In exciting news, this October UC was proud to sign as a partner of the new South Island women’s rugby team, Matatū.

This new partnership enables internships for students and new research into women’s performance and elite sport. Nearly a quarter of the players contracted so far for Matatū (the team name gifted by Ngāi Tūāhuriri) are UC-educated wāhine, and we are proud to help support these elite women pave the way for future generations. Matatū will compete in the Super Rugby Aupiki competition taking place over four weekends in March 2022.

The name Matatū will be proudly carried forward by the team when they compete in the inaugural competition next season. The University of Canterbury is committed to gender equity and social inclusion, and we are proud to support South Island wāhine competing under the Super Rugby banner. 

Read all about the partnership here.