Strong Women

Strong Women offers a range of participation and leadership opportunities for women students.

The Strong Women program promotes the meaningful inclusion of women students across all levels of sport and active recreation at Melbourne University Sport – as participants, athletes, managers, leaders, coaches, umpires, and volunteers.

The Strong Women Network is Back for 2021!

Our Strong Women Network is about to commence for 2021 in a new style. Our Network focusses on developing strong mentor/mentee relationships to help students with their crucial leadership and vocational skills, networks and career pathway opportunities. We warmly welcome Trans-women and non-binary people to the Network also. Applications for Semester Two 2021 are now open. More information and registration here.

Sport and Active Recreation

Through the provision of participation and leadership opportunities, the Program will foster a gender-equitable environment at MU Sport in which our women students can prosper, and where women’s achievements in sport are proactively promoted and celebrated.

Strong Women Fund

MU Sport affiliated clubs can apply to the Strong Women Fund for financial support for initiatives which demonstrate a commitment to ensuring gender equity, and which will positively impact women students' participation, leadership or performance in sport.

Click here for details on how to apply to the Strong Women Fund

MUAC Strong Runners Program

Melbourne University Athletics Club’s strength training for women and non-binary students, staff and community members.
Suitable for all ages, fitness levels and athletic ability.

Date & time: WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS 7:30AM - 8:30AM

Location: University Athletics Track

Cost: $10 per session

Sessions by Elizabeth Ruach of MyoFitness

Email for registration details

Expression of Interest

We will reactivate our Strong Women Network and women-only fitness classes later in 2021. Register your interest below to receive up dates regarding these programs.


Guide: Uniforms that Encourage girls to play sport and be physically active

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Contact Us

For more information on the Strong Women Program, how to get involved with sport at the University of Melbourne, and the opportunities available for women and non-binary students, staff and community members, please contact our Sport Leadership Manager Bridgid Junot.

Larissa Payne
Acting Leadership Manager

Rowena Williams
Strong Women Network Organiser