Want to represent the University of Adelaide in intervarsity competition? There are heaps of opportunities to do this at all levels of competition throughout the academic year.

SA Challenge

A state-based intervarsity competition where the focus is on fun and participation, but not without fierce competition between us and our closest rivals (UniSA, Flinders Uni). Sports vary each year, but there is always a range of ball sports, racket sports, and bat and ball sports to choose from. Entry is just $10 per competition which includes a playing shirt.


Register your interest

UniSport Nationals

An annual festival of University sport, this year being held on the Canberra, ACT. There are 31 sports that you can represent the University of Adelaide in, including soccer, basketball, volleyball, cycling, lawn bowls, and many many more.

More information can be found on the UniSport Australia website, but keep an eye on the Adelaide University Sport social media around June for trials for team sports and entries opening for individual sports.

It is an AU Sport and Fitness requirement that you are a current Univeristy of Adelaide student enrolled in Semester Two to be eligible to register for UniNationals


UniSport National Championships

The national level competitions that are not offered at UniSport Nationals. These include T20 Cricket, 3x3 Basketball, Swimming, Athletics, Distance Running, and many more. Whilst these events aren't quite to the same scale as UniSport Nationals, they are a great opportunity to compete on a national stage!


Sport               Date Location
Triathlon 9-10 March Sunshine Coast, QLD- Mooloolaba
Athletics 24-26 April Gold Coast, QLD - Runaway Bay
Swimming 9-11 May Sydney, NSW - Sydney Olympic Park
Indigenous Nationals 23-27 June Wollongong Uni, Wollongong, NSW
3 X 3 Basketball 2-4 July Sunshine Coast Uni- Sunshine Coast-QLD, Sippy down
T20 Cricket 8-12 July Sunshine Coast, QLD- Buderim
Surfing 10-12 July Alexandra Headland Beach- Sunshine Coast, QLD
2023 Unisport Nationals     7-13 September     Canberra , ACT
Distance Running 15 September Sydney Marathon- Sydney, NSW


Indigenous Nationals

If you are Indigenous or Torrens Strait Islander, you might want to consider representing the University of Adelaide and Wirltu Yarlu at Indigenous Nationals 2024. In 2024, the 28th Indigenous Nationals presented by bp will be held from 23-27 June at Wolloongong Uni, NSW, The lands of Woolyungah.
All sports are mixed gender, and whilst there is a fun and social atmosphere around the event, the competition on the field is intense! This is a great opportunity for First Nations Australians to come together, share stories, and celebrate culture through the medium of sport.

Register for Indigenous Nationals here


Adelaide University Sport are very excited that we have both male and female University Basketball League teams for 2023. The UBL is a student-only basketball league, running from March to May 2023. We have 4 home rounds in April, as well as 6 other away rounds. As well as players for both teams, we are seeking volunteers for on-the-day duties such as fan engagement, event marshals, social media and marketing, and much more! If you are interested in filling any of these roles, please email sports@adelaide.edu.au.


For more info, please contact our Sports Programs Officer, Tyson Blanco, via tyson.blanco@adelaide.edu.au.