Sport and Recreation - Sydney

There are plenty of sport and recreation opportunities at Notre Dame, so we highly encourage you to get involved!

Register interest in any of the below sports/activities

  • Clubs and Societies

    Check out our clubs and societies on the Student Association (SAUNDA) website.

    Interested in a sport or activity that has no club? Find out how to start your own!

  • Elite Athletes

    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

    In order to apply, please download the Notre Dame Elite Athlete Program Application Form and email it to sydney.eap@nd.edu.au.

  • Lunchtime Social

    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:

    Multi-Sport Events

    • Indigenous Games: Newcastle, June 20 - 24
    • Snow Games: Thredbo, Aug 29 - Sept 2
    • Nationals Division 1 & 2: Gold Coast, Sept 25 – Oct 1

    Stand-Alone Events

    • 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)

  • Social Badminton

    Have a hit every Monday lunchtime in the Broadway courtyard.

  • Pedometer Challenge

    Step into March! Join the Notre Dame step challenge during the month of March. Get stepping, get fit, get prizes!

  • Self-Defense Classes

    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.

  • Yoga

    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

  • Bushwalking

    Take a daytrip to Katoomba and experience the beauty of the Blue Mountains. Get your nature on on  Saturday 17 April.

  • City2Surf

    Run the iconic Sydney fun run, Sunday August 8, as part of the Notre Dame team.