About the project

“Competing in front of full stadiums and living in a village of athletes from around the world will give me the experience I need if I were to go to a Commonwealth Games or Olympics”


The Australian Uniroos is the team identity for all UniSport Australia high performance teams representing Australia on the international stage at either a Summer Universiade, Winter Universiade or World University Championships.

In July 2019 Napoli Italy will play host to the next Summer Universiade, one of the largest multi-sport events in the world.

Our aim is to take 300 of Australia’s top student athletes – the UniRoos - to be part of this international competition.

Participating as an Australian Uniroo at the Summer Universiade provides a great number of benefits, in particular:

* enables students to experience competition on the international stage

* provides a leap forward in terms of Australia’s international competitiveness

* encourages and develops more student-athletes,

* better aligns university elite sport programs with the national high performance pathway, especially towards Olympic representation.


We need to raise $200,000 to make this happen.

Unlike the Olympics or the Commonwealth Games teams, selection to a Uniroos team and to compete at a Summer Universiade requires the student-athlete to self-fund their place on the team. For student-athletes this could mean the difference between gaining valuable international experience or not.

Funds raised for the Uniroos will subsidise the travel and competition costs for elite student-athletes to compete on an international stage at the Summer Universiade. The impact of this funding will enable the next generation of Australian Olympic and Commonwealth Games representatives to gain vital international competition experience.

Help get the Uniroos to Italy! You can do this by:

* Making a one-off donation

* Signing up to make a regular donation

* Working with your local community group to host a fundraising event

In return you will receive:

* A tax-deductible donation receipt

* Acknowledgement and thanks on our website (unless of course you wish to remain anonymous)

UniRoo Patron Program – share their world!

We are delighted to invite these donors who make tax-deductible gifts of $1000 or more, the opportunity to share the Uniroo world at close quarters. This includes:

* Invitation to attend induction days

* Receive regular updates on how our athletes are doing – be the first to hear of their success in Napoli!

* Uniroos Patrons will be acknowledged on the UniSport website and in the printed Uniroo Universiade team guide.

Ultimate UniRoo

In addition to the above benefits, Uniroo Patrons who donate $20,000 or more will be recognised via an exclusive invitation to join our athletes in Italy, including attending induction days, special events and mentoring opportunities.

For more information please contact Toni Lourens via email on toni.lourens@unisport.com.au or phone 07 3054 4628.



    Dear Uniroos, Know that you are already great and that the pathway that UniSport provides you will only make you greater! Enjoy the journey :o)

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