28 - 29 Sept 2019



In 2019, kendo will be held at the UniSport Nationals Div 1 event at Somerset College sports hall, and will be contested in both men's and women's team and individual competitions.

Has your uni got what it takes to beat the champions?


We will see you in September to find out!

Current champions

Men and women

Registration Div 1


Step 1: Contact your University Team Manager (UTM) to discuss representing your university.


Step 2: Register online


Early bird registration: $165* per person 15 July to 11:59pm 23 August 2019

Late registration: $200* per person before 5pm 18 September 2019


*Inclusive of service fees - PayPal fee not included.

Key information


Prepare yourself before you hit the Gold Coast and make sure you know everything there is to know about kendo at Nationals Div 1 this year. 

Sport handbook

Download the 2019 Kendo Div 1 handbook here.

(Version 1 - 3 September 2019)

Venue and travel 


Plan your travel and make sure you are prepared to get to your competition on time!

We are selling cheap public transport event go cards for $20 as an option when you register. These will allow you four days of unlimited travel.

Use the TransLink Journey Planner and allow plenty of time before your competition starts!

Welcome to the Gold Coast


If you’re after local tips on where to stay, best places to eat and everything in between, head to Destination Gold Coast.

For travel ideas, itineraries and more, check out for inspiration.

Competition guidelines and rules


UniSport Australia (UniSport) competitions are conducted under the official playing regulations of the relevant international or national sporting organisation.


Where required, UniSport guidelines will indicate any rule/regulation amendments specific to our competitions.


2019 Competition timetable



Shinai weigh-in

3:30pm - 5:30pm




Shinai weigh-in

7:00am - 8:30am

Team manager/competition briefing 

8:30am - 8:45am

Shinpan briefing

8:50am - 9:10am

9:30am Opening ceremony 

10:00am Kyu men's competition 

1:30pm Kyu women's competition 

3:30pm Dan women's competition 

4:00pm Dan men's competition 

6:00pm Goodwill Keiko



9:00am Kyu team's competition 

12:30pm Open team's competition 

4:30pm Closing presentation 

5:30pm Goodwill Keiko

* Competition start and finish times are subject to change. Please check back regularly.