UniSport Nationals

Represent RMIT against other universities in a variety of sporting events throughout the year.

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. The Redbacks have a fantastic inclusive culture, winning the John White Spirit Trophy at Division 1 Nationals back-to-back in 2018 and 2019 (see below for more information).

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UniSport Nationals events

UniSport Nationals (Div 1 and Div 2)

25 September - 1 October 2022, Perth WA

Sports offered

  • AFL
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Cheer and dance
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Lawn bowls
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Tenpin
  • Touch football
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Volleyball

Watch the 2019 Division 1 Uni Nationals Highlights Video.

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Snow Nationals

4-9 September 2022, 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

Watch the 2019 Snow Nationals Preview Video.

An athlete competing in a skiing event.

Other Nationals Championship events

Various dates and locations

Sports offered

  • 3x3 basketball
  • Athletics
  • Distance running
  • Indigenous Nationals
  • League of Legends
  • Surfing
  • T20 cricket
  • Triathlon
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Funding for Elite and 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 2022 UniSport Nationals (Div 1) and Nationals Snow. Email sport@rmit.edu.au to find out more.

Now recruiting – Off the field roles

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. We are currently accepting applications for the following paid and volunteer positions:

Email sport@rmit.edu.au to find out more.

RMIT Redbacks team wins Spirit Trophy

In 2019 the Redbacks were named the John White Spirit Trophy winners of the Division 1 Nationals competition for the second-straight year. The only overall award given at Division 1, the John White Spirit Trophy is given 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. “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.”

Read the full article.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.