The University of Adelaide has a long history of intervarsity competition in many sports. In 2016, a number of Go8 universities decided it was time to revive the rivalry and re-establish the intervarsity football (men’s) competition. Josh Stewart, 2016 IV co-Captain and Law graduate, has fond memories of playing IV. "IV football was not only a great opportunity to compete with and against the best players within the university system, but also a chance to take part in a well-established history of students doing the same.”
Following the success of the University of Adelaide IV Football program, AU Sport is excited to announce that the IV competition - Varsity Challenge Cup has been expanded to include (women's) netball. Universities including Monash, the University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, QU, ANU and the University of Adelaide will battle it out in a North/South Conference to determine the best Netball University in the region.
The University of Adelaide team will have a home court advantage when it takes on Monash on Friday, 14 September before hopefully winning thought to Round 2 against Melbourne. The winning team from the round 2 Southern Conference will play in the Varsity Challenge Cup Final against the winning team from the Northern Conference.
If you are a current student at the University of Adelaide who is playing State League, Reserves, A or B grade netball, we strongly encourage you to register your interest to trial for the team. The team is open to all University of Adelaide female students and no bias is shown to those who play for the AUNC. We are looking for the very best. All players selected will be required to attend a couple of training sessions before the match and any future interstate travel costs are covered by AU Sport.
For more information about the competition and commitment involved, please click here.
To register for trials please click here. Nominations close Wednesday 15 August
Like Josh, current IV Football Captain, Eddie Dadds says "Having the unique chance to represent Adelaide University in a national intervarsity competition has been one of the highlights of my time studying. It's a high standard of competition, but most importantly, it gives you the chance to make a bunch of new mates. Make sure you become involved".