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Welcome Message from the USA University National Team 


In the News 


Karen Stocks, Managing Director, Twitter Australia
"One of my biggest passions is netball and I started playing when I was just seven.  It's exciting to see the USA not only playing netball but hosting an elite netball event - the FISU 2016 World University Netball Championship.  Having the Americans on board is a key part for the global growth of the game, and it's great that well-developed netball nations can help make this happen.  So I congratulate all the nations and sponsors who are supporting this event and also encourage American corporations to get behind this event as part of their social responsibility programs, and to connect with the international netball community of over 20 million participants.  Show your support in enhancing lives of girls and women around the world."



We have secured heavily discounted room rates during this peak holiday season in Miami.  Read below on how to secure your room and receive your free event tickets as part of this room booking.
Share this link with your family and friends.

Contact us if you would like your company to receive media exposure during this live broadcast.  This is a great opportunity for teams to use this as a fundraiser!
It is important for teams to submit by May 31st their team photo (or individual photos) and names of the team in order to be included in the event program.
Email them here.

Athlete Qualification 


All competitors must satisfy the following conditions:

a. be a national of the country they represent;

b.  Athletes must be born between 01/01/1988 and 31/12/1998.

Athletes will be required to submit a passport, headshot as well as a signed Certificate of Academic Eligibility in order to compete.
Media Information 
Any teams or journalists wanting to video games or be allowed in media areas MUST complete a media request form in advance.
We have been working with the various US State Departments around the world to notify them of this event. 
Please reach out to our official travel partner to assist you with your visa letters.  Again this is a free service for you.
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Team Messages 

Teams - grab your iphones, ipads or any other device and record an individual or team message about how excited you are for this championship

We are creating a video with these messages.  So email them to us!

 Tournament Venue


16401 NW 37th Ave, Miami Gardens, Florida, 33054, USA.

Athletes will be staying on campus which will open Monday July 11th to Monday July 18th. 

Opening ceremonies at St. Thomas university 2pm on Tuesday July 12th

1st game commences Wednesday July 13th

Teams are competing from the following countries:
 Opportunities for Junior Netballers
This world university championship is a great opportunity for youth to experience a world class netball event right here in the USA.

We have opportunities for the youth to participate as ball girls for the event.  Also, they can participate in the clinics as mentioned below.

Some volunteer opportunities still exist.  Contact us! 

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. 
About Us
The World University Championships are organized by the Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU) and are played every two years.
The World University Championships (WUCs) were created by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) to complete the program of the Universiade. In 2014, there were 6,448 athletes from 99 countries that competed.
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May 2016

In just eight weeks 8 nations and over 60 global volunteers will take center stage in Miami, Florida for the FISU World University Netball Championship.   The USA is excited to host this event and a special welcome message from the only all American USA netball team awaits you.  You can view the message here.  We have a lot of special guests lined up for you - including American Idol finalist, top coaches and umpires from around the world - all to help provide you with an experience you'll never forget.  Read below as to how you can take advantage of these opportunities while in Miami.

As it is summer holidays in the US during the championship, accommodation is expensive, however we have secured heavily discounted rates with great benefits to ease this burden for your family and friends attending.  However space is limited so you need to submit a request for quote here.  Remember that registered teams already have their meals, lodging and transportation to/from airport taken care of.

This event is going to be streamed live free around the world.  So share this link with your netball associations, family and friends so they can tune into all the exciting World Championship action -  If you or anyone would like to gain global exposure during this live broadcast then message me.

Be sure to follow the real time scores provided by ScoreStream and through our social media outlets - so follow today and interact with us during the Championship - tweet us, like us, watch us, and help us. 

Be sure to read below as this newsletter contains important information for teams, volunteers, fans, teachers and students who are wanting to attend the championship.
Thank you again for helping to support one of the most important netball events on the global calendar and the strive we make towards getting it into the Olympics. 

