Nationals Div 1


The Nationals Div 1 event showcases elite competitors from universities from around Australia and is considered the pinnacle of sport for the majority of students. Each team sport will have ten universities competing for the highest honour and teams must finish in the top 8 places in their sports to avoid relegation to Nationals Div 2 the following year.

Event Details
2018 Nationals Div 1
Sunday 23rd - Thursday 27th September
Gold Coast, QLD

Competitor Costs

Please click here for the 2018 Competitor Payment Packages.

The Deakin Dragon Payment covers five (5) nights accommodation, team functions, social uniform and merchandise kit, playing uniform kit, and other miscellaneous items such as Deakin Insurance.

2018 Deakin Dragon Sports

AFL (M/W), Athletics (M/W), Basketball (W), Beach Volleyball (M/W/MX), Cheer & Dance (O), Cycling (M/W), Fencing (M/W), Golf (M/W), Judo (M/W), Kendo (M/W/KYU), Lawn Bowls (O), Netball (MX), Sailing (MX), Softball (W), Squash (M/W), Swimming (M/W), Table Tennis (M/W), Taekwondo (M/W), Tennis (W), Ultimate Frisbee (M/W) and Water Polo (M/W)

Please note that this list is subject to change as some of the currently listed sports may not be offered due to playing standard, lack of interest and/or other reasons.

If you are interested in information about any of the above sports, please click here for a current list of our 2018 Deakin Dragon Team Managers and contact them directly or click here to express your interest.


Recruitment Process

Selection for Uni Games events is based on ability in order to ensure the strongest possible team is selected to represent Deakin University. For additional information, just click on the following links:

Deakin Dragons Selection Policy

Sport Grade Classifications

Trials for all sports are conducted in Trimester 1 and practice squads are selected. Trials will commence in the week starting Monday 19th March. Additional trials may be scheduled by team managers prior to Nationals Div 1.

Students who were unable to attend trials have the opportunity to attend scheduled training sessions throughout the year in an attempt to make the practice squad. Please contact team managers to find out trial information or click here for the current list of scheduled trials.


  • Students must be currently enrolled in Trimester 2 at Deakin University.
  • Students must participate in team selection trials or attend a subsequent training session to try out for the team.
  • Students must attend team training sessions prior to the event.
  • Students must adhere to the 2018 Deakin Dragons Participation Agreement and Code of Conduct.

Additional Information

Please contact Sheridan Nicol for further information about Nationals Div 1.