UniSport Events and Championships

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National UniSports Competitions

All Southern Cross University students are eligible to represent the University in regional, national and international competitions coordinated by UniSport Australia. You can also volunteer your services in a variety of areas including sports administration, managing, coaching and refereeing.

All SCU Students that choose to represent their University at a National University Sport Championship or Event, will be supported by the university and receive either a discounted (as part of a team) or a partial subsidy/ reimbursement of their event registration for individual athletes competing in sports like: Triathlon, Athletics, Swimming, etcetera.

This may vary from each event, so to find out more on how you can make yourself available for some assistance please contact the UniLife on [email protected].

To receive more information about your favourite sport and how you can represent SCU Register your expression of Interest 

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Australian Uni Sport 2024 Events Calendar

The 2024 UniSport Nationals will see over 6,500 participants from across the country battle it out to be crowned national champions in one of 32 different sports.

Team SCU in 2023 finished 16th overall out of 42 Universities Australia wide and 2nd based on per Capita (University size) on the Unisport Overall Championships. In 2024 with your help we can improve on this solid result and hopefully break into the top 10 and be the #1 Sporting Uni Based on per capita 

Date: 7–13 September 2024
Location: Canberra, ACT
Organiser: UniSport Australia

Sports on offer in 2024 include: Australian Rules, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Cheer and Dance, Cycling, Fencing, Football, Futsal, Golf, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Kendo, Lacrosse 5’s, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Rowing, Rugby 7’s Sailing, Softball, Squash, Swimming,  Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Tenpin Bowling, Touch, Ultimate, Volleyball, Water Polo.

Register your expression of Interest online.

The University of Wollongong (UOW) will host the 28th Indigenous Nationals competition in 2024.

The Indigenous Nationals is an annual week-long multi-sport competition that brings together students from universities across Australia to compete in a variety of sports and crown one university team the champion of the games.

The event connects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from around Australia in a powerful way through sport, promoting positive role models, health, fitness, and wellbeing

Students will compete in basketball, netball, touch football, and volleyball to determine the overall champion.

Date: 23–27 June 2024
Location: University of Wollongong, NSW
Organisers: University of Wollongong

Register your expression of Interest online.

The distance running championships will be held in conjunction with the Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival, Australia’s premier Marathon event, which returns Sunday, 13 October 2024. Choose from five distances, from 42.195k to 3k, each starting on Batman Avenue (150m North of Rod Laver Arena), and finishing with a lap of honour around the MCG’s hallowed turf!

Date: 13 October 2024
Location: Melbourne Cricket Ground and Parklands 
Organisers: Melbourne Marathon

Register your expression of Interest online.

In 2024, Nationals Snow will be held in MT Buller, Vic from 2–5 September and will be contested in both men’s and women’s competitions across four sports: Alpine skiing, Freestyle skiing, Snowboard, Cross country skiing.

Date: 5–5 September 2024
Location: Thredbo, NSW
Organiser: UniSport Australia

Register your expression of Interest online.

The Sydney Open and Uni Nationals event is for both University Students and Club Swimmers. Club Swimmers who attend University are strongly encouraged to compete for their university. When entering via Swim Central, it will automatically place entries under your club, so for those swimmers who will be competing for their university, they must complete the additional university information form to indicate their university. 

Date: 9–11 May
Location:  Sydney NSW 
Organisers: Swimming NSW, Sydney Open

Register your expression of Interest.

Moo Tri as its affectionately known, as both a great starting point for those beginning their triathlon journey and a challenge for seasoned athletes chasing their personal bests. The two distances — Standard: 1.5km Swim, 40km Bike, 10km Run and Sprint: 750 Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run) offer a challenge for everyone in a stunning location.

Date: 9–10 March 2024
Location: Mooloolaba, QLD
Organisers: Mooloolaba Triathlon

Register your expression of Interest.

Athletics Australia is the national governing body for the sport of athletics in Australia together with UniSport Australia, they will be providing an opportunity for our university Athletes and Para Athletes (Multi-class) to compete in a friendly yet competitive arena to hopefully claim your personal best result and glory your university.

Date: 24–26 April 2024
Location: Gold Coast Performance Centre 
Organisers : Athletics Australia

Register your expression of Interest.

3X3Hustle in partnership with UniSport Australia (UniSport) will once again be delivering in July 2024 on the Sunshine Coast, the National 3X3 championships that will attract teams from UniSport’s 43 member universities to compete in both men’s and women’s competitions.

In 2023 the 3X3 Basketball championships saw the top-placing teams progress to the FISU Oceania qualifying tournament for the 3X3 Basketball University World Cup.

Date: 2-4 July2024
Location: Sunshine Coast
Organiser : 3X3Hustle

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SCU lays claim to being the #1 Surfing Uni in Australia and why wouldn’t we be with 3 of our major campus located in close proximity to t pristine beaches and renown surf breaks like Snapper, Kirra, Rainbow, Burleigh, The Pass, Lennox Head and Arrawarra

In 2024 SCU is primed to win back the National Championships in both our men’s and women’s division and welcome all competitive short and long-boarders to join our crew that will take part in this year’s Uni Surfing Titles. Go SC… Yeeeeww!

Date: July 2024 (TBC)
Location: Sunshine Coast, QLD
Organiser: Surfing Queensland

Register your expression of Interest.

Are you a cricket fanatic? Then join Team SCU and be part of UniSport very own BBL inspired competition and help your uni defend our Div 2 Bronze medal that we won in 2023. Both Male & Female divisions to be contested this year.

Date: July or August 2024
Location: Sunshine Coast, QLD
Organiser; Unsiport Australia

Register your expression of Interest.

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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. Our Sport Team Managers provide a vital link between athletes and the University.

If you wish to apply for a Sport Team Manager position or coaching position, please contact [email protected]for more information on volunteering opportunities.

Team SCU 2021 UniSport Indigenous Nationals Touch Football Champions!

Congratulations to our Women’s Basketball Team UniSport National Queensland Bronze Medallist 2021

Congratulations Team SCU

National UniSports Competitions