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.

Strong Women Introduction to Strength Training

  • Learn the fundamentals of strength training in a safe and supportive environment, led by a woman trainer, over the course of 6 weeks.
  • Classes will be held in the Beaurepaire Centre commencing in week 2.
  • Free for women students
  • Register your interest for the Semester 2 program here.

Cardio Tennis

  • A 45-minute tennis workout, suitable for all skill and fitness levels. No previous tennis experience required!
  • Commencing week 2, free for women students and lead by a woman tennis coach.
  • Free for women students.
  • Class times for Semester 2 TBC.

Indoor Sprint Cycling

  • Indoor Cycling – Sprint ™
  • A 30-minute High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout, using the new BODY BIKE SMART+ bikes.
  • Facilitated by a woman instructor.
  • Free for women students.
  • For more information about Sprint ™ and group fitness cycling, click here.

Strong Women Fund

MU Sport affiliated clubs can apply to the Women in Sport Fund for financial support (up to $500 per student and up to $1000 per club) 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

Join the Strong Women Network – a new 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 2020 are now open. More information here.

Contact Us

Strong Women Coordinator
9035 8656