SportUNE is located in Armidale, New South Wales. Sitting approximately halfway between Sydney and Brisbane at the junction of the New England Highway and Waterfall Way it is the perfect location for large sporting gatherings, events, and activations.
Armidale is a beautiful rural city known for its Art Connections, Sporting Facilities, and High Country Experiences, boasting stunning landscapes and four distinctive seasons. It is a very multicultural town that welcomes people from over 80 nations.
The University of New England (UNE) combines the highest academic standards and industry-valued qualifications with flexible modes of learning. UNE helps people and communities fit into a rapidly changing world.
UNE Sports Academy
Established in 2018 as a high-performance pathway for competitive athletes choosing to complete their studies at UNE.
The Academy assists student-athletes to balance their studies whilst meeting the high demands of representative level sport.
With a high-performance facility that is the envy of most regional sporting centres, we’re proud to assist our aspiring athletes to achieve success both on and off the field. The UNE Sports Academy works closely with our UNE Exercise and Sports Science staff and National Sporting Organisations to provide individualised training programs specific to our athlete’s needs.
UNE and SportUNE have been strong partners of Northern Inland Academy of Sport (NIAS) since 2009.
NIAS aims to provide opportunities, pathways, and accessible skill development sessions to athlete’s to help them develop their individual potential. They support those identified talented sports people in making the transition to higher levels of competition and performance. Often in collaboration with SportUNE, via access to facilities, training and community events.
The University of New England respects and acknowledges that its people, programs and facilities are built on land, and surrounded by a sense of belonging, both ancient and contemporary, of the world’s oldest living culture. In doing so, UNE values and respects Indigenous knowledge systems as a vital part of the knowledge capital of Australia.