University and Tertiary Sport NZ 458876 https://www.utsnz.co.nz en-nz University and Tertiary Sport NZ 30 Tertiary Badminton Event Grows as it Moves On-Campus https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/912931 We head into the second half of the 2021 UTSNZ event calendar this weekend as student-athletes take the courts at the AUT North Campus in Auckland for the National Tertiary Badminton Championship. After being held in badminton halls across the country for the past 5 years, the event moves on-campus for the first time in its history. 031, 30 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/912931 The University of Auckland do the Double at Pioneer https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/906346 The University of Auckland achieved a rare feat at the National Tertiary Volleyball Championship last weekend with both their men’s and women’s teams lifting the event shields and earning the title of Tertiary Volleyball Champions for 2021. Also achieving an impressive double was their opposition, the University of Canterbury, who played their way into both Grand Finals. 030, 21 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/906346 Fresh Faces Set to Hit the Volleyball Courts in Christchurch https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/905209 There is set to be a lot of young talent on display as men's and women's teams from across the country prepare for the National Tertiary Volleyball Championship. As the sport at the secondary school level continues to go from strength to strength, we check in with a few students who will be tasting tertiary volleyball for the first time in Christchurch on the 17th & 18th of July. 027, 29 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/905209 FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy 2021 Commences https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/904600 Online introduction sessions will commence this weekend for selected participants in the 2021 FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy (FVLA). Read more on the event and New Zealand's representative here. 025, 18 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/904600 METRONEWS - Canterbury Athlete Finds a Covid Silver Lining https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/897030 With the 2021 FISU World University Games postponed until next year, New Zealand Broadcasting School student Jess Dermody talks to UC athlete Christina Ryan about what the postponement means for her and other aspiring student athletes. Read Jess's story on Metronews here. 020, 13 May 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/897030 South Island dominates Tertiary Futsal Championships https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/894449 The South Island Universities reigned supreme at the Tertiary Futsal Championships 2021, held over the last four days at Palmerston North’s Central Energy Trust Arena. Read more about the tournament delivered by UTSNZ and New Zealand Football here. 017, 19 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/894449 Canterbury Women, Auckland Men Crowned UTSNZ National 3x3 Champions https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/894065 The Canterbury women and Auckland men have taken out UTSNZ 3X3 Tertiary Championships, presented by Stuff, at ASB Sports Centre in Wellington on Sunday. Both finals reversed the lead-up form with the lower ranked sides upstaging the favourites in the tournament deciders. Read more here. 016, 14 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/894065 National Titles on the Line as Futsal Fever hits Universities https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/894097 After a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Tertiary Futsal Championship makes a return this week as athletes hit the courts at the Central Energy Trust Arena in Palmerston North from Thursday through Sunday. The tournament will see seven university teams in both the men’s and women’s tournaments for the very first time, proving the opportunity to be as popular as ever among student-athletes. Read more here. 016, 14 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/894097 Stuff Becomes Presenting Partner for UTSNZ 3x3 Tertiary National Championships https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/894062 Stuff is continuing its support of basketball in New Zealand by becoming the Presenting Partner for the UTSNZ's National Tertiary Basketball Championships. National Sports Editor Fred Woodcock says Stuff is pleased to continue their partnership with Basketball New Zealand and additionally support University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ). The addition of Stuff as a presenting partner is a fantastic vote of confidence and boost in exposure for tertiary sport in New Zealand. Read more on the announcement here. 016, 14 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/894062 Rowing NZ Select World University Games Squad for Development Camp https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/893529 On 7 December 2020 it was confirmed that due to COVID-19, Rowing NZ did not intend to send athletes to compete at international regattas throughout 2021, excluding the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta and the Tokyo Olympic Games. However, it is still the intention of Rowing NZ to select and support age group squads irrespective of international travel throughout 2021. A World University squad has been selected and will train together over the course of the winter and race at the Development Regatta from 21 - 28 August 2021 at Lake Karapiro. Read more on the team announcement here. 016, 13 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/893529 2021 FISU World University Games postponed to 2022 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/892854 University and Tertiary Sport NZ have received official confirmation from FISU that the 2021 World University Games scheduled for August in Chengdu, China have been postponed until 2022 due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions 015, 8 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/892854 SPORT PROFILE: Rowing - a sport built on tradition https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/890950 One of the most fiercely contested events on the inter-tertiary calendar, the Aon New Zealand University Rowing Championships is held around Easter time each year and universities from all around the country compete in grades ranging from completely Novice to Championship level in all sizes of boats, from singles to eights. Read more to find out where it all started. 