Strong Women

Strong Women offers a range of new 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 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*

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

Strong Women Network continues as a remote offering

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

Strong Women Network continues as a remote offering

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

Strong Women Network events continue as online/virtual events

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - When no new cases for 14 days

Strong Women Network events continue as online/virtual events with modified fitness program to resume

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Face to face events to resume and increased participation in fitness programs


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.

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.

6-WEEK PROGRAM
Date & time: WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS 7:30AM - 8:30AM Commencing February 10

Location: University Athletics Track

Cost: $10 per session

Sessions by Elizabeth Ruach of MyoFitness

Email muac@muac.org.au for registration details

Strong Women Fund

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

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

Strong Women Network

The Strong Women Network (SWN) is an initiative providing opportunities for women students-athletes to develop crucial leadership and vocational skills, networks and career pathway opportunities through a sport mentoring program.

Applications for Semester Two 2021 are now open. More information here.

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.

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 Coordinator Asha Steer.

Asha Steer
Sport Leadership Coordinator
asha.steer@unimelb.edu.au