NZ team announced
    A men's and a women's team of three have been named to represent New Zealand at the championships to be held in Kuortane, Finland from 17-21 July 2018.
    Posted: Friday 27 April 2018
  • Championships showcase the spread of futsal fever
    It was three days of fast-paced, goal-hungry, nimble-footed, skill-savvy futsal players doing battle – the National University Futsal Championships sure did not disappoint.
    Posted: Wednesday 18 April 2018
  • Futsal teams announced to represent NZ on the world stage
    Come August we will be eager to see how these top futsal student-athletes go up against their peers from 24 nations at the 2018 World University Championships in Kazakhstan.
    Posted: Wednesday 18 April 2018
  • Futsal star keeps goal in sight when making university choice
    Wishing to build on her success in futsal, Britneylee Nicholson had a few things to consider before deciding which university to attend. Such factors as scholarships, programme of study, distance learning, competitions and performance pathways all played a part in her final choice.
    Posted: Wednesday 18 April 2018

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