Representing Victoria University (VU) in sport is an experience not to be missed!

Join the VU Vultures and battle it out on the field or court, in the pool or on the slopes at one of the many Unisport Australia events throughout the year. We’re always on the lookout for our strongest and fiercest competitors to join our teams and bring home the gold.

 2018 Nationals Div 1 Basketball Men Champions

Victoria University Basketball Men national champions at 2018 Nationals Div 1, Gold Coast.

University Basketball League – New!

Victoria University will have its best men's and women's teams compete in the inaugural University Basketball League (UBL).

The UBL, a competition established by UniSport Australia, capitalises on the huge success and popularity of basketball in Australia and the university sector.

Both the men's and women's competitions will be played across the country from 13 April to 26 May 2021.

About

Endorsed by Basketball Australia, and supported by the respective State Basketball Associations, the inaugural UBL tournament will be played over nine weeks, with each participating university getting the opportunity to host and livestream the matches. The 2021 UBL season is set to run from March through to May.

Both men's and women's competitions will be played across the country, culminating in a finals weekend to determine Australia’s number one basketball university. The creation of the UBL will also provide unique work integrated learning opportunities that will enhance the students' academic development with practical experience.

The competition is free of charge to selected athletes including interstate flights, accommodation, uniform and training. Matches are held mid-week to avoid clashes with external basketball programs and university commitments.

 VU basketball competing at Unisport Nationals

Unisport Nationals Div 1 & 2

Become a Victoria University (VU) Vulture and represent the University at Australia’s premier tertiary sporting competition.

The Unisport Nationals gives you the opportunity to compete against students from 43 other universities across Australia in a number of sports, striving to become a national champion.

  • Australian Rules Football (Men, Women)
  • Badminton (Men, Women)
  • Baseball (Open)
  • Basketball (Men, Women)
  • Beach Volleyball (Men, Women, Mixed)
  • Cycling (Men, Women)
  • Fencing (Men, Women)
  • Football (Men, Women)
  • Futsal (Men, Women)
  • Handball (Open)
  • Hockey (Men, Women)
  • Judo (Men, Women)
  • Kendo (Open)
  • Lacrosse 5's (Open)
  • Lawn Bowls (Open)
  • Netball (Women, Mixed)
  • Rowing (Men, Women)
  • Rugby 7s (Men, Women)
  • Sailing (Open)
  • Softball (Women)
  • Squash (Men, Women)
  • Table Tennis (Men, Women)
  • Taekwondo (Men, Women)
  • Tennis (Men, Women)
  • Tenpin Bowling (Open)
  • Touch (Men, Women, Mixed)
  • Ultimate (Mixed)
  • Volleyball (Men, Women)
  • Water Polo (Men, Women)

Apply for 2021

The 2021 Unisport Nationals Div 1 & Div 2 will be conducted as a single event and will be held on the Gold Coast from 26 September to 2 October. Get in early and register your interest to compete at 2021 Nationals Div 2 & Div 1 and we will be in touch with information about trials, team selection, costs and more event details.

Register your interest

The Nationals Snow

VU students interested in snow sports can represent VU in snowboarding, skiing and cross-country skiing.

It's all the fun and ferocity of the regular Nationals, just on snow! The Nationals Snow event attracts student athletes from all over Australia and for those students that have the skills, it is an event not to be missed.

Sports offered

  • Freestyle: Moguls, Skier Cross, Slopestyle, Rail.
  • Alpine: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G.
  • Snowboard: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G, Boarder Cross, Slopestyle, Rails.
  • Cross country: Individual, Team.

Apply for 2021

In 2021, Nationals Snow will be held at Thredbo from 29 August to 2 September. Get in early and register your interest to compete at 2021 Nationals Snow and we will be in touch with information team selection, costs and more event details.

Register your interest

 Elite student athlete Harry Laidlaw at Unisport Nationals Snow

Paramedic student Harry Laidlaw's gold medal run at the 2018 Unisport Nationals Snow, Mt Buller.

National Championships

There are a number of sports that don't fit into the main Nationals Div 1, Div 2 or Snow events.

These sports cater for the more-unique individual and team sports. The various events are spread over the year, with students from all across Australia competing in their speciality events.

2021 events

Apply for 2021

Get in early and register your interest to compete at any of the 2021 National Championships and we will be in touch with information team selection, costs and more event details.

Register your interest

Become a VU Sport Team Manager

In preparation for this year's National competitions, VU is searching for Sport Team Managers to join the Vultures leadership team, recognised under the Student Leadership Framework.

Sport Team Managers will provide assistance in the training and selection of their team, among other responsibilities, including recruitment, planning, team administration and other tasks to get the team ready for competition.

If you are interested in applying for a Sport Team Manager position, please complete the application form online.

 VU sport team captains and manager

Contact us

For information about representing VU in sport, contact:

Wade Spencer, Sports Officer
Phone: +61 3 9919 4434
Email: [email protected]