Monash Sport nominated in the Australian Fitness Awards

We are pleased to announce the Monash Sport (Clayton Campus) have been nominated as a finalist in the 2019 Australian Fitness Awards!

The awards are implemented and overseen by Fitness Australia (the industry’s governing body) and aim at identifying emerging exercise professionals, individuals delivering exercise, businesses providing fitness services and community exercise programs.
CEO of Fitness Australia, Barrie Elvish, explains that the Australian Fitness Awards provide a fantastic opportunity for businesses and individuals to be acknowledged for their contribution to the industry and the impact they have in their communities.
“The achievements of our 2019 finalists demonstrate their commitment and pride in supporting their clients to lead an active and healthy lifestyle for better health.”
“We’re proud to be part of an industry with such wide-ranging business models because it simply means that we can reach such a diverse range of Australian communities, and support their physical activity needs,” adds Barrie.
“Similarly, the depth of current and emerging Personal Trainers and Instructors, who are this year’s finalists, is a testament to the work that is being done and can be done to improve peoples’ lives everyday.”
This nomination follows Monash Sport being the first University based facility in Australia to be recognised by Fitness Australia as a Quality Accredited Business (Centre of Excellence).

Evonne Goolagong Foundation - National Tennis Camp 

Monash University in conjunction with TeamMonash and Monash Sport in January proudly hosted the 6 day Evnonne Goolagong National Tennis Camp, a development camp for indigenous girls and boys aged between 12 - 21.

Throughout the one week national camp, 30 talented individuals take to the Monash Sport tennis courts for training, undertake fitness testing and hip hop dance session, whilst also getting the opportunity to the court on the prestigious Rod Laver Arena, an opportunity which for many of us is only ever a dream.

The Evonne Goolagong Foundation aims to increase the number of young indigenous people playing tennis, both at a social and competitive level and uses tennis as a driver to encourage and promote better health, education and employment opportunities for young indigenous people.  To progress through the different levels of the program, students must stay in school, eat healthy and exercise.

With over 1,000 young people through their program, the Evonne Goolagong Foundation allows young indigenous people to develop their leadership, teamwork, planning and organisational skills, all highly sought qualities which will assist them as they move towards the workforce.

This year marks the 9th year Monash has hosted this amazing program and we look forward to continuing to work with The Evonne Goolagong Foundation in the future.