Sports leagues

On-campus social sports leagues include netball, indoor football, futsal, volleyball and basketball. They’re fun, affordable, and designed for students.

We host open leagues and mixed leagues on Kelburn campus. Registrations are open to student teams, combined teams, and individual players (in identified leagues). All matches will be played either in the main gym or in Boyd Wilson Arena, both on Kelburn Campus.

Register interest in our leagues?

Late to the party to register in time for our sports leagues?

Spots for teams wishing to register are still available across some of our leagues.

Email the sports team at to enquire about spaces available in our leagues on behalf of a team.

Trimester 1 sports leagues information

Registrations for Trimester 1 sports leagues are now closed. Sports leagues will begin on Friday 10 March and continue through the rest of the trimester. The following sports will be available to spectate at our Recreation Centre and Boyd Wilson Arena:

If you would like more information about our sports leagues, email the Sports team at

Team cost and entry

The costs to enter our Trimester 1 sports leagues are as follows:

  • $230 for student teams (all VUW students)
  • $250 for combined teams (minimum 3 VUW students)
  • $40 for individuals (available to VUW students only)

All sports leagues run for 9 weeks (no games during the trimester break or public holidays). See below for start and end dates for each sport to ensure this fits with your schedule.

Day/ Time Start Date End Date
Mon 4 – 7pm 13 March 22 May
Tue 4:30 – 8:30pm 14 March 30 May
Wed 4:30 – 8:30pm 15 March 24 May
Thu 4 – 6:30pm 16 March 25 May
Indoor Football
Thu 7 – 10pm 16 March 25 May
Fri 3:30 – 7:30pm 10 March 2 June
Fri 3:30 – 7:30pm 10 March 2 June
Sun 1 – 5pm 12 March 4 June

Download the full Trimester 1 Sports Leagues dates timetable (PDF) to ensure you don't miss a game!

Team composition

  • Student teams - all players must be students of the University and provide valid student ID numbers.
  • Combined teams - must have at least three students of the University or staff who are required to provide valid ID numbers.

Gender requirements

  • Open leagues – no gender requirements.
  • Mixed leagues – sport specific gender requirements. Teams not meeting gender requirements will result in matches recorded as 'loss by default'
    • Netball – maximum of 1 male per third of the court at all times during the game (e.g., teams cannot have 2 males in the same third of the court as their GS and GA).
    • Volleyball – minimum of 2 females on the court per team at all times during the game.

Download sport leagues conditions (PDF).