Tertiary Sports Western Australia (TSWA) is the lead organisation governing University/Tertiary Sport in Western Australia. TSWA administers sporting championships, competitions and qualifiers for the Australian University Games between the five universities (and other tertiary education institutions by invitation) in Western Australia. The Association is governed by a Council consisting of representatives from the five W.A. Universities including Curtin University of Technology, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, The University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle) and The University of Western Australia.

Mission Statement

To enhance the student experience and foster the development of sport and recreation in tertiary education institutions by providing opportunities for students to represent their institution in quality competitions and programs in Western Australia.

Annual Program 

The Tertiary Sports W.A. 2015 Program will run from March to mid-September and will feature 17 multi sport championship events featuring 25 sports and over 50 competitions. Included in the program are three feature events, the Vice Chancellors Cup Rowing and Sailing Regatta hosted by UWA, the VC Shield Hockey Classic hosted by Curtin University and the Bunbury Challenge hosted by Edith Cowan University.

Most events are run on Friday afternoons using a 'lightening carnival' format with different sports being contested on different dates. Exceptions include the Super 8's Cricket Championship that runs over 2 days, Golf which is run on a weekday and the Bunbury Challenge which is a weekend event held in Semester 2.

The majority of Semester 1 events are qualifiers for the Australian University Games which is a National event held annually over 5 days during the common university break in Sept/Oct. The 2015 Games will be held in the Gold Coast QLD. Competing in TSWA events does not obligate participants to compete in the National event. However, player performance and final standings in TSWA events will contribute to W.A. University teams securing the right to represent their respective university at the Games.

W.A. Universities have the opportunity to enter teams in 'university' categories in up to six community participation events to compete for 'greatest participation'. 2015 events include the Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma, Colour Me Rad, Asics Bridges Fun Run, HBF Run for a Reason, City to Surf and for the first time a 7 km obstacle event - the Spartan Race.

Tertiary Sports W.A. administers the the 'alcoholthinkagain' Fairest and Best Sports Awards and Western Spirit Award. in 2015 the 'alcoholthinkagain' Fairest and Best Sports Awards will include selections of over 50 university sport competitors in TSWA competitions as 'alcoholthinkagain' Fairest and Best Players. Selections are based on outstanding performances at TSWA events. The Western Spirit Award is presented to the one university best exhibiting teamwork, fairplay and sportsmanship across all 2015 TSWA events and is awarded at the completion of the annual program.

For those students working toward a degree in Sport Science, Exercise and Health, Sport Management, related fields or areas including journalism, business or computer science, TSWA offers opportunities to complete field placement requirements through the 'Prac-Connect' Program including sport administration and event experiences. Through PracConnect other opportunities may arise for students to be involved in special events, national competitions and international tours and exchanges.

For details on 2015 Tertiary Sports W.A. events and competitions please refer to our Events page. For information on how to register your interest to compete at your university and selection trials please refer to our Registration page. Tertiary Sports W.A. will feature a display and information stand at W.A. Universities orientation days.

For further information on Tertiary Sports W.A. phone 6488 1090 or mobile 0411 103 683 or e-mail tswa@sport.uwa.edu.au

Open to teams representing:

And by invitation – TAFE and other tertiary education institutions

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