013, 26 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/890950 SPORT PROFILE: Swimming to Success https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/888910 Ever wondered when the first ever inter-tertiary swim meet happened? Check out our latest sport profile here which talks about the history of swimming in the university and tertiary sport programme, as well as where the sport is heading. 008, 17 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/888910 Tom Mackintosh's University Pathway to Elite Rowing https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/886429 Tom Mackintosh graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Canterbury University in 2019 and is a member of the New Zealand rowing team. "University rowing complimented my studies, and I am grateful I was able to represent my country whilst doing so". Read more about Tom's journey from starting rowing at Lindisfarne College, to rowing while studying at university, to now being a member of the NZ Elite Team. 004, 21 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/886429 Lessons learned from the FISU Young Reporters Programme 2017 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/879689 The FISU-AIPS Young Reporters Programme is back, bigger and better than ever before, with an exceptional opportunity for forty aspiring sports journalists to receive intensive hands-on training and work experience at the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games next summer. Read more about the experiences of past NZ participant Laura Quilter here. 043, 21 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/879689 Tertiary Futsal returns for the University of Auckland Tri-Series https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/879523 Northern futsal rivalries between the University of Auckland, AUT and the University of Waikato will be reignited at the University of Auckland’s tri-series tournament beginning Thursday the 22nd of October. Men’s and women’s teams from the three universities will compete in the unique 2-day round robin event - read on for more details. 043, 19 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/879523 Southern Universities Challenge shield on the line after long absence https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/878628 The University of Otago men’s and women’s basketball teams are travelling up to Christchurch this weekend to take on Lincoln University and the University of Canterbury as the three rivals do battle in the South Island Derby, with the Southern Universities Challenge shield up for grabs. The team lists are in and the schedule is set with the first round of games tipping off at 10am on Sunday. 041, 9 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/878628 National Tertiary Badminton Championship closes with thrilling Grand Final https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/878004 The 2020 National Tertiary Badminton Championship was held at the Counties Manukau Badminton Association over the weekend with 48 students representing six universities in seven teams. It was a gripping tournament with plenty of close matches as seen across the country on Sky Sport Next. Read on for a full wrap of the weekend's event. 040, 29 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/878004 University Sporting Rivalries to resume at National Tertiary Badminton Championship https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/876450 The first and only official National Tertiary Championship event for 2020 is set to get underway this weekend with the much-anticipated badminton championship being hosted by the Counties Manukau Badminton Association. 039, 22 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/876450 “Sit up Straight” and Take Notice – Ara Broadcasting School Students Talk Sport https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/876201 The connection between UTSNZ and the Ara Institute of Canterbury has been strengthening in recent times as UTSNZ Executive Director Sarah Anderson joined a group of students from Ara’s New Zealand Broadcasting School live on the Metronews broadcast this week. Read more about the relationship that's developed between the two organisations here. 038, 17 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/876201 Massey University Set to Bring Hockey Communities Together https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/875660 Massey University is set to bring local and tertiary hockey communities together later this month in a unique Hockey 5's invitational tournament. Read more about the 2020 event here. 037, 11 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/875660 Celebrating the Value of International University Sport https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/875379 Since its onset, the COVID-19 pandemic has spread to almost all countries of the world. Social and physical distancing measures along with lockdowns of businesses, education institutions and overall social life are common strategies used to halt the spread of the disease. But these strategies have greatly disrupted many regular aspects of life, including travel and the opportunity for international sporting experiences. Why does this matter? What does the international sport experience offer our tertiary student athletes and what has been lost in 2020? Read more here to find out. 037, 7 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/875379 International Day of University Sport https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/874808 In just 20 days from now, university students the world over will step out and celebrate the International Day of University Sport (IDUS). In its fifth edition, IDUS has mobilised students and encouraged them to embrace physical activity as a part of their daily campus lives. Read more about the upcoming celebrations here. 036, 31 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/874808 UTSNZ Esport Challenge Series to kick-off with FIFA 20 Tournament https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/871664 The 2020 UTSNZ Esport Challenge Series will kick off this week with 32 students from across the country set to compete for the first ever national tertiary esport title. Seven of UTSNZ’s eight member universities will be represented in the FIFA 20 tournament with participants also coming from Otago Polytechnic, the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT), and the Universal College of Learning (UCOL). 