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University Tertiary Sport New Zealand

University Tertiary Sport New Zealand



UTSNZ facilitate a range of inter tertiary sporting competitions each year. This gives opportunity for you to represent Otago University and push the limits to perhaps qualify for the World University Games.


University Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ) is a relatively new entity established in 2015.

UTSNZ is all about reviving competitive inter tertiary sporting competitions, lifting the standard of these competitions and developing pathways to international opportunities.

Once established the organisation will hold a wider strategic focus, including establishing national sports strategies and coordinating targeted research activities to increase student sports participation and wellness.

Otago University alongside seven other universities with New Zealand, are full members of UTSNZ for 2019.

The 2019 Line-Up


If you are interested in attending a UTSNZ, click on the sport below, and it will take you to our affiliated clubs facebook page or email, alternatively can you register your interest by emailing our Clubs Development Officer 


March 16 - Women's Sevens (Auckland)

April 12-13 - 3x3 Basketball (Auckland) 

April 25-28 - Futsal (Tauranga)

May 11 - Table Tennis (Wellington) 

July 2-4 - Hockey (Christchurch)

July 20-21 - Volleyball (Christchurch) 

August 31-1 - Ultimate (Auckland)

September 4-5 - Badminton (Wellington)

September 20-22 - Basketball (Christchurch

September 28-29 Netball (Palmerston North) 

How to Get Involved

To participate in the above you must be an enrolled student at Otago University for the duration of the event.

OUSA will not be conducting trails instead representation will first be offered to affiliated clubs.

These clubs may choose to run their own trials.

Interested clubs will need to meet with the OUSA Clubs Development Officer.

Each team will need to have a dedicated manager (who could also be a player) to supervise the team whilst away.


The OUSA Clubs Development Officer is your point of call, from expression of interest, to registration and code of conducts, be sure to flick Sarah an email for more information on how you can get to one of the UTSNZ events in 2019!

2018 Results

  • Women's 7's - Did not attend
  • 3 x 3 Basketball - Men's team 2nd, Women's team 7th
  • Futsal - Men's team 6th, Women's team 3rd 
  • Table Tennis - Did not attend
  • Badminton - Mixed team 3rd 
  • Hockey - Men's team 2nd
  • Volleyball - Men's team 3rd, Women's team 3rd
  • Ultimate Frisbee - Mixed team 6th
  • Basketball - Mens team 1st
  • Netball - Did not attend

For more information about participating please get in touch with our Clubs Development Officer.