Footy Colours Day Recap

A celebration of all things football was the standout highlight of Week 9, as Monash Sport hosted Footy Colours Day across Caulfield, Clayton and Peninsula campuses.

Footy Colours Day was a huge success with many students and staff getting involved across all campuses. A variety of football oriented activities were on offer to all skill levels, with some students and staff kicking a football for the first time. Prizes were up for grabs, all while creating awareness for the Fight Cancer Foundation.

At the Footy Colours Day event on Clayton campus, the winners of the 2016 Monash AFL Footy Tipping Competition were awarded prizes, with colleagues of winner Hamish Ramsay presented with a 50-inch plasma TV on his behalf (pictured below). With TeamMONASH holding a barbeque while playing music, and Monash City Council holding a free Tai Chi class as part of Monash in Motion, an exciting atmosphere filled Clayton campus' Northern Plaza.

Monash Sport Director Brett Lavale and Participation Programs Coordinator Kris McCarthy presenting the 1st place prize to colleagues of the Monash Footy Tipping Winner, Hamish Ramsay.

The handball competition put student's accuracy to the test, while vertical leaps were tested against the record of AFL star Nic Naitanui. The most popular event of the day however, was the kicking accuracy competition, which saw students attempt to kick a football into a wheelie bin at the other side of the Northern Plaza lawn. Many attempted the feat, but only three students succeeded.

Over at Caulfield campus, healthy competition developed over who could kick a football across the Caulfield Green to the Soundshell. With the winner coming very close!


Staff and students at Peninsula campus enjoyed a MONSU run barbecue and football activities alongside live music by a student band. 

Well done to everyone who got involved and showed off their impressive skills!