Sport and Recreation - Sydney
There are plenty of sport and recreation opportunities at Notre Dame, so we highly encourage you to get involved!
Clubs and Societies
The University of Notre Dame Australia is part of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) Network committed to supporting Australia’s elite athletes to achieve academic excellence whilst pursuing a sporting career. Eligible elite athletes will be able to negotiate their course entry, study and assessment options or explore any flexible studies arrangement in the course of their university degree.
To be eligible for the program you must currently compete in your chosen sport at
- National open level
- National age-group level or State open level
- State age-group level
Each semester we enter teams in local lunchtime competitions – a short walk from the Broadway campus. It’s mixed, social, fun and FREE. Games are between 12 – 1.30pm so if you have a free period join up!
- Monday: Volleyball, Futsal
- Tuesday: Netball
- Wednesday: Basketball
- Thursday: Netball, Futsal
- Friday: Touch, Basketball
Nationals (Uni Games)
Each year we send touring teams to different sporting events:
- Indigenous Games: Newcastle, June 20 - 24
- Snow Games: Thredbo, Aug 29 - Sept 2
- Nationals Division 1 & 2: Gold Coast, Sept 25 – Oct 1
- League of Legends: Sydney, April 1
- Triathlon: Port Stephens, May 8
- 3 x 3 Basketball: Canberra, April 29 – 30
- Swimming: Sydney, May 13 - 16
- Distance Running: Gold Coast, July 3
- Surfing: Sunshine Coast, August 10 - 12
- T20 Cricket: Sunshine Coast, August 9 - 12
“The Gift” & “The Holy Grail”
These are social sports evenings organised each semester and involve fun sports such as dodgeball and tug-o-war.
The Gift: Faculty v Faculty, Med v Law, Business v Education etc. Semester 1 (Date TBC)
The Holy Grail: sees us up against friendly “arch rival” ACU for a fun sports night. Semester 2, October (Date TBC)
Have a hit every Monday lunchtime in the Broadway courtyard.
Step into March! Join the Notre Dame step challenge during the month of March. Get stepping, get fit, get prizes!
Classes for beginners held at the Broadway campus on a weekly basis during Semester 1. Thursdays from 12.30 – 1.30pm in St Ben’s Hall (NDS2/104). Equipment provided.
Classes held regularly on the Broadway Campus during Semester 1. Mondays 10am NDS2/104, St Ben’s Hall.
Learn to Surf
Join other Notre Dame students for a day at Bondi Beach and learn to surf. Also a good chance to meet some of our Study Abroad students. Saturday 27th March
Take a daytrip to Katoomba and experience the beauty of the Blue Mountains. Get your nature on on Saturday 17 April.
Run the iconic Sydney fun run, Sunday August 8, as part of the Notre Dame team.