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  • 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
  • UTSNZ  Vacancy: Marketing and Events Manager
    UTSNZ is seeking an out-going, creative and digital savvy individual to fill the new role of Marketing and Events Manager within the recently established organisation.
    Posted: Monday 4 December 2017
    A former New Zealand Olympic athlete and the current Executive Director of the New Zealand Secondary School Sports Council (NZSSSC) have been appointed to the University and Tertiary Sport NZ board. UTSNZ Chairwoman Nicola Clayden, welcomes the appointment of Sarah Cowley Ross along with Garry Carnachan.
    Posted: Friday 24 November 2017
  • UTSNZ National Tertiary Championship Programme Announced - 'Make your Mark'
    UTSNZ announces it national tertiary championship events programme for 2018.
    Posted: Thursday 16 November 2017
    The University of Auckland has once more reigned supreme winning the National Tertiary Championship competition for 2017.
    Posted: Friday 6 October 2017
  • Lincoln University at the World 3x3 University League
    The Lincoln University 3x3 Basketball teams have safely touched down in Xiamen, China, and begun preparations for the start of the FISU 3x3 World University League Finals – which commenced Thursday 14 September.
    Posted: Thursday 14 September 2017
  • Tori Peeters Ready For 2017 World University Games
    Javelin thrower Tori Peeters is in top form for the World University Games in Taipei this week after picking up a gold medal at the Manchester International last week.
    Posted: Tuesday 22 August 2017

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