Auckland University Law Student Society is committed to creating opportunities for students to have an enjoyable and memorable university experience while studying. Sports are fun for everyone to get involved with – whether having a fun run in Round the Bays, playing sport while in a dress up at Log-o-wood, playing social sport or participating in an Interfaculty Tournament.
Interfaculty sport sees the Law Faculty compete against other faculties across ten sports throughout the year. Sports include Cricket, Touch, Basketball, Tennis, Badminton, Ultimate Frisbee, Netball, Rugby, Volleyball and Futsal!
The competitions are either held on campus at the sport and recreation centre during weekdays and over the weekend at the University of Auckland fields. A number of sports are one-day tournaments and other some are weekly or longer competitions. These events are great for law students to meet others from different years and a good opportunity to support their peers at the matches and finals.
Law versus Med Day
This one-day tournament involves the Law Facility challenging their friendly rivals the Facility of Medicine, to compete for the Zachary Gravatt Memorial Trophy. The day usually involves volleyball, futsal, netball and dodgeball accompanied by passionate crowd support and interaction. At night a celebration party takes place following the prize giving! The purpose of this tournament is to honour the memory of past student Zachary Gravatt, to continue the friendly rivalry of the facilities through competitive sport and create the opportunities for students to meet new people, build friendships and alleviate study stress through sport.
Log O' Wood
The law school sporting year’s highlight is the traditional pilgrimage down to Waikato University to take on the Waikato Faculty of Law for the Log O' Wood.
Early on a Friday morning car loads of Auckland law students meet at the law school before heading southbound in convoy. All arrive wearing law school t-shirts dressed to a theme.
The variety of sports expands and contracts each year, however recently cricket, soccer, touch, basketball, netball, dodgeball and the tug o' war have been popular fixtures.
There are one-off sporting events throughout the year, including Round the Bays in March which AULSS enters teams. Keep on the look-out as well for more social sports events planned for 2019.
Come and have a chat to Hayden and Ben if you are interested in getting involved or email the sports officers at email@example.com