UNIVERSITY
SPORT

REACH GREATER
FEATS WITH SPORT

Sports and active recreation cubs enjoy a strong and proud history at the University of Newcastle. From the inception of the Bushwalking Club in 1955 to the rise of the Quidditch Club in 2015, clubs and social sport have always played a vital role in enhancing the student experience at university.

The Forum offers six nights per week of social sport competition for students, staff and our wider community as well as a wide range of NUSport Clubs which are affiliated with the university. Register your team or explore our sporting clubs.

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ENJOY OUR STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES
  • First class facilities
  • Over 10 social sport competitions
  • 25 University sporting clubs
  • Fair and inclusive participation in sport
  • Helping student athletes reach their absolute potential
  • Facilitating for quality training and competitive pathways

Challenge yourself and meet new people

SPORTING OPPORTUNITIES

CLUB SPORT

Sport and active recreation clubs enjoy a strong and proud history at the University of Newcastle. From the inception of the Bushwalking Club in 1955 to the rise of the Quidditch Club in 2015, clubs have always played a vital role in enhancing the student experience at university. Explore the many NUsport affiliated Clubs below.

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boat (rowing)
  • Cheer
  • Cricket
  • Diving (NUDES)
  • Fencing
  • Footbal (Mens & Womens)
  • Hockey (Mens & Womens)
  • Jujutsu
  • Mountaineering
  • Netball
  • Quidditch
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Snow Sports
  • Squash
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
UNIVERSITY NATIONALS

With elevated levels of competition across national multi-sport events and stand-alone Nationals in up to ten additional sports, the stage is set to showcase the very best university student-athletes. If you have a competitive spirit, a sense of adventure and a love for the camaraderie of small or large teams, read on and register your interest!

SPORTS AWARDS

Sports Awards presented by NUsport on behalf of the University, recognise outstanding sporting achievements through sporting scholarships, University Blues, University Colours, Sports Club of the Year, Team of the Year and Sports Person of the Year and are an important part of the University's history and commitment to providing high quality services and facilities.

ELITE ATHLETES

As a member of the Elite Athlete Education Network (EAEN), The University of Newcastle is committed to supporting the endeavours of high level athletes to combine study and maintain their involvement in elite level sport. Through the provision of academic support and flexibility, sport scholarships and world class training facilities, University of Newcastle and NUsport can assist in achieving a 'dual career' – that of sporting prestige and completion of tertiary study.

RESCHALLENGE

Instilling a proud tradition of competition and friendly rivalry, the ResChallenge Sports Program exists to encourage positive interaction between on-campus residents of the University of Newcastle. The program returns in 2021 with 10 sports, featuring a combination of weekly social competitions, gala days, and knockout events.

PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS

COLOURS

Past Recipients 

BLUES

Past Recipients 

SPOTY

Past Recipients 

SCOTY

Past Recipients 

HONORARY
LIFE MEMBERS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What club sports does NUsport offer?

Sport and active recreation clubs enjoy a strong and proud history at the University of Newcastle. From the inception of the Bushwalking Club in 1955 to the rise of the Quidditch Club in 2015, clubs have always played a vital role in enhancing the student experience at university.

25 clubs to choose from, ranging from your traditional sports Rugby League, Rugby Union, Football, Cricket to Quidditch, Ultimate Frisbee and Mountaineering.

In addition to NUsport Sport and Active Recreation Clubs, there are many other Clubs and Societies you can join through The University of Newcastle.

Should you wish to gain more information about becoming an affiliated club with NUsport, please contact unisport@theforum.org.au.

How do I join a social sporting team?

Our social sport competitions run in line with University semesters. You can nominate a team or nominate as an individual for each competition. Sports range from touch football, netball and basketball. Get more information here.

What is the Elite Athletes program?

As a member of the Elite Athlete Education Network (EAEN), The University of Newcastle is committed to supporting the endeavours of high level athletes to combine study and maintain their involvement in elite level sport.

Through the provision of academic support and flexibility, sport scholarships and world-class training facilities, UON and NUsport can assist in achieving a 'dual career' – that of sporting prestige and completion of tertiary study.

The University of Newcastle has supported elite student-athletes in teams such as the Newcastle Jets, Newcastle Knights, NSW Waratahs and Matildas Football Team and has assisted athletes competing at Olympic, Commonwealth and World University Games.
Read more information here.

Am I eligible to compete at University Nationals?

With elevated levels of competition across national multi-sport events and stand-alone Nationals in up to ten additional sports, the stage is set to showcase the very best university student-athletes.

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

If you have a competitive spirit, a sense of adventure and a love for the camaraderie of small or large teams, read on and register your interest

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