Represent Team UQ at UniSport Nationals and go head-to-head against student-athletes from 43 universities across Australia!
Launched in 2018, the UniSport Nationals are national-standard sporting competitions comprised of two flagship events – Nationals Div 1 and 2 – as well as and a number of standalone competitions, including Nationals Snow, T20 Cricket, and 3×3 Basketball events.
Results from Nationals events are tallied to crown an overall champion university. In 2018, The University of Queensland won the inaugural UniSport Nationals Div 1 Championship, following up with a second place finish in 2019.
Raring to represent Team UQ? Contact our team today to register your interest!
UniSport Nationals Events
Nationals Div 1
Held annually in September, Nationals Div 1 – UniSport’s flagship Nationals event – consists of 27 sports contested across Men’s, Women’s, Mixed, and Open categories.
Only the top-ranked universities from the previous Nationals Div 1 event can qualify for each competition, resulting in fierce competition between the competing teams!
Low-ranked teams in each Div 1 competition risk relegation to Nationals Div 2 the following year.
In 2020, Nationals Div 1 will be held in Perth from 26 September – 2 October.
The following sports are offered at Nationals Div 1:
- Australian Rules Football
- Beach Volleyball
- Lawn Bowls
- Rugby 7s
- Table Tennis
- Tenpin Bowling
- Touch Football
- Water Polo
Nationals Div 2
Nationals Div 2 consists of 13 sports contested across Men’s, Women’s, Mixed, and Open categories.
Nationals Div 2 is an ‘open entry’ event, meaning any of UniSport’s 43 member universities can enter teams into competitions if they have not already qualified for Nationals Div 1 in that particular sport.
The top two-ranked universities in each sport at Nationals Div 2 will gain promotion into Nationals Div 1.
In 2020, Nationals Div 2 will be held in Perth from 26 September – 2 October.
The following sports are offered at Nationals Div 2:
- Lacrosse 5s*
- Touch Football
* New sports to be confirmed.
Indigenous Nationals is a week-long multi-sport competition for indigenous student-athletes from universities across Australia.
The 2020 event will be hosted in Newcastle, New South Wales from 28 June – 2 July, and will be contested in a Mixed competition across four sports: Touch Football, Basketball, Netball, and Volleyball.
To express your interest in representing Team UQ at Indigenous Nationals, please get in touch with us.
2020 Nationals Athletics will be held at The University of Queensland from 3-5 April, and will be contested in both Men’s and Women’s competitions. Multi-class events will also be offered in the competition.
In 2018, Team UQ were crowned Nationals Athletics champions in both Men’s and Women’s competitions.
Nationals Cheer & Dance
In 2020, Cheer & Dance will be held on 6 August at the State Basketball Centre in Melbourne and will be contested in women’s and co-ed events.
In 2020, Golf will be held in October in the Victorian Sandbelt.
Nationals Distance Running
In 2020, Distance Running will be offered as part of the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon on 5 July.
Both men’s and women’s divisions are available across the Marathon distance only.
In 2020, swimming will be held as part of the Sydney Open Invitational Meet at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre from 14 – 17 May, and will be contested in both men’s and women’s competitions. Multi-class events are also offered.