News

VU ready to compete at the 2017 Indigenous University Games

 2017 Victoria University Indigenous Team receiving team uniform
2017 Victoria University Indigenous Team receiving team uniform

For the first time Victoria University will be represented at the Indigenous University Games.

The National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games (NITESG) began in 1996 as a joint class project between thirteen students enrolled in a Diploma of Aboriginal Studies (Community Recreation) at the then Wollotuka School for Aboriginal Studies, The University of Newcastle. In 2017, Deakin University will host the Games from 25 June - 29 June in Geelong, Victoria.

With great support from Moondani Balluk and VU SPORT three VU students and three VU staff members will be uniting with Swinburne University of Technology to form a team. This mixed gender team will compete in four different sports over 5 days. All participants will be demonstrating their skills in basketball, netball, touch football and volleyball.

The sporting action provides an opportunity for more than 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from over 30 universities to share in the celebration of their living culture. VU staff and students will have the opportunity to engage and network with other Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander students and staff from different universities, in a fun and culturally safe environment.

The whole VU community wishes them well.

See all news