FISU World University Netball Championships (WUNC)

FISU (Fédération internationale du sport universitaire) are hosting the second World University Netball Championships in Miami, Florida, USA from the 12th to 17th July 2016.  One of the main aims of the event is to extend the global growth of Netball in one of the biggest sporting nations in the world and the event hopes to act as a stepping stone to admit netball into the Olympics.  160 National University Sporting Federations around the globe have been invited to the event.  Click this link to watch the event promo video.

Key Dates
January 12th: General registration open.
February 13th: Team deposit of 5,000 deadline.
April 13th: Quantitative entry deadline.  25% deposit of participation fees.
June 13th: Individual entries and Media pass requests deadline.
July 11th: Athletes check-in to athletes village.  Verification of the eligibility of the students.  Additional FISU fee payment due of 20 per person.  Teams proceed through accreditation procedures.
July 12th: Opening Ceremonies and Welcome Reception
July 13th: Day 1 of Competition
July 14th: Day 2 of Competition
July 15th: Day 3 of Competition
July 16th: Day 4 of Competition
July 17th: Finals and Closing Ceremonies
July 18th: Departure from athletes village.

Athletes                                   
Only the following may participate as competitors in the Universiade:

a. students who are currently officially registered as proceeding towards a degree or diploma at the university or similar institute whose status is recognized by the appropriate national academic authority of their country;

b. former students of the institutions mentioned in a. who have obtained their academic degree or diploma in the year preceding the event.

All competitors must satisfy the following conditions:

a. be a national of the country they represent;

b. be at least 17 and less than 28 years of age on January 1st in the year of the event.  For 2016, athletes must be born between 01/01/1988 and 31/12/1998.

 
 
Volunteers

This event is part of the International FISU Volunteer Program, where students from around the world who want to gain event management experience and further their organizational abilities will have the opportunity to take part and experience a World University Championship from the inside.  For those accepted into the program (and live outside of Miami), lodging and meals will be provided.


We are also looking for passionate and dedicated individuals who operate with ethics and integrity to be a part of the Global Organizing Committee.  It will look fantastic on your resume that you were a part of a global sporting event of this magnitude.

Various volunteer and internships are available.  These include: Netball Officials, Medics (EMT), Masseuse, Photographers, Videographers, Social Media, Marketing, Merchandising, Attaches, Security, Drivers, Concierge, Ball girls/boys, Entertainers, Information Systems Personnel, Concierge, and general volunteers.  This is a great way to earn volunteer credits for school or university.
  
COMPLETE THE VOLUNTEER FORM AND SUBMIT.
 
All information borrowed from the official FISU World University Championship website found here: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/World-University-Netball-Championship-News.html?soid=1102827910729&aid=lWY0LhXS9lE
 



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