Intervarsity sport - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Intervarsity sport

Represent USC Spartans

USC Sport selects individuals and teams to represent USC in intervarsity events.

Australia’s largest university multi-sport events are the Nationals Div 1 and Div 2 run by UniSport Australia

University sport events provide a fantastic opportunity to represent your university and meet people from all over Australia and the world.

The teams representing University of the Sunshine Coast compete as the USC Spartans.

2020 Nationals

The 2020 Nationals are a competitive week-long competition, filled with camaraderie and worldwide friendships that will last a life-time.

2020 Nationals Div 1 and Div 2

2020 Nationals Div 1 and Div 2

Saturday, 26 September - Friday, 2 October 2020 *

Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

(Nationals Div 1 and Div 2 will run at the same time and location in 2020).

Sports available for the USC Spartans to compete in at the 2020 Nationals Division 1 are the following:

  • Australian Rules (men and women)
  • Badminton (women)
  • Baseball (open)
  • Basketball (women)
  • Beach Volleyball (men & women pairs, mixed fours)
  • Cycling (men and women)
  • Fencing (men and women)
  • Football (men and women)
  • Futsal (men and women)
  • Handball (mixed)
  • Hockey (men and women)
  • Judo (men and women)
  • Kendo (men and women)
  • Lacrosse 5's (open)
  • Lawn Bowls (open)
  • Netball (women and mixed)
  • Rowing (men and women)
  • Rugby 7's (men and women)
  • Sailing (open)
  • Softball (women)
  • Squash (men and women singles and men and women teams)
  • Table Tennis (men and women)
  • Taekwondo (men and women)
  • Tennis (men and women)
  • Tenpin Bowling (open)
  • Touch (men, women and mixed)
  • Ultimate (mixed)
  • Volleyball (men and women)
  • Water Polo (men and women)

Trial Dates and Times:

Sport Date Time Location
To be confirmed.      
Other Nationals events

Other Nationals events

UniSport Australia has a number of exciting national sporting events on offer each year. These stand-alone events give students the opportunity to compete at a highly competitive level in several different sports that are not contested at the 2020 Nationals Division 1 or 2.

2020 Nationals Triathlon

Date: Sunday, 15 March 2020
City/Town: Mooloolaba, QLD

2020 Nationals Athletics

Date: Friday, 3 - Sunday, 5 April 2020
City/Town: Brisbane, QLD

2020 Nationals 3x3 Basketball

Date: Thursday, 16 - Friday, 17 April 2020
City/Town: Canberra, ACT

2020 Nationals League of Legends

Date: TBC April/May 2020
City/Town: Sydney, NSW

2020 Nationals Swimming

Date: Thursday, 14 May - Sunday, 17 May 2020
City/Town: Sydney, NSW

2020 Indigenous Nationals

Date: Sunday, 28 June - Thursday, 2 July 2020
City/Town: Newcastle, NSW

2020 Nationals Distance Running

Date: TBC 2020
City/Town: TBC

2020 Nationals Cheer & Dance

Date: Thursday, 22 October 2020
City/Town: Melbourne, VIC

2020 Nationals Cross Country - Cancelled

2020 Nationals Snow - Cancelled

Date: Sunday, 6 - Thursday, 10 September 2020
City/Town: Mt Buller, VIC

2020 Nationals Golf - Cancelled

2020 Nationals Surfing

Date: TBC 2020
City/Town: TBC

2020 Nationals T20 Cricket

Date: Sunday, 22 - Thursday, 26 November 2020
City/Town: Perth, WA

All dates are indicative

Other Intervarsity events

Other Intervarsity events

2020 Intervarsity Sport Bowl

Date: 26 September
Location: Griffith University QLD

  • Football 5-A-Side [Soccer] (men and women)
  • 3x3 Basketball (men and women)
  • Netball (women and mixed)
  • Tennis (men and women)
  • Touch (mixed)
  • Volleyball (men and women)
University Basketball League (UBL)

The University Basketball League (UBL) is a newly created university sport competition in Australia. Men's and women's competition will be played across the country, culminating in a finals weekend to determine Australia's number one basketball university. Student placement opportunities are also available through the league.

Games will occur during the week between April and May. You can find out more about the UBL via the UniSport website.

2020 Home Games:
  • Wednesday, 22 April
  • Tuesday, 5 May
  • Wednesday, 6 May

All home games will be played at USC Stadium. Come and support our first ever UBL teams!

Intervarsity Volleyball League (IVL)

The Intervarsity Volleyball League (IVL) is a newly created university sport competition between UniSport Australia and Volleyball Queensland. Men's and women's competition will be played across the state against five other QLD universities. Games will occur on Friday nights from May to September.

2020 Home Games:
  • Friday, 1 May
  • Friday, 29 May
  • Friday, 14 August
  • Friday, 28 August

All home games will be played at USC Stadium. Come and support our first ever IVL teams!

Queensland Netball Premier League (QPL)

The Queensland Premier League (QPL) is a multi-division state wide netball competition to determine the best Association teams in Queensland. For the first time, in 2020 university teams have been invited to join the league. USC Spartans will be playing in the Women's Zone 3 South East Queensland competition, with the opportunity to play in the QPL Opens State Finals against QLD's top teams. Regular season games will be played locally from April to September, with state finals in October.

2020 Home Games:
  • Further details to come.

20 March 6-8pm USC Stadium
22 March 3-5pm USC Stadium

Please register your interest to trial via email.


How to get involved

  1. Register your interest via email to
  2. We will keep you up to date with any event or trial information
  3. Confirm your selection in the team with the Spartan Team Leader. Spartan Team Leaders are students appointed to help manage and select teams to compete at intervarsity events.
  4. Individual sports do not require trials; however, you must meet the UniSport Australia qualification requirements.
  5. Pay fees by the due dates (Fees vary per event) — Due dates TBC

University Student Athlete Code of Conduct

The University Student Athlete Code of Conduct is applicable to all USC Sport events. By agreeing to participate in any USC Sport event, students are acknowledging that they are representing University of the Sunshine Coast.

USC Sport is proud of its image and reputation and will not tolerate the misbehaviour of individuals representing USC Sport and USC.

Become a Spartans Team Leader or Coach
USC Spartans are looking for passionate and talented individuals to apply to be the managers and coaches for the 2020 Nationals Spartans teams.