National Tertiary Championship

After a year of national tertiary sport, the University of Auckland defended its title of National Tertiary Champions and was awarded the UTSNZ shield for the sixth year in a row. The University of Auckland has taken home the UTSNZ shield since 2016, excluding 2020, when the shield was not awarded due to Covid-19.

This shield is presented annually to the tertiary provider with the greatest combined points from University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ) sporting events and championships held throughout the year. 

After a year of fierce competition against universities from all over New Zealand, the University of Auckland secured the win in three sports tournaments this year; Ultimate Frisbee (mixed), Netball (women’s) and Badminton (mixed). This saw us finish the year on 57 points, just four points ahead of the University of Canterbury, who had four championship wins of their own.


3×3 Basketball: 4th (M), 6th (W)

Volleyball: Did not attend due to COVID related flight cancellation

Badminton: 1st (mixed)

Ultimate: 1st (mixed)

Futsal: 3rd (M), 2nd (W)

Basketball: 2nd (M), 5th (W)

Rowing: 5th (mixed)

Netball: 1st (W)

Find out more about National Tertiary Championships here. 

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