World University Games 2019

Ten students from the University of Auckland have been selected to represent New Zealand at the World University Games in Naples, Italy, 3-14 July.

The World University Games, also known as the Summer Universiade, is a major international sporting event which takes place every two years, with top student athletes from around the world gathering to compete. These games are second to the Olympic Games in terms of size and are a key milestone for young athletes who want to progress to Olympic level. 

This year more than 9,000 athletes from over 128 countries will compete in the 30th biennial event. We are fortunate enough to have ten talented high performance athletes who have been selected for the New Zealand squad across a range of sports.  

Meet our athletes

Best of luck to our athletes!

If you would like to find out more or follow along at home, check out the official World University games website here.