Who are the UniRoos
The Australian UniRoos were born in 2011 following a stakeholder wide search to find an identity that would bind all Australian University Sport teams under the one banner. The 26th Summer Universiade team that competed in Shenzhen, China and collected Australia's largest ever medial haul was the first team to represent under the UniRoos name, logo and values.
The 'roos' name is synonymous with sport in this country and the addition of the Australian UniRoos to the likes of the Socceroos and Hockeyroos emphasises the standing of international Australian university teams and underlies the importance of the pathway that exists whilst at the same time, tying the program to the greater Australian sporting landscape.
The emergence of the Australian UniRoos was a significant step forward in the development of Australian success and acknowledgement on the international university stage however the history of the UniRoos dates back far longer than the birth of an identity in 2011. The UniRoos is an identity that proudly recognises and represents past team members and successes and encompasses the values and ideals that have been built through a long history.
International University sport has witnessed the emergence of a huge number of Australian World Championship, Commonwealth Games and Olympic champions including Steve Moneghetti (athletics), Michelle Timms (basketball), Steve Hooker (pole vault) and Brooke Hanson (swimming). The tradition and platform laid by all past Australian University Sport international team members will be carried on in the new wave of Australia's sporting elite and the new breed of Australian UniRoos.