University and Tertiary Sport NZ 458876 https://www.utsnz.co.nz en-nz University and Tertiary Sport NZ 30 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Same same but different https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/797527 The winners from Wellington are the same as 2017, with Auckland and Waikato reclaiming their men's and women's titles respectively, however, this year’s event had more of a competitive feel across the whole tournament. Read our review for reflections and results. 030, 24 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/797527 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 Waikato women and Canterbury men take out tertiary hockey titles https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/795536 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. 028, 10 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/795536 Calling journalism/communication students and recent graduates interested in sport reporting… https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/795444 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. 028, 9 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/795444 Petty still chasing goals born out of golden World Uni Games moment https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/784948 Among the NZ team at the Commonwealth Games in April were a number of students and recent grads, including Angie Petty (UC). Before she competed in the 800m we asked Angie how her involvement in the World Uni Games has impacted her athletic career. 028, 9 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/784948 Memory of epic World Uni Games final still fresh for Langton Burnell https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/785073 Ben Langton Burnell represented NZ in April's Commonwealth Games. Before the Massey student flew out, we asked Ben how his 2017 World University Games experience in the javelin prepared him for large multisport events. 028, 9 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/785073 Improved NZ representation to take on a Euro-dominant draw at World Futsal Champs https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/794739 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. 027, 2 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/794739 Q&A with Liam for Student Volunteer Week 2018 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/793495 Find out why Massey University graduate Liam Hurst volunteers at sport events, and what he gets out of his experiences. 025, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/793495 Double degree student, athlete and volunteer https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/793496 Amelia volunteers her time across social, sport and governance bodies. All this on top of a full academic schedule and her own sports training. So, what drives her? 025, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/793496 Banter, learnings and comments from a Kiwi in Russia https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/793493 The FISU Volunteer Leaders' Academy is on in Russia right now and UTSNZ is excited to have Kristy Havill (Lincoln University) representing the sector over there. In our first-ever blog post Kristy reveals what it’s been like so far. 025, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/793493 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 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/792901 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. 024, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/792901 Top tertiary badminton players tustle for plaudits https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/791396 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. 023, 5 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/791396 Kiwis set to face a “ridiculously high” level of competition on German sand https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/790686 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. 022, 29 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/790686 New memorandum recognises the importance of school-tertiary sport links https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/789525 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. 020, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/789525 FISU President meets with IOC to chart progress of mutual interests https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/788111 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. 019, 9 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/788111 Massey student-rowers following in the footsteps of world uni achievers https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/788026 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. 019, 8 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/788026 World University Orienteering Championships NZ team announced https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/787033 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. 017, 27 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/787033 Championships showcase the spread of futsal fever https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/785579 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. 016, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/785579 Futsal star keeps goal in sight when making university choice https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/785612 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. 016, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/785612 Futsal teams announced to represent NZ on the world stage https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/785580 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. 016, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/785580 Memory of epic World Uni Games final still fresh for Langton Burnell https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/785073 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. 015, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/785073 Petty still chasing goals born out of golden World Uni Games moment https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/784948 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. 015, 11 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/784948 Auckland and Lincoln universities earn Tertiary 3x3 titles and a place at the World's https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/784585 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. 015, 9 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/784585 Student referee makes her mark in world sevens with university's backing https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/784332 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. 014, 5 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/784332 Love of sport propels student leader to Russia https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/781531 Lincoln University’s Kristy Havill will represent New Zealand at the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Volunteer Leader’s Academy in Kazan in June. 011, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/781531 New role to increase promotional focus for tertiary sport body https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/779617 Anna Wallace has been appointed as the new Marketing and Events Manager at University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ). 010, 5 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/779617 National Tertiary Women’s Tertiary Sevens Tournament Team 2018 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/774919 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. 006, 5 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/774919 University Tertiary Sport align with Hamilton Sevens World Series https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/774916 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. 006, 5 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/774916 UTSNZ Vacancy: Marketing and Events Manager https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/767996 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. 049, 4 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/767996 HIGHLY REGARDED SPORTSPEOPLE WELCOMED TO UTSNZ BOARD https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/766934 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. 047, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/766934 UTSNZ National Tertiary Championship Programme Announced - 'Make your Mark' https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/766277 UTSNZ announces it national tertiary championship events programme for 2018. 046, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/766277 AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY OVERALL WINNER OF NATIONAL TERTIARY SPORTS CHAMPS https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/760424 The University of Auckland has once more reigned supreme winning the National Tertiary Championship competition for 2017. 