Nationals

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

Nationals provides the opportunity for students from more than 40 universities from across Australia to compete head-to-head in a number of sporting competitions. In 2020, the Nationals will return to Perth for the first time since 2016.

Team 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 were crowned overall champions once again when the competition returned to Perth in 2016. 

Nationals Trials

Trial dates for Nationals will be confirmed closer to the date - check back for regularly for updates. These trials will inform selection of Team UWA.

Register for Trials

Nationals Div 1 and 2

In 2020, Division 1 and Division 2 Nationals will both be held in September in over 20 different sport competitions contested across men’s, women’s, mixed and open categories. 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.

*Indicates the competition dates for this sport will fall outside of the standard competition week 

When: Saturday 26 September–Friday 2 October

Where: Perth, Western Australia

In 2020, UWA has qualified to contest in the following sports: 

Sport

Competitions offered

Date & Location

3X3 Basketball

Men Women

*POSTPONED*

Athletics

Men Women

*POSTPONED*

AFL

Men Women

September 28 - October 2, Perth

Badminton

Men Women

September 28 - October 1, Perth

Baseball

Open

September 28 - October 1, Perth

Basketball

Men Women

September 28 - October 2, Perth

Beach Volleyball

Men Women Mixed

September 26 – 29, Perth

Cheer & Dance

Open

August 6, Melbourne

Cycling

TBC

TBC

Fencing

Men Women

September 26 – 29, Perth

Football

Men Women

September 28 - October 2, Perth

Futsal

Men Women

September 28 - October 2, Perth

Golf

Men Women

TBC, Victorian Sandbelt

Handball

Open

September 28 - October 1, Perth

Hockey

Men Women

September 28 - October 2, Perth

Judo

Men Women

September 26 – 27, Perth

Kendo

Open

September 26 – 28, Perth

Lawn Bowls

Open

September 28 – October 1, Perth

League of Legends

Open

TBC April/May, Sydney

Netball

Women Mixed

September 28 - October 2, Perth

Orienteering

TBC

TBC

Rowing

Men Women

September 26 – 30, Perth

Rugby 7s

Men Women

September 28 – October 1, Perth

Sailing

Open

September 28 – 30, Perth

Softball

Women

September 28 – October 1, Perth

Squash

Men Women (Singles)
 Men Women (Teams)

September 28 – October 1, Perth

Surfing

TBC

TBC

Swimming

Men Women

May 14 – 17, Sydney

T20 Cricket

Men Women

November 22 – 26, Perth

Table Tennis

Men Women (Singles)
 Men Women (Teams)

September 28 - October 2, Perth

Taekwondo

Men Women

September 26 – 27, Perth

Tennis

Men Women

September 28 - October 2, Perth

Tenpin Bowling

Open

September 28 – October 1, Perth

Touch

Men Women Mixed

September 28 - October 2, Perth

Triathlon

Open

March 15, Mooloolaba

Ultimate

Mixed

September 28 - October 2, Perth

Volleyball

Men Women

September 28 - October 2, Perth

Water Polo

Men Women

September 28 - October 2, Perth

Register for Nationals trials

Register your participation in Nationals trials here.

Register Nationals Div 1

Register Nationals Div 2

World University Games and Championships teams (international)

The World University Games (WUG) and World University Championships (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.

In the 2020 season, FISU welcomes three new NUSFs to the hosting family – Argentina, Morocco and Ukraine. Events will take place in America, Europe, Africa and Asia. The 2020 series will be the inaugural year for the new cluster events – mind sports and combat spots – which combine two and six sports, respectively.

Team UWA Sport Managers Program

The Team UWA Sport Coach Manager Program  was introduced in 2017 to aid teams competing at Unisport Australia events in competing at a more professional level. UWA Sport supports all aspects of Team UWA, through the recruitment of students, organisation, registrations and management of the team. The role of the Sport Coach Manager (SCM) will be to manage all aspects of the allocated sporting team’s organisation in preparation for the National event. The role will provide support to their team in the lead up to and during the games whilst acting as the main liaison to UWA Sport. The Sport Manager is a voluntary position, that is fully funded in respect to airfares, accommodation, registration fees and a meal allowance for the duration of the event.

Applications can be made stating your relevant experience, evidence of any coaching qualification and confirming your availability for the role by emailing Nicole.Serafini@sport.uwa.edu.au

Please place “Sport Coach Manager” in the subject line.


Frequently asked questions

What if my chosen sport is made up of several different events?

Some sports including swimming and athletics, have several different events that make up the competition. To find out more, simply follow the links below.

Athletics

Swimming

How do I know if I am eligible to compete at Nationals?

Eligibility criteria, including details pertaining to current enrolment, can be found online at Unisport Australia's website by following the link below.

University Sport Australia Eligibility

How can I find out more about the changes to the Unisport Model?

In 2018, Unisport Australia changed the national model from the Uni Games format, to the National Championships model. The new model, sees the competition split into two divisions, Div One and Div  Two played in July and September respectively. To find out more, head online to the Unisport website.

Uni Sport Australia

Can I play more than one sport at Nationals?

You are able to participate in a total of one sport in each Division during a calendar year (i.e. a total of one sport for Div 2 and a total of one sport for Div 1). No cross accreditations will be permitted in 2018.

What changes can I expect from Team UWA this year?

Team UWA will be implementing a range of strategies to reflect the elite nature of Nationals. This includes holding risk management, nutrition, recovery, and performance psychology sessions, as well as and organising group activities while at Nationals.

In addition, Team UWA will now be staying at a centralised location on the Gold Coast to increase team-bonding and support networks close. All sessions and detailed information will be circulated to successfully selected athletes.