Inter-University Sport (UTSNZ)

Represent AUT and compete against New Zealand universities and tertiary institutes in the UTSNZ National Tertiary Sport Championships.  We are looking for the best athletes to represent AUT at these competitive events. The AUT Sport team will coordinate the entire campaign and head away with the teams to tournament.

Who it's for

To represent AUT at a UTSNZ Tertiary Championship event, you must be enrolled as a student at AUT during the semester in which your sport falls or have graduated in that calendar year. All AUT teams will be selected through a full trial process.

Sports on offer

You can represent AUT at the UTSNZ championships in the following sports.

Champs sports:

  • Basketball (3x3)
  • Rowing
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Futsal
  • Basketball (5x5)
  • Netball

Challenge sports:

  • Beach Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • eSports
  • Swimming

How the UTSNZ championship works

Each UTSNZ Tertiary Championship event earns points to the overall shield, based on the team’s final event placings; the shield is awarded to the top sporting university in New Zealand at the end of the calendar year. Additionally, from 2021, Te Kaitiaki – National Tertiary Spirit Champion Award is up for grabs for the top university who captures the spirit of national championship events, nominated by the participants across all sports throughout the year.

Event calendar







Men’s & Women’s

16 – 17 Jul

Pioneer Stadium, Christchurch




6 – 7 Aug

Waikato Badminton Association, Hamilton


Ultimate Frisbee


27 – 28 Aug

University of Waikato, Hamilton



Men’s & Women’s

1 – 4 Sept

MainPower Stadium, Rangiora


5x5 Basketball

Men’s & Women’s

16 – 18 Sept

AUT North Campus, Auckland




24 – 25 Sept

ASB Sports Centre, Wellington

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Rowing Men's & Women's 23 – 24 Sept Whanganui Register now

AUT's Student Athlete Commission representative

The AUT UTSNZ Student Athlete Commission representative is Jack Williamson.

The UTSNZ Student Athlete Commission aims to allow the voice of the student-athlete to be effectively communicated with the organisation. It provides advice to the UTSNZ Executive about issues of student sport participation and achievement, and the development of UTSNZ. The commission also helps build awareness of UTSNZ within member student groups and to implement student-focused initiatives.

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University and Tertiary Sport NZ (UTSNZ) is a not-for-profit organisation enabling tertiary students to represent their university in sport at a regional, national and international level. Find out more on the UTSNZ website.

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