Put on the purple and red and compete in a number of sports against teams from other rival universities. You could even play overseas.

Purple and red look good on you

Are you a team player keen to make new friends? Do you have a passion for sport? If you answered yes to either question, we want you to join our team.

Our sportsmen and women compete against teams at our other campuses and other Australian universities, and even internationally.

You don’t need to be Olympic standard to play sport with us. All we ask is that you try your best and enjoy yourself.

There are a wide range of sports to choose from, such as basketball, surfing, cheerleading and table tennis, and different levels of competition.

Sport on campus

All of our campuses organise inter-varsity teams in a number of sports to play teams from the other ACU campuses and other local universities. 

And once a year, students from across the University organise the ACU Games. An intense inter-campus competition that includes netball, dodgeball, bowling and laser tag, the ACU Games is open to all students regardless of skill or fitness level.  

National championships

If you perform at a competitive sporting level, you can be one of 10,000 students competing in the annual UniSport Nationals.

There are two divisions:

  • Division two takes place in July on the Gold Coast with trials held in mid-March. There are 14 sports to choose from.
  • Division one is held at the end of September on the Gold Coast, with trials held at the end of July. Choose from over 30 sports.

UniSport also run other standalone events throughout the year including surfing, 3x3 basketball, running and the national snow championships. So dust off those skis or slip into a wetsuit and represent ACU.

View a full list of competitions on the UniSport website

UniRoos

If you excel at a particular sport, you might even make the Australian UniRoos team to compete at an international level. The UniRoos bring together the best Australian university athletes across a number of sports.

Every two years, the UniRoos compete in the Summer and Winter Universiades against the best university athletes from around the world.

During their “break” years, the UniRoos compete in the individual sports that make up the World University Championship.

Read about UniRoos on the UniSports website

Elite Athlete and Performer Program

Are you an elite athlete who’s committed to reaching for the top? We’re here to help you get there. 

Our Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP) is designed to give you that support, and encourage excellence in both your sporting and academic life. 

Learn more about the EAPP

Current students

Already enrolled at ACU? Access all your sporting opportunities in one place on the Student Portal, including community events, social sport, clubs and UniSport Nationals.

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