Elite Athletes

UniSA Sport Elite Athletes

Our elite athlete program helps UniSA students to successfully complete their studies while training and competing at an elite level.

Please Note: An information session will be held on Monday March 5 at City west campus Plefrom 1:00-2:00pm or 5:00-6:00pm for UniSA elite athletes and will cover how UniSA can support athletes to excel in their studies as well as potential pathways in University sport. Register here for the session by 1 March.


UniSA Sport is seeking to further engage UniSA's Elite Athletes in the range of university competitions, including the annual SA Challenge against Adelaide University and Flinders University, as well as interstate and national representative competitions such as the UniSport Nationals Div 1 and 2.

What is UniSA's Elite Athletes program?

Students competing at major national and international events, including the World University Games, the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games, World Championships and local professional codes are all eligible for assistance from UniSA.

UniSA offers an outstanding package of support services for elite athletes and performing artists through the Elite Athlete and Elite Performing Artist Program. We want to do all we can to help you succeed in both your education and your sporting or performing career, including pre-application support, flexible study options, advice, guidance, flexibility and assistance.

What can UniSA Sport do for elite athletes?

Aside from the range of great intervarsity, representative events, UniSA Sport also understands the financial pressures that often create barriers for elite athletes to compete in their chosen sport at desired levels or the intervarsity events on offer.

In 2018, UniSA Sport has three grants programs available for elite athletes providing a range of valuable financial support. These include; World University Games/Championships Grant, Amateur Athlete Grant and the UniSport Nationals Elite Athlete Grant. For further information and to apply go to UniSA Sport Grants Guide

How you can get involved

All students involved in the Elite Athletes Program are encouraged to become a 2018 UniSA Sport member (FREE for UniSA students) and like us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date with everything that's happening.

Students are also encouraged to check out our clubs, representative events (SA Challenge, UniSport Nationals) for further details.

If you have any questions or are interested in becoming involved in any of the intervarsity events throughout 2018, please contact us now for further information.