USC Sport selects individuals and teams to represent USC throughout the various 2018 National events, run by Australian University Sport. Australia’s two biggest university multi-sport events are 2018 Nationals Division 1 and 2018 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.
The 2018 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.
2018 Nationals Division 2
Sunday 1 July 2018 – Thursday 5 July 2018.
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Sports available for the USC Spartans to compete in at the 2018 Nationals division 2 (based on last year’s results) are the following:
- badminton (men)
- basketball (men)
- football [soccer] (men and women)
- handball (mixed)
- hockey (men and women)
- lawn bowls (open)
- netball (mixed and women)
- tennis (men and women)
- tenpin (open)
- touch (mixed)
- ultimate (men and women)
- volleyball (men)
- Water polo (men and women).
Trial dates TBA (Held in March)
2018 Nationals Division 1
Saturday 22 September – Thursday 27 September 2018.
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
USC Spartans had a successful 2017 with our largest sporting cohort to date and qualified for the following sports:
Note: some of the Division 2 sports will also be held at the same time.
- Australian rules football (men and women)
- Athletics (men and women)
- badminton (women)
- baseball (men)
- basketball (women)
- beach volleyball (men, women and mixed 4s) (Division 1 and 2)
- Cheer and dance (men and women, cycling (men and women)
- fencing (men and women)
- futsal (men and women)
- golf (men and women) (division 1 and 2)
- judo (men and women)
- kendo (men and women)
- rugby 7's (men and women) (division 1 and 2)
- sailing (open)
- softball (women)
- squash (men, women and mixed)
- swimming (men and women)
- table tennis (men and women)
- taekwondo (men and women)
- touch (men and women)
- volleyball (women).
All Division 1 trials will be in Semester 2, however training may begin during Semester 1.
Other stand-alone 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 2018 Nationals, division 1 or 2.
2018 Nationals Orienteering
Date: Saturday 10 March 2018
City/Town: Melbourne, Monash University, Victoria
2018 Nationals Triathlon
Date: Sunday 11 March 2018
City/Town: Mooloolaba, Queensland
2018 Indigenous Tertiary Student Games
Date: Sunday 24–Thursday 28 June 2018
City/Town: Sydney, Macquarie University, New South Wales
2018 Nationals 3x3 Basketball
2018 Nationals Snow
Date: Tuesday 28 August–Saturday 1 September 2018
City/Town: Mt Buller, Victoria
2018 Nationals Surfing
Date: Monday 24 September–Thursday 27 September 2018
2018 Nationals Rowing
Date: Mon 24 September–Thursday 27 September 2018
City/Town: Lake Wyaralong, Queensland
2018 Nationals T20 Cricket
2018 Nationals Distance Running QLD
Date: Saturday 30 Jun–Sunday 1 July 2018
City/Town: Gold Coast, Queensland
How to get involved
- Register your interest to trial in your sport by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Div 2 trials to be held in March and Div 1 trials early Semester 2.
- 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.
- Individual sports do not require trials; however, you must meet the Australian University Sport qualification requirements.
- Pay fees by the due dates. (TBA)
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 University of the Sunshine Coast.