What we believe 

UniSport Australia believes in…

Vision

Active Students, Lifelong Success

Mission

 

In partnership with universities we are driving student success by demonstrating the value of sport through evidence-based advocacy and providing participation and competition programs locally nationally and internationally.

Values

Collaborative

We take a collaborative, flexible approach, sharing knowledge and working co-operatively to deliver the best outcome for all parties.

Respectful

We treat everyone with respect and believe that all people we work with contribute to the success of university sport.

Committed

We are dedicated to what we say we are going to do, and we recognise that the team comes first.

Authentic

We foster an authentic work environment that supports integrity,

Innovative 

We seek to improve in everything we do.

Providing a welcoming, inclusive platform for everyone

We believe in the need for fair and inclusive participation in sport. We view university sport as a powerful tool to promote inclusion and acceptance for students of all backgrounds. By offering an environment for interpersonal engagement and friendly competition, UniSport believes the overall student experience can be greatly enhanced. Whilst university sport is an exceptional platform for social engagement and inclusion, it is also a crucial stage in the development of high performance athletes.

Helping student-athletes reach their absolute potential

As athletes pave their pathway to a successful career in sport, we believe it is crucial that support is provided for those trying to balance their sporting commitments with higher education. By offering elite athletes the opportunity to maximise their potential in the classroom and sporting arena alike, a significant improvement in personal development can transpire. We believe that with the support of our 42 member universities, UniSport can assist Australian elite student-athletes to reach greater feats in sport by facilitating for quality training and competitive pathways. Through flexible study requirements and a balanced dual career, student-athletes are assisted in juggling higher education with elite sport. It is through this shared belief with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) that the establishment of the Elite Athlete Friendly University network has taken place.