COVID-19 Update from MU Sport

This page contains information on restrictions to services and programs as a result of COVID-19

MU Sport programs and services have been suspended and access to University sport and fitness facilities restricted for the foreseeable future. Specific program or service information is provided below.

However we remain commitment to supporting students and staff to stay active during this period so a range of online tips and programs are provided here. Social distancing practices apply.

The University’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage is the primary source for detailed and up-to-date information.

UPDATED: 5:00pm, 25 March 2020

Message from the Director - 25 March 2020

Read the 25 March update here

Read the 16 March 2020 update here

Staying Connected

MU Sport remains committed to supporting students and staff to stay active through the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have compiled a number of different resources and fitness opportunities for the University community to stay healthy and connected in the comfort of your own home.

Find out more

Gym, Pool and Group Fitness

Restricted access to our fitness facilities and Sport buildings.

Nona Lee Sports Centre: Closed

Beaurepaire Centre Gym and Pool: Closed

Lincoln Square Fitness: Closed

Southbank Fitness: Closed

Implications for current Fitness Members:

Direct Debit

All direct debit memberships will be automatically suspended, and no further payments will be debited from your account until further notice.

Salary Package Memberships

All salary package memberships and deductions will be suspended and will not resume until further notice.

Term memberships (1month, 4 month and 12 month)

All term memberships will be automatically suspended and will not resume until further notice.

Water Safety Program

Suspended until further notice. For any enquiries please contact marcus.grillo@unimelb.edu.au

Sporting Clubs

Sporting club access to University facilities have been suspended and access to meeting and club storage spaces is also suspended. MU Sport encourages clubs to also suspend their off-campus activities and to follow all relevant state/national sporting body and health advice to ensure the safety of members. Clubs should advise their members of the impact of this position, as well as any other significant information that may impact on their membership. If your club becomes aware of a member being diagnosed with COVID-19, you should follow the Club Critical Incident Procedure and contact MU Sport immediately.

Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Club Coordinator Tom Mullumby

Campus Sport

All Campus Sport competitions will be postponed for Semester 1. Team registration fees will be refunded as soon as possible. Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Sport Officer Abbey McNally.

College Sport

All College Sport competitions scheduled for Semester 1 will be postponed. MU Sport will work with the Heads of College and Inter-Collegiate Sports Council to plan for the recommencement of competitions as and when permissible. Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Sport Participation Coordinator Larissa Payne.

Intervarsity Sport

The University’s participation in Intervarsity Sport competitions, including UniSport Australia events, will be postponed until such time as competitions can be rescheduled. This includes the Melbourne – Monash Big Blue, the University Basketball League, Uni Nationals – Swimming, Uni Nationals – Athletics and Uni Nationals 3x3 Hustle. Training for these activities is also suspended. Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Sport Performance Coordinator Tom Lutwyche

Community Sport

The Tin Alley Netball Autumn competition (Monday and Wednesday nights) will be postponed for Semester 1. Team registration fees will be refunded as soon as possible.

Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Sport Officer Abbey McNally.

Elite Athlete Program and Strength and Conditioning

The EAP will continue to provide advocacy and support to student-athletes via online platforms and all enquiries should be directed to Elite Athlete Coordinator Brendan Parnell. S&C support will also continue online and student-athlete enquiries should be directed to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Tony Sephton

Pride in Sport

With the general closure of MU Sport facilities, some programs associated with the Pride in Sport program will be suspended.

Queer friendly exercise classes for Semester 1 are cancelled for the time being. Updates regarding future classes will be provided when possible.

MU Sport Pride Ambassadors and Sports Clubs are encouraged to contact the Pride and Diversity Coordinator for specific information around their involvement in the program at chris.bunting@unimelb.edu.au

For people who identify as LGBTQIA+ and have specific concerns around COVID-19 and your health needs, please see this resource developed by the Aids Council of NSW (ACON) for further information. Please note that this information is current as of March 9th and may get updated in the near future.

Moondani Yalingwa - Indigenous Sport Program

All current programs for Indigenous students will be suspended until further notice. This includes any use of the Fitness facilities and Campus Sport teams.

Updates regarding future events such as Indigenous Uni Nationals will be provided when possible.

If any Indigenous students or staff have questions regarding sport and fitness during this time please contact the Sport Leadership Coordinator, Asha Steer at asha.steer@unimelb.edu.au

Strong Women

The start of the Strong Women Network has been postponed until the online meet-your-match breakfast on Monday 27 April. Full details here.

Strong Women fitness classes and the Strong Women Fund are suspended until further notice.

School Holiday Program

The upcoming March/April holiday program has been cancelled effective immediately.

Those who have already enrolled have been contacted regarding refunds. If you have paid but did not receive a separate email, please contact us at: sport-camps@unimelb.edu.au

Oval and Athletics Track

Closed for programs, group bookings and Club activities.

Boat House

Closed until further notice

External venue hire

No access to external groups for the foreseeable future. We will refund any payments made for bookings from Wednesday 18 March onwards.

ACSF

Closed

Tennis Coaching

Closed