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:

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.

When you register your child for a full week program, they'll receive a VU sports camp T-shirt, a certificate of participation and have the chance at winning prizes along the way!

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!

Costs

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

For our junior programs, the following costs apply:

  • $200 for full-week programs (you can mix and match programs)
  • $55 per single day
  • $8.50 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 $185 for three days.

Aftercare service

Hours: 3.30pm - 5.30pm

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

Cost: $8.50 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: sportscamps@vu.edu.au

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:

Location

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: sportscamps@vu.edu.au

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