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  • University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand Announce New Board Chair
    University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand today announced that Anne-Marie Parsons, Associate Director Campus Life (Student Engagement & Wellbeing) at the University of Auckland, will take over as Chair from the 12th of September replacing Nicola Clayden, who will step down from the role after completing seven years as Director and Chair. Read more here.
    Posted: Monday 12 September 2022
  • University of Canterbury dominate the 2022 National Tertiary Futsal Championships
    Following four action-packed days of Universities from across Aotearoa battling it out on the futsal court in Christchurch’s MainPower Stadium, the 2022 Tertiary Futsal Championships came to a close on Sunday 4th September with the University of Canterbury claiming the title of champions in both the Men’s and Women’s competition.
    Posted: Tuesday 6 September 2022
  • The 2022 National Tertiary Futsal Championships kick off this week
    Tertiary students from around Aotearoa New Zealand will pivot from their books to the court as the National Tertiary Futsal Championships get underway this Thursday, September 1st. Read more on the upcoming event here.
    Posted: Monday 29 August 2022
  • University of Auckland Flood Claim Tertiary Ultimate Title
    After a two year absence, over 200 excited student-athletes took to the fields at the University of Waikato for the 2022 NZ Tertiary Ultimate Championships. An exciting final saw the University of Auckland Flood team claim the title and the gold medal, winning 15-12 over the University of Otago Toroa.  The University of Canterbury Honey Badgers claimed the bronze medal and University of Canterbury Pythons were recognised for their outstanding sportsmanship with the Spirit of the Game Award.
    Posted: Monday 29 August 2022
  • Lincoln University Vice-Chancellor Tackling Unique Double Role
    Sport has always been a big part of campus life at Lincoln University and the university has a history of its leaders undertaking sporting roles. Current Vice Chancellor, Professor Grant Edwards, continues this tradition and makes history as the first to claim the double of leading a University and a provincial sporting side at the same time.
    Posted: Monday 29 August 2022
  • New Student Representative Welcomed to the UTSNZ Board of Directors
    University and Tertiary Sport NZ (UTSNZ) is excited to announce the appointment of Narise Hansen to the current Board of Directors. Read more here.
    Posted: Wednesday 10 August 2022
  • NZ Universities Lacrosse Tournament provides opportunity for all
    Planning is well underway for the New Zealand Universities Lacrosse Tournament which is being held at the University of Auckland on Saturday 16 July. Six teams from five universities will be competing for the title this year including AUT, the University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington, the University of Canterbury, and two teams from hosts the University of Auckland.
    Posted: Wednesday 6 July 2022
  • FISU Executive Committee meeting held in Brasilia - Chengdu WUG Dates Confirmed
    The International University Sports Federation (FISU) held their meeting of the Executive Committee on the 24 and 25th of June, in Brasilia. At this meeting the dates of the Chengdu World University Games were confirmed as 28 July to 8 August, 2023. Read more here.
    Posted: Friday 1 July 2022
  • Team announced for 2022 FISU World University Orienteering Championships
    UTSNZ and Orienteering NZ are pleased to announce the selection of nine athletes to compete at the 2022 FISU World University Orienteering Championships to be held in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland from the 17th to 21st August. Read more here.
    Posted: Monday 27 June 2022
  • Changes in participation and the participation landscape – Active NZ 2021 data release - Sport NZ
    Sport NZ has released two new Active NZ 2021 reports: Changes in Participation and Updating the Participation Landscape. Active NZ has been running in its current form since 2017 and now offers five years’ worth of data. With this comes an opportunity to investigate emerging trends, as well as providing a robust sample to dig into specific demographic audiences including 18-24-year-olds. Click here for more.
    Posted: Monday 27 June 2022
  • Squads confirmed for 2022 FISU World University Futsal Championships
    New Zealand Football has announced the women’s and men’s squads for the 2022 FISU World University Futsal Championships, the first international futsal action for Aotearoa New Zealand teams since 2019. Full announcement and team lists here.
