Waikato Unicol AFC

Formed in 1960, Waikato Unicol AFC is the player-governed football club based at the University of Waikato. The club features both competitive and social men’s and women’s teams, and both tertiary students and community members are able to join.

The premier men’s and women’s teams compete in the Waikato Bay of Plenty (WaiBOP) Premiership League against premier club teams from the wider Waikato and Bay of Plenty areas. The premier-reserve men compete in the second tier WaiBOP league, while the remaining club teams enter various Waikato Football divisions.

Waikato Unicol AFC 2024 Preseason Open Sessions

University of Waikato Fields

WOMEN: Mon/Thu 6-8pm

MEN: Mon/Thu 6-8pm

For all enquires please contact:
Email: president@unicol.org.nz

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View Draws and Results at the WaiBOP football website


Tauranga City AFC

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Otumoetai Football Club

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UTSNZ Futsal

Each year, University of Waikato students get the opportunity to join Team Waikato and represent the University of Waikato at the University and Tertiary Sport NZ (UTSNZ) National Tertiary Futsal Championships.

For more information and to register, visit the 2024 UTSNZ National Tertiary Futsal Championship Information website.

Social Sport

Social Sport is one of Hamilton’s premier social competitions and takes place on campus at the University of Waikato. Offering a range of sports including futsal and six-a-side football, social sport caters for all levels of sporting ability.

As part of the Social Sport Indoor Series, futsal takes place between March – October, with all games being played at UniRec (Gate 1, Knighton Road):

  • Six-week leagues
  • Sundays, 12.00pm – 9.00pm
  • 45-minute games
  • Mixed teams (at least one person of each gender on the pitch at all times)
  • Five players on the pitch (maximum of ten per team)

Six-a-side Football is part of the Social Sport Outdoor Series and takes place between October – February, with all games being played on the University of Waikato fields:

  • 14-week league
  • Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays, 5.40pm – 8.00pm
  • 35 or 45-minute games
  • Mixed teams (at least one person of each gender on the field at all times)
  • Six players on the field (maximum of ten per team)

For more information, visit the Social Sport website.


Enter a student team into a Tauranga social football/netball competition. Register as an individual or team by visiting the Sport and Wellbeing at Tauranga website.

Tauranga QEYC Drop-In Sport:

Drop-in sport at Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre (QEYC) in Tauranga. These sessions are free to all students. Wednesdays 1pm - 3pm during University semesters. All equipment is provided.

For more information about Tauranga, please email: uowsport@waikato.ac.nz

High Performance

The University of Waikato works in partnership with WaiBOP Football to support talented football players. Find out about how the University provides athlete support.

Waikato University Football Academy (WUFA)

Talented footballers can apply to join the Waikato University Football Academy (WUFA). This academy is designed to allow players to train full-time with professional coaches whilst studying towards a degree.

Parafed Waikato - Powerchair Football

Parafed Waikato offers a range of sport opportunities for anyone with a physical disability and/or visual impairment: Email

Cathy Wooler - Parafed football manager