Looking for school holiday fun for your children?

Disconnect from the TV, iPad and gaming console and get them connected through sport!

VU Sport offers a variety of sports-based school holiday programs for school-aged children that run on weekdays from 9am to 3.30pm.

Our experienced coaches are VU students. Many of them are enrolled in the College of Sport and Exercise Science, studying degree programs including the Bachelor of Sport Science.

Choose a location and activity that suits you and your young ones, or mix and match!

Program information

Junior Vultures programs

Our Junior programs cater for primary-school-aged children (5 – 12 years). Children will be grouped according to age and skill level.

Your child can choose from one of our programs at two locations in Footscray, or mix and match.

Youth (teen) program

Our High Performance Youth Training is a program for secondary-school-aged students offered at our Footscray Park Campus on selected holidays.

It runs for three full days, and focuses on strength and conditioning. It is not offered every holiday – check the web page for more information.


Your kids will be cared for by Sport Science students who love sport and kids, and know how to have fun!


You can register your child for a full-week program or individual days.

For our junior programs, the following costs apply:

  • $250 for full-week programs (you can mix and match programs)
  • $58.50 per single day
  • $9 aftercare per child, per day

Please note: Our programs cannot be claimed on the Child Care Benefit (CCB) claim.

For the teen program costs are $200 for three days.

Care & safety

Victoria University is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in our care. We follow strict policies and have a zero-tolerance approach to harm.

Heat policy

During hot weather we'll follow our  heat policy.

Child safety policies

Any report of child-safety concerns will be taken very seriously and consistently in accordance with the university policies and procedures.

Any child-safety concerns should be reported to Safer Community:

  • phone: 9919 5707
  • email: [email protected].
  • campus security (for immediate assistance): 9199 6666.

COVID-safe plans

We are committed to ensuring the holiday programs operate in a COVID-safe manner. We will be undertaking regular equipment cleans, as well as deep cleaning at days’ end. Participant registration details will be used for contact tracing in the event that a positive case is detected at our facility.

All staff will have completed COVID-Safe Training and Inductions and will continue to comply with University protocol in line with State Government announcements and guidelines from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Aftercare service

Hours: 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Location: Aftercare is provided in the same location as the sport program.

Cost: $9 per day

Please note: Our programs cannot be claimed on the Child Care Benefit (CCB) claim.

Asthma, allergy, medicine & behavioural-management plans

To help us care for your children and improve their experience with us, we require clear plans for children with medical or behavioural needs.

Children with asthma, anaphylaxis or allergies must submit:

  • Asthma, Allergy or Anaphylaxis Action Plan with a coloured photo, issued by a doctor/medical professional
  • Risk Minimisation Plan completed by a parent/guardian/carer
  • Medication Authorisation Form to accompany medication given each day to program staff.

Children with medications to be administered (including any Ventolin/inhalers, Panadol, Ritalin, etc) must submit:

  • medication each day to program staff
  • Medication Authorisation Form to accompany it.

Children with behavioural concerns should submit:

  • Behaviour Management Plan from school
  • Behaviour Management Plan template filled in, if there isn't a plan in place at school

Please bring in your completed forms when you come to the school holiday program, or submit forms to: [email protected]


Multi-sport, soccer & AFL programs

Located in the Footscray Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre. Please meet at the basketball courts in Building L, Level 1.

All activities take place within our high-quality facilities which form part of the University’s elite sport and exercise precinct. Our facilities include:

  • two indoor basketball courts
  • two multi-purpose courts
  • indoor 25m x 25m heated swimming pool.

Basketball & netball program

Your kids will play basketball and netball at Victoria University Community Sports Stadium – the largest multi-sport stadium in the inner west.

Located at 417 Barkly Street, West Footscray.

High Performance Youth Training

The program will take place at VU’s Footscray Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre.

In this program we'll use VU Sport’s Strength and Conditioning Gym, a dedicated gym for athletes, sports academies and higher-education classes. There are multiples of each equipment, to ensure practice-integrated training and learning at all times.

We'll also use the following, as needed:

  • group fitness room
  • aquatic centre
  • basketball courts 
  • sports ovals.


Footscray Park Campus gym and pool.

Contact us

Sports Facilities Coordinator

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +61 3 9919 6344 or +61 3 9919 4460