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 and mixed sports leagues in a range of sports 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.

Sports leagues run for 9 weeks during Trimesters 1 and 2 and your team can register to play in one trimester or both. Jump to:

Register to play

Read the information in this section and register yourself or your team. You should also be familiar with our sports league conditions.

Trimester 2 leagues

Registrations for Trimester 2 sports leagues are now open until Wednesday 12 July, or until all spaces in the league are full. Entries are prioritised on a first-in first served basis. Teams that register must be available for games within the advertised times. Click the links below to register for Trimester 2 leagues:

Futsal - Monday leagues

Netball - Tuesday or Wednesday leagues

Volleyball -  Thursday leagues

Indoor Football - Thursday or Friday leagues

Basketball - Friday or Sunday leagues

Team cost and entry

League fees per team per Trimester:

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

Team composition

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

Gender requirements

  • Open leagues – no gender requirements.
  • Mixed leagues – these have sport-specific gender requirements. Teams that don’t meet these on the day will have their match results 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.

Individual registrations

If you are registering as an individual, you’ll be placed with other registered individuals into a student team if there are enough numbers – if not, the Uni Rec Sports team will do their best to find you a team to play in.

All sports leagues are dependent on the number of team entries and availability of referees.

Trimester 2 sports leagues information

Trimester 2 games begin on Friday 21 July and continue to the end of the trimester. Spectators are welcome at the Recreation Centre and Boyd Wilson Arena to watch the leagues.

Teams will be notified of league details after entries close on Wednesday 12 July.

League dates and times

All sports leagues run for 9 weeks—there are 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 4–7 pm 24 July2 October
Tue 4.30–8.30 pm 25 July 3 October
Wed 4.30–8.30 pm 26 July 4 October
Thu 4–6.30 pm 27 July 5 October
Indoor Football
Thu 7–10 pm 27 July 5 October
Fri 3.30– 7.30 pm 21 July 6 October
Fri 3.30–7.30 pm 21 July 6 October
Sun 1– 5pm 23 July 8 October

Download the full Trimester 2 Sports Leagues dates timetable (PDF) to ensure you don't miss a game!