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!

2023 event schedule

SportFormatDateLocationRegistration of Interest
Rowing Men's & Women's 7 - 8 April Ashburton Closed
Basketball 3x3 Men's & Women's 13 - 14 May Auckland Closed
Volleyball Men's & Women's 8 - 9 July Auckland Closed
Badminton Mixed 29 - 30 April Wellington Closed
Ultimate Mixed 2 - 3 September Wellington Open
Futsal Men's & Women's 24 - 27 August Palmerston North Open
Basketball 5x5 Men's & Women's 15 - 17 September  Christchurch Open
Netball Women's 23 - 24 September Wellington Open


The annual University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand Championship sees all eight universities, and a range of other tertiary institutions compete in eight 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 is a high performing insitute and were the top placed South Island team in 2018 and 2019. In 2021 UC placed 2nd overall before covid cut the season off early.


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

Register your interest for UTSNZ

Represent the University of Canterbury at the national tertiary championships