Play for Free - Help us celebrate our Rec Hall Opening!

We're excited to announce that our Recreation Hall has reopened with a brand new floor! With mid-semester's looming and assignments due dates starting to come up there's never been a better time to pick up racquet or ball and blow off some steam!

In celebration of the reopening, Monash Sport is offering customers the chance to play Badminton for free any time between 8:00am and 4:00pm during Monday 31 August to Friday 4 September.

Equipment hire is free although players must purchase or bring their own shuttles.

On top of that we're offering three free hours when you purchase one of our multi pass cards between Monday 31 August and Sunday 13 September. Pay for nine hours and play for twelve hours in badminton, table tennis, tennis or squash!

Variable Pool - Floor Replacement

We've been undertaking refurbishment projects to improve the variable pool floor, sauna and steam room over the past two months, and we've achieved the following outcomes:
  • Replacement of the variable pool floor panels.
  • Newly refitted and resealed steam room.
  • Replacement of the wood paneling, seating and improved lighting in the sauna.
We are pleased to advise that all of these areas will be reopen for operation on Saturday 29 August, 2015. The variable pool will reopen at a fixed depth of 1m and Monash Sport is continuing to work with contract partners on the operation of the movable floor.
We thank you for your patience and hope you enjoy the refurbished facilities.
Contact Us
Please call the aquatic service desk with any questions on 9905 4115.

2015 Footy Tipping Update


With only a few rounds to go before the AFL Premiership Season Finals, the Monash AFl Tipping competition is hotting up! There aren't many rounds to go, and not long until our prizes will be won!

For those who may have forgotten, here are our prizes up for grabs:

1st Prize
 50-inch Full HD Smart LCD TV
2nd Prize
 1 Year Fitness and Aquatics membership at Monash Sport
3rd Prize
 PlayStation 4
4th Prize
 Fitbit Charge
5th Prize
 Fitbit Flex

With two rounds left to go, anyone can rise up into prize contention. Here are the Top 10 tippers:
1. Chrishan - 134
2. Saul Block - 134
3. Taylor Cameron - 134
4. Edwina Cornish - 134
5. Gary - 133
6. Rendi - 132
7. Craig Condick - 132
8. Deandra - 132
9. Elyse Felstead (Sorrento) - 131
10. Richard Bain - 131

Despite the Top 10 tippers being in possibly the best position to take out a prize, there is still an opportunity for others further down the ladder. Justin Tomyn, the tipper in 20th position, is only behind the ladder leader by 4.

If you are among those not far behind the leaders, get tipping! If you think you aren't in the running for the general competition, make sure you are checking your private leagues!

Head to the tipping site here:

Friday Night Freeze an Icy Success

Wayne Brundell, Senior Manager at Facilities and Services Division after her flew down the Freeze MND Ice Slide at Monash Sport's Friday Night Freeze. Photo by Matthew Bass.

By Liam Sharp

The Monash community have come together to raise over $12,000 for the Cure MND Foundation at Monash Sport's Friday Night Freeze, part of Monash University's Winter Festival.

In an evening which drew approximately 4,000 staff, students and families, the Friday Night Freeze included snow activities such as tobogganing and snow-dodge ball, as well as a Monash Blues Amateur football match and Melbourne Victory player zone.

The focal point of the evening was raising money for the Cure MND Foundation. Participants could register themselves to ride down an ice slide into a pool of freezing cold water, earning donations in the weeks beforehand. This follows the 'Big Freeze at the 'G' in Round 10 of the AFL Premiership Season, which saw 11 football personalities ride down an ice slide in front of a packed house at the MCG before the Collingwood vs Melbourne match.  A majority of donations for the Friday Night Freeze were received online, and over $300 was collected from donation tins on the night.

Director of Monash Sport, Brett Lavale, was amazed by the success of the Friday Night Freeze in only its first year. Last year Monash Sport ran an event called Friday Night Live, however made changes to coincide with Monash University's first ever Winter Festival.

"It was a fantastic, successful event, both from a participation perspective and also from a quality of experience for the students and the staff and the community members who attended the event. So we estimated that we got about 4,000 people, or 4,000 sets of feet, attend the event," Mr Lavale said.

"So the campus community division decided it was going to do a major winter festival which ended up being called winterfest. And so Monash Sport was keen to co-locate its Friday Night Live event, which was started last year, with that festival and to enhance it and certainly expand it, which proved really successful."

See video highlights from Friday Night Freeze here.

Unlike the televised ice slide a few weeks ago, anyone could register for the Friday Night Freeze Ice Slide and raise money, which resulted in a mix of Monash Sport staff members, Monash Blues players and senior Monash staff members.

"So a number of senior University staff went down the ice slide, commencing with Martin Doulton, Director of Team MONASH. He was the first down the slide, and he was followed by Vladimir Prpich, Executive Director of Campus Community Division, and Vlad's wife Trisha Prpich, who is the Director of Monash Residential Services. Bradley Williamson, the Executive Director of Facilities and Services Division. And Wayne Brundell, who is one of the Senior Managers over at Facilities and Services Division," Mr Lavale said.

"And then we had a number of Monash Sport staff, Tania Hetherington, Caroline Lawrence, Melanie Elston and Maria Barres, who went down the slide. Also a number of Monash Blues Football Club players and past players went down the slide which was really pleasing."

Fresh off their Premiership and Championship wins, Melbourne Victory players Fahid Ben Khalfallah, Kosta Barbarouses and Rashid Mahazi were signing autographs and taking photos with fans beside a Victory shootout zone. Being Melbourne born and bred, 23 year-old Mahazi knows Monash well.

