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!

2021 event schedule

SportFormatDateLocationRegistration of Interest
Rowing Men's & Women's 2 - 3 April Twizel Closed
Basketball 3x3 Men's & Women's 10 - 11 April Wellington  Closed 
Futsal Men's & Women's  15 - 18 April Palmerston North  Closed 
Volleyball Men's & Women's 17 - 18 July Christchurch Closed
Badminton Mixed 31 July - 1 August Auckland Closed
Ultimate Mixed 28 - 29 August Hamilton Open  
Basketball 5x5 Men's & Women's 17 - 19 September Auckland Open  
Netball Women's 25 - 26 September Auckland Open  


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 2019, and in the 2019 championship placed third overall of the eight universities in New Zealand


2021 Standings

Sport (2021)Placings
  Men's Team Women's Team
Futsal 2nd (6 pts) 1st (7 pts)
3x3 Basketball  5th (3 pts) 1st (8 pts)
Volleyball 2nd (6 pts) 2nd (6 pts)
5x5 Basketball  To be Played To be Played
  Team Placing
Rowing 2nd (7 pts)
Badminton 6th (3 pts)
Ultimate To be Played
Netball To be Played
University Placing 2nd (after 5 events)  46 pts
Spirit Award 3rd = (after 5 events)  25 pts



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. 


To register your interest in coaching or managing a UC team please complete the relevant registration link above, or email