University and Tertiary Sport NZ 612764 en-nz University and Tertiary Sport NZ 30 Lincoln University and the University of Waikato claim first Championship titles for 2022 The top tertiary 3x3 talent from across the motu converged on Massey University in Palmerston North last weekend for the National Tertiary 3x3 Championship. All eight of New Zealand’s universities were represented in both the men’s and women’s tournaments which were streamed live on Sky Sport Next. Read more as we recap the tournament and award winners. 021, 17 May 2022 00:00:00 +1200 National Tertiary Championship Series set to tip off with 3x3 Basketball The draw for the upcoming National Tertiary 3×3 Championships – which sees the top men’s and women’s teams from each of New Zealand’s eight universities competing over two spectacular days – has been announced. Catch all the action this weekend as Massey University hosts the National Tertiary 3x3 Championship, tipping off the first of UTSNZ’s National Tertiary Championship Series events for 2022. Read more here. 020, 10 May 2022 00:00:00 +1200 Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games Rescheduled For 2023 The Chengdu 2021 Summer World University Games will now take place in 2023. Following extensive discussions between FISU, the Chengdu 2021 Organising Committee and other stakeholders, a decision has been made to further postpone the Chengdu Games until 2023. The Chengdu Games had initially been scheduled for the summer of 2021, but were rescheduled to take place 2022 due to the on-going effects of the Covid19 pandemic and concerns for player welfare. Read more here. 020, 9 May 2022 00:00:00 +1200 New Zealand Teachers Games Welcomes Tertiary Institutions University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ) is excited to announce that in partnership with School Sport New Zealand (SSNZ), the NZTG has been extended to include tertiary institution staff in recognition that the health of the teaching profession is essential for the development and support of New Zealand students. Read more on the 2022 event and partnership here. 018, 29 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +1200 UTSNZ Welcomes Jason Nel to the Team Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington student Jason Nel has joined the UTSNZ team as the new Marketing Intern for 2022. A second year Bachelor of Commerce student majoring in Marketing and Management, Jason’s primary role is to ensure student voice is maintained throughout UTSNZ’s marketing strategy with the key deliverable being the monthly student e-newsletter ‘Compete & Connect’. 018, 27 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +1200 UTSNZ signs multi-year hosting agreement with Sport Manawatu and the Palmerston North City Council UTSNZ signs a multi-year hosting agreement with Sport Manawatu and the Palmerston North City Council which will see the best university sports teams in the country descend on Te Papa-i-Oea in one championship sport each year through until 2024. Read more on the hosting agreement here. 014, 31 Mar 2022 00:00:00 +1300 2022 Aon NZ University Rowing Championships Postponed Following consideration by the Universities Committee a decision has been made to postpone the 2022 Aon NZ University Championships that were scheduled for 8th and 9th April 2022 in Whanganui. The reason for the postponement is due to the ongoing uncertainly around COVID. 011, 10 Mar 2022 00:00:00 +1300 Climbing NZ announces athletes to compete at the FISU World University Climbing Championships Climbing New Zealand is pleased to announce the selection of 4 athletes to compete at the FISU World University Climbing Championships to be held in Innsbruck, Austria from the 14th to the 17th of June 2022. 009, 25 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +1300 New Zealand team withdrawal from Chengdu 2022 World University Games The Board of University and Tertiary Sport NZ (UTSNZ) has made the difficult decision not to send a New Zealand team to the Chengdu 2022 World University Games. Click to read the full announcement. 007, 11 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +1300 University and Tertiary Sport NZ launches new Strategic Plan to 2025 UTSNZ has published its new strategic plan that will guide the organisation’s growth and development over the next four years. The plan sets out the organisation’s strategic focus areas, each with a series of targeted goals. To read more about the strategy and for a copy click here.  005, 28 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +1300 2022 Challenge Series begins with NZ Tertiary Beach Volleyball Championships Tertiary beach volleyball athletes from around the country congregated on Mount Maunganui's Main Beach on Friday the 21st of January, with national titles and medals on the line in three divisions. 005, 25 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +1300 New Year brings New Opportunities for Students UTSNZ is excited to announce the details of the eight National Tertiary Championship events for 2022, with universities now planning their campaigns in hope of lifting one of the major awards on the line next year. The calendar sees no change from the eight sports that were scheduled to be contested in 2021 which are set to bring together over 1200 students from across the country. 049, 30 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +1300 Heart Rates and Stepping Stones - Year 13 Student Perceptions of University Sport We know from research, and what young people have told us that sport and school are very closely connected. Sport gives students a sense of belonging and connection when they’re interacting with their mates. Sport is a great way to help manage anxiety and stress for young people, and students who are involved in sport tend to realise their potential in the classroom with better academic results. UTSNZ speaks to Year 13 students Ashleigh Bindon and Jade Fairley to find out more. 049, 30 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +1300 2022 National Tertiary Championship Calendar Out Now UTSNZ, in conjunction with our event partners, are pleased to announce the details of all eight of the National Tertiary Championship events for 2022. 