032, 3 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/871664 FISU University World Cup Format Extended to New Sports https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/871222 The University World Cup format is set to be adopted for Rugby Sevens, Handball, Floorball, American Football and Cheerleading. The inclusion of new sports an effort by FISU to provide more international opportunities for student athletes who might not otherwise have an opportunity to compete on the international university sports scene. Read more here. 031, 29 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/871222 FISU World University Championships cancelled for 2020 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/870409 FISU announces the cancellation of its World University Championship events till the end of the year 2020, due to the prevailing global situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more on the latest announcement here. 030, 20 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/870409 University Esports and Competitive Gaming Tournaments gaining ground in New Zealand https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/869484 UTSNZ this week opened registrations for its first ever national inter-tertiary esports challenge event. University esports are growing both internationally and here in New Zealand, and UTSNZ is jumping on-board with what is now a global campus phenomenon. Read more about the exciting new opportunities available for New Zealand student gamers here. 028, 10 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/869484 Australian and New Zealand students to represent Oceania in FISU eSports Challenge Football https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/868728 The weekend of 27-28 June saw 35 students from across the Oceania region take part in the FISU Oceania qualifying competition for the inaugural FISU eSports Challenge Football. The FISU competition aims to provide a further opportunity for universities internationally to come together during these challenging times to compete against one another. Delivered by the Australian Esports League (AEL) and in partnership with UniSport Australia (UniSport), the Oceania qualifier saw the top two winning students (male and female) progressing through to represent their universities and the Oceania region in the international FISU competition taking place from 6-16 July. Read more about the Oceania Qualifier here. 027, 30 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/868728 University and Tertiary Sport NZ reveals plans to launch new ‘Challenge Series’ in 2020 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/868734 The UTSNZ Challenge Series, a new and exciting inter-tertiary competition, will be launched in July 2020 to boost participation and engagement of tertiary students in sport and recreation across New Zealand. Read more about the new events programme here. 027, 30 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/868734 NZ contender for inaugural FISU eSports Challenge https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/868141 Top NZ gamer Campbell Knowles will be representing both the University of Waikato and New Zealand as he competes for a place at the inaugural FISU eSports Challenge Football event. Campbell (Airbrn_), 20, began his eSports career in 2017 is one to watch out for at the Oceania Qualifier event to be played 27-28 June. The kiwi-born player came fourth in the FUT Championship 2017 and finished 9-16th in the FIFA e-Nations Cup 2019 in London. Hear more from Campbell here. 026, 24 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/868141 Student experience to be bolstered in 2020 through National Tertiary Ultimate and Badminton Championships https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/867085 University sporting rivalries are set to resume with confirmation that the National Tertiary Ultimate and Badminton Championships will go ahead in Semester Two. 025, 17 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/867085 University of Canterbury student Jacob Mulholland joins UTSNZ Board of Directors https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/867118 UTSNZ is excited to welcome UC student representative Jacob Mulholland to it's Board of Directors following the recent AGM held 21 May. Read more about Jacob's recent appointment here. 024, 8 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/867118 University of Auckland claim Esports Silver https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/864860 The University of Auckland has finished runners-up in the League of Legends 2020 Oceanic University Championships hosted by Unisport Australia and Riot Games. In the final of the month-long tournament, they were defeated by the team from Queensland University of Technology in the best-of-5 series on Saturday. 022, 25 May 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/864860 Hear from the Lockdown League MVP's https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/864645 Earlier this week we sat down (virtually) to chat with the recently-announced MVP’s of the Lockdown League – Ben Bowie from Lincoln University and Shannon Trebes from the University of Waikato. Ben was chatting to us from his flat in Christchurch and Shannon was in her room at one of the halls of residence on campus. Here’s what happened. 021, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/864645 COVID-19 Update - University and Tertiary Sport at Level 2 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/863513 Yesterday the government announced Alert Level 2 guidelines, including the opportunity for sport to resume at all levels. Read more here on what this means for UTSNZ and the inter-tertiary events programme. 019, 8 May 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/863513 University and Tertiary Sport NZ Lockdown League goes Trans-Tasman https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/862462 University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand’s virtual competition may well become one of the first competitions amid the Coronavirus Pandemic to be contested on a regular Trans-Tasman basis, with the online challenge series set to be broadened to include their ANZAC comrades. Read more here. 018, 1 May 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/862462 FISU Welcomes Revised Dates for Tokyo 2020, Approves Final Dates for Chengdu 2021 for Summer World University Games https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/857757 FISU welcomed the announcement of revised dates for Tokyo 2020 this week and the prospect of an exceptional summer of Olympic sport in 2021. FISU will maintain the planned August slot for the Chengdu 2021 FISU Summer World University Games, with only a slight 2-day modification to the original dates, as per the request of the local organising committee. Read the full press release here. 014, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/857757 COVID 19 Update: FISU World University Championship Cancellations https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/857267 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. 