Sport at Monash Guide
A message from the Director of Sport at Monash University, Brett Lavale
Welcome to Monash Sport.
Welcome! At Monash Sport we believe that sport and recreation is a vital part of campus life and your student experience at Monash University, and as such we provide a diverse array of services and programs to enrich your on campus experience - we can teach you to swim, provide expert health and fitness programs and advice, get you involved in a team in our social sport competitions and build your capability in our running groups, group fitness classes or swim programs.
Above all else, we endeavour to enhance your health and wellness and to provide you with high quality facilities, programs and caring staff to optimise your time with us.
We believe that active bodies help create vibrant minds, and can facilitate a well balanced academic and campus experience for our students.
In 2016 we have made many facility enhancements to our facilities at Caulfield, Clayton and Peninsula campuses. We have a refurbished group fitness studio, a new cafe and a new walking/running Tan Track at Clayton campus.
Our gymnasium at Caulfield, Clayton and Peninsula campuses now feature new cardio gym equipment and the Peninsula Hockey Pitch and Frearson Oval were both resurfaced.
Data collected over the past three years demonstrates that students who joined a Monash Sport membership had a higher course completion rate, compared with the overall student cohort. Our annual student surveys and focus groups also clearly indicate that our students consistently value their time at Monash Sport as a positive influence on their mental health, wellbeing and academic performance while studying at Monash University.
The guide below features many options to assist you to ‘be active’ on campus and enhance your experience at Monash University.
There are lots of structured and informal opportunities available and I invite you to come and experience these opportunities - use our facilities, learn to swim, play social sport, work out in our Fitness Centres, participate in a group fitness class or come and shoot hoops or kick a ball in our our free-play times….or just come and have a walk or run around the Tan Track.
We also pride ourselves on ensuring you have lots of fun whilst on campus and we run and participate in a number of annual events on campus, including being a key part of SummerFest and WinterFest.
We regularly evaluate our services, programs and facilities and welcome your feedback and suggestions.
Enjoy your time at Monash and I hope we see you in action soon.
Director, Monash Sport.