Indigenous Nationals

What are the Indigenous Nationals?

National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games (NITESG) began in 1996 as a joint class project between 13 students enrolled in a Diploma of Aboriginal Studies (Community Recreation) at the then Wollotuka School for Aboriginal Studies, The University of Newcastle.

Now referred to as Indigenous Nationals, the event is a week-long multisport competition for indigenous student-athletes. 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 but to also acknowledge the heritage and history of the participating student-athletes.

2023 Indigenous Nationals

In 2023, the 27th Indigenous Nationals presented by bp will be held from 26-30 June at Monash University in Clayton, VIC. The event will be contested in a mixed competition across four sports: touch football, basketball, netball, and volleyball.

Any Western Sydney University Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student who is interested in getting involved in the Indigenous Nationals this year can complete the Online Student Expression Of Interest Form