Tertiary sports tournaments

Our students compete in a range of university sports tournaments across New Zealand.

Our university takes part in the University & Tertiary Sport New Zealand Championship series, which sees New Zealand’s universities and tertiary institutions go head-to-head in national competitions.

Tournaments are held in a range of sports across the year. Trials are open to all Victoria University of Wellington students where we aim to select our top sportspeople and ensure our strongest teams are representing the University.

Points from each tournament accumulate toward an overall tally that decides the champion institution each year. Success at some tournaments can lead to international opportunities.

There are costs associated with travelling and competing in these events and these are communicated to players as soon as possible. Students and teams are encouraged to fundraise.

2023 UTSNZ National Tertiary Championship calendar

See the full schedule of National Tertiary Championship events for 2023 below.

Be sure to register your interest for events to ensure you receive emails about upcoming trial dates and tournament information. Please note that there will be costs associated with player entry.

Rowing7 - 8 AprilLake Hood, AshburtonClosed
Badminton29 - 30 AprilBadminton Wellington Centre, WellingtonClosed
3x3 Basketball13 - 14 MayAUT North Campus, AucklandClosed
Volleyball8 - 9 JulyAUT North Campus, AucklandClosed
Futsal24 - 27 AugustPalmerston NorthOpen
Ultimate2 - 3 SeptemberWellington (field TBC)Open
Basketball15 - 17 SeptemberCowles Stadium, ChristchurchOpen
Netball23 - 24 SeptemberĀkau Tangi Sports Centre, 72 Kemp Street KilbirnieOpen

2022 National Tertiary Championship Results

Overall UTSNZ Shield placing for Victoria University of Wellington - 4th
3x3 Basketball5th6th
BadmintonMixed - 4th
UltimateMixed - 5th
FutsalDid not enter2nd
RowingMixed - 3rd