New Zealand National Tertiary Sport Championships 2018

Join a Massey University team for Tertiary Nationals in your sport!

The events also serve as trials for World University Games and World University Championships.

Points from each competition will go towards an overall winning the University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand 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.

To register your interest in competing for Massey University, please CLICK HERE.

For Further details, please contact Massey University's Sport Coordinator, Chris Sharrock on  or 06 356 9099 extn 83871. Or find us on Facebook at Team Massey Sports.

Chris Sharrock,

Massey University Sport Coordinator

Event Calendar and Results 2018

Women's Rugby Sevens -  4th February - Hamilton

Massey University finished third but took the points for second place, as the University of Canterbury had entered a 'combined' team, with Lincoln University. 

Massey was represented by: Marcelle Parkes, Carys Dallinger, Chloe Belfield, Leilani Parkinson, Pia Tapsell, Kahurangi Sturmey, Robyn Engels, Kaitlin Bates, Jess Pease, Courtney Walshe, and Julie Briden.

A special congratulations to Marcelle Parkes, Pia Tapsell, and Carys Dallinger, for all being selected in the tournament team!

Basketball 3x3 -  8th April - Christchurch

An exciting day in Christchurch finished with the Massey Men's team finishing in 8th place.

The Massey University team was represented by:

Ben Cody; Isaac Dowden; Tyler Heath; and Jack Whiteman.

Futsal - 13th to 15th April - Christchurch

Both Massey teams fought hard, and came away with very respectable results. The men's team ending up in 7th position, and the women only missing out on the final by the narrowest of margins, to end up in fourth.

Massey Men's Team: Abdallah Alamleh; Josh Cremen; Nino DeGregorio; Cole Freeman; Remy Gasston; Haacihyo Haanyika; Ben Ravenwood; Kuda Shamu; and Jean-Claude Tahireve (c).

Massey Women's Team: Kirstie Baker; Shayden Cathro; Jendi Frank; Kayley Linden; Torijan Lyne-Lewis; Shania McIntosh; Rebecca Otte; Georgia Paterson; Sam Perko (c); Katelyn Roberts; Peta van Hattum; Megan Willis. 

Table Tennis - 5th May - Auckland

The Massey Men's team finished in a very commendable third place, while the Women's team WON! Beating the top-seeded University of Auckland team in the final, the women's table tennis team claimed the first win of 2018 for Massey University.

Massey Men's Team: Jing Yang; Bo Xiong Zhao; Ming Zhong.

Massey Women's Team: Yue Tu; Jin Wang; Tianyu Zhang.

Badminton - 2nd & 3rd June - Wellington

A mixed competition with teams consisting of both men's and women's players. This was a very closely faught competition, where a young Massey Team finished in a commendable, fourth place.

Massey Team: Junius Ong; Jordan Richard; Jia Wen Foong; Kate Scott; Chanel Shum.

Hockey -  4th to 6th July - Auckland

Massey University will be fielding a Women's 5 a side team in a new format for this event.

Massey University Team: Emma Rainey, Renee Allan, Lara Williams, Amy Johnson, Courtney Davies, Erica Gattsche, Yuria Suga, Cherie Golding, and Millie McNie.

Massey university Women's Team: Alice Barnett, Kristen Edwards, Freedom Holloway, Kylie Kirby, Marthe Lutu, Daphne Martinez, Emily McLaren, Lia Roberts, Hana Saul, Natalya Taylor, Renei Ursem, and Kristen Yorker.

Volleyball - 21st & 22nd July - Wellington 

Massey will be sending a team for both the men's, and the women's competitions.

Massey University Men's Team: Paul Blondell, Josh Claridge, Jay Ekayanake, Hugh Hawkey, Tane MacDonald, Yudai Noguchi, Kurt Stweart, Philip Turia, and Qinghe Zhao.

Ultimate - 1st & 2nd September - Palmerston North

As Massey Palmerston North is hosting this event, we will be represented by both a men's and a women's team.

Massey University Team: Aaron Whitehead, Beth Thompson, Biance Mercer, Daniel Thornton, Jeneane Malan, Joel Gordon, Jonathan Jackson, Keegan Miskimmin, Kristina Gee, Maree Eggleton, Megan Edwards, Oliver Foster, Rachel Hocking, Sam Powick, Tristen Mercer, Vaughan Wilson, and Will Foster.

Basketball 5x5 - 21st to 23rd September - Auckland

Massey University Men's Team: Connor Blair, Aramis Dennan, Isaac Dowden, Jake James, Josiah Laracy, Kennedy Nickolaison, Isaac Rameka, Tommy Shiferaw, Liam Thornton, and Jake Sturrock.

Massey University Women's Team: Maria Bush, Rose Fitzmaurice, Deena Franklin, Raina Gondipon, Madison Hunt, Abbey Johnson, Awatea Leach, Tearii Pilitati, Renei Ursem, and Tara Young.

Netball - 22nd & 23rd September - Auckland 

Massey University team: Stephanie Collins, Grace Kaemper, Erin McArley, Lana McCarthy, Sammy Portegys, Renee Smith, Kahu Sturmey, Kamie Veikoso, Kate Wells, Therese White, and Georgia Whitehead.

                               FINAL 2018 POINTS TABLE

Selection committee

A three person selection committee will review all athletes who register their interest for joining a Massey University team; this committee will be made up of one representative from each campus

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

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
  • Selection based primarily on ability level and experience in the sport in question, of each individual athlete
  • The location of the competition.  If there is a situation where two or more players are of a similar playing calibre, the location of the competition will help to determine which athlete will be selected, in order to help keep costs down
  • Individual sport competition selections are to be based on competitive merit, availability to participate and location of the event


Massey University will be helping cover the costs for the teams representing Massey at sanctioned University and Tertiary National competitions. This funding will cover up to 50% of the costs for Team Entry Fee, Travel, and Accommodation.

Athletes will be expected to cover their own food costs while away at the event, and will also need to cover any additional costs for possible team activities while away.

Massey University finished 2nd in the 2018 Women's Rugby Sevens.