New Zealand Tertiary Sport Championships 2017

Represent Massey University at a national sporting competition, with the chance of qualifying for the World University Games and/or World University Championships.

Massey University is currently seeking registrations of interest from enrolled students (including extra mural students) who currently compete at a high level in these sports. One team for each sport will be selected to represent Massey University.

Points from each competition will go towards an overall winning the UTSNZ Shield. Some of the events provide the winning teams to represent New Zealand at the World University Games. Other events may also provide for students to qualify for World University Championships in their respective sports.

This is a joint project across all campuses that involves the Recreation and Sport Departments, Student Associations, High Performance Coordinators, and Clubs Coordinators across all three campuses as well as Distance students at Massey University.

For Further details, please contact Massey University's Sport Development Officer Kashif Shuja on or 06 356 9099 extn 83877. Or find us on Facebook at Team Massey Sports.

Kashif Shuja, Sport Development Officer

Event calendar 2017





Rugby Sevens
25 March
Palmerston North
Massey University, Palmerston North
7 - 10 April
Ara Institute of Canterbury, 130 Madras Street, Christchurch
Basketball 3x3
9 - 10 April
Cowles Stadium, 210-220 Pages Rd, Wainoni, Christchurch
Table Tennis
13 May
Manurewa Table Tennis Club, 3 McVilly Road, Manurewa
4 - 5 June
Auckland Badminton Gillies Avenue
3 - 6 July
National Hockey Stadium, Berhampore, Wellington
22 - 23 July
ASB Centre, Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington
Basketball 5x5
11 - 13 September
Cowles Stadium, 210-220 Pages Rd, Wainoni, Christchurch
23 - 24 September
North Harbour Netball Centre,  Northcote Rd, Northcote, Auckland

Selection committee

A five person selection committee will review all athletes who register their interest for joining a Massey University team.

The selection committee will be made up of one representative from each campus, nominated by agreement from the Recreation Manager and the Student President from each campus. These three individuals will select the team.

In addition, the two Massey University high performance coordinators will provide (non-voting) advice on the athletes who have registered.

Selection Process

The Selection Committee will chose a team or individual who they determine to be best placed to represent Massey University at the highest level. Some of the factors involved in the selection process will include:

  • Athletes who are currently enrolled at Massey University
  • The location of the competition.  It has been agreed between the three campuses that the campus closest to the actual event will take lead on representing the university.  This limitation is linked to keeping costs down by reducing transport expenses.
  • If location is not the deciding factor, then the campus with a team who is involved in the sport, and are willing to attend will then be considered.
  • Individual sport competitions are more likely to be based on competitive merit, availability to participate and location of the event.


Athletes should expect to cover their own cost of registration, travel, accommodation and equipment. The Recreation Centre and Student Association will undertake to assist where they are capable of doing so within the limits of their respective resources.

Students may seek assistance through the club grant process to defray costs.  There is no guarantee of financial assistance from the University or the Student Associations. In addition, individuals and teams are encourage to fund raise to cover their costs of competition.

Interested in representing Massey?

Contact Kashif Shuja
Sport Development Officer
Massey University - Manawatū
Ph: 06 356 9099         Extn: 83877

Women's Rugby Sevens Tertiary Championships 2017
Saturday, 25 March - Massey University Manawatu Campus

UTSNZ Rugby 7s

Manawatu Sportswoman of the Year 2016 Badminton Doubles National Champion Anona Pak with Kashif and Vicki.

Team Massey Badminton 2016

Excellent results by Team Massey finishing second in the Inter University Champs in Auckland last year.

Team Massey Basketball 3x3

A learning experience for Team Massey at the Basketball 3x3 challenge in Hamilton in 2016

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