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 leagues run for nine playing weeks, with no games during the Mid-trimester break.


Team registrations for Trimester 2 have now closed. There are still spaces for individual players. To register, contact

    Trimester 2 leagues

    Leagues commence from Friday 19 July.

    Sport Days and times Team detailsLocation
    BasketballFriday open league
    3.30–7.45 pm
    Saturday open league
    1–4.00 pm
    Sunday open league
    1.30–5.45 pm
    No gender restrictions in open leagues.
    Main gym
    Recreation centre
    Kelburn campus
    NetballTuesday mixed league
    4–8 pm
    Wednesday mixed league
    4–8 pm
    Maximum three males per team on court at once.
    Main gym
    Recreation centre
    Kelburn campus
    (delivered in partnership with Capital Football)
    Monday open league
    8.30–10 pm
    Thursday open league
    8.30–10 pm
    No gender restrictions in open leagues.
    Main gym
    Recreation centre
    Kelburn campus

    Indoor football update

    Unfortunately, due to the condition of the Arena turf, indoor football leagues are not currently being delivered.

    To receive updates directly, register your interest at

    Registration fees

    • Victoria University of Wellington student team:
      • $200 per team.
      • Teams consisting of Victoria University of Wellington students only. All players must provide current student ID numbers.
    • Combined team:
      • $230 per team.
      • Teams with at least three Victoria University of Wellington students or staff who must provide a current student or staff ID number.
    • Individual player:
      • $30 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.

    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 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 6.15 pm.

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

    Tertiary sports

    Victoria University of Wellington 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 University team is open to any Victoria University of Wellington 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 whether 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.