Victoria University (VU) has a long and proud tradition of sporting excellence. Some of our students have represented Australia at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games. Many have competed at the World University Games and Championships.

The great sporting achievements of our students are recognised through our annual VU Sport Awards.

View the 2022 VU Sport Awards Program.

Individual awards 2022

Blues recognise outstanding sporting performance representing University, country and or state.

  • Jack Hale - athletics
  • Erik Kafritsas - basketball
  • Myra Woods - basketball
  • Eleanor Bollands - basketball
  • Ebony Sans - basketball
  • Tegan Hindle - basketball
  • Sophie Molineux - cricket
  • Steve Obeid - cricket
  • Maxi Shanahan - football
  • Madeleine Wright - indoor cricket
  • Noah Nightingale - judo
  • Ryley Rametta - judo
  • Danny Vojnikovich - judo
  • Ben De Bortoli - karate
  • Max Noble - karate
  • Rron Govori - lacrosse
  • Michael Davis - shooting
  • Manar Mahfouz - swimming

Blues recognise outstanding sporting performance representing University, country and or state.

  • Janae Mackrell - athletics

Awarded to the best performing student (male and female).

  • Aoife Coughlan - judo
  • Liam Park - judo

Where a student has has achieved outstanding performance both sporting and academically.

  • Aoife Coughlan - judo
  • Ellyse Gamble - australian rules (2021)

Female athlete of the year awardee, Aoife Coughlan - judo

Club & team awards 2022

Recognising outstanding service to the development and maintenance of sporting clubs and representative teams (students and non-students).

  • Salvatore Fileccia - basketball
  • Grace Watson - basketball
  • Myra Wood - basketball
  • Mitchell Dielemans - basketball 
  • Gene Vocale - basketball
  • Rocco Papalia - football
  • Jonathan Lim-i - football
  • Stella Lay - volleyball/ netball

Awarded for outstanding team achievement at Unisport Nationals.

  • Basketball Women - Unisport Nationals, Div 1

Awarded to the team or club competing in a community sporting association that has achieved significant success and improvement from the previous year.

  • Footscray Lacrosse Club

Representative Sport Team of the Year, Basketball Women - Unisport Nationals Div 1

Victoria University Sport Hall of Fame

Inductees into the VU Sport Hall of Fame are retired elite sport players who are VU graduates. The award recognises their outstanding achievements and sustained performance in an elite sport.

Year of induction Athlete's name Sport
2022 Josh Hose OAM Wheelchair Rugby
2019 Miao Miao  Table Tennis
2018 Ali Abdo Wrestling
2017 Mel Jones OAM Cricket
2016 Kelvin Templeton AFL
2015 Julie Corletto Netball
2014 John Butkiewicz Lacrosse
2013 Luke Doerner Hockey
2012 Tony Dodemaide OAM Cricket
2011 Brad Johnson Australian Rules
2010 Peter Thomson AO, CBE Golf
2008 Rachael Dacy Pole Vault
2007 Danny Morseu Basketball
2006 Campbell Rose Sailing
2005 Larry Sengstock Basketball
2004 Rebecca Sullivan Judo
2003 Mike McKay OAM Rowing
2002 Andrew Gaze AM Basketball


2022 Hall of Fame Inductee Josh Hose OAM with Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Adam Shoemaker, Director of VU Sport James Nightingale, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor People & Organisation Professor Peter Radoll.

Josh Hose OAM, 3 times Paralympian, 2 times Paralympic Games gold medallist.

Contact us

Scott Cashmere
Sport Services Manager
Phone: +61 3 9919 4433
Email: [email protected]