WHO ARE THE AUSTRALIAN UNIROOS?
The Australian Uniroos is the team identity for all Australian University Sport high performance teams representing Australia on the international stage at either a World University Championship, Summer or Winter Universiade.
The Australian Uniroos were born in 2011 following a stakeholder wide search to find an identity that would bind all Australian University Sport teams under the one banner. The 26th Summer Universiade team that competed in Shenzhen, China and collected Australia's largest ever medial haul was the first team to represent under the Uniroos name, logo and values.
The 'roos' name is synonymous with sport in this country and the addition of the Australian Uniroos to the likes of the Socceroos and Hockeyroos emphasises the standing of international Australian university teams and underlies the importance of the pathway that exists whilst at the same time, tying the program to the greater Australian sporting landscape.
The emergence of the Australian Uniroos was a significant step forward in the development of Australian success and acknowledgement on the international university stage however the history of the Uniroos dates back far longer than the birth of an identity in 2011. The Uniroos is an identity that proudly recognises and represents past team members and successes and encompasses the values and ideals that have been built through a long history.
The Australian Uniroos are the embodiment of a culture built on hard work and success with the team values demonstrating what it is means to be a part of the Uniroos family. The Australian Uniroos team values are four lines;
Each line embodies a value essential of a Uniroos team member and are brought together with the 'We are Australia' tag line which is displayed on all uniform items and collateral to remind team members of the importance of in what they are involved.
International University sport has witnessed the emergence of a huge number of Australian World Championship, Commonwealth Games and Olympic champions including Steve Moneghetti (athletics), Michelle Timms (basketball), Steve Hooker (pole vault) and Brooke Hanson (swimming). The tradition and platform laid by all past Australian University Sport international team members will be carried on in the new wave of Australia's sporting elite and the new breed of Australian Uniroos.
We are proud
- Proud of representing our country and wearing the green and gold
- Proud of the history that has gone before us
- Proud of the way in which we are viewed by other countries
We are respectful
- Respectful of our team members both past and present as well as our competitors
- Respectful of the authorities within the sport
- Respectful of the country we are competing in, their people and their culture
We are disciplined
- Disciplined in training and competition to leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of success
- Disciplined out of competition in maintaining respect for the Uniroos name as well as our own
- Disciplined to maintain the highest levels of study and sporting endeavours
We are united
- United as one team across multiple sports
- United to achieve our goals
- United with all team members that have gone before us and those that will come after us