New Zealand National Tertiary Sport Championship 2020

National Tertiary Championship events are a pathway for competitors to be selected for international honours. They're hosted by University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ). UTSNZ is the New Zealand affiliate of the International University Sports Federation (FISU). As the Affiliate to FISU, UTSNZ can take New Zealand student sporting talent to the world!

The sports for the 2020 championship are: Basketball (3x3 and 5x5), Futsal, Badminton, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Hockey, Ultimate and Netball.

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How the competition works

Points from each team event go toward the overall score for the university team. The greatest combined championship points total for the calendar year wins the University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand Shield.

These events are often a pathway for competitors to be selected for international honours. You may even qualify for World University Championships in your respective sport.

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.

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

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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.

2019 results

Listed below are the results for the events Massey teams participated in during the 2019 championship.

Women's Rugby Sevens -  16 March - Auckland

Massey University started the Tertiary Sport year on a positive note, taking out the Women's Sevens title with a win in the dying seconds of the final against Waikato.

Massey was represented by: Kaitlin bates, Megan Bramley, Lucy Brown, Nicola Chase, Tiana Davison, Steph McKenzie, Marcelle Parkes, Pia Tapsell, Courtney Walsh, and Sydnee Wilkins.

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

Basketball 3x3 -  13 and 14 April - Auckland

In a big step up from 2018, the Massey Men came away with a 6th place finish, while in their first time competing in this event, the Women's team finished competitively in fourth place.

The Massey University team was represented by:

Massey Men's Team: Isaac Dowden, Isaia Jones, Jonty Vink, and Jack Whiteman.

Massey Women's Team: Ella Fotu, Abbey Johnson, Sarah Munn, and Teraii Pilitati.

Futsal - 26 to 28 April - Tauranga

Both Massey teams fought hard, and came away with very respectable results. The men's team ending up in 4th position. The women were very unlucky, after having beaten Victoria the day before, to go down to them in the final, to finish in 2nd place.

Massey Men's Team: Abdallah Alamleh, Josh Cremen, Cole Freeman, Joe Freeman, Wero Kalmer, Sam Larmer, Ben Morris, Ben Ravenwood, Josh Scott, Mirza Suryo.

Massey Women's Team: Corina Brown, Jendi Frank, Anna-Leigh Gillies, Aniek Hilkins, Breanna Keenan, Kayley Linden, Shania McIntosh, Kate Mori, Rebecca Otte, Sam Perko, Megan Willis.

Table Tennis - 11 May - Wellington

The Massey Men's team found the going tough in a very competitive tournament to end up in 6th place. Meanwhile, the women's team managed to finish in a commendable 2nd place, going down to Auckland in the final.

Massey Men's Team: Morteza Asari, Omar Khir, Kyle Macadam.

Massey Women's Team: Eugene Lee, Jenn Tseng, Tianyu Zhang.

Hockey -  2 to 4 July - Christchurch

Massey University followed up a strong performance in 2018, to take the title of the 2019 Women's Hockey tournament. Beating Auckland 6-1 in the final in a totally dominant display, the team put in a complete performance and were ecstatic with their victory!

Massey University Team: Renee Allan, Rebecca Anthony, Kelly Carline, Lucy Collin, Saffron Cribb, Erica Gattsche, Anna McLean, Bridget Sabich, and Lara Williams.

Volleyball - 20 and 21 July - Christchurch

Massey competed in both the men's and women's events, with both teams unlucky not to win a medal. The men's team ended up in 4th, while the women's team finished in a very close 5th.

Massey University Men's Team: Sam Andersen, Hallan Connell, Jay Ekanayake, Marc Icaro, Eric Kim, Tane McDonald, Oscar Porras, Denzel Sami, and James Watson.

Massey University Women's Team: Niamh Alley, Brittany Allison-Carney, Maddison Atkinson, Rose Fitzmaurice, Rebecca Gibbs, Sylvia Kanace, Samantha Tarres, Natalys Taylor, Renei Ursem, and Kristen Yorker.

Ultimate - 31 August and 1 September - Auckland

The Massey University Chargers ('A' Team) finished the Tertiary Ultimate Championships in fifth place.

Massey University Mixed Team: Aaron Whitehead, Joel Gordon, Vaughan Wilson, Josh Cooke, Dan Thornton, Oliver Foster, Will Foster, Rachel Hocking, Bianca Mercer, Megan Edwards, Mihi Shepherd, Farren Halliday, Maree Eggleton, and Jeneane Malan. 

Badminton - 4 and 5 September - Wellington

A strong performance from the Massey Team resulted in a very closely fought final against Waikato, unfortunately coming away with a silver medal.

Massey University Mixed Team: Edward Lau, Don'minic Koh, Jonathan Li, Charmaine Lam, Catelyn Rozario, and Raina Gondipon.

Basketball 5x5 - 20 to 22 September - Christchurch

The men's team finished in 8th place, while the women finished in 7th.

Massey University Men's Team: Adam Rybinski, Franz Tipon, Isaac Dowden, Jack Whiteman, Jonty Vink, Kennedy Nikolaison, Matthew O'Connell, Tyler Heath, and Sheldon Mataira-Evetts.

Massey University Women's Team: Tearii Pilitati, Grace Vaofusi, Tara young, Sarah Munn, Rose Fitzmaurice, Daphne Martinez, Maria Bush, Tyler Riri, Holly Kagan-Downer.

Netball - 28 and 29 September - Palmerston North

The Massey University Netball team finished up a great year for Massey teams, with a tightly contested fourth place.

Massey University team: Emily Autagavaia, Rowena Brunt, Phoebe Jarman, Grace Kaemper, Ana Moi, Keeley Portegys, Ashleigh Tahiwi, Claudine Wallace, Stephanie Collins, Kaime Veikoso, Bree White, Emily McLaren.

FINAL 2019 points table

Massey finished 5th in the Ultimate Championships

Ultimate Team Photo

The Massey Men finished 8th, and the women finished 7th at the Basketball tournament

Men''s Basketball Team Photo

Women''s Basketball Team Photo

Massey University WON the Women's Sevens Competition

The Men's 3x3 Basketball Team finished 6th and the Women's team finished 4th.

The Men's Futsal team finished 4th, and the women's team finished 2nd

Men''s Futsal Team Photo

Women''s Futsal Photo

The Men's Table Tennis team finished 6th, and the Women's team finished 2nd.

The Massey Badminton team finished 2nd

Badminton Team Photo

The Women's Hockey 5's Team WON the Hockey tournament

The Men's Volleyball Team finished 4th, while the women's team finished 5th

Women''s Volleyball Team Photo

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