Athletics & cycling

Browse our athletics and cycling clubs.

We also enter cyclists to compete at the Australian University Games. Find out more about representing VU in sport.


This club is active in getting students organised and prepared to represent the University at national University Games and Championships and is affiliated with Essendon Athletics who have a strong and long history of student membership as well as elite athletes representing Australia at Olympic and Commonwealth Games.

Join the Essendon Athletics club

John Cooper – Secretary

Join the VU Vultures Athletics club

Brendan Smith

Footscray Cycling Club

We have an affiliation with Footscray Cycling Club. There is racing all year round and the Club is affiliated with Cycling Victoria.

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 VU Werribee campus.

Join the Footscray Cycling Club

Mark Micallef


If you like running, join the VU River Runners! We run distances of 3-5km weekly. It's free and open to all staff, students, the community, friends and family, regardless of running abilities.

Footscray Park

Every Wednesday from 4.30pm - 5.30pm we'll be running along the Maribyrnong River. Meet at the Footscray Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Building L, Level 0, Footscray Park Campus.

Join the River Runners club

Just come along on a Wednesday, or contact us for more information.

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Social Riding Group

Join the VU Diamonds Cycling Group for a social ride every Saturday morning. With an approximately 50km round trip the ride will see the group reach Mordialloc before making the return trip back to Port Melbourne for a rewarding coffee at the Melbourne Bakehouse.

Join the VU Diamonds

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