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.

Roadmap for a Return to Sport

*Resumption of all activities, timelines and numbers listed below are pending Victorian Government and University approval and are subject to change*

No semester 2 2020 programming available.

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Regular competitions to resume in semester 1 2021. Some indoor and spectator restrictions likely to remain

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

Compete against students from across Australia and continue 150 years of tradition representing the University of Melbourne in intrastate, interstate and international events.

Events 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. Uni Nationals events encompass those National Championships and related events that are delivered by UniSport Australia. A full calendar of UniSport Australia events can be found on the events page on the UniSport Australia website.

  • View the events, dates and click your sport below to find out information, contact details, and EOI/Trial Dates - these updates may include UniSport Australia 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
  • You must be an enrolled student at the University of Melbourne to be eligible for selection in any intervarsity event.
Upcoming Events

Sunday 18 October, 2020

Men's and Women's Rowing - The Australian Boat Race v Sydney University

Sydney Harbour, NSW

Crew expressions of interest have closed. Please contact the Sport Performance Coordinator for more information.

Semester 2, 2020 - Date TBC

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

Monash University Oval

Complete the EOI to register your interest in these teams. Information and update will be released once the competition dates are confirmed.

Semester 2, 2020 - Date TBC

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 teams. Information and update will be released once the competition dates are confirmed.

Semester 2, 2020 - Date TBC

Big Blue Home Leg v Monash University

Parkville Campus

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

Complete the EOI to register your interest in these teams. Information and update will be released once the competition dates are confirmed.

Semester 2, 2020 - Date TBC

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

Semester 2, 2020 - Date TBC

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

Monash University, Clayton

Complete the EOI to register your interest in these teams. Information and update will be released once the competition dates are confirmed.

March - May, 2021

University Basketball League

Australia-wide

Trials will be run in early 2021. At this stage, please contact the 2020 coaches if you wish to express interest in being trialing for that squad. Key contacts and information can be found in Basketball Update 1 2020

March - May, 2021

Aon Uni 7's Women's Rugby Program

Australia-wide

Trials will be run in late 2020 (and early in 2021 for incoming students). To register your interest in the program, please contact the Melbourne University Rugby Club GM Jason Jones with your rugby/sporting experience. Sport-transfers are encouraged.

April, 2021

Uni Nationals Athletics Championship

Location TBC

To express interest for future Athletics events, please contact the Team Manager via email. You do not have to be a club member to represent the University.

Visit UniSport Australia event page

Thursday 29 - Friday 30 April, 2021

Uni Nationals 3x3 Championship

Canberra, ACT

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

Saturday 8 May, 2021

Uni Nationals Triathlon Championship

Port Stephens, NSW

For event information, visit the UniSport Australia event page

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

Sunday 20 - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Indigenous Nationals

Newcastle, NSW

Murrup Barak work with MU Sport to coordinate the team entry for this event. You can contact the Sport Leadership Coordinator to express your interest.

Visit the UniSport Australia event page for information or there will be more information distributed closer to the event

Thursday 13 - Sunday 16 May, 2021

Uni Nationals Swimming Championship

Sydney, NSW

Please contact swimming team coach Sebastian Bettiol via Melbourne Uni Propulsion Aquatic to express interest in future events. You do not have to be a club member to represent the University.

Visit UniSport Australia event page

Saturday 3 - Sunday 4 July, 2021

Uni Nationals Distance Running

Gold Coast, QLD

Run as part of the Gold Coast Marathon series of events, anyone can enter and represent the University.

For elite runners, please contact the Sport Performance Coordinator regarding event support

Visit the UniSport Australia event page

Monday 9 - Thursday 12 August, 2021

Uni Nationals T20 Cricket and Surfing

Sunshine Coast, QLD

Cricket: To express your interest, contact Team Manager and Cricket Club GM Jean-Luke Desmarais with your cricket experience and mycricket link to be considered for selection

Surfing: Team Manager contact details will be supplied closer to the event date

Sunday 29 August - Thursday 2 October, 2021

Uni Nationals Snow Championship

Thredbo, NSW

Team Manager contact details will be provided closer to the event. For interest you can contact the Sport Performance Coordinator

Visit the UniSport Australia event page

Saturday 25 September - Friday 1 October, 2021

Uni Nationals Div 1 and Div 2

Gold Coast, QLD

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

Complete the EOI to receive updates on when 2021 information is released and for Team Manager and Coach contact details

Visit the UniSport Australia event page

Postponed and cancelled events

Wednesday 1 April - Thursday 28 May, 2020

University Basketball League

Australia-wide

The UBL has been postponed until 2021. Please contact the coaches if you wish to express interest in being trialing for that squad. Key contacts and information can be found in Basketball Update 1 2020

Friday 3 - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Uni Nationals Athletics Championship

Brisbane, Queensland

This event has been cancelled by UniSport for 2020.

To express interest for future Athletics events, please contact the Team Manager via email

Visit UniSport Australia event page

Thursday 16 - Friday 17 April, 2020

Uni Nationals 3x3 Championship

Canberra, ACT

This event has been cancelled by UniSport for 2020.

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

Saturday 2 May, 2020

Rowing (Men and Women) Big Blue v Monash University

Yarra River, Melbourne

See Australian Boat Race above for information

Information and update, including Australian Boat Race

IV Rowing and Australian Boat Race EOI

Thursday 14 - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Uni Nationals Swimming Championship

Sydney, NSW

This event has been cancelled by UniSport for 2020.

Please contact coach Seb Bettiol via Melbourne Uni Propopulsion Aquatic to express interest in future events

Visit UniSport Australia event page

Thursday 6 August

Uni Nationals Cheer and Dance Championship

MSAC, Melbourne

This event has been cancelled by UniSport for 2020.

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

Sunday 6 - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Uni Nationals Snow Championship

Mt. Buller, Victoria

This event has been cancelled by UniSport for 2020.

You can view the Intervarsity Snow Update 1 - 2020 which has key contact details to express interest for future events

Visit the UniSport Australia event page

Saturday 26 September - Friday 2 October, 2020

Uni Nationals Div 1 and 2

Perth, WA

This event has been cancelled by UniSport for 2020.

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

Complete the EOI to receive updates on when 2021 information is released.

Visit the UniSport Australia event page

Completed Events Result

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

Men: Monash def Melbourne

Women: Postponed (TBC date)

To express your interest for future events, contact Team Manager Jean-Luke Desmarais with your cricket experience and mycricket link to be considered for selection.

Sunday 15 March, 2020

Uni Nationals Triathlon Championship

Mooloolaba, Queensland

For event results, 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

After three rounds the 2020 Pac 7 Tennis Competition was cancelled. Melbourne University were undefeated in Men's and Women's matches.

To express interest in future Tennis events, please contact the coach Junaid Hossain

1 - 31 July, 2020

Uni Nationals Virtual Distance Running Championship

Enter online via the Gold Coast Marathon website. Run where and whenever you want!

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

Entries are FREE and are open to Students, Alumni and Staff. Register for the event, record your time and earn points for the University.

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.

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