Nationals

Have you got what it takes? Step forward and join Team UWA.

You can play for Team UWA in intervarsity competition run by Australian University Sport. In 2018, the Nationals will return to the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Nationals is a multi-sport competition between teams from more than 40 Australian universities and tertiary institutions across 30-plus sports. The Games were first held in 1993 in Queensland and is now the flagship event on the university sporting calendar, attracting over 6,000 competitor's each year.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) became the first university outside the big 3 (the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne, and Monash University) to win the Overall Title since 1994, when we clinched the title on our home turf in Perth at the 2010 games. UWA backed it up again when the competition returned to Perth in 2016 by taking out the Overall Title again.

Nationals Div 1

Nationals Div 1 is Australia’s largest annual multi-sport event, and will see Team UWA compete against students from over 40 other universities. Individuals and teams competing in Nationals Div 1 are all contending for the overall championship titles in their chosen sport, leading to national recognition in an elite atmosphere.

When: 22 – 27 September 2018

Where: Gold Coast, Queensland

In 2018, UWA has qualified to contest in the following sports:

  • Athletics
  • Basketball- Men's
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Cheer
  • Cycling
  • Fencing
  • Futsal
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Kendo
  • Rowing
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis- Men's
  • Taekwondo
  • Ten Pin
  • Ultimate
  • Volleyball- Women's

Nationals Div 2

Nationals Div 2 sees university students battle it out for promotion to Nationals Div 1. The competition is no less fierce, with a wide range of sports to play in.

When: 1 – 5 July 2018

Where: Gold Coast, Queensland

In 2018, UWA has qualified to contest in the following sports:

  • AFL- Men's
  • Basketball- Women's
  • Netball- Mixed
  • Sailing
  • Squash
  • Surfing
  • Table Tennis- Women's
  • Tennis
  • Water Polo
  • Volleyball- Men's

Register for Nationals trials

Register your participation in the Trials for the games here.

Register Nationals Div 1

Register Nationals Div 2

World University Games and Championships teams (international)

The World University Games (WUG) and World University Chamipionships (WUC) are held every two years under the banner of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and are hosted by countries around the world. World University Championships for individual sports alternate annually with the World University Games.