VU and the Western Jets Football Club have enjoyed a productive partnership since 1999. The partnership provides outstanding educational opportunities for VU students and other young people in the western suburbs.
The Jets represent the Western Metropolitan Region (Hobson’s Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton, Wyndham, Moorabool, Port Phillip and Brimbank) in the TAC Cup, which is the Victorian Under 18 Competition League. Over 50% of the players from the TAC Cup go on to play in the AFL.
For the first time, in 2017, the TAC Cup has a Girls competition. Thirty-five girls from Melbourne’s west have been chosen to represent the Jets, out of an initial training squad of 70.