Due to stormwater flooding in late 2018, LSF was closed due to structural damage of the roof, ceilings, and electrical system. After further assessment, the facility will remain closed until late March 2019 in order to repair these damages.
The University and MU Sport apologise for the inconvenience and are doing everything possible to reopen the facility as soon as possible. Further updates will be provided in due course. The Beaurepaire and Nona Lee Sports Centres are open as normal.
Raise the Bar Academy 2019
17 January; Lara Tamsett
For the fifth consecutive year, Athletics Australia and The University of Melbourne have partnered to host the Raise the Bar Academy. 33 Indigenous students around Australia spent the week at the University's Parkville campus, learning how to balance high performance sport and higher education.
The University Blues Volleyball Women's team won an unprecedented 6th consecutive Australian Volleyball League title, the Men's Futsal team progressed in the Clubs Cup knockout tournament, medals for Swimming club at the 2018 Vic Age LC Championships, and Men's premier firsts Cricket side evenly poised with Monash.
Architecture Student Bisset Selected for Women Leaders in Sport Program 2019
4 December; Liam Petterson
Master of Architecture student and Elite Athlete Program member Catriona Bisset has been selected for Sport Australia's Women Leaders in Sport program for 2019. She wants to improve mental health considerations in sport.
Women's State League 2 Water Polo team makes grand final after winning semi 3 - 2, Cheer and Dance score 2 silver and 2 bronze medals at Nationals, Men's Futsal team return to top of the ladder, and 10 MUAC teams take on Track Relay Champs.
Melbourne Wins John Campbell Trophy as Best in the South
21 November; Tom Lutwyche
Outgoing UniSport Australia CEO Don Knapp announced at Friday night’s 2018 Blues and Sports Awards that the University of Melbourne’s 7th and 8th pennants had moved it ahead of all other Southern Universities.