Moondani Yalingwa

University of Melbourne Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are invited to take part in Moondani Yalingwa, a program designed to help students get fit, make friends, be a mentor and have fun.

Find out more about our recreation, fitness and sporting opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Fitness Centre Membership

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are invited to activate a complimentary Fitness Centre membership for Semester 1 and 2, 2021.

Membership will enable use of the gym, swimming pool and group fitness classes.

Students will be notified via email with instructions on how to activate this membership. Check your student email account for more details.

Campus and Community Sport

Want to make new friends and join a team playing lunchtime or evening sport? Sports include Fustal, Netball, Volleyball, Basketball, Touch 7s, Dodgeball and Lacrosse. Men's, Women's and Mixed competitions on offer.

Team entry costs for Campus Sport are covered by MU Sport.

Check your student email for more details.

Join a Sport 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.

Look out for an email with more information about joining a University sporting club and how you can receive a rebate on your club membership.

Social activities

Social activities with mob will be promoted throughout semester. Check your student email for more details, and let us know what you are interested in.

Represent the University

Pull-on the University colours and compete at the Indigenous University Games in Newcastle (20 - 24 June) or the Nationals on the Gold Coast (25 September - 1 October). Stay tuned for more information on try-outs and selection.

Be a Mentor

Want to develop your sport leadership skills to help the next generation to excel at university and beyond? Consider being a Raise the Bar Academy Mentor. Each year we invite 2-4 UniMelb students to mentor secondary school students at the annual residential, athletics camp. Mentors are selected based on demonstrable leadership skills and their passion for sport and university.

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.

The 2021 program has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. We hope to reintroduce the program in early 2022. Stay tuned for more information.

Indigenous UoM students are invited to express their interest in being a Raise the Bar Mentor. This is a paid opportunity. Please contact us if you are interested in being involved as a Mentor.

Contact Us

For more information on the Moondani Yalingwa program, how to get involved with sport at the University of Melbourne and the opportunities available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, please contact Leadership Manager Bridgid Junot.

Alex Affleck
Acting Leadership Manager