There are plenty of options for staff and students wanting to join a sporting club and play in local competitions.
Joining a Victoria University sport club helps keep you fit while doing something you love. You will also get to meet new people and maybe do some travelling too.
VU's Taekwondo Club offers high level taekwondo training for complete beginners through to elite level.
is one of Victoria's largest athletics clubs, catering for track and field in the summer and cross country and road racing in the winter. The club welcomes new members to their friendly, competitive and supportive club atmosphere and have had strong and long history of student membership as well as elite athletes representing Australia at Olympic and Commonwealth Games. As a member you will enjoy a top-class track, a well-appointed gym and have access to highly qualified coaches across all disciplines.
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University High School-Victoria University Amateur Football Club (UHSVU) is a community-based AFL football club located in Parkville. The club prides themselves to be a very welcoming and inclusive club respective of families, cultures and lifestyles.
- Club 18.
Join the UHSVU club
The VU Western Spurs are a proud women's football club competing in the Northern Football Netball League (NFNL) Women's competition. They have more than 160 players across four teams including Division 3, Division 2, Division 1 and women's Victorian Football League (VFL). Women of all ages and abilities are welcomed to the club.
The clubs focus is on building strong pathways for players who may want a career in AFLW or just to come and enjoy the club and family culture that is a part of being a Spur.
Join the VU Western Spurs club
The Victoria University Badminton Club is an inclusive sporting community that welcomes everyone, no matter what their skill level.
The club invites anyone who is eager to play some social and competitive badminton to join them.
Join the VU Badminton Club
The was established in 1928 and is a Division 1 club. It has a rich history of great players, characters and impressive results achieved over many years. The club also has many individual player achievements at all age groups.
Whether you are a current member, previous member or potential new member, come down to the RAM-DOME and take the field or just enjoy being part of our great club.
Join the Newport Baseball Club
is a short distance from the VU Footscray Park and City campuses. It offers five senior sides through the Victorian Turf Cricket Association (VTCA) that all play on turf wickets at Newmarket Reserve (corner of Racecourse Road and Epsom Road, behind the bowls club) and Walter Street reserve in Ascot Vale.
Catering for both the serious and the social cricketer, in addition to the five senior sides the club also has Saturday and Sunday social teams, as well as a women's team. The club has its own clubhouse, training facilities and playing ovals and enjoys a multicultural and inclusive environment with low membership fees and student discount.
Join the Flemington Cricket Club
Footscray Cycling Club
During the Road Season (April-October) the club conducts racing over a number of different circuits ranging in distance from 75 kms to 125 kms. During the Criterium season (November-March) we have races on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings at the Victoria University circuit at the .
Join the Footscray Cycling Club
operates its Footscray competition on Wednesday nights at Victoria University’s Nicholson Campus (Building D, Level 5). Aligned with the National Sporting Organisation, Dodgeball Federation Australia, dodgeball is a great social sport tailored to all abilities and fitness levels. We welcome new teams and players to join our competitions. Registration is open throughout the year, to VU students and staff as well as the general public.
Join Major League Dodgeball
is a dragon boat racing club based in Docklands, Melbourne. They take pride in their sense of community and commitment to the club, teammates and the sport. At Southern Storm, they love the thrill of racing and the friendships forged on the journey, and strive to race competitively at state, national and international regattas. Members also regularly compete in representative State and National level teams.
Join the Southern Storm Paddle Club
The Western Crusaders are an American Football club located at the Henry Turner Reserve South, behind VU’s Footscray Park campus.
The club has men’s, women’s and junior teams and welcome all new players. The club has also benefited from experienced players coming from USA, Japan, UK, NZ, Samoa, Tonga, Italy and other backgrounds.
Join the Western Crusaders
Footscray Hockey Club
Footscray Hockey Club is ten minutes from the Footscray Park Campus and is one of 16 Premier League Clubs in Melbourne. Established in 1934, it has over 600 members and 45 teams, fielding 7 men's, 8 women's, 5 masters and 25 junior teams. There are two superb pitches, a large pavilion and a very welcoming and social environment. Student fee rate available.
Join the Footscray Hockey Club
Kendo is a martial art originating from Japan and literally translates to "way of the sword".
The Victoria University Kendo club is based at the Footscray Park campus and trains on Monday evenings, 6.15-7.30pm and Wednesday evenings, 6.30-8pm. The head instructor is Reuben Barnett (5th dan).
