Indigenous Sport

The Indigenous Sport Program is a SSAF-funded initiative delivered in partnership with Murrup Barak.

Get fit, be active, have fun. If you’re an Indigenous student and these are some of your goals for the University experience this year, then make sure you participate in some of the Indigenous Sport Program opportunities.

Find out more about our recreation, fitness and sporting opportunities for Indigenous students

Fitness Centre Membership

All Indigenous students have the opportunity to activate a complimentary Fitness Centre membership for Semester 1 and 2, 2019.

Membership will enable use of the gym, swimming pool and group fitness classes. Introductory group fitness classes for Indigenous students only will be offered in weeks 1, 2, 6 and 10 for those new to the activity.

All Indigenous students will be notified via email with instructions on how and when to activate this membership.

Campus Sport

Want to be part of an Indigenous team playing mixed Netball (Tuesdays), Dodgeball (Thursdays) or Futsal (Fridays)?

Team entry costs for Campus Sport are covered by Melbourne University Sport.

Express your interest with Team Leader Michael Fox

Community Sport

Tin Alley Sport includes Netball (Wednesday nights), Futsal (Friday) and Volleyball (Sunday nights) competitions also have team entry costs covered by MU Sport.

Get your team together and express your interest now – new seasons start soon.

Engage with a Sporting Club

Compete against other community sporting clubs, test yourself by learning a new martial art or dance, or go on an adventure in the great outdoors.

Talk to Team Leader Michael Fox about joining a University sporting club and how you can receive a rebate of up to $50 on your club membership.

Casual Play

Shoot some hoops, plays some squash or go for a jog. Or have a hit of badminton or tennis. Casual play opportunities will be promoted throughout the Semester.

Represent the University

Pull-on the University colours and compete at the Indigenous University Games in Sydney (24 – 28 June) or the Nationals on the Gold Coast (D2 from 1 – 5 July or D1 from 22 – 27 September). Stay tuned for more information on try-outs and selection.

Raise the Bar Academy

The program is a partnership between Athletics Australia and the University of Melbourne to raise the aspirations of young people from Indigenous communities who are interested in pursuing tertiary education.

Indigenous secondary school students and talented athletes from across the country, many from remote communities, participate in the five-day residential program. Photos from 2019 program to be provided soon.

Contact Us

For more information on the Indigenous Sport Program, contact Team Leader Michael Fox, michael.fox1@unimelb.edu.au or speak with him at the weekly Murrup Barak lunch.