047, 16 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +1300 Repost: UTSNZ Tertiary Esports League Grand Finals Recap After several weeks of action from some of the top talent in universities all across New Zealand, the UTSNZ Tertiary Esports League has finally come to an end. The Red Bull-sponsored tournament saw a thrilling Grand Finals with the University of Auckland’s You Oh Aye and Step Siblings taking home the crowns for League of Legends and VALORANT, respectively. Check out the full article from Asura World here. 043, 20 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +1300 UTSNZ Intern Begins Job Hunt with New Skills and Contacts This month UTSNZ bids farewell to our Marketing Intern for 2021, AUT postgraduate marketing student Chloe Bardsley. Alongside putting together this e-newsletter every month, Chloe assisted the marketing team at the National Tertiary Badminton Championship and provided student insight to UTSNZ in a number of key areas. 043, 19 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +1300 University and Tertiary Sport NZ Announce New Board Members University and Tertiary Sport NZ (UTSNZ) is excited to announce the appointment of two new board members - Joe Hitchcock and Joanna Kelly. REad more on the recent appointments here. 039, 22 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +1200 The University of Auckland and Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington Take Out Top National Tertiary Sports Awards University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ) is pleased to announce the winners of the National Tertiary Championship Shield and Te Kaitiaki - the National Tertiary Spirit award. These awards honour New Zealand's best student athletes and tertiary sports teams. More on the winners here. 038, 16 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +1200 Cancelled: 2021 National Tertiary Netball Championship UTSNZ, in partnership with Netball NZ, have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 National Tertiary Netball Championship that was scheduled to be held at the Auckland Netball Centre on 25-26 September. 037, 7 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +1200 Challenge Events Update Due to the ongoing alert level restrictions in place, the decisions to cancel the Tertiary Rugby Sevens Challenge and postpone the University Team Sailing Championships have been made in conjunction with our event partners. 036, 2 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +1200 Cancelled: 2021 National Tertiary Ultimate Championship UTSNZ, in partnership with NZ Ultimate, the University of Waikato and Waikato Ultimate, have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 National Tertiary Ultimate Championships that were scheduled to be held at the University of Waikato on 18-19 September. 036, 1 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +1200 Cancelled: 2021 Tertiary National Championships presented by Stuff UTSNZ, in partnership with Basketball NZ, have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Tertiary National Championships that was scheduled to be held at the AUT North Campus on 17-19 September 036, 31 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +1200 Introducing Te Kaitiaki – UTSNZ’s new National Tertiary Spirit Champion Award UTSNZ is proud to unveil its latest award – Te Kaitiaki – to be presented for the first time this year. Te Kaitiaki, the National Tertiary Spirit Champion award recognises the tertiary institution that has captured the spirit of national championship events as determined by participant vote across all UTSNZ National Tertiary Championships throughout the year. 035, 27 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +1200 Medals Galore as Two Badminton Titles Awarded Over 100 students hit the courts for the National Tertiary Badminton Championship and Tertiary Badminton Cup events held at the AUT North Campus over the weekend, taking the tertiary badminton nationals on-campus for the first time ever. In another first, Championship and Challenge Series events were held side-by-side, giving twice as many students the opportunity to represent their universities, compete for a national title, and connect with others from across the country. 032, 3 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +1200 Tertiary Badminton Event Grows as it Moves On-Campus 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 The University of Auckland do the Double at Pioneer 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 Fresh Faces Set to Hit the Volleyball Courts in Christchurch 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 FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy 2021 Commences 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 METRONEWS - Canterbury Athlete Finds a Covid Silver Lining 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 South Island dominates Tertiary Futsal Championships 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 Stuff Becomes Presenting Partner for UTSNZ 3x3 Tertiary National Championships 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 Canterbury Women, Auckland Men Crowned UTSNZ National 3x3 Champions 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 National Titles on the Line as Futsal Fever hits Universities 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 Rowing NZ Select World University Games Squad for Development Camp 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 2021 FISU World University Games postponed to 2022 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 SPORT PROFILE: Rowing - a sport built on tradition 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 SPORT PROFILE: Swimming to Success 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 Tom Mackintosh's University Pathway to Elite Rowing 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 Lessons learned from the FISU Young Reporters Programme 2017 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 Tertiary Futsal returns for the University of Auckland Tri-Series 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 Southern Universities Challenge shield on the line after long absence 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 National Tertiary Badminton Championship closes with thrilling Grand Final 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 University Sporting Rivalries to resume at National Tertiary Badminton Championship 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 “Sit up Straight” and Take Notice – Ara Broadcasting School Students Talk Sport 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 Massey University Set to Bring Hockey Communities Together 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 Celebrating the Value of International University Sport 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 International Day of University Sport 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 UTSNZ Esport Challenge Series to kick-off with FIFA 20 Tournament 