040, 6 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/760424 Lincoln University at the World 3x3 University League https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/757040 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. 037, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/757040 Tori Peeters Ready For 2017 World University Games https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/753227 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. 034, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/753227 Flag bearer named for New Zealand Team at World University Games https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/752830 Water Polo player Caitlin Lopes da Silva has been named as flagbearer for the New Zealand Team competing at the World University Games in Taipei, Chinese Taipei. 033, 19 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/752830 New Zealand Team to World University Games https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/747011 Fifty-nine athletes from 11 sports will be representing New Zealand at the World University Games in Taipei, Chinese Taipei when the action gets underway on August 19th. 028, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/747011 AUT and UTSNZ Student Athlete Commission Rep Returns From Russia https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/746860 AUT student Claudia Raven, one of 110 young people from around the world selected to fly to Kazan in Russia earlier this month for the first International University Sports Federation (FISU) volunteering conference, returns to NZ and talks to reporter David Burroughs. 028, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/746860 NZ Universities Men's and Women's Hockey Teams Announced https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/746382 Following the successful National Tertiary Hockey Championships played in Wellington earlier this week, Hockey NZ has named the NZ Universities Men's and Women's Tournament Teams for 2017. 027, 8 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/746382 Young Volunteers Make Their Way To Russia https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/744700 Two university students want other young people to see the important role volunteers play in our country’s major sporting events. Claudia Raven and Amelia Morgan, both 20 years old, departed on Friday to represent New Zealand and University and Tertiary Sport NZ at the first International University Sports Federation (FISU) volunteering forum in Kazan, Russia, from July 2 to 8. 026, 1 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/744700 Former Olympic Triathlete Evelyn Williamson Appointed as 2017 World University Games Chef De Mission https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/738540 University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Evelyn Williamson as Chef de Mission to the 2017 World University Summer Games in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei. 022, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/738540 Auckland Sides Dominate National Tertiary Futsal Championships https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/730396 Held over two venues in Christchurch this month, the event attracted twice as many teams as the 2016 tournament with each fighting it out for the right to be crowned champions of New Zealand. That honour fell to sides from the City of Sails as a comparatively inexperienced University of Auckland team belied its rookie status by claiming the men’s title while AUT continued its proud record in the women’s competition with a third straight success. 016, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/730396 2017 National Tertiary 3x3 Tournament Wrap-Up https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/729605 Canterbury Basketball hosted the second ever UTSNZ National Tertiary 3x3 Tournament this past weekend, with almost 50 players competing in 16 teams, as all eight New Zealand universities were represented. It wasn’t only university pride on the line, as the winning teams in each gender qualified for the World University League, and receive the airfares to cover travel to Xiamen, China in September this year. 015, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/729605 AUT student volunteers her way to Russia https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/729603 An AUT Sport and Recreation student will represent New Zealand at an international volunteering forum taking place in Russia later this year. Second year student, Claudia Raven, will be the country’s only university student representative at the International University Sports Federation (FISU) volunteering conference in Kazan, Russia in July. - See more at: http://www.news.aut.ac.nz/news/2017/april/aut-student-volunteers-her-way-to-russia#sthash.aEkHClhn.dpuf 015, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/729603 New Zealand's first University Water Polo team to attend the World University Games in Taipei, 2017. https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/727496 The New Zealand women’s university team to play at the FISU Taipei 2017 World University Games in August has been announced. It will be the first time ever that New Zealand is represented in the sport of water polo at the Universiade; a very significant success that provides our players with a clear pathway, especially between youth/junior level and the senior national team 014, 4 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/727496 Scholarships that facilitate tertiary study provide talented football athletes with support for academic endeavour alongside training and competition. https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/711128 Ensuring that talented young athletes in New Zealand sport are also supported to achieve and realise their academic potential is an extremely important aspect within the New Zealand sporting landscape. Acknowledging this, Football South have recently partnered with the University of Otago and the Otago Polytechnic to provide scholarships for talented young football players who have academic aspirations. Read more here and watch out for these again in 2017. 051, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/711128 UTSNZ seeking NZ University Hockey Team Managers https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/710442 UTSNZ is seeking two highly motivated individuals to help lead and manage the NZ University Men's and Women's Hockey Teams at the Hockey NZ Affiliates Tournament, 1-7 April 2017. 050, 7 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/710442 AUT and UoA 3x3 Basketball teams return from China https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/703930 New Zealand university representative teams, Auckland University of Technology (Men’s) and the University of Auckland (Women’s), have returned home after an excellent performance at the World University 3x3 Basketball League in China. 044, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/703930 University teams depart for China for the 3x3 Basketball WUL https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/702471 The University of Auckland Women's and AUT Men's 3x3 Basketball teams left for China today to participate in the FISU 3x3 Basketball World University League. The WUL will take place from 21 to 23 October, 2016 in Xiamen. 043, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/702471 UTSNZ Student Athlete Commission established https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/701147 One of the key objectives of the new university and tertiary sport entity UTSNZ, is to revive competitive inter tertiary sporting competitions, lift the standard of these competitions and develop pathways to international opportunities. At the heart of this are New Zealand’s tertiary students and increasingly in the world of sport, the athlete’s voice is being formally recognised in the governance structures of national sporting entities. As a result, UTSNZ has recently established the first NZ Tertiary Student Athlete Commission. 042, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/701147 The University of Auckland is named the UTSNZ Overall National Tertiary Champion for 2016 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/699766 Under the new watch of University and Tertiary Sport NZ, and in a new era of inter-tertiary sport in New Zealand, the University of Auckland has been awarded the prestigious overall National Tertiary Championship Shield and been named the UTSNZ Overall National Tertiary Champion for 2016. 040, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/699766 NZ Universities Men's and Women's Hockey Teams Announced https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/699812 Hockey NZ and UTSNZ are pleased to announce the NZ Universities Men's and Women's teams to play in the 2017 HNZ Affiliates tournament in Napier next year. The teams were selected based on performance and skills shown at the UTSNZ National Tertiary Hockey Championships played in Wellington last week. 040, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.utsnz.co.nz/blog/699812