UniSport Australia AGM & National Conference

Annual General Meeting


The 2022 UniSport Australia Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held online on Tuesday 10 May.

The AGM will be held in person at The University of Sydney. Delegates will be sent relevant notices and papers in due course. 

60 day notice to members (due 11 March 2022)

21 day notice to members (due 19 April 2022)

AGM papers

About the conference

The UniSport National Conference unites university sport administrators and managers for networking opportunities and conversations surrounding issues that drive the university sport sector. 


The conference attracts over 120 university sport leaders, keynote speakers, university sport administrators and managers as well as representatives from international university sport federations, national sporting organisations and key university stakeholders. 

Delegate registration

$880 - delegate fee for members

$440 - student delegate fee

$1100 - delegate fee for non members

Registrations close Friday April 29 2022

Prices are including GST

Delegate fees do not include accommodation. Delegates are able to source their own accommodation options.

Delegate fees are inclusive of conference (three days) and gala dinner.

UniSport awards

UniSport presents a number of awards annually. This year, we will present the 2021 awards at the conference gala dinner on Tuesday 10 May. 

The following awards will be presented (pending nominations received):

  • Most outstanding sporting achievement by a student-athlete

  • Most outstanding performance by a student-athlete with a disability

  • Most outstanding performance by an Indigenous student-athlete

  • Male student-athlete of the year

  • Female student-athlete of the year

  • Team of the year

  • Official of the year

  • Club leadership award

  • Most outstanding university sport project/program

  • Most outstanding contribution by a student volunteer

To view the nomination criteria and submit your nomination - visit our awards webpage

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2022 Conference Day 1

Tuesday 10 May


10:00am - registration opens

10:30am - conference opens

10:45am - conference welcome and opening discussion

11:30am - speed networking

12:00pm - lunch

1:00pm - UniSport Australia AGM

2:00pm - afternoon tea

2:30pm - choice of:

  • tour of USYD sport and fitness facilities

  • student workshop

  • clubs officer workshop


6:30pm - gala dinner canapes 

7:00pm - gala dinner including sports awards presentation

*note schedule may change

2022 Conference Day 2

Wednesday 11 May 


8:30am - registration opens

8:45am - welcome

9:00am - speed networking

9:30am - keynote speaker

  • Speaker: Dr Ali Walker

  • Topic: Human connection and leadership

10:30am - morning tea

11:00am - 

  • Breakout Session: Dealing with historical incidents and integrity issues

  • Student Breakout Session: Gaining an edge for your employment opportunities 

12:30pm - lunch

1:30pm - 

  • UTMs: Taking your team to Nationals – a UTM guide (part 1)

  • Non-UTMs: UniSport TV and AI Technology

2:15pm -

  • UTMs: Taking your team to Nationals – a UTM guide (part 2)

  • Non-UTMs: University Leagues

3:00pm - afternoon tea

3:30pm -

  • CEOs: Designing an integrated software solution for facilities, clubs and sport

  • Non-CEOs: Identifying student leaders on campus for Nationals team captains

6:00pm - UTM Function hosted by Stay Oz

*note schedule may change

2022 Conference Day 3

Thursday 12 May

8:30am - welcome

9:00am -

  • Plenary: Governance structures (sport and the university)

  • Students: Student Leadership Program (part 1)

9:45am - 

  • Plenary: Member showcase

  • Students: Student Leadership Program (part 2)

10:30am - morning tea

11:00am -

  • Plenary: Climate change, sustainability  and its impact on sport on campus

  • Students: Student Leadership Program (part 3)

12:15pm - conference wrap up & close
12:30pm - lunch

Club Executive Conference (East Region)

8:30am - welcome

9:00am - Student Leadership Program (part 1)

9:45am - Student Leadership Program (part 2)

10:30am - morning tea

11:00am - Student Leadership Program (part 3)

12:30pm - lunch

1:30pm - UniSport clubs toolkit

2:00pm - challenges of running a club

2:45pm - conference wrap up & close

*note schedule may change

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Keynote Speaker - Dr Ali Walker

Originally a criminal lawyer, Ali became fascinated by human behaviour and researched how we function in relationships and groups, completing a PhD at the Australian National University. Ali is the creator of the Walker Profile, a personality assessment that identifies how we connect and lead, and what drives our behaviour. This assessment has been used by thousands of people to help companies grow, teams excel and individuals flourish. It’s different because it explains how we behave with others out in the world, not just in our own heads.

In addition to her PhD, Ali also has a Masters degree in International Law & International Relations and two undergraduate degrees in Law (with Merit) and Arts (Politics & International Relations) from the University of NSW. Ali also has a Graduate Diploma in Integral Coaching and has worked as an Executive Coach since 2013.

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Simon Fletcher

Facilitator - Leading Teams

My journey with Leading Teams started as an athlete facilitator while playing in the AFL. Upon finishing my AFL career, I worked with Leading Teams full time for 2 years before taking up a job with an AFL Team, the Gold Coast Suns, as the Player Development Manager.


In 2016 I returned to Leading Teams and am now based in Queensland.
I made the choice to return to Leading Teams because I am passionate about helping people and believe the team as a collective is more important than the individual.

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Paul Bruce

Managing Director - Left Field Sports

Over the past 10 years Paul has been involved in the search & recruitment a wide mix of role across national sports, recreation and the university sectors.  With close to two decades’ experience working within the sports sector, Paul provides valuable insight and leadership to all our clients, which helps to optimize great outcomes in all search assignments.

Having first-hand experience in executive roles across sport and national community organisation’s and currently holding roles as a Board Director & Committee member across state & national sports. Paul has intrinsic learnings around the culture, dynamics and demands the sport & recreation industry can place on professional staff and volunteers. This is underpinned by his own experience and continued investment in nurturing a pipeline of talented people, this puts Left Field in a strong position to add real strategic search & recruitment value to sporting & recreation organisations.

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Reuben Williams

Co-Founder - SportsGrad

Reuben is the Co-Founder of SportsGrad, a podcast and community for people who want to find their dream job in sport. For 3 years Reuben lived out his dream job at Cricket Australia, that was until his role was made redundant in 2020. However this sparked the launch of the SportsGrad Podcast which hit #1 on iTunes after 3 days.


SportsGrad has since expanded into a networking & professional development community that includes members from the AFL, NRL, Cricket Australia, FIFA Women’s World Cup, Netball Australia and more. Together they have helped facilitate over 200+ jobs in the sports industry for their members.

Conference location

The 2022 conference is due to be held at the Holme Building on Science Rd at The University of Sydney campus.