University and Tertiary Sports New Zealand (UTSNZ) Events

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Here's your chance to represent UC at a national sporting championship, and aim to qualify for the World University Games!

2020 event schedule

SportFormatDateLocationRegistration of Interest
Rowing Men's & Women's 10 - 11 April Twizel Open
Futsal Men's & Women's 16 - 19 April Wellington Open
Basketball 3x3 Men's & Women's  24 - 25 April Dunedin Open
Hockey 5's Men's & Women's 6 - 8 May Palmerston North Open
Volleyball Men's & Women's 18 - 19 July Christchurch Open
Ultimate Men's & Women's 29 - 30 August Christchurch Open
Badminton Mixed 2 - 3 September Wellington Open
Table Tennis Men's & Women's 3 - 4 September Hamilton Open
5x5 Basketball Men's & Women's 18 - 20 September Auckland Open
Netball Women's 26 - 27 September Auckland Open

Overview

The annual University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand Championship sees all eight universities, and a range of other tertiary institutions compete in ten sporting championships held throughout the academic year. Points are awarded at each event based on final placings, from which an overall champion institution is awarded. UC were the top placed South Island team in 2018 and recently in 2019 placing thrid out of the eight universities thoughout New Zealand

Athletes

In order to represent UC at a UTSNZ event you must be an enrolled student at UC for the duration of the event. A selection committee will review all registered athletes, and will either select a team based on these details, or may hold a trial/s. Registration details are available in the table above. Players are requried to pay a player fee, which must be paid prior to the end of the academic year. 

Coach/Managers

To register your interest in coaching or managing a UC team please complete the relevant registration link above, or email ucsport@canterbury.ac.nz.