Put on the purple and red and compete and represent your university 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.

UniSport Nationals

Represent ACU at the annual UniSport Nationals and compete against 42 universities in over 30 sports.

Division 1 & 2 will take place on the Gold Coast in late September. Trials for sports will be held in Semester 1.

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, trials and how to apply


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.

Explore sport on the Student Portal (login required)


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