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Volunteer and travel with University and Tertiary Sport NZ

Calling students keen to travel and volunteer at a major global sports event!

Would you like to volunteer at the World Badminton Champs in Malaysia or the Wrestling Champs in Brazil? How about the Cheerleading Champs in Poland or Netball Champs in Uganda?

Some of you may not know that New Zealand tertiary students can apply to be a volunteer at the FISU World University Championships. If your application is successful, FISU will cover your accommodation, local transport and full board.

It is a unique global work experience to put on your CV and allows you to make contacts in the international sporting community. The Championship events occur every two years, featuring many different sports around the globe.

The application deadline is the end of June for those events taking place between September-December 2018. Find out more here>

Represent UC playing hockey in Auckland

The National University Hockey Champs hosted by University and Tertiary Sports New Zealand (UTSNZ) are being held in Auckland from Wednesday 4 – Friday 6 July. UC will be sending a Men’s and Women’s team to compete at the event. To register your interest in joining the team and representing UC at the tournament register here>

You can view the full calendar of UTSNZ events here>

UC Falcons take the top spot


The University of Canterbury Falcons Men’s Basketball team found the winning formula last week at the UTSNZ National Basketball Championships at Cowles Stadium, defeating rival Lincoln University in the grand final 101-90.

The team finished with a 4-1 record and claimed bragging rights over the competitive eight-team field.  Featuring 10 players from the University of Canterbury Basketball Club that played together in the club season, the side completed pool play with a 2-1 record.  The semi final saw a dramatic come back from the Falcons from an 18-point deficit to win over an athletic Otago University side, 91-71.


Congratulations to Josh Petermann who was awarded Most Valuable Player and named in the All-Star Five selections along with Paul Stephenson.

UC Falcons Results:

G01 Pool vs University of Waikato, W, 78-73
G02 Pool vs Massey University-Albany, W, 100-72
G03 Pool vs University of Auckland, L, 60-62
G04 SF vs University of Otago, W, 91-71
G05 GF vs Lincoln University, W, 101-90

UC Falcons team:

Rohan Russo (Co-Captain)
Josh Petermann (Co-Captain)
Reid Gibbens
Josh Chin
Lauchie Weston
Lochie Freear
Simon Reeves
Carl Isitt
Paul Stephenson
Zacc Dwan
Ben Anderson
Coach: Piet Van Hasselt
Assistant: Liam Connelly
Manager: Emma Cantwell
Performance Analyst (Lead): Ollie O’Connell