Play Uni Games
InterVarsity hockey is contested as part of the annual 'Australian University Sport Nationals' (previously known as the 'Australian University Games'), between teams of current students from universities around the country. Division 1 Nationals are held each September/October (division 2 being earlier in the year), and provide university athletes with the opportunity to compete against each other in a national carnival, with an action-packed, week-long social program conducted to complement the sporting activities. Division 1 Nationals is Australia's largest annual multi sport event, attracting around 8,000 participants in over 30 sports.
The intervarsity 'National Championships' (previously known as Australian University Games or 'AUG') is Australia's largest annual multi sport event, attracting around 8,000 participants in over 30 sports - including hockey of course! Held each September/October, the Games provide university athletes with the opportunity to compete against each other in a national carnival, with an action-packed, week-long social program conducted to complement the sporting activities.
The history of InterVarsity hockey however goes back long before the inception of AUG. The first match was played in 1908 between women's teams from the University of Melbourne and the University of Adelaide, and the following year saw the inaugural men's match - between Melbourne and Sydney. Since then teams from MUHC have established a proud tradition at InterVarsity, having won both the men's and women's titles more than any other university.
Students who achieve outstanding sporting performances are recognised with the award of a prestigious Sports Blue, and best & fairest trophies are also awarded.
When & Where
The 2019 Division 1 Nationals will be held in Gold Coast, 28 September - 3 October (during the Semester 2 holidays). To be eligible to participate, you must be enrolled in at least one subject at the University in Semester 2 (undergraduate, postgraduate, research, and exchange students are all eligible). Note that you do not have to be a member of the Hockey Club to play for Melbourne Uni in intervarsity competition.
Cost is typically around $800 (which includes registration, accommodation, transport pass, and uniform), plus individual travel arrangements to & from the host city.
More information can be found at:
www.sport.unimelb.edu.au - the Melbourne University Sport website
www.unisport.com.au - the official Uni Games website
Expressions of Interest
Contact one of the people below if you're interesting in playing Uni Games. Please include what position(s) & grade you play, and the club that you belong to.
Selections are typically organised around the middle of the year, so get your interest in early.
Men Tim Kay
Women Maddy Fogarty