UC is a proud partner to the BNZ Crusaders, the world’s most successful non-international professional rugby team.Sport is a massive part of Canterbury’s DNA, and a big part of what we do at UC with thousands of our students heading along to AMI stadium each season to passionately support the BNZ Crusaders.

Our partnership with the BNZ Crusaders supports the development of the next generation of rugby stars, through the UC Championship and UC Cup secondary schools rugby competition for boys and girls. The elite First XV competition involves over 500 high school students, competing from the top of the South Island down to Timaru.

To assist with the development of the next generation of All Blacks and Black Ferns, UC facilitates personalised training sessions where young players can get up close to their Crusaders’ heroes to refine their technique and skills, while providing a memorable enjoyable experience.