University and Tertiary Sport NZ 458876 en-nz University and Tertiary Sport NZ 30 UTSNZ Vacancy: Marketing and Events Manager 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 HIGHLY REGARDED SPORTSPEOPLE WELCOMED TO UTSNZ BOARD 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 UTSNZ National Tertiary Championship Programme Announced - 'Make your Mark' UTSNZ announces it national tertiary championship events programme for 2018. 046, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +1300 AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY OVERALL WINNER OF NATIONAL TERTIARY SPORTS CHAMPS 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 Lincoln University at the World 3x3 University League 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 Tori Peeters Ready For 2017 World University Games 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 Flag bearer named for New Zealand Team at World University Games 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 New Zealand Team to World University Games 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 AUT and UTSNZ Student Athlete Commission Rep Returns From Russia 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 NZ Universities Men's and Women's Hockey Teams Announced 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 Young Volunteers Make Their Way To Russia 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 Former Olympic Triathlete Evelyn Williamson Appointed as 2017 World University Games Chef De Mission 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 Auckland Sides Dominate National Tertiary Futsal Championships 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 2017 National Tertiary 3x3 Tournament Wrap-Up 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 AUT student volunteers her way to Russia 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: 015, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1200 New Zealand's first University Water Polo team to attend the World University Games in Taipei, 2017. 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 Scholarships that facilitate tertiary study provide talented football athletes with support for academic endeavour alongside training and competition. 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 UTSNZ seeking NZ University Hockey Team Managers 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 AUT and UoA 3x3 Basketball teams return from China 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 University teams depart for China for the 3x3 Basketball WUL 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 UTSNZ Student Athlete Commission established 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 The University of Auckland is named the UTSNZ Overall National Tertiary Champion for 2016 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 NZ Universities Men's and Women's Hockey Teams Announced 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 Victoria celebrates highest level of sporting success On Wednesday night Victoria University of Wellington and Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) celebrated the Victoria University Blues Awards, the highest recognition the university can give to people who have, by their sporting achievements or contribution to sport, brought credit to the university. Two students with links to UTSNZ were awarded honours. Joanah Ngan-Woo was named the Pasifika Sportsperson of the Year. While working towards completing a Bachelor of Arts at Victoria, Joanah represented Samoa as part of the Manu Sina Women’s Sevens team, and New Zealand in the World University Sevens Tournament. Joanah plays for the Oriental Rongotai Rugby Club and is a member of the Wellington Women’s Pride Rugby team.   And Brooke Walker was named the Sports Administrator of the Year. Brooke, who is completing a Bachelor of Economics and Finance, is the captain of Victoria’s Rowing Club and has been instrumental in the recent rebrand of the club. She is one of the three lead coaches for the Wellington College Rowing Club programme and the lead coach of the Wellington College Rowing Club’s junior squad. Brooke has completed two Rowing New Zealand coaching modules, and is the sole Victoria representative on the University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand Student-Athlete Commission. 039, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +1200 Massey win annual sporting exchange between rival agricultural universities. In additional to UTSNZ National Tertiary Championship events, a number of Universities have their own long standing rivalries and tertiary events. The annual sporting exchange between rival agricultural universities Lincoln and Massey was recently hosted at the Manawatu campus with Massey taking out both the LA Brooks Cup and Enid Hills Memorial Trophy on Saturday. 039, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +1200 Men’s pair take silver at World University Championships The New Zealand University rowing team men’s pair of Corey McCaffrey and Louis van Velthooven have taken a silver medal at the 2016 World Rowing University Championships overnight. The championships in Poznan, Poland, feature the world’s top university rowers including several Olympians. 037, 6 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +1200 University of Auckland Crowned University Ultimate Frisbee Champions The 3rd edition of the New Zealand University Ultimate Championships was hosted by the Auckland University Ultimate Club at Colin Maiden Park from 29-30 August. The 3rd edition of the New Zealand University Ultimate Championships was hosted by the Auckland University Ultimate Club at Colin Maiden Park from 29-30 August. The 2016 tournament saw a record nine teams competing for the trophy. 036, 1 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +1200 Massey University take out the Squash Tertiary Teams Championship Title Massey University have claimed the Tertiary Teams Title after some strong performances from their team against the Auckland University, Victoria University and Waikato University teams. The Squash Tertiary Teams Challenge started in 2014 and sees teams of 4 players (male, female or mixed) graded or social, who all belong to the same Tertiary Institute battling out to be the best Tertiary Team. This year the Tertiary Teams challenge was held at the North Shore Squash Club, 21 Shea Terrace, Takapuna, North Shore on the 26-27 August. 036, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1200 University athletes represent in the Canterbury Women's Squad named for Farah Palmer Cup The Canterbury Women's Rugby Team has been named with a strong representation from both the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University showing the strength of university rugby in the region. 032, 5 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1200 Masters student Alistair Bond heads to Rio Otago Daily Times sports reporter Matt Smith talks to Otago University rower Alistair Bond about the Rio Olympics. 032, 5 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1200 Exposure to top-level Futsal priceless The on-court action may not have gone their way but the teams that represented New Zealand at the FISU World University Futsal Championships in Brazil will return home safe in the knowledge that their efforts were not in vain. 032, 5 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1200 Lincoln University defend Trophy title in Canterbury Metro final Lincoln University go back-to-back in Canterbury Metro rugby. From 14-12 ahead at half time Lincoln went on to win 49-12 with a huge second half. 032, 3 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1200 NZ Tertiary Women's Sevens Team finish 9th The NZ Tertiary Women's Sevens team finished 9th on the table at the World University Championships Played in Swansea, Wales 6-9 July, beating Australia in their last game 14-5. 029, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +1200 NZ Futsal Teams "the ideal" The Fair Play title, in both the male and female categories at the World University Futsal Championships played in Brazil have been won by New Zealand teams. View the full Press Release from Brazil organisers below. 029, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +1200 Mortgage Link Sign As Major Sponsor for Women's Sevens Squad Mortgage Link have signed up as the major sponsors for NZ Universities Women's Sevens Team bound for the FISU World University Championships in Swansea. 028, 6 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +1200 UTSNZ Gets New Logo Logo finalised for the new University and Tertiary Sport NZ organisation... 017, 19 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +1200 Executive Director Appointed Sarah Anderson has been appointed the first Executive Director of University & Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ)... 033, 15 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +1200