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  • 2019 Universiade Post Competition
    Multisport event environments are unique and have many challenges that must be adapted to in order to be successful both during and after competition. And for many athletes, no matter how well a competition plays out, there is typically a time period following competition that is spent assessing, analysing and reflecting on certain factors that impacted performance both good and bad. HPSNZ's Athlete Life Advisor, Vicki Hudson talks about her role at the 2019 World University Games as Athlete Support and the importance of post competition reflection.
    Posted: Thursday 8 August 2019
  •  World University Games crucial in Sports Medicine pathway to Olympics
    26 year old AUT graduate, Ben Park was one of the three physiotherapists who took up a recent professional development opportunity, travelling with the New Zealand Team to the Napoli 2019 World University Games. Read more about the World University Games opportunity and Ben's Games experience here.
    Posted: Thursday 1 August 2019
  • Kristy Havill Continues to Lead the Charge for Young Women in Sport
    Ranked one of the top 10 volunteers at the 2018 FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy, and subsequently selected for an event management internship at the 2019 Summer Universiade, Kristy Havill shares a little about her experience at the Napoli Games.
    Posted: Friday 26 July 2019
  • World University Games 4x100 Relay Sprint into Bronze
    The last day of athletics events at the 2019 World University Games left nothing to be desired as the New Zealand 4x100m relay team consisting Olivia Eaton, Zoe Hobbs, Georgia Hulls, and Natasha Eady sprinted their way to a World University Games bronze medal.
    Posted: Thursday 25 July 2019
  • Gold Medal for New Zealand at the 2019 World University Games
    Flag-bearer Aaron Booth has won gold at the World University Games in Naples, Italy in the gruelling men’s decathlon event. Not only is it New Zealand’s first medal at the 2019 World University Games, but the first gold medal New Zealand has won in four years.
    Posted: Wednesday 24 July 2019
  • World University Games NZ Flag Bearer Announced
    We are pleased to announce that decathlete Aaron Booth has been nominated flag bearer of the New Zealand delegation for tomorrow’s opening ceremony of the 2019 Napoli World University Games.
    Posted: Tuesday 2 July 2019
  • 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

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