Indigenous Nationals

** DUE TO COVID-19 INDIGENOUS NATIONALS 2020 WILL NOT BE GOING AHEAD **

Please see the following link for more information:  https://www.unisport.com.au/indigenous-nationals

Indigenous Nationals formally known as The National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games (NITESG) began as a joint class project between thirteen students enrolled in a Diploma of Aboriginal Studies (Community Recreation) at the then Wollotuka School for Aboriginal Studies, the University of Newcastle, in 1996. The first Indigenous Nationals were attended by around 30 students and has since grown to host hundreds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary students from Universities across Australia.

Western Sydney University has particpated in these games for multiple years giving our students and staff opportunity to compete and network with Universities from all over the country.

The annual event aims to bring together student-athletes from universities across Australia to compete in a variety of sports and ultimately crown one university team the champion of the games. Indigenous Nationals is an amazing environment to not only celebrate the rich sporting culture of Indigenous Australia  and  to also acknowledge the heritage and history of the participating student-athletes.

Students will compete in the following four sports across the week long event including:

  • Touch Football
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Netball

Western Sydney University has participated in these games for multiple years giving our students and staff opportunity to compete and network with Universities from all over the country.