All remaining UniSport Australia 2020 Nationals events cancelled.

Unfortunately (but as expected) UniSport Australia have cancelled all remaining Nationals events for 2020.

The UniSport Australia announcement can be viewed here.



2020 Div 1 and 2 Nationals (Perth), Snow Nationals (Mt Buller) Cancelled.

UniSport Australia has announced that the Division 1 and 2 Nationals event to be held in Perth, has been cancelled in 2020, along with the Snow Nationals event to be held at Mt Buller, along with some other UniSport events.

The decision to postpone the event was made in light of the current travel and gathering restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and well-being of the community.

The UniSport Australia announcement can be viewed here.



Other options to compete for RMIT in 2020

All is not lost in 2020; We're working on other intervarsity opportunities to compete for RMIT this year.

Register your interest in upcoming Intervarsity (University vs University) event opportunities: 

Contact with any queries.

2020 Redbacks Captains; Dana Tieman and Zeb Jarvis

Represent RMIT in 2020

Join the Redbacks team at upcoming Nationals!

Compete against students from all across Australia and enjoy representing the RMIT Redbacks at one of the various national University sporting events. Building on a hugely successful 2019, the Redbacks will be lining up at the following events in 2020.


2020 UniSport Nationals

Cancelled (27 Sep - 3 Oct, 2020 Perth WA)

Sports Offered

  • AFL
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Tenpin
  • Touch Football
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Cancelled (6 - 11 Sep, 2020, Mt Buller VIC)

Sports Offered

  • Freestyle: Moguls, Skier Cross, Slopestyle, Rails
  • Alpine: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G
  • Snowboard: Giant Slalom, Super G, Boarder Cross, Slopestyle, Rails
  • Cross Country: Individual, Team

Various dates and locations

Sports Offered

  • 3x3 Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Cheer and Dance
  • Cross Country
  • Distance Running
  • Golf
  • Indigenous Nationals
  • League of Legends
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • T20 Cricket
  • Triathlon



Funding for High Performance Athletes

‘High Performance Athlete’ funding is available for students who have excelled in their sport or are classified as elite athletes.

50% and 100% sponsorships are available to successful candidates representing RMIT at the 2020 Nationals Div 1 and Nationals Snow.

Email to find out more.


Now recruiting: Off the field!

Other ways you can support and lead

The Redbacks don't just need players, they need support and leadership off the field too - and your skills could be the key to Redbacks success.

Don't sweat it - you don't have to play a sport to get involved!

Check out some of the other ways you can help your team compete, without kicking, catching, running or jumping.



Email to find out more.


Redbacks Culture

In 2019 the Redbacks were once again named the John White Spirit Trophy winners of the entire Division 1 Nationals competition, the second-straight year.

The only overall award given at Division 1 it's awarded to the university whose team has displayed exemplary behaviour, excellent team spirit and fair competition.

RMIT Nationals Team Manager Eliza Goulding said she was delighted to once again win the Spirit Award.

“It has come as a real surprise to us because we didn’t think it would be possible two years in a row. It’s something we have really been working on,” she said.

“We are lucky that we have a good group of students that just get it, they come for the right reasons, they come to play sport, but they also come to have a really fun time, make lots of friends and make the most of the experience.”

Tyson Lingham, one of our Redbacks team captains and mixed-netball athletes, said he was thrilled.

“We have put in so much hard work for this,” he said.

“We have focused on building the team values and morals so when students start in their first year it can just keep getting passed on and on and on.

“It’s amazing to see other universities noticing how much we care about it because developing a great team culture is really important to us.”

RMIT take home back-to-back UniSport Nationals Spirit Award in 2018 and 2019

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