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.

In the second half of Trimester Two, we are running three 6-week leagues. The Netball and Basketball leagues are managed by Victoria Recreation, while the Futsal league will be delivered in partnership with Capital Football.

Games are run in 30 minute time slots, consisting of two x 13 minute halves.


To register you will need:

  • All team members' names, student/staff ID numbers and email addresses
  • Credit or debit card for payment

Please ensure you fully complete the registration form by allowing payment to be processed and then clicking through to the final confirmation page.

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us immediately.


Trimester Two 'Mini Leagues'

Leagues commence Tuesday 11 September. Spaces are limited.

Sport Days and times Team detailsLocation
BasketballTuesday league
8.00 pm – 10.00 pm
5 a-side
No gender restrictions
Main Gym
Recreation Centre
Kelburn Campus
NetballThursday league
6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Maximum three males per team on court at once
Main Gym
Recreation Centre
Kelburn Campus
(delivered in partnership with Capital Football)
Thursday league
8.00 pm –10.00 pm
No gender restrictions
Main Gym
Recreation Centre
Kelburn Campus

Registration fees

Victoria student team
$120 per team
Teams consisting of Victoria University students only. All players must provide current student ID numbers.
Mixed team
$150 per team
Teams with at least three Victoria University students or staff. Each player must provide a current student or staff ID number.

Just Play - casual sports

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.

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 1.00pm - 2.30pm
  • Turbo Touch - Main gym, Wednesdays 1.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Football - Boyd-Wilson Arena*, Wednesdays 3.30pm - 5.30pm
  • Volleyball - Main gym, Thursdays 2.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Basketball - Main gym, Fridays 2.00pm - 3.30pm
  • 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.