University
Nationals

University nationals

UniSport Nationals events facilitate representative opportunities for student athletes of The University of Newcastle to compete against the best University student Athletes in Australia.

Students in Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Foundation studies are all eligible to compete.

Expand the drop-down menu below for further information and trial dates.

The National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games (Indigenous Games) was created in 1995 by Indigenous students at the University of Newcastle. The event, celebrating its 25th year, returns to Newcastle in 2021 and will attract hundreds of indigenous students from Universities around Australia.

The Games format includes one team playing four sports – Touch Football, Volleyball, Netball and Basketball – and includes cultural celebrations organised by the host University.

2019 Results
A consistent performance in 2019 saw University of Newcastle finish in 5th place.

See the 2019 overall rankings

For all event details and more on Unisport Australia visit www.unisport.com.au

World University Games are the pinnacle sporting events for elite University athletes. The World University Summer and Winter Games (Universiades) are held every 2 years, and are elite multisport events second only to the Olympic Games.

All World University Games and Championship teams are selected by the relevant National Sporting Organisation. Contact the High Performance arm of your sport's governing body to access selection policies and more information, or visit www.unisport.com.au/uniroos-international-events

Some funding may be available to selected athletes to assist with the cost of attending these elite events. Contact NUsport's Elite Athlete Support Officer for more information.

For all event details and more on Unisport Australia visit www.unisport.com.au

Am I eligible to compete?
Eligibility rules are available to view here. Students who have deferred study, dropped enrolments, taken a leave of absence etc, over the time of the event, are not eligible to compete. Competitors at the World University Games and Championships may be eligible to compete up to 12-months following completion of their degree.

Do I need to meet selection criteria?
Certain sports have specific criteria – for example Swimming and Athletics. Competitors in these sports MUST be able to demonstrate recent attainment of minimum qualifying times/distances etc. This can generally be shown via online results at events such as State Championships or similar. If you are not able to demonstrate qualifying standards you will not be permitted to compete.
For team sports, selections will be made via trials. If NUsport believes a team will not be competitive at a given event, it reserves the right to refuse entry for that team.

Will there be random anti-doping testing?
Yes. As an ASADA certified organisation there will be random anti-doping testing at Nationals. Athletes are encouraged to complete the ASADA Level 1 Anti-Doping Course to familiarise themselves with anti-doping processes and prohibited substances.

University of Newcastle ranked
10th in Australia in 2019!

Gold medals to Baseball and Men's Water Polo and Silver to Men's 3x3 Basketball, Mixed Touch and Men's Marathon were enough to clinch a place in the Top 10. With the disruption to competition in 2020, we're keen to do even better in 2021 - if you're ready to give your best for University of Newcastle let us know! Register your interest below or nominate for trials via the '2021 UniSport Nationals' drop-down.

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