UNSW sport

A swimming teacher with a student using a kickboard

After COVID-19 shutdowns cut the learn to swim program short, its recommencement has created a renewed feeling of community among UNSW international students.

UNSW Sport Blues winners on stage

There was joy in the air on Friday night as UNSW Sport celebrated two years of sporting achievements and presented the inaugural Alex Blackwell Award.

Alex Blackwell speaking at the UNSW Sport Hall of Fame event

The new award, to be presented at the UNSW Blues and Sports Awards Dinner, is named after one of the most significant trailblazers for women’s sport.

Tristan Sailor playing against Souths in Indigenous Round

The NRL star is embarking on his second degree, emphasising the importance of education and planning for the future for professional athletes.

Matilda McDonell defends the shot of Samantha Wallace in the Suncorp Super Netball

A chance to bond as a team by living and playing a whole season together may seem exciting at first, but how do athletes cope when the novelty wears off?

Max Paul on a sailing boat with his sailing partner

With border restrictions in place, chasing his sailing dreams has been a challenge for UNSW Commerce student Max Paul, but he is determined to keep an even keel.

Andrew Jones with Alex Blackwell and Rachael Haynes

The former CEO of Cricket NSW returns to the club that ignited his love of cricket, bringing a slew of impressive credentials with him.

Nathan Power competing in the pool

Australian water polo player Nathan Power didn’t take the easiest path to complete his Economics degree, but his journey shows the benefit of persistence

Henry Hutchison

With the Tokyo Olympics delayed until 2021, UNSW Commerce student Henry Hutchison has a long wait between Games, but he’s making the most of his time

A woman lifting a barbell

The risk of injury when returning to sport after a period of inactivity is minimal if exercise is commenced gradually, says a UNSW expert

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