Representative sport

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

Compete against student athletes from all across Australia and represent RMIT University at one of the various national sporting events. The RMIT Redbacks finished top 5 overall in the country in 2022, and are not only known for their competitive edge but also for their inclusive culture and team spirit. Be part of the award winning Redbacks team in 2023.

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Representative sport events

24-30 September 2023 on the Gold Coast, Queensland

Sports offered

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

Watch the 2022 Redbacks Nationals Highlights Video.

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The Derby is a head-to-head, home and away competition played between RMIT University and The University of Technology Sydney.

Students travel between Sydney and Melbourne to battle it out on the court and earn the title of The Derby Champions.

Dates and location

  • Melbourne Fixture – Monday 19 June 2023 at RMIT Bundoora campus
  • Sydney Fixture – Monday 3 July at UTS in Sydney (includes the Derby Awards night)

Sports offered

  • Tennis 
  • Basketball
  • Futsal 
  • Netball 
  • Ultimate frisbee

More sports may be considered in 2023.

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National University Leagues

Join a representative Redbacks team in a National University League.

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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 UniSport Nationals.

Email 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 to find out more.

Team cheers after a win.

RMIT Redbacks team wins Spirit Trophy

In 2019, the Redbacks won the John White Spirit Trophy of the Division 1 Nationals competition for the second-straight year. This trophy is given to the university whose team has displayed exemplary behaviour, excellent team spirit and fair competition.

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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.