Intervarsity sport

Accessibility links

Intervarsity sport


Represent USC

USC Sport selects individuals and teams to represent USC throughout the various National events, run by Unisport Australia.

Australia’s two biggest university multi-sport events are Nationals Division 1 and Nationals Division 2.

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.

2019 Nationals

The 2019 Nationals are a competitive week-long competition, filled with camaraderie and worldwide friendships that will last a life-time.

Division 2 sees forty-two universities from around Australia fighting it out for a promotion to Division 1 for the 2019 Nationals.

2019 Nationals Division 1

Saturday 28 September 2019 – Thursday 3 October 2019

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Sports available for the USC Spartans to compete in at the 2019 Nationals Division 1 are the following:

  • Australian Rules (men and women)
  • Badminton (women)
  • Baseball (open)
  • Basketball (women)
  • Beach Volleyball (men & women pairs, mixed fours)
  • Cheer and Dance (men and women)
  • Cycling (men and women)
  • Fencing (men and women)
  • Futsal (men)
  • Golf (men and women)
  • Handball (mixed)
  • Judo (men and women)
  • Kendo (men and women)
  • Lawn Bowls (open)
  • Rowing (men and women)
  • Rugby 7's (men and women)
  • Sailing (open)
  • Softball (women)
  • Squash (men and women)
  • Table Tennis (men and women)
  • Tenpin Bowling (open)
  • Touch (men & women)
  • Ultimate (mixed)
  • Volleyball (women)
  • Water Polo (men and women)

Trial Dates and Times:

Sport Date Time Location
Badminton (womens) 1 August 12:00pm USC Stadium
Basketball (womens) 1 August 12:30-1:30pm USC Stadium
Beach Volleyball (mens & womens pairs & mixed fours) 9 August 3-5pm Chancellor State College Beach Volleyball Courts
Futsal (men & women) 6 August 2:30pm USC Stadium
Handball (European) 8 August 4:00pm USC Stadium
  15 August 4:00pm-5:30pm USC Stadium
Lawn Bowls (Open, male or females) -  18 August 11am Maroochydore Bowls Club
Rugby 7s (womens) 11 August 3:00pm USC Sippy Downs, Field 1 
Touch (mens & womens) 8 August 9 - 10:30am USC Sippy Downs, Field 1
  11 August 9 - 10:30am USC Sippy Downs, Field 1
Volleyball (womens)  7 August 2-4pm USC Stadium
Water Polo (men) 7 & 8 August 6-8pm Kawana Aquatic Centre

2019 Nationals Division 2

Monday 8 July 2019 – Thursday 11 July 2019 *

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Sports available for the USC Spartans to compete in at the 2019 Nationals Division 2 are the following:

  • Badminton (men and women)
  • Basketball (men and women)
  • Football [soccer] (men and women)
  • Futsal (men and women)
  • Goal Ball
  • Hockey (men and women)
  • Lacrosse
  • Netball (women and mixed)
  • Sport Climbing
  • Tennis (men and women)
  • Touch (men, women and mixed)
  • Ultimate (men and women)
  • Volleyball (men and women)

Trial Dates and Times:

Sport Date Time Location
Trials will start March 2019, specific dates to be confirmed.      
Badminton - Men and Women 5 April 8-9am USC Stadium
Futsal - Womens 3 April 12:15-1:15pm USC Stadium
Futsal - Men 3 April 12:15-1:15pm USC Stadium
  8 April 12-1pm USC Stadium
Hockey - Womens 5 April 3:30pm Sunshine Coast Hockey Club
176 Ballinger Rd, Buderim
Tennis - Men and Women 3 April 1-2pm Outdoor Hardcourts - Sunshine Coast
Touch - Men, Womens and Mixed 7 April 3-4:30pm Field 1 USC Sunshine Coast
  10 April 3-4:30pm Field 3 USC Sunshine Coast
  14 April 9-11:30am Field 3 USC Sunshine Coast
  17 April 9-11:30am Field 1 USC Sunshine Coast

* Dates are indicative.

Other Nationals events

Australian University Sport 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 2019 Nationals Division 1 or 2.

2019 Nationals Triathlon

Date: Saturday 17 March 2019
City/Town: Mooloolaba, Queensland

2019 Nationals Athletics

Date: April TBC
City/Town: Sydney, NSW

2019 Nationals Swimming

Date: Friday 10 May 2019 – Sunday 12 May 2019
City/Town: Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales

2019 Indigenous Nationals

Date: Sunday 23 June 2019 – Friday 28 June 2019
City/Town: University of Western Australia, Western Australia

2019 Nationals 3x3 Basketball

Date: Late July/August TBC
City/Town: Sydney, New South Wales

2019 Nationals Snow

Date: Sunday 25 August 2019 – Thursday 29 August 2019
City/Town: Thredbo, New South Wales

2019 Nationals Orienteering

Date: Saturday 28 September 2019
City/Town: Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

2019 Nationals Surfing

Date: TBC
City/Town: NSW TBC

2019 Nationals Taekwondo

Date: 6-8 September 2019
City/Town: Gold Coast, Queensland

2019 Nationals T20 Cricket

Date: Nov/Dec TBC
City/Town: Adelaide, South Australia

All dates are indicative

Other Intervarsity events

2019 Intervarsity Clash

Date: Saturday 23 March 2019
City/Town: ACU Brisbane, Queensland

  • Football [Soccer] (mixed)
  • Touch (mixed)
  • Netball (mixed)

2019 Intervarsity Sport Bowl

Date: Saturday 25 May 2019
City/Town: Nathan, Queensland

  • Football 5-A-Side [Soccer] (men and women)
  • Basketball (men and women)
  • Netball (women and mixed)
  • Table Tennis (mixed)
  • Rugby 7's (men and women)
  • Tennis (men and women)
  • Touch (mixed)
  • Volleyball (men and women)

How to get involved

  1. Register your interest via email to
  2. If your sport doesn't have a trial, it means we do not have a Spartan Team Leader to organise a team.
  3. We will keep you up to date with any event or trial information
  4. 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.
  5. Individual sports do not require trials; however, you must meet the UniSport Australia qualification requirements.
  6. 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 2019 Nationals Spartans teams.

Learn more
Back to top

Pro tip: To search, just start typing - at any time, on any page.

Searching {{ model.SearchType }} for returned more than {{ model.MaxResults }} results.
The top {{ model.MaxResults }} of {{ model.TotalItems }} are shown below.

Searching {{ model.SearchType }} for returned {{ model.TotalItems }} results.

Searching {{ model.SearchType }} for returned no results.