University Games

SCU Women's Soccer Team
Thumbs Up! Our SCU Women’s Soccer team qualified for the UniSport Nationals Div 1 competition in September 2018
SCU Men's Tennis Team
Our Men’s Tennis Team at the 2017 UniSport Nationals

All Southern Cross University students are eligible to represent the University in regional, national and international competitions coordinated by Australian University Sport.

You can also volunteer your services in a variety of areas including sports administration, managing, coaching and refereeing.

Register your interest in a sport

University Games and Championships

For many years, SCU has been a member and proudly participated in Australian University Sport. The Championships are recognised as a perfect opportunity for university athletes to compete against each other in regional and national multi-sport events. These championships s have built up a reputation as a not-to-be-missed event.

UniSport events provide a great opportunity to meet other uni students from both SCU and all over Australia. Off the sporting field, the Games offer an action-packed social program that is run to compliment the sporting activities. The social program includes events such as theme nights and dress-up competitions as well as novelty events and competitions that enhance the event experience for participants.

Australian Uni Sport 2018 Events Calendar

UniSport 2018 Nationals (Div2)

Date: 1-5 July 2018
Location: Gold Coast, QLD
Badminton (W, M), Basketball (W, M) Football (M), Futsal (W, M), Handball (O), Hockey (W, M), Lawn Bowls (O), Netball (W, X), Tennis (W, M), Tenpin (O), Touch (W, M, X), Ultimate (W, M), Volleyball (W, M). Water Polo (W, M)

NB: Women’s Football plus Men’s and Women’s Rugby 7’s have qualified for Div 1 Championships

The National Championships have replaced the Northern University Games and the Australian University Games in 2018. The National Championships event is split into 2 divisions to be held at separate times of the year. Division 2 will be held on the Gold Coast from Sunday 1 July to Thursday 5 July. An affordable and discounted packages will be put together for the these championships which will include; accommodation, uniforms, a team dinner, equipment costs, event registration and insurances

UniSport 2018 Nationals (Div1)

Date: 23-27 September 2018
Location: Gold Coast, QLD
Sports: AFL (W, M) Athletics, Baseball (M), Beach Volleyball (W,M,X), Cheer and Dance, Cycling (W,M), Fencing (W, M), Football (W), Golf (W, M) , Judo (M,W), Kendo (W. M), Rugby 7’s (W,M), Sailing (O), Softball (W), Squash (W,M) Swimming (W, M), Table Tennis (W,M), Taekwondo (W,M),

Indigenous Games

Date: 24-28 June 2018
Venue: Macquarie University, NSW
Organisers: Australian Uni Sport

Distance Running — Australian University Championships

2018 Nationals Distance Running QLD
Event: Gold Coast Marathon (10km, half and full marathon )
Date:  30 June 1 July 2018
Location: Gold Coast
In conjunction with the Gold Coast Marathon Runners Festival

2018 Nationals Distance Running NSW
Event: Sydney Harbour 10k and 5K 
Date: 8 July 2018
Location: Sydney
In conjunction with the Sydney Harbour 10K  

2018 Nationals Distance Running NSW
Event:  Sydney Running Festival (half and full marathon)
Date: 16 September 2018
Location: Sydney
In conjunction with the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

2018 Nationals Distance Running VIC
Event: Melbourne Marathon (10km, half and full marathon) 
Date:  14 October 2018
Location: Melbourne
In conjunction with the Medibank Melbourne Marathon

Surfing — Australian University Championships

2018 National Surfing
Date: To be confirmed
Location:  To be confirmed
Events: Short board, Long Board, Body Board, TAG team
Organisers: Australian University Sport

Snow Sports — Australian Uni Championships

2018 Nationals Snow
Date:  28th August 2018
Location: Mt Buller, Vic
Organiser: Australian University Sport
Triathlon — Australian Uni Championships
2018 Nationals Triathlon QLD
Location:  Mooloolaba
Date:  11 March 2018
Held as a category within the Mooloolaba Triathlon

2018 National Triathlon NSW
Location: Kingscliff
Date: 18 March 2018
Held as a category within the Kingscliff Triathlon

Trial and registration information for each sport will be posted on our Facebook page (UniLife) as they are finalised.

If you don't see the sport you are interested in get in touch with the sports team at

Sports administration opportunities

Each year we rely on enthusiastic, organised and dedicated volunteers to get involved in our many sports program.

One opportunity is serving as a Sport Manager for the Representative sport at a University Championship Program. Sport Team Managers provide a vital link between athletes and the Sport Service Unit.

If you wish to apply for a Sport Team Manager position, please read the Team SCU - Sport Team Manager Position Description and complete the Team SCU - Manager or Coach Application Form and return it to

Contact Dave Graham at for more information on volunteering opportunities.

Contact us

For further information on playing sort, or volunteering, please contact:

Dave Graham, Sports and Recreation Officer
Phone: +61 2 6620 3220

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