Victoria University students and staff will take part in the Indigenous Nationals, a week-long multi-sport competition, in Sydney this June.
The National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games began in 1996 as a joint class project of 13 students enrolled in a Diploma of Aboriginal Studies at the University of Newcastle.
Twelve years later, those student games have grown into the Indigenous Nationals, this year hosted by Macquarie University from 24 to 28 June.
The event provides an opportunity for more than 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from over 30 universities to build and establish cultural connections while sharing in the celebration of their living culture.
Victoria University will once more join Swinburne University of Technology to form a team to compete at the Indigenous Nationals, with great support from Moondani Balluk, VU Sport, Student Life, and The Long Walk.
Seven students and two staff members will represent VU at this significant sporting and cultural event, all in a fun and culturally-safe environment.
The Indigenous Nationals are the only event in the Australian University Sport calendar where mixed-gender teams compete in four different sports: basketball, netball, touch football and volleyball. Participants represent VU while demonstrating their skills in any of the sports.
The VU community wishes them well.