Intercollegiate Competition

What is SFK?

The SFK program offers all residents a chance to pursue their interests and express their talents, each event is enjoyable for everyone – performers and viewers alike.

The Sir Frank Kitto Trophy is an intercollege competition that comprises of various cultural events held throughout the year.


SFK Events & Activities Include

Theatre Sports

For this event, each college presents a team of six residents to participate in a variety of improvisation games ranging from one to three minutes in competition against the other colleges.


Each college elects a team of four members (that can vary across debates), to debate a prepared topic and an impromptu debate over two days.

Small Music Ensemble

A team of singers and musicians from each college performs a 10 minute medley of songs compiled from a variety of decades and genres.

Public Speaking

One representative from every college will deliver one prepared speech and respond to an impromptu speech.

Mass Participation

The more people a college can get to participate in a 10 – 12 minute performance on stage, the more points they will receive.

Art & Crafts

Each college may submit several pieces to display their individual skills under the submission categories of painting, drawing, craftwork, multimedia, mixed media, poetry and short stories.


A team representing each college must answer questions from a range of topics and get as many correct answers as possible. Topics will range from college and university history to modern icons and knowledge.

What is MBPT?

The MBPT programs offer’s all UNE students a chance to pursue their interests in the intercollege sports competition and the awards are presented to the college(s) that achieves the best results for the given year.

These trophies are a significant reminder of the importance that has always been placed on sport at UNE and the role in which it can play. From humble yet passionate beginnings, today they remain an integral part of on campus life here at UNE.


Mary Bagnell (MB)

The Mary Bagnall trophy was donated in 1965 by an anonymous donor and named after the principal of Mary White College for the winner of the women’s inter-college sports competition.

President’s Trophy (PT)

Two years later, in 1967 the President’s Trophy was established for the winner of the men’s inter-college sports competition.


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MBPT Events & Activities

Swim Carnival

Each college competes across individual, team and mass participation swimming events. Events include all swimming strokes and relays. The more students that get involved to greater chance there is for your college to take home the trophy!

Touch Football

Touch is a variation of rugby league with the tackling of opposing players replaced by a touch. As touches must be made with minimal force, touch is, therefore, a limited-contact sport. The aim is to score a try by touching the ball in the goal zone at the end of the field.


Hockey is a sport in which two teams play against each other by trying to maneuver a ball or a puck into the opponent’s goal using a hockey stick. The aim is to score more goals than the opponent.

Hodsons Relay

This event is a Cross Country Relay; each team requires 6 runners for men and 5 runners for women (with no runner to complete more than one leg).  The men’s event is 3000m and the Women’s event is 3000m per runner.


Basketball is a sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender’s hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop.


Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent’s court. The object of the game is to maneuver the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.


Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team’s court under organized rules


Football (soccer) is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world’s most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Athletics Week

Athletics week comprises of the Athletics Carnival and the long-distance running events. Events include 100m sprint, 200m, 400m, 800m, 3000m, 5000m, 10000m, long jump, triple jump, javelin, discus, shotput, 4 x 100m relay. All team points are tallied to crown an overall Athletics champion.

Cross Country

This event involves a 5,000m Cross Country run on campus.  It is a mass participation event with per capita scoring. So make sure as many students come to compete as possible, they just have to finish the course!

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate, also and originally known as ultimate frisbee, is a non-contact team sport played with a flying disc(frisbee). Points are scored by passing the disc to a teammate in the opposing end zone. Other basic rules are that players must not take steps while holding the disc, and interceptions, incomplete passes, and passes out of bounds are turnovers.


Netball is a ball sport played by two teams of seven players. Games are played on a rectangular court with raised goal rings at each end. Each team attempts to score goals by passing a ball down the court and shooting it through its goal ring. Players are assigned specific positions, which define their roles within the team and restrict their movement to certain areas of the court. During general play, a player with the ball can hold on to it for only three seconds before shooting for a goal or passing to another player. The winning team is the one that scores the most goals.

Futsal (Indoor Soccer)

Futsal is played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Unlimited substitutions are permitted. Unlike some other forms of indoor football, the game is played on a hard court surface delimited by lines; walls or boards are not used. Futsal is also played with a smaller, harder, low-bounce ball. The surface, ball, and rules together favour ball control and passing in small spaces. The game’s “emphasis is on improvisation, creativity, and technique