Div 1 Nationals, 2019

RMIT Redbacks Team

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The UniSport Div 1 Nationals event is the premier tertiary sporting competition held annually. Div 1 is supported by a number of National Sporting Organisations and provides an opportunity for student athletes to compete against some of the best athletes in the country while representing their University. Eligible teams must gain qualification to this event via the previous years' results.

High Performing and Elite Athletes are encouraged to register for Div 1 Nationals. Funding up to 100% is available to successful applicants.

Event dates: Sunday 29 September to Friday 4 October, Gold Coast QLD.

Sports offered

RMIT has qualified for Div 1 Nationals in 2019 for the sports listed below.

The following teams are currently in contention to represent RMIT at Div 1 Nationals: 
  • AFL Women
  • Baseball Open
  • Basketball Men
  • Beach Volleyball Men, Mixed & Women*
  • Cycling Men and Women
  • Fencing Men and Women
  • Futsal Men
  • Golf Men and Women
  • Hockey Men
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Netball Women and Mixed
  • Rowing Men and Women
  • Sailing Open
  • Softball Women
  • Tennis Men and Women
  • Tenpin Open
  • Ultimate Mixed
  • Volleyball Men

Unfortunately RMIT will not fielding the following teams this year. If your sport is listed below make sure you check back again next year as demand for different sports changes from year to year.
  • AFL Men
  • Cheer and Dance**
  • Handball Open
  • Hockey Men
  • Judo^
  • Kendo^
  • Rugby 7s Men* and Women
  • Squash Open
  • Table Tennis Men and Women
  • Ultimate Men
  • Waterpolo Men and Women*

^ Martial arts sports are a two day event (Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 September)
* Beach Volleyball Women, Rugby 7s Men and Waterpolo women is a Div 2 sport, held in the Div 1 event
** Cheer and Dance is a one day event (Wednesday 2 October)

How to apply

Get your name on a team list so you don't miss out - there's no commitment required at this stage. Log in or create your RMIT Link account, search for the representative team you wish to apply for and select ‘Join’.

Once you've joined the squad, a Team Manager will contact you with further details regarding team trials or selection.


High Performance Athletes

Up to 100% subsidies available for High Performance Athletes at Div 1 Nationals

The guidelines to be considered for this funding are:

  • You compete at the highest level/league in your sport in Victoria
  • You are a representative in a state or national team
  • You are involved in REAP (RMIT Elite Athlete Program)
  • You have in the past represented your sport in a state or national team/league

Successful applicants will be determined based on which teams are attending the event. Each application will be assessed independently. 
50% and 100% subsidies will be available to athletes.



Cost breakdown:

  • RMIT Package – approx. $480
    Includes: Return flights, 5 x nights’ accommodation, 2 x team dinners, team merchandise
  • UniSport Australia event registration – approx. $200
*Prices subject to change

Additional costs to consider:
  • Sport uniform (for new team members)
  • Transport on the Gold Coast

Important dates:

  • Recommended date to apply for a team: 30 June 2019
  • Trials and team selections will be held throughout July
  • Payment and registration deadline: 9 August 2019
  • Event is 29 Sept - 4 Oct, 2019
Eligible students must be enrolled at RMIT in 2019.