Intervarsity Sport

Represent the University of Melbourne in sporting competitions across Australia and overseas.

Intervarsity Sport at the University dates back to the first university sporting competitions in Australia in 1870. We provide students with the opportunity to represent the University in a variety of regional, national and international sporting competitions, such as the Big Blue, Varsity Challenge, and Uni Nationals.

Winged Victory

The University of Melbourne's sporting teams are collectively known as Winged Victory.

Our representative sport program is recognised as one of Australia's most successful. The majority of inter-university sporting opportunities are provided through the national sporting body UniSport Australia.

In recent times, the University has been Overall University National Champion in 2008, 2012 and 2013 and National Runner Up on three other occasions in 2009, 2014 and 2017.

All University of Melbourne representative teams, participants and officials must be approved by Melbourne University Sport, and teams are to be approved according to the Representative Sport Policy. For a student to be eligible, they must be a currently enrolled student at the University of Melbourne.

Represent the University of Melbourne

Register your interest for Varsity Challenge, Group of 8 Football and Netball, Uni Nationals Division 1 and 2, Nationals Championships and various other representative opportunities - to receive future updates on trial, training and event costs.

Enquire now

Intervarsity Teams and Sports

How to find out when trials are, or how to express interest directly:

  • Click your sport below to find out information, contact details, and EOI/Trial Dates - these updates may include Uni Nationals or other intervarsity events throughout the year
  • If there's no link, check the Winged Victory Facebook Page to see if anything for your sport has been posted (it will come up closer to the event)
  • Contact the Sport-Specific Team Manager
  • No details? Contact the Sport Performance Coordinator

These trial dates may include but are not limited to: Go8 Australian Rules Football and Netball, Big Blue vs Monash, UniNationals Div 1 and Div 2 and other Intervarsity Events

Monday 9 March, 2020

T20 Cricket (Men) Big Blue v Monash University

Melbourne University Oval

Monday 16 March, 2020

T20 Cricket (Women) Big Blue v Monash University

Monash Oval

Contact Team Manager Jean-Luke Desmarais with your cricket experience and mycricket link to be considered for selection.
Spectators are encouraged to support Melbourne: First ball @ 4pm

Intervarsity Cricket update coming soon

Sunday 15 March, 2020

Uni Nationals Triathlon Championship

Mooloolaba, Queensland

For entry and registration information, visit the UniSport Australia event page

Contact the Sport Performance Coordinator for further information regarding representing the University in Triathlon

Saturday 7 - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Pac 7 Tennis Championship

Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast and Brisbane

Information and key contacts for the 2020 IV Tennis program coming soon

Wednesday 1 April - Thursday 28 May, 2020

University Basketball League

Australia-wide

Key contacts and information can be found in Basketball Update 1 2020

Friday 3 - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Uni Nationals Athletics Championship

Brisbane, Queensland

Athletics Participants should Express interest via this link

Melbourne University team information and event update coming soon

Visit UniSport Australia event page

Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Australian Rules (Men and Women) Big Blue v Monash University

Monash University Oval

Information and event update coming soon

Thursday 16 - Friday 17 April, 2020

Uni Nationals 3x3 Championship

Canberra, ACT

See the Basketball Update for information on how to express your interest

Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Big Blue Away Leg v Monash University

Monash University, Clayton

Sports include:
Football (Soccer) - Men
Football (Soccer) - Women
Ultimate Frisbee - Mixed
Volleyball - Men
Volleyball - Women

Complete the EOI to register your interest in these sports. Information and update coming soon.

Saturday 2 May, 2020

Rowing (Men and Women) Big Blue v Monash University

Yarra River, Melbourne

Information and update, including Australian Boat Race and Uni Nationals Rowing coming soon

IV Rowing and Australian Boat Race EOI

Thursday 14 - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Uni Nationals Swimming Championship

Sydney, NSW

Melbourne University team information and event update coming soon

Visit UniSport Australia event page

Wednesday 20 May

Big Blue Home Leg v Monash University

Parkville Campus

Sports include:
Hockey - Men
Hockey - Women
Touch - Mixed

Complete the EOI to register your interest in these sports. Information and update coming soon.

