Friday Night Live Wrap Up

Monash Sport successfully hosted the inaugural Friday Night Live Event on 25 July, with over 300 students at Monash Sport experiencing the complimentary live sport, music and food.

The night officially opened Monash Sport's Outdoor Presentation Space, and showed off the area as a live music, live sport and entertainment space.

Monash Sport Director, Brett Lavale heralded the newly developed space.

"The sports precinct at Clayton Campus is a significant destination for students on campus and I encourage students to use the improved powered stage, BBQ's and gathering spaces."

"It is a great place to come and be active or to relax - both important aspects of a balanced student life," Mr Lavale said.

Recent analysis demonstrates that Monash University students who engage in sports, fitness, aquatic or recreation activities also have a higher unit pass rate than the overall student cohort.

"This demonstrates that students can achieve a balance between academic endeavours and sport/recreation and, in fact, the two complement each other,' Mr Lavale said.

The night featured the Monash Blues Under 19’s & 3rd XVIII student teams taking on rival VAFA clubs for the first time under the newly installed light towers on the oval.

The light towers were funded by the Student Service Amenities Fee (SSAF) and provide a better quality ground for Monash students, teams and Monash affiliated clubs to train and play matches under.

Additionally, the lights extend training times and allow for use of the ground in the evening and further student use.

Peninsula residential students took on Clayton residential students in a mixed soccer match, with Clayton earning the win in a high scoring match.  The final score was 12 - 6.

Additionally, Monash affiliated lacrosse club Chadstone Redbacks played a ladies lacrosse match.

Monash Ultimate Frisbee (MUF) club enjoyed a mixed training session under the brightly lit fields.

Monash Sport thanks everyone who was able to attend Friday Night Live, and looks forward to the next opportunity to showcase student sport at Monash University.