University Basketball League

UniSport Australia’s University Basketball League (UBL) is a national competition providing high performing students the opportunity to play basketball while progressing their studies. UBL pits thirteen universities against one another in a home-and-away season with teams from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.

Under the guidance of three-time NBL champion, Matt Shanahan, Team ACU will be based out of Melbourne with playing opportunities for students on all ACU campuses. All fixtures in the 2023 season will be live streamed and played during the week, with ACU’s home games to be played close to our Melbourne Campus.

2023 Fixtures

Date Division Home Team Away Team Game Time
Wednesday 15 March Men RMIT ACU 12pm
Wednesday 15 March Women RMIT ACU 2pm
Wednesday 22 March Women UTAS ACU 12pm
Wednesday 22 March Men UTAS ACU 2pm
Wednesday 29 March Women ACU ADEL 1pm
Wednesday 29 March Men ACU ADEL 3pm
Wednesday 5 April Women UniSC ACU 1pm
Wednesday 5 April Men UniSC ACU 3pm
Tuesday 18 April Men ACU CURTIN 12pm
Tuesday 18 April Women ACU CURTIN 2pm
Wednesday 19 April Women ACU MELB 1pm
Wednesday 19 April Men ACU MELB 3pm
Wednesday 26 April Men ACU LTU 1pm
Wednesday 26 April Women ACU LTU 3pm
Tuesday 2 May Women USYD ACU 12pm
Tuesday 2 May Men USYD ACU 2pm
Wednesday 3 May Women UTS ACU 12pm
Wednesday 3 May Men' UTS ACU 2pm

Attend a home game for an exciting experience and to cheer on ACU. Can’t make it to a game? Join us at the Track on campus or watch live on UniSportTV.


 3  Emily Pickering
 Melbourne  Bachelor of Paramedicine
 4  Gemma O’Grady  North Sydney  Bachelor of Education (Primary)
 6  Claudia Rodda
 Brisbane   Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Paramedicine
 7  Jordyn Freeman
 Melbourne   Bachelor of Nursing/ Bachelor of Business Administration
 8  Natasha Thomas
 Brisbane   Bachelor of Physiotherapy
 11  Abbey Emmerton
 Canberra  Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation)
 10  Bianca Jones  Melbourne  Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
 22  Olivia Woods
 Melbourne  Bachelor of Nursing
 23  Kate Pattison
 Melbourne  Master of Teaching (Secondary)
 24  Joanna Layton
 Melbourne   Bachelor of Law and Commerce
 31  Taérani Gorogo
 Melbourne  Bachelor of Physiotherapy


 1  Joshua Robertson
 Melbourne  Bachelor of Nursing
 2  Dylan Fry                                
 Brisbane                         Bachelor of Physiotherapy
 3  Lachlan Clark
 Online  Master of High Performance Sport
 4  Max Vandersteen
 Melbourne  Bachelor of Art/Bachelor of Law                                                                                        
 6  Connor Mackenroth
 Brisbane  Bachelor of Secondary Education/ Bachelor of Exercise Science
 10   Andrew Wicks
 Melbourne  Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
 11  Harrison Ross
 Melbourne  Bachelor of High Performance Sport
 13  Joshua Adam
 North Sydney   Bachelor of Law
 24  Oliver McCarthy
 Ballarat   Bachelor of Nursing
 30  Leroy Soe tuia
 Brisbane  Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
 32  Maxwell Prezens
 Melbourne  Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Nutrition Science
 33  Blake Norris
 Melbourne  Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
 55  Seth Rickard
 Melbourne   Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science


Head Coach: Matthew Shanahan
Team Manager: Mark Sainsbery
Physical Preparation Coach: Michael Phypers, Master of High Performance
Marketing intern: Alexander Trattles, North Sydney, Bachelor of Business and Commerce
Marketing intern: Katie Lekkas, Melbourne, Bachelor of Business Admin

Work Integrated Learning Opportunities

ACU Sport will link with different faculties, clubs and societies to ensure a university-wide approach to the program, with the aim of providing plenty of benefits for our students. Opportunities exist, but are not limited to:

  • business administration and sport team management
  • physical preparation coach
  • physiotherapy
  • game day officials and statisticians
  • game day production, including commentators, DJ’s and audio visual
  • photography and social media
  • marketing and journalism.

If you're interested in any of these opportunities, or have expertise in another relevant field, please contact