Sports

We have a range of different sports opportunities available, catering for casual through to competitive users.

Sports leagues

Our social sports leagues are designed specifically for students and a great way to get active in a fun and friendly environment.

Leagues are managed by Victoria Recreation and are held on Kelburn campus in netball, basketball and futsal.

Games are refereed/umpired and a mixture of open, mixed and women’s leagues are available. Leagues run for 9 playing weeks with no games during the Mid-trimester break.

Register

To register you will need all team members' names, student ID numbers, and email addresses, and a credit or debit card for payment. Ensure you fully complete the registration form by allowing payment to be processed and clicking through to the final page.

Trimester 1 leagues

Leagues commence from Friday 15 March.

Sport Days and times Team detailsLocation
BasketballFriday open league
3.30–7.30 pm
Saturday women's league
1–2.30 pm
Saturday open league
2.30–4.30 pm
Sunday open league
1.30–5.30 pm
5-a-side
No gender restrictions in open leagues.
Main gym
Recreation centre
Kelburn campus
NetballTuesday mixed league
4–8 pm
Wednesday mixed league
4–8 pm
7-a-side.
Maximum three males per team on court at once.
Main gym
Recreation centre
Kelburn campus
Futsal
(delivered in partnership with Capital Football)
Monday women's league
8.30–10 pm
Thursday open league
8.30–10 pm
5-a-side.
No gender restrictions in open leagues.
Main gym
Recreation centre
Kelburn campus

Indoor football update

Unfortunately, due to rapid deterioration of the Arena turf, Trimester 1 indoor football leagues will not be commencing at the same time as other leagues.

We are working hard to get these leagues up and running as soon as possible. To receive updates directly, register your interest at sportsleagues@vuw.ac.nz

Registration fees

  • Victoria University of Wellington student team:
    • $180 per team.
    • Teams consisting of Victoria University students only. All players must provide current student ID numbers.
  • Combined team:
    • $210 per team.
    • Teams with at least three Victoria University students or staff who must provide a current student or staff ID number.
  • Individual player:
    • $25 per person.
    • Entering as an individual player. You will be joined up with other individual players to form a ‘composite team.’ Composite teams are dependent on numbers and are only available in some leagues.

Just Play—drop in sports sessions

These sessions are free, flexible and open to everyone - perfect for students who are keen to stay active and meet like-minded people, but don’t want a regular or ongoing commitment.

Victoria Recreation spaces are reserved for the following sports at regular times each week, so students can turn up and play. Equipment is provided.

It is up to those who attend to manage how the time and space is used, but please see one of our friendly staff if you need any assistance.

  • Badminton—Main gym, Mondays 1–2.30 pm
  • Futsal—Main gym, Tuesdays 1–2:30 pm
  • Football—Boyd-Wilson Arena*, Wednesdays 3.30–5.30 pm
  • Volleyball—Main gym, Thursdays 2–4 pm
  • Basketball—Main gym, Fridays 2–3.30 pm
  • Running—Meet at Recreation Centre, Mondays 6.15pm

*You will need to collect the swipe card from the Recreation Centre first.

Tertiary sports

Victoria University is a proud member of University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ).

Across the year, UTSNZ helps to deliver a selection of high quality competitive sports tournament for tertiary students.

Participating in a Victoria team is open to any Victoria students. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, travel across New Zealand and compete against New Zealand's best tertiary institutions.

Find out more about Tertiary sports.

Competitive sports teams and athletes

If you’re keen on more structured, competitive sporting opportunities, find out if there's a club that can provide you with this in our clubs directory.

We also provide support to high performance athletes that are juggling training and competition demands with academics. Find out more about sponsorship or email Victoria Clubs.