Latest News

  • COVID 19 Update: FISU World University Championship Cancellations
    The International Federation for University Sport (FISU) has been closely monitoring the current situation with regard to COVID-19. Unfortunately during this challenging period that most countries are facing today, FISU has made the cautious decision to cancel all World University Championship through until September in order to ensure the safety of all people involved in FISU events. Read more here for the specific events affected.
    Posted: Thursday 26 March 2020
  • COVID 19 Update: 2020 National Tertiary Championship Events
    Refer here for an update on the status of UTSNZ National Tertiary Championship events for 2020.
    Posted: Wednesday 18 March 2020
  • FISU Oceania, UniSport Australia and UTSNZ making the right moves.
    Check out the latest article by FISU featuring FISU Oceania, Unisport Australia and UTSNZ. Advocacy, marketing and profile, dual career of athletes, research and healthy campus initiatives - read more about the key goals and aims for university and tertiary sport in 2020.
    Posted: Tuesday 10 March 2020
  • FISU Executive Committee meets in Lausanne
    The new FISU Executive Committee members, elected in November 2019, convened for their first meeting on 21-22 February, to set the agenda for 2020 and beyond. FISU's vision is to lead the University Sport Movement, where the leaders of society are positively influenced by their University Sport experience. To help achieve this vision the FISU Steering and Executive Committees come together biannually to discuss the organisation’s recent events and to chart the year ahead. Read more including the latest news and official Press Release from FISU summarising key discussion points here.
    Posted: Tuesday 25 February 2020
  • Jacob Mulholland selected for 2020 FISU Volunteer Leader's Academy
    University of Canterbury student Jacob Mulholland will represent New Zealand at the FISU Volunteer Leader's Academy in Kazan, Russia from the 10th to the 16th of June. His passion for volunteering within his university and community make him an ideal representative and he's excited about the opportunity to learn new skills that he can bring back and employ.
    Posted: Tuesday 25 February 2020
  • New Zealand leadership and tertiary expertise recognised by FISU Executive Committee and Working Group appointments
    Further to its meeting held on 21 and 22 February 2020 in Lausanne, the FISU Executive Committee officially approved the new composition of the FISU Committees for the period 2020 – 2023, with three New Zealand candidates elected. Read more on these exciting and prestigious appointments here. 
    Posted: Tuesday 25 February 2020
  • Varied competition models proving successful for NZ tertiary sport
    Quality events are the backbone of competitive sport and UTSNZ is encouraged by a sector that is now more proactive and more comfortable about taking a variety of different approaches to tertiary sport. Read more about the new and varied competition models being developed by UTSNZ partners.
    Posted: Tuesday 28 January 2020
  • Supporting the International Aspirations of New Zealand Tertiary Students
    UTSNZ exists to support the aspirations of New Zealand tertiary students who wish to participate, excel and advance in national and international environments - whether that be as an athlete, coach, manager, volunteer or sports administrator. Check out the international opportunities available in 2020!
    Posted: Monday 27 January 2020
  • 2020 University and Tertiary Sport Calendar Announcement
    University and Tertiary Sport NZ (UTSNZ) today announced the full calendar of events available to New Zealand tertiary students in 2020, which comprises of national and international events, as well as educational opportunities.
    Posted: Wednesday 18 December 2019
  • FISU Oceania welcomes new President and Executive Committee
    The 2019 FISU Oceania General Assembly was held Sunday 17 November in Turin, Italy. FISU Oceania delegates were in Turin for the FISU General Assembly and like FISU, Oceania’s General Assembly included voting elections for the next mandate period 2020-2023. Read more on election results here.
    Posted: Sunday 1 December 2019
  • The University of Auckland achieves Shield 4-peat
    The University of Auckland have won the UTSNZ overall shield for the 4th year on the trot with a gold medal performance at the 2019 National Tertiary Netball Championship
    Posted: Tuesday 22 October 2019
  • Top Tertiary 3x3 Basketballers Ready to Take on the World
    Along with the top qualifiers from Australia, the Lincoln University women's and University of Otago men's 3x3 basketball teams will be flying the Oceania flag high at the finals in Xiamen, China, 31 Oct - 1 Nov, and have a real shot at taking out the FISU University World Cup title.
    Posted: Friday 11 October 2019
  • Ultimate takes on Auckland!
    Rongomai Park, Auckland is set to play host to 13 teams from around the country in the 2nd edition of the National Tertiary Ultimate Championship this weekend
    Posted: Friday 30 August 2019
  • Tertiary and Secondary Badminton on show in Porirua
    National-level Tertiary and Secondary Badminton titles will be contested side-by-side as part of the Festival of Badminton in Porirua next week
    Posted: Thursday 29 August 2019
  • 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

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