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 FISU University World Cup Format Extended to New Sports 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 FISU World University Championships cancelled for 2020 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 University Esports and Competitive Gaming Tournaments gaining ground in New Zealand 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 Australian and New Zealand students to represent Oceania in FISU eSports Challenge Football 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 University and Tertiary Sport NZ reveals plans to launch new ‘Challenge Series’ in 2020 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 NZ contender for inaugural FISU eSports Challenge 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 Student experience to be bolstered in 2020 through National Tertiary Ultimate and Badminton Championships 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 University of Canterbury student Jacob Mulholland joins UTSNZ Board of Directors 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 University of Auckland claim Esports Silver 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 Hear from the Lockdown League MVP's 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 COVID-19 Update - University and Tertiary Sport at Level 2 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 University and Tertiary Sport NZ Lockdown League goes Trans-Tasman 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 FISU Welcomes Revised Dates for Tokyo 2020, Approves Final Dates for Chengdu 2021 for Summer World University Games 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 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. 013, 26 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +1300 COVID 19 Update: 2020 National Tertiary Championship Events Refer here for an update on the status of UTSNZ National Tertiary Championship events for 2020. 012, 18 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +1300 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. 011, 10 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +1300 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.  009, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +1300 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. 009, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +1300 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. 009, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +1300 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. 005, 28 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +1300 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! 005, 27 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +1300 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. 051, 18 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +1300 2019 FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy Whirlwind 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 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. 049, 1 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +1300 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 043, 22 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1300 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. 041, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1300 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 035, 30 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +1200 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 035, 29 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +1200 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. 032, 8 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +1200 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. 031, 1 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +1200 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. 030, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 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. 030, 25 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 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. 030, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 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. 027, 2 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 Belonging in sport and finding some comfort amongst the mayhem 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 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. 024, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +1200 2019 National Intercollegiate Athletic Games (Taiwan University Games) Golf 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 New Zealand candidate chosen for the 2019 FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy 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 National Tertiary Women's Sevens Championship Recap 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 Tertiary teams get a chance to be seen alongside new invitational tournament to boost NZ Rugby World Series preparations 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 New programme aimed at supporting students towards a career in sport kicks off with a trip to Russia 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 VACANCY: World University Games 2019 - Team Operations Manager (x 2) 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 Petty still chasing goals born out of golden World Uni Games moment 051, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 Memory of epic World Uni Games final still fresh for Langton Burnell 051, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 Sport wasn't exchange student's first (or even second) goal but it soon became the most important 051, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 Love of sport propels student leader to Russia 051, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 Ara student volunteer and passionate netball coach is in Africa this week to help out at the world's 051, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 Student referee makes her mark in world sevens with university's backing 051, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 Futsal star keeps goal in sight when making university choice 051, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +1300 Funding and staff announcements signal official start to NZ's Napoli 2019 campaign 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 New Zealand to be represented at 2019 World University Games in 12 sports 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 2019 dates beckon for keen tertiary student-athletes to make their mark 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