Nationals

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

UniSport Australia has made the decision to reschedule the 2020 UniSport Nationals Div1 and Div2, which were due to be hosted in Perth from 26 September to 2 October. The decision to reschedule the event was made in light of the current travel and gathering restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and wellbeing of the community. However, opportunities still exist to represent Team UWA in 2020! Read on below to find out more.

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. 

Represent Team UWA in 2020

Western Series

UWA Sport are working closely with UniSport Australia and West Australian universities to launch a Western Series competition later in the year. The Western Series will act as an opportunity to compete against other WA universities to see who will be crowned best in the West! Full details including exact sports are TBD and will be communicated as they come to hand. Register your interest for communication for the most up to date information.

Register for 2020 Western Series

Nationals Esports Championships

UniSport Australia have proposed a Nationals Esports competition to be launched in late June/July 2020. Four competitions will take place across the following titles:

  • Rocket League
  • FIFA 20
  • Super Smash Bro’s. Ultimate (Nintendo Switch)
  • Project Cars 

Proposed Competition Format:

  • 7-week competition: 6 weeks of group stages with the top team in each group progressing to playoffs in week 7 in a single elimination bracket.
  • Proposed start date: End of June/beginning of July.
  • All games live streamed free through Twitch.tv with commentary. Teams and game structure Each university will be able to nominate and enter up to two teams for each competition. Teams will consist of a minimum of 3 players and a maximum of 4 (1 nominated sub per team). Each ‘fixture’ for all titles will consist of three game

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Nationals Div 1 and 2

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.

UniSport offers competition in the following sports: 

Sports on offer
 

Sport

Competitions offered

Date & Location

3X3 Basketball

Men Women

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Athletics

Men Women

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AFL

Men Women

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Badminton

Men Women

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Baseball

Open

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Basketball

Men Women

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Beach Volleyball

Men Women Mixed

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Cheer & Dance

Open

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Cycling

TBC

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Fencing

Men Women

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Football

Men Women

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Futsal

Men Women

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Golf

Men Women

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Handball

Open

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Hockey

Men Women

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Judo

Men Women

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Kendo

Open

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Lawn Bowls

Open

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League of Legends

Open

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Netball

Women Mixed

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Orienteering

TBC

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Rowing

Men Women

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Rugby 7s

Men Women

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Sailing

Open

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Softball

Women

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Squash

Men Women (Singles)
 Men Women (Teams)

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Surfing

TBC

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Swimming

Men Women

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T20 Cricket

Men Women

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Table Tennis

Men Women (Singles)
 Men Women (Teams)

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Taekwondo

Men Women

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Tennis

Men Women

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Tenpin Bowling

Open

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Touch

Men Women Mixed

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Triathlon

Open

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Ultimate

Mixed

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Volleyball

Men Women

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Water Polo

Men Women

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Register for your interest for Nationals 2021

Register your interest in future Nationals here.

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Team UWA Sport Coach Managers Program

With the support of UWA Sport, the role of the Sport Coach Manager (SCM) is to lead the allocated sporting team’s organisation in preparation for the representative event. The SCM will provide support to the team in the lead up to and during the competition including organisation of team trials and selections whilst acting as the main liaison to UWA Sport. The Sport Coach Manager is a voluntary position, that is fully funded in respect to uniform, registration and meals/travel where interstate travel is required. Applications can be made stating your relevant experience and evidence of any coaching qualification by emailing shannon.eagland@sport.uwa.edu.au, placing “Sport Coach Manger” in the subject line.

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.

Due to COVID-19, UniSport Australia are monitoring the situation and impacts that it has on 2020 events. Please check the UniSport Australia website for details on individual international events.

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 can I find out more about Western Series or Nationals dates?

Information on the 2020 proposed Western Series competition will be communicated as it comes to hand. To receive the most up do date information, register your interest to compete or check this page regularly.

Will there be a cost to participate in a Western Series?

There may be a small cost to participate in the Western Series, however this is to be confirmed. Check back for regular updates or register your interest.

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

Team UWA follow the UniSport Australia eligibility guidelines. These can be found at the UniSport Australia 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.