013, 26 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/857267 COVID 19 Update: 2020 National Tertiary Championship Events https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/856745 Refer here for an update on the status of UTSNZ National Tertiary Championship events for 2020. 012, 18 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/856745 FISU Oceania, UniSport Australia and UTSNZ making the right moves. https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/856174 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. 011, 10 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/856174 New Zealand leadership and tertiary expertise recognised by FISU Executive Committee and Working Group appointments https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/854053 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.  009, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/854053 Jacob Mulholland selected for 2020 FISU Volunteer Leader's Academy https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/854052 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. 009, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/854052 FISU Executive Committee meets in Lausanne https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/854038 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. 009, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/854038 Varied competition models proving successful for NZ tertiary sport https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/852272 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. 005, 28 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/852272 Supporting the International Aspirations of New Zealand Tertiary Students https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/852229 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! 005, 27 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/852229 2020 University and Tertiary Sport Calendar Announcement https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/850609 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. 051, 18 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/850609 2019 FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy Whirlwind https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/849633 UTSNZ and New Zealand tertiary student representative, Rose Fitzmaurice (Massey University) talks about her experience at the 2019 FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy which she describes as a whirlwind of a time. 049, 3 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/849633 FISU Oceania welcomes new President and Executive Committee https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/849497 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. 049, 1 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/849497 The University of Auckland achieves Shield 4-peat https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/846817 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 043, 22 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/846817 Top Tertiary 3x3 Basketballers Ready to Take on the World https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/846437 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. 041, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/846437 Ultimate takes on Auckland! https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/843985 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 035, 30 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/843985 Tertiary and Secondary Badminton on show in Porirua https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/843918 National-level Tertiary and Secondary Badminton titles will be contested side-by-side as part of the Festival of Badminton in Porirua next week 035, 29 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/843918 2019 Universiade Post Competition https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/842441 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. 032, 8 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/842441 World University Games crucial in Sports Medicine pathway to Olympics https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/842103 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. 031, 1 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/842103 Kristy Havill Continues to Lead the Charge for Young Women in Sport https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/836833 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. 030, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/836833 World University Games 4x100 Relay Sprint into Bronze https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/836829 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. 030, 25 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/836829 Gold Medal for New Zealand at the 2019 World University Games https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/836828 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. 030, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/836828 World University Games NZ Flag Bearer Announced https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/842093 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. 027, 2 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/842093 Belonging in sport and finding some comfort amongst the mayhem https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/816363 Becoming a tertiary student can be an exciting, yet also daunting and unsettling change for many young people and that’s a normal reaction. What better time to hear from Rose Fitzmaurice, Massey University student and UTSNZ Student Athlete Commission Chairperson about finding your place on campus and making the most of the opportunities ahead of you! 026, 25 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/816363 New Zealand Team to the World University Games https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/832319 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. 024, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/832319 2019 National Intercollegiate Athletic Games (Taiwan University Games) Golf https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/828120 Two players and a manager will represent New Zealand in Golf at the 2019 National Intercollegiate Athletic Games in Taiwan. 017, 23 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/828120 New Zealand candidate chosen for the 2019 FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/828122 Rose Fitzmaurice of Massey University has been chosen to represent New Zealand at the 2019 FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy. 017, 23 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/828122 National Tertiary Women's Sevens Championship Recap https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/825882 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.  