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MyCQU - Sport


Welcome to CQUniversity's Sport and Recreation Portal

Whether you are looking to play socially or in a serious competition we can offer guidance to the right sporting program for your campus. The Student Representative Council Office offers many sports programs depending on your campus location. Click on the tabs below to find out more information and how to sign up for the different sporting programs.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, feel free to contact the Student Representative Council at for more information on sports and teams.

Represent CQUniversity

If you are a current CQUniversity student, you can sign up to represent the University in one of our many sporting events. These include UniSport (DIV 1 & 2), Chancellors Cup and Indigenous Nationals.

These tournaments are held across Australia and there are more than 30 sports to choose from!

Div 1 & Div 2 -

Indigenous Nationals -

Contact the SRC for more information at

Chancellor's Cup

Students from across our national footprint descended on Rockhampton North campus for the annual CQUniversity Chancellor’s Cup, held every year since 2008.


2019 Nationals

Formally known as the Australian University Games, 2019 UniSport Nationals is Australia’s largest annual multi-sport’s competition. It attracts around 7000 University students each year across 41 universities.

Over 30 sports are on offer and CQUniversity sends away various teams each year to compete against the biggest and best from around the country.

2019 Nationals are separated into two different divisions which are held on the Gold Coast. Division 2 is held on July 8 to 11, while Division 1 will be held on September 28 to October 3.

There is only one opportunity to play each sport per year with some sports requiring qualification in Div 1. As a result, each sport division is only played once per year, so if you don't sign up for a certain sport division in Nationals Div 2, it will not be available in Div 1. Contact the SRC at for more information.

Please monitor your student email for correspondence regarding sign up and details. For more information on 2019 Nationals sports, go to the official UniSport Website.

2019 Nationals Division 2: 8 July to 11 July 2019, Gold Coast

2019 Nationals Division 1: 28 September to 3 October 2019, Gold Coast

Policy Documents

AUS Qualification for participation (October 2017)
AUS Eligibility of Competitors (October 2017)
AUS Awards and Point Scoring (October 2017)

Touch Football (Mens) defending champions

About Us

CQUniversity Team Managers

The Student Representative Council mange and arrange UniSport (DIV 1 & 2), Chancellors Cup and Indigenous Nationals.

Our team consists of Sharon Connor (Coordinator) and Administration Officers, Danielle Kelly and Lucy Stafford.

All based in Rockhampton, our team plays a major role in CQUniversity’s sporting success

We are responsible for helping develop student involvement in the sports sector across the entire campus footprint as well as assisting students in the establishment and governance of student lead clubs and societies. Our team is highly motivated to help students to participate and engage.

For more information or enquires we can be contacted on 07 4930 6830 or 07 4930 9174 or via email You can also come see us face to face at the Student Representative Office B 36 G.02 Rockhampton North Campus.


Birdy McBirdface

The University Mascot was named in a  competition open to the general public revealed Birdy McBirdface as the most popular name, a reference to the 2016 social media story where ‘Boaty McBoatface’ lead the online vote to name a £200m research vessel for the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The name was naturally shortened to ‘Birdy’, receiving chants on the sporting field. Birdy’s cheeky personality boosted team spirit, throughout the Northern Uni Games and the Australian Uni Games. Birdy has been featured at events across many CQUniversity campus footprints.

Make sure you say G'Day to Birdy when you see around!


2018 Highlights

Sporting Highlights in 2018

Read about 2018's sporting highlights.


2017 Highlights

Sporting Highlights in 2017

Check out CQUni's sporting highlights in 2017.

Northern University Games

CQUniversity’s participation in Australian University Sport continues to grow and develop. Australian University Sport celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017.

CQUniversity was proud to be the host university for the 2017 Northern University Games (NUG’s). The Games were held on 2–6 July 2017 in Rockhampton and Yeppoon, and was a joint sponsorship arrangement between the University, the Rockhampton Regional Council, the Livingstone Shire Council and Australian University Sport.

130 CQUniversity students were among the 1200 students from 12 Queensland and northern NSW universities, who competed in 13 different sports in the Northern University Games.

Welcome Ceremony

The Welcome Ceremony was held on the Rockhampton North Campus and open to the general public. A report by lighting specialists National Hire Supplies, who installed a 1000m2 fairy light canopy in the middle of the sports field, estimated 4000 people attended the event over the course of the evening. Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Scott Bowman, and special guests Mayor Bill Ludwig, Mayor Margaret Strelow and Olympian Anna Meares OAM welcomed the community to the campus and week-long event.

Australian University Games

43 CQUniversity students were among 8000 students from 42 universities, who competed in 33 different sports across 30 venues for the Australian University Games, held on the Gold Coast between 25-29th, September 2017. This national event that was subsequent to the July 2017 Northern University Games.

CQUniversity was represented in three team sports (Futsal, Football and Touch Football), along with individual

sports Athletics, Rowing, Taekwondo and Judo. CQUniversity students travelled from Tasmania, Sydney, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Townsville, Cairns and Mackay.

Achievements and results from the Australian University Games include:

  • The Mens Touch Team were undefeated the entire competition, taking the Gold. This is particularly pleasing as the Mens Touch Team have achieved Silver medals in 2015 and 2016.
  • Mr Bobur Abdujalilov achieved Bronze in Taekwondo, the first time CQUniversity has had representation in this sport at this level.
  • Mr Abdul Kamara took out a Green and Gold Medal, awarded to those deemed to be best on the field.
  • CQUniversity football (soccer) athlete Mr Lenny Jenkins won a sponsor prize of $5,000 off his HECS debt for winning a Frisbee competition. Ultimate Frisbee is a competitive sport at the AUG’s, so we are proud that a CQUniversity Footballer took home the prize above all other competitors.
  • CQUniversity mascot Birdy McBirdface took out the 2017 Mascot Challenge against 10 other mascots, with the unexpected support of the general public chanting “Birdy” alongside students. Many families were staying in the area for the school holidays and Birdy was popular for photos with young families.
  • CQUniversity finished overall inside the top 20 universities (19/42) which is a great result considering athletes travel from many different locations and only meet before the games begin.

World University Games

CQUni Master of Education student Taryn Gollshewsky who has claimed bronze in the women's discus at the World University Games in Taipei. Taryn was up against some stiff competition and challenging weather at the event, but she drew on her strength and talent to record a 58m throw. This shot secured her first international medal at a senior level.

The Bundaberg-based student has certainly excelled in her chosen sport over the last few years and will be competing in next year's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. We'll certainly be cheering her on in 2018!

Read more about Taryn’s story


Uniform Size Chart

Flickr Albums

Check out our Flickr albums from the 2017 Northern Uni Games & 2018 Chancellors Cup

Chancellors Cup April 2018
Best of NUG

Sports activities and opportunities are supported by funds from the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All SSAF funds are used to enhance or extend student services and facilities in accordance with funding guidelines. Find out more about SSAF funding allocation.