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  • 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
  • Memory of epic World Uni Games final still fresh for Langton Burnell
    Ben Langton Burnell is one of the student-athletes representing New Zealand on the Gold Coast this week. The Massey University student will compete in the Commonwealth Games Javelin heats tomorrow. Before he flew out, we asked Ben how his 2017 World University Games experience prepared him for large multisport events such as these Games.
    Posted: Thursday 12 April 2018
  • Petty still chasing goals born out of golden World Uni Games moment
    Among the delegation wearing NZ colours on the Gold Coast are a number of tertiary students and recent graduates. Angie Petty is one of them, having graduated from UC last December. She will compete in the Commonwealth Games 800m heats tomorrow. We approached Angie about her past involvement in the World University Games, to see how it has impacted her athletic career and prepared her for large multisport events such as these Games.
    Posted: Wednesday 11 April 2018
  • Auckland and Lincoln universities earn Tertiary 3x3 titles and a place at the World's
    Fifteen university teams travelled to Christchurch for the third UTSNZ Tertiary 3x3 Championships. In a day of top-quality competition that saw no team go unbeaten, University of Auckland and Lincoln University eventually triumphed in the men's and women's championships respectively.
    Posted: Monday 9 April 2018
  • Student referee makes her mark in world sevens with university's backing
    Lauren Jenner is passionate about rugby. After an injury ended her playing career, Lauren took up refereeing at the age of 16 and is now a top-class sevens and rugby referee. The AUT Marketing and Management student was named in New Zealand Rugby’s High-Performance Referee Wider Training Group in January and is currently in Hong Kong refereeing the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series Qualifiers from the 5-6 April.
    Posted: Thursday 5 April 2018
  • Love of sport propels student leader to Russia
    Lincoln University’s Kristy Havill will represent New Zealand at the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Volunteer Leader’s Academy in Kazan in June.
    Posted: Thursday 15 March 2018
  • New role to increase promotional focus for tertiary sport body
    Anna Wallace has been appointed as the new Marketing and Events Manager at University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ).
    Posted: Monday 5 March 2018
  •  University Tertiary Sport align with Hamilton Sevens World Series
    The finalists of the University Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ) women's sevens tournament will play their finals match as an entertainment break during the HSBC New Zealand Sevens World Series. Check out the NZ Herald article below.
    Posted: Monday 5 February 2018
  • National Tertiary Women’s Tertiary Sevens Tournament Team 2018
    NZ Rugby Sevens Talent ID Selectors name the 2018 Tournament Team at the National Tertiary Women's Sevens Championship played in Hamilton yesterday alongside the International Sevens Weekend.
    Posted: Monday 5 February 2018

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