Kind Regards,
Sonya Ottaway
Président du Comité d'Organisation
President of the Organising Committee
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We are truly honored to announce that American Idol finalist Carly Smithson will perform at the Opening Ceremonies on Tuesday July 12th from 2pm at St. Thomas University.  Carly finished 6th on Season 7, and she just performed on the final season of Idol last month. 
Carly has wowed audiences with her lead performance on the Cirque du Soleil show "Viva Elvis" and rocked the nation as lead singer in We are the Fallen (former Evanescence band members).

Carly Smithson
Saturday July 9th and Sunday July 10th - Officials training sessions.  Registration here.  A great opportunity for you to become a certified official with the focus being statistics, timekeeping and scoring.
Sunday July 10th
CISCA members arrive and CISCA Meeting.
Monday July 11th
Athletes and INF appointed umpires transported from airport and for check-in and registration at the Athletes Village.  Click here to read more about the athletes village. 
Security briefing for all attendees.  
Teams will be contacted to schedule time for training sessions.
Team manager, volunteer, umpire and official meetings.
Tuesday July 12th
Teams will be contacted to schedule time for training sessions.

Morning - Athletes participate in a local legacy program
2pm - 3pm - Opening Ceremonies, St. Thomas University
4pm - 6pm - Welcome Reception at the Beach

Team manager, umpire and official meetings.

Wednesday July 13th - Friday July 15th
Preliminary round games

Saturday July 16th
Sunday July 17th
Closing Ceremonies
End of Championship Celebration

Monday July 18th
Teams, umpires, officials, and other volunteers depart Athletes village.

Above activities are all included for the registered teams.  Should non-competitors wish to attend the Welcome Reception or end of championship celebration then contact us.


Event Merchandise                                 
Only 5 days to pre-order this exclusive NIKE event merchandise.  For those in the US you can order online and have it shipped to you directly. 
For those outside of the USA/inside the USA who want to pick it up at the event (therefore no shipping costs), you need to email us by Thursday May 26th with your order, and we will have it waiting for you to pickup in Miami.


We are wanting to provide a great legacy program for this championship, as such as we have created numerous opportunities for netball fans, teachers and students while in Miami.

1. Opportunity to be coached by Vicki Wilson (former Australian Netball Captain and former Assistant Coach of the NZ Silver Ferns)
Coaches and players can join Vicki on Monday July 11th to participate in a clinic.

2. Join an International Umpire (IUA) to get up skilled with your umpiring and be up to date with the new netball rules.  This will be on Monday July 11th.
3. On Tuesday July 12th, you can select to be coached by one of the teams competing in the Championship.  Teams attending will be providing an hour coaching clinic as part of this legacy program.
To participate in any of these opportunities please contact us.
FISU-WADA Anti-Doping Program                               
FISU and WADA, the
World-Anti-Doping Agency has partnered to develop the Anti-Doping Programmed for Universities.  This program is of great importance in that it encompasses various key values that FISU advocates as part of its mission: clean sport, fair play, ethics, and education.

Please direct any queries about the drug testing to our

You can read more about the FISU-WADA agreement here and the anti-doping program.
Book Miami Accommodation                                

Free travel service for Championship.  As a reminder all teams, officials, and volunteers will be staying at the athletes village.

We have secured heavily discounted room rates before, during and after this event.  However you need to book directly with us - you cannot book directly with the hotel, as they won't honor discounted rates.  Tickets to the event is included at both hotels.

There are 2 great hotels to choose from:
1. The Ocean Point Resort & Spa situated beachfront in Sunny Isles just 20 mins from the courts.  This is the VIP and Sponsor hotel. 
Amenities include
- All rooms are 1 bedroom suites (can sleep up to 6): can select 2 queens and a sofa bed; washer and dryer included; full kitchen facilities, including microwave, fridge and oven.  Hotel located on beachfront.
Transportation for guests will be provided to/from the courts from this hotel.
2. The Courtyard Marriott in Miami Lakes, just 10 mins from the courts.  Transportation for guests will be provided to/from the courts from this hotel.

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