014, 1 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/825882 Tertiary teams get a chance to be seen alongside new invitational tournament to boost NZ Rugby World Series preparations https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/824390 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. 011, 12 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/824390 New programme aimed at supporting students towards a career in sport kicks off with a trip to Russia https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/816153 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. 006, 4 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/816153 VACANCY: World University Games 2019 - Team Operations Manager (x 2) https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/814598 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. 003, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/814598 Futsal star keeps goal in sight when making university choice https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/813937 051, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/813937 Student referee makes her mark in world sevens with university's backing https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/813942 051, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/813942 Funding and staff announcements signal official start to NZ's Napoli 2019 campaign https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/813921 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. 051, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/813921 Sport wasn't exchange student's first (or even second) goal but it soon became the most important https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/813941 051, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/813941 New Zealand to be represented at 2019 World University Games in 12 sports https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/813922 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. 051, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/813922 Petty still chasing goals born out of golden World Uni Games moment https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/813940 051, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/813940 Ara student volunteer and passionate netball coach is in Africa this week to help out at the world's https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/813936 051, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/813936 Memory of epic World Uni Games final still fresh for Langton Burnell https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/813939 051, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/813939 Love of sport propels student leader to Russia https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/813938 051, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/813938 2019 dates beckon for keen tertiary student-athletes to make their mark https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/813411 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. 050, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/813411 Media darlings, shoot-out legend and almost-medalists: the NZ 3x3 uni world campaign https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/811852 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. 049, 4 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/811852 The highs and lows on the road to 3x3 world's success https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/811804 A big presence on the NZ basketball scene, Zac Easthope is not someone you ever think would have had doubts. But he reveals that even our top student-athletes have their setbacks. Find out how Zac and his team took on the world's best 3x3 ballers in China and won. 049, 3 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/811804 "I feel like I left a part of me over there" https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/811043 In May UTSNZ put the call out for tertiary students to apply to volunteer at a FISU world university championship. Four months later, netball volunteer Travis Timpson (Ara Institute of Technology) was at the 2018 World University Netball Championships in Uganda. Here he shares his "amazing experience". 047, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/811043 Festival of Badminton on Show in Porirua https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/810873 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. 047, 21 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/810873 Sport wasn't exchange student's first (or even second) goal but it soon became the most important https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/810941 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. 047, 21 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/810941 Bids sought to host the 2019 Tertiary Ultimate Champs https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/808923 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). 044, 1 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/808923 Boost your hippocampus and other tips to improve memory during exams https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/808484 Hannah Hill is a research student from Lincoln University and long-time Canterbury hockey rep. She gives practical advice on how students can deal with this time of year in the healthiest way possible. Whether you're new to exams, or a seasoned swotter this blog could help you to improve your academic results. 043, 26 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/808484 NZ students and staff stand to gain from joint event focus of renewed FISU Oceania-Asia collaboration https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/808508 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. 043, 26 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/808508 FISU previews Australian and New Zealand 3x3 teams with one month to go to Xiamen finals https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/807412 Zac Easthope and Connie Poletti speak to FISU in countdown to the 3x3 World University League coming up on 15-18 November, where the University of Auckland and Lincoln University will represent in the men's and women's finals. 042, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/807412 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST NOW OPEN - 2019 World University Games Health Team https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/807436 To ensure a high performance support service is delivered to the 2019 NZ World University Games team, UTSNZ (through the assistance of Dr Bruce Hamilton, NZOC/HPSNZ Medical Lead) is now recruiting for the Team Doctor and Physiotherapy roles. 042, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/807436 University of Auckland cements top status in tertiary sport with third title https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/805223 The University of Auckland has triumphed as Overall National Tertiary Champion once again, holding the University and Tertiary Sport Shield aloft for the third year in a row. This article outlines how they did it this year, the secrets to their success and why UoA students love to take part in tertiary sport. 039, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/805223 Otago and Lincoln sustain peak performance to beat the basketball pack https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/805206 The 2018 New Zealand National Tertiary Basketball Champions have been determined after three days of intense competition in Auckland. 039, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/805206 Massey closes out tight netball clashes to take final 2018 championship https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/805207 Massey University won by one goal in a thrilling finish to a hugely competitive weekend of top netball. 039, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/805207 How staying active at uni has kept me sane https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/804837 Ellie McManaway is our newest Student Athlete rep, hailing from Victoria University. As a busy student-athlete in her final semester, Ellie knows a thing or two about the trials of study and how hard it is to fit everything in. Here's a humorous take on a vital message – why staying active is so important for one's sanity at uni! 038, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/804837 Ara student volunteer and passionate netball coach is in Africa this week to help out at the world's https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/804640 Back in May UTSNZ put the call out to tertiary students to volunteer at a FISU world university championship. Among the NZ applicants was Travis Timpson, a second-year Business Management student from Ara Institute of Technology. His application to be part of the World Uni Netball Champs as a volunteer was successful and now Travis is in Uganda! 038, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/804640 EVENT PREVIEW: All you need to know about the National Tertiary Ultimate Championship this weekend https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/801919 With a large number of NZ national reps set to feature in Palmerston North this weekend, the NTUC has become a major date on NZ Ultimate's performance calendar. It also plays a pivotal role in increasing participation among the 18-24 year old group. Find out what else Iain Stewart, NZ Ultimate's executive officer, had to say ahead of Saturday's throw-off. 035, 29 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/801919 Historic futsal campaign finishes on a high https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/801733 After an epic week of competition against some of the world's best tertiary futsal teams, the Uniwhites and Uniferns have both ended their historic World University Championship campaign with a win in their last two matches. See here for the results and links to other content. 035, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/801733 Uniwhites and Uniferns get games underway https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/800587 The men's and women's futsal teams are competing in the World University Championship in Kazakhstan 19-26 August. 034, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/800587 "It was an eye opener as many students were from countries that are in war zones or have corrupt governments" https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/799776 Stepping out of her comfort zone, dealing with strange food and limited sleep were just some of the challenges Kristy faced in Kazan at the VLA. She was rewarded with friendships from around the globe, amazing speakers, and a newfound appreciation for volunteerism abroad. 033, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/799776 NZ scullers secure gold and bronze in Shanghai https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/799560 Congratulations to the three medal-winning Massey University students that represented the country in China at the 2018 World University Rowing Championship over the weekend. 033, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/799560 Fargher far from a one-lift wonder https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/798666 Lauren Fargher will be the NZ representative at the 2018 FISU World University Weightlifting Championship in Poland in September. Lauren has had a rapid ascendancy in the sport, including her surprise inclusion in the World University Games team last year. Not only was that a "mindblowing" experience but she learned some important lessons there too. 031, 3 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/798666 Talented tertiary squash players to take on the world's best in Birmingham https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/798302 Congratulations to the four students/recent graduates who will represent NZ at the 2018 FISU World University Squash Championship in Birmingham, UK from 6-12 September. Read here for team members and a link to the Squash NZ announcement story. 031, 1 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/798302 Full-time student-triathlete has unfinished business at world uni champs https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/798007 Triathlon NZ has named Kiri Atkin as the sole New Zealand rep at the 2018 World University Triathlon Championships to be held in Sweden in a month's time. This is the second time Atkin will attend the FISU event. Here the UC student outlines what happened in Switzerland in 2016, her current form, and how she has managed to enhance her employability too. 031, 31 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/798007 Kiwi orienteers find the mark with Robertson scoring gold https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/797526 The World University Orienteering Championship took place last week and was particularly memorable for the outstanding result of New Zealand team member Tim Robertson who won the sprint gold medal. He was one of six NZ student-athletes competing in Kuortane, Finland. 030, 24 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/797526