The club assists with VU’s representation in the Kendo competition at the Australian Nationals and Victorian Kendo Championships.
Join the Kendo Club
is located a short distance from the VU Footscray Park Campus and offers teams for men, women, boys and girls of all ages and ability. Reformed in 1961, Footscray Lacrosse Club is situated at Angliss Reserve in Yarraville. With over 500 playing and non-playing members, they field over 20 teams each year. The club has 4 large outdoor lacrosse fields with premium lighting, a large members pavilion and a strong and welcoming social environment.
Footscray Lacrosse Club has partnered with VU to run the and grow the game of lacrosse at university level, including student representation at .
Join the Footscray Lacrosse Club
All students and staff are welcome - serious or social bowlers - and those just looking for fun with social barefoot bowls.
Join the Lawn Bowls Club
The club has a long history supporting men's in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and even 4th grade and also has women's, colts and junior teams. The club welcomes any new players whether experienced or novice.
Join the Footscray Rugby Union Club
Footscray Rowing Club on the Maribyrnong River has coaches available to cater to all skill levels from beginner to elite. You can develop your skills and compete in city and country regattas or take it up a level and train and compete at state, inter-varsity and national regattas. Boats include:
- double skull
- quad skull
Join the Footscray Rowing Club
Shorinji Kempo is both a traditional martial art and an excellent form of self-defence. Shorinji Kempo offers a training system that can be practiced by everybody regardless of gender or age.
Shorinji Kempo Melbourne City Branch trains at twice a week at Victoria University, Footscray Park: Footscray Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre.
Training dates & times
- Tuesdays 7:30–8:30pm, Level 4 Dance Room.
- Saturdays 2:30–4pm, Level 0 Group Exercise Room.
Join the Shorinji Kempo club
is the premier Footscray-based soccer club, with our home at Johnson Reserve, in West Footscray. The club enters multiple men’s and women's teams in Football Victoria's Metropolitan and State league competitions.
Training is held from 7pm on Wednesday evenings and Friday evenings from 6.30pm, until September when our season concludes. We will begin our pre-season training for 2024 in December.
The club welcomes players of all abilities and experience, whether you're a seasoned veteran or an up-and-coming beginner.
Join the Footscray Rangers Football Club
Maribyrnong Swifts Football Club
Maribyrnong Swifts Football Club is a women's soccer club with three teams in the Football Federation Victoria (FFV) State League, and three junior teams.
Training is held from 7-9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from February to September at our home ground located at Johnson Reserve, Essex Street, West Footscray.
We are a proudly inclusive club that welcomes players of all abilities – from beginners through to experienced players.
To find out about membership please send us an email or get in touch via our Facebook page.
Join the Maribyrnong Swifts Football Club
Footscray Rangers Football Club
The club welcomes players of all abilities and experience, whether you're a seasoned veteran or an up-and-coming beginner. Visit our website to express your interest in joining our introductory soccer programs or to join our state league womens team.
Join the Footscray Rangers Football Club
The Victoria University Taekwondo Club offers high level taekwondo training for complete beginners through to elite players, focusing on sparring, poomsae (patterns), demonstrations with fitness, flexibility, and strength. Our club has achieved impressive results at Unisport Nationals, with multiple members receiving a green and gold medal.
If you are interested in building your fitness, strength, and flexibility in a highly professional and welcoming environment, please contact us for more details.
Join the Taekwondo Club
Taido (躰道, "the way of the mind and body") is a martial art from Japan created in 1965 by Seiken Shukumine. It has evolved from its karate roots to incorporate simultaneous defensive/offensive movements.
Taido techniques rely on body axis changes and flexible footwork, and draws on the Japanese tradition of developing body and mind as one. Along with strength, stamina, body control, and flexibility, taido teaches us about strategy, confidence, resilience, and focus.
We are a friendly community who regularly come together in international workshops and competitions. We provide intensive and comprehensive training in a relaxed atmosphere – in taido you will find a new family who will help you grow!
Join the Melbourne Taido club
VU Volleyball Club participates in the Volleyball Victoria State League competition. Opportunities are available for men and women with training held Tuesday to Thursday nights at Footscray Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Building L, Footscray Park Campus.
Teams play every Saturday at the State Volleyball Centre in Dandenong.
We are seeking committed players to participate in various team divisions. All students and community members welcome. Feel free to contact the club for more information.
Join the Volleyball Club
All ages and abilities are welcome so come and have a go at our free (no obligations) training session.
Join the Essendon Water Polo Club