    Posted: Friday 10 June 2022
  • Jason Nel - Accelerating a Career Through Growth in Personal Leadership
    Aspiring to accelerate his career through growth in personal leadership capabilities, as well as adding value to teams and colleagues within sport and management environments, UTSNZ is excited to announce Jason Nel as this year’s New Zealand student representative in the FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy (FVLA). Read more here.
    Posted: Wednesday 1 June 2022
  • Interfaculty Rowing returns to Victoria University of Wellington after 5 Year Hiatus
    With the Aon NZ University Rowing Championships postponed earlier this year, Victoria University Rowing Club took matters into their own hands and revived the Interfaculty Rowing event that had sat dormant for 5 years. Learn more about the event held on Saturday the 7th of May thanks to this write-up from Club President, Tom Walsh.
    Posted: Tuesday 24 May 2022
  • Lincoln University and the University of Waikato claim first Championship titles for 2022
    The top tertiary 3x3 talent from across the motu converged on Massey University in Palmerston North last weekend for the National Tertiary 3x3 Championship. All eight of New Zealand’s universities were represented in both the men’s and women’s tournaments which were streamed live on Sky Sport Next. Read more as we recap the tournament and award winners.
    Posted: Tuesday 17 May 2022
  • National Tertiary Championship Series set to tip off with 3x3 Basketball
    The draw for the upcoming National Tertiary 3×3 Championships – which sees the top men’s and women’s teams from each of New Zealand’s eight universities competing over two spectacular days – has been announced. Catch all the action this weekend as Massey University hosts the National Tertiary 3x3 Championship, tipping off the first of UTSNZ’s National Tertiary Championship Series events for 2022. Read more here.
    Posted: Tuesday 10 May 2022
  • Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games Rescheduled For 2023
    The Chengdu 2021 Summer World University Games will now take place in 2023. Following extensive discussions between FISU, the Chengdu 2021 Organising Committee and other stakeholders, a decision has been made to further postpone the Chengdu Games until 2023. The Chengdu Games had initially been scheduled for the summer of 2021, but were rescheduled to take place 2022 due to the on-going effects of the Covid19 pandemic and concerns for player welfare. Read more here.
    Posted: Monday 9 May 2022
  • New Zealand Teachers Games Welcomes Tertiary Institutions
    University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ) is excited to announce that in partnership with School Sport New Zealand (SSNZ), the NZTG has been extended to include tertiary institution staff in recognition that the health of the teaching profession is essential for the development and support of New Zealand students. Read more on the 2022 event and partnership here.
    Posted: Friday 29 April 2022
  • UTSNZ Welcomes Jason Nel to the Team
    Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington student Jason Nel has joined the UTSNZ team as the new Marketing Intern for 2022. A second year Bachelor of Commerce student majoring in Marketing and Management, Jason’s primary role is to ensure student voice is maintained throughout UTSNZ’s marketing strategy with the key deliverable being the monthly student e-newsletter ‘Compete & Connect’.
    Posted: Wednesday 27 April 2022
  • UTSNZ signs multi-year hosting agreement with Sport Manawatu and the Palmerston North City Council
    UTSNZ signs a multi-year hosting agreement with Sport Manawatu and the Palmerston North City Council which will see the best university sports teams in the country descend on Te Papa-i-Oea in one championship sport each year through until 2024. Read more on the hosting agreement here.
    Posted: Thursday 31 March 2022
  • 2022 Aon NZ University Rowing Championships Postponed
    Following consideration by the Universities Committee a decision has been made to postpone the 2022 Aon NZ University Championships that were scheduled for 8th and 9th April 2022 in Whanganui. The reason for the postponement is due to the ongoing uncertainly around COVID.
    Posted: Thursday 10 March 2022
  • Climbing NZ announces athletes to compete at the FISU World University Climbing Championships
    Climbing New Zealand is pleased to announce the selection of 4 athletes to compete at the FISU World University Climbing Championships to be held in Innsbruck, Austria from the 14th to the 17th of June 2022.
    Posted: Friday 25 February 2022

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