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

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.

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
  • $58.50 per single day
  • $9 aftercare per child, per day
  • AFL elite experience is $75 for the one day program
  • Triathlon program is $75 for the one day program.

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

Care & safety

Victoria University is committed to the safety and well-being of children and young people in our care. Any report of concerning behaviour will be taken very seriously, and dealt with in accordance with stringent policies and procedures.

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: +61 3 9919 5707
  • email: [email protected].
  • campus security (for immediate assistance): +61 3 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: 3.30–5.30pm

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.

Footscray Park Campus gym and pool.

Contact us