Sunday 28 June - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Indigenous Nationals

Newcastle, NSW

Murrup Barak work with MU Sport to coordinate the team entry for this event

Visit the event website for information or there will be more information distributed closer to the event

Sunday 5 July, 2020

Uni Nationals Distance Running Championship

Gold Coast Marathon, QLD

Delivered as part of the Gold Coast Marathon, you can visit the event website for entries, or the UniSport event website

Contact the Sport Performance Coordinator for further information regarding representing the University in Distance Running

Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Table Tennis Big Blue v Monash University

Wilson Hall, Parkville Campus

To express your interest to try out, please contact Melbourne University Table Tennis Club

Thursday 6 August

Uni Nationals Cheer and Dance Championship

MSAC, Melbourne

Intervarsity Cheer and Dance is lead by the Melbourne University Cheerleading Club. Contact them for further information regarding representing the University

Sunday 6 September

Water Polo (Men and Women) Big Blue v Monash University

Monash University, Clayton

Information and update coming soon

Sunday 6 - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Uni Nationals Snow Championship

Mt. Buller, Victoria

View the Intervarsity Snow Update 1 - 2020

Visit the UniSport Australia event page

Saturday 26 September - Friday 2 October, 2020

Uni Nationals Div 1 and 2

Perth, WA

The major National Championship multi-sport event of the year are Div 1 and Div 2 Nationals.

Trials dates and key Team Manager and Coach contact information will be released via the Winged Victory facebook page and this page in Semester 1. Complete the EOI to receive updates on when these are released.

Visit the UniSport Australia event page

Competitions

Compete against students from across Australia and enjoy representing the University of Melbourne nationally.

Uni Nationals events encompass those National Championships and related events that are delivered by UniSport Australia. There are a large range of sports in which enrolled students can represent the University of Melbourne at these events.

2020 Events

  • Nationals Div 1 - Saturday 26 September to Friday 2 October, Perth, WA
  • Nationals Snow - Sunday 6 to Thursday 10 September, Mt. Buller, VIC
  • Other Championship events - throughout the year

A full calendar of events can be found on the events page on the UniSport Australia website.

Varsity Challenge

The Varsity Challenge is Australia’s premier university sporting conference.

The Varsity Challenge provides student-athletes with opportunities to represent their university against the best student-athletes from around Australia. With sporting contests played on or near campuses, big crowds of students, staff and alumni add to the atmosphere and build on the rich tradition and history of intervarsity sporting battles.

Visit the Varsity Challenge website to view the 2019 Schedule or enquire here.

Australian Boat Race

The Australian Boat Race is an annual rowing race between the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney in the sport of Rowing.

Held annually, the venue alternates between the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne and on Sydney Harbour. It encapsulates the long-standing rivalry between two great cities and two great universities.

Crews are selected from currently enrolled students at the University of Melbourne.

Find out more at australianboatrace.com or enquire here.

Big Blue

The Big Blue encapsulates the sporting rivalry between Victoria’s two largest Universities, Melbourne and Monash.

Rivals on and off the sporting field, the matches are played at Melbourne’s Parkville Campus or Monash’s Clayton Campus during Semester and offer a chance for students to represent their University in a local and competitive setting, at no cost.

A winner is declared at the conclusion of Semester 2 when the head-to-head results are tallied up.

Visit the Varsity Challenge website to view the 2019 Schedule or enquire here.

Resources

See below key Athlete, Team Manager and Coach resources and documents that are related to Uni Nationals events

Contact Us

Can’t find what you’re looking for? For further information regarding Winged Victory and Intervarsity Sport, please contact the Sport Performance Coordinator Tom Lutwyche on 8344 5409 or via tlut@unimelb.edu.au