Ready for Indigenous Nationals 2018

20 June 2018

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit is sending a team to participate at the Indigenous Nationals representing the University of Queensland later this month.

The Indigenous Nationals will be hosted by Walanga Muru at Macquarie University, Sydney and will be contested in a mixed competition across four sports: touch football, basketball, netball, and volleyball.

The 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 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.

The names below are the ATSIS Unit students participating in the Indigenous Games for 2018.


Professor Bronwyn Fredericks Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) wishing the team best of luck for the upcoming Indigenous Nationals.

Regular updates will be posted on the ATSIS Unit’s social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) during the Games which runs from the 24th - 28th June 2018.

The current Champions are the University of Newcastle.

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