"To be honest I grew up around the corner from here, so I've been here quite a bit. And I think when we weren't training at Gosch's Paddock there was a period we trained here," he said.

Positioned adjacent to the Freeze MND Ice Slide, the Melbourne Victory players had the perfect view of the ice slide throughout the night.

"We were pretty amazed, it's quite a good cause. That's a really good thing they were doing down there," Mahazi said.

"And as well we're just enjoying being here, signing some things for the kids, meeting the families, it's a good night."

Cure MND is a charity close to the Monash Blues Amateur Football Club. Mick Rodger was a popular person around the club well beyond his playing days, and was working to fight MND right up until his passing due to the disease. The Monash Blues supported Mick all the way, and his legacy proves to be very strong today, as Senior Coach Paul Groves, and players Sam Baring, Andrew McGregor and Maddison Hardiman took the plunge down the ice slide at halftime. Much to the enjoyment of their fellow team mates watching on.

Other attractions on the night included a snowboard demo from the Monash Uni Boardriders, bubble soccer, DJ, fire twirlers, foodtrucks, fireworks and a football match under lights between the Monash Blues and De La Salle Old Collegians Under 19 sides. Having fireworks pre-game pumped up both teams, however the Monash Blues ran over the top of De La to win by 71 points.

See video highlights from Friday Night Freeze here.

Mega Swim, Spin & Stride at Monash Sport!

The MS 24 Hour Mega Swim is back on the Monash Sport calendar for 2015, and this year we are making the event bigger and better! We are including a 24 Hour Mega Spin, a spin bike event, and a 24 Hour Mega Stride, a walk/run event around the oval.

Entries are now open for this year’s event!
You can now register online. All three events will be held on 26 - 27 September at the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool & Monash Sport Clayton.

Please ensure if you are registering a team, please place SWIM, SPIN or STRIDE in the team name to indicate the event you wish to participate in.

All types of teams are encouraged; work teams, sporting teams, family teams, swim club teams or even a group of friends. The event is a fantastic team building exercise or off-season training opportunity. Prizes are awarded to teams who achieve the highest points through fundraising, swim time and distance.

To be part of the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim, gather a team of up to 15 swimmers and divide the 24 hours up between you. All participants can swim/spin/stride as many times as they want providing there is a swimmer/rider/strider participating at any one time.

Register online today!

We Need Your Help for 2015! Help us fundraise $20,000 for people with multiple sclerosis!

The average age of diagnosis of MS is only 30 years of age. The disease strikes young Australians in the prime of their lives. We help people with multiple sclerosis to achieve as full and healthy a lifestyle as possible through the provision of services, programs and research.

The MS 24 Hour Mega Swim has been held annually in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney for the past 10 years. To date the event has raised over $1,000,000! All profits raised from the event go towards helping people living with multiple sclerosis to achieve their dreams. This year our goal is even higher and we need your help to reach it!

Many people ask us how they can help. Simply spreading the word is priceless to MS. Display the enclosed posters at your place of business and encourage others to take the opportunity to join in for 2015.

For more information please visit the Mega Swim website or call the events team on
9905 8424.

Welcome Steve

Welcome  - Stephen Ludekens

As many of you may have seen, we now have a new face at Monash Sport Caulfield. Stephen Ludekens comes to Caulfield after spending the best part of 4 years at our Clayton campus. In his time at Clayton he undertook full time roles as a Fitness Instructor in the health club and then moved into the more well-rounded and challenging role of a site Duty Supervisor, assisting with and overseeing all daily activities within the Clayton Monash Sport precinct. Steve comes to us with extensive experience as a trainer/industry professional and will bring great energy and enthusiasm to the role. And for those who have noticed similarity in the surname, he is Michael's brother.

Welcome Steve!

Caulfield Campus Green

After months of construction and limited access, the external Campus Green project is nearing its full completion with just a few pieces left of the puzzle to be completed.

All areas are now accessible including the informal sports and recreation areas in front of building H.

Monash Sport will assist in the managing of this space, which includes a half-court basketball and half-court soccer area, Shared Volleyball/Badminton court, 4 Table Tennis tables and 2 foosball tables.

The space will be ideal for all campus faculties, business units, student associations and clubs to undertake any outdoor activities such as team building activities to assist in ensuring a real inclusive community feel on campus. The new areas also give an additional space for Monash Sport to undertake more outdoor training groups and programs, enhancing the pre-existing outdoor exercise area between buildings K and N.

For all information and use regarding the spaces visit the Monash Sport service desk at Caulfield.

Monash Games 2015 full recap

By Liam Sharp.

The Monash Games for 2015 certainly lived up to the expectations of previous years, and then some. Healthy and high quality competition was evident, in what was a great display of numerous sports over three days.

Teams who have previously represented Monash University in Uni Games competed, as well as teams made up of friendship groups and workplaces. Basketball team the High Flyers, consisted of players who wanted to play in the games, but didn't have a team to play in. They met via online social media site Facebook and registered a team, despite knowing they would meet each other for the first time on the day of Monash Games. Given the strong competition from the other Monash Uni teams, the High Flyers didn't win a game, however their average loss margin was only approximately four points, much to the admiration of their competitors and newly found supporters.

Ronald McDonald House (RMH) Clayton was the chosen charity for this year's Monash Games, supporting sick children and their families in tough times. Each team registered in Monash Games was given an account to raise money for RMH Clayton, with a total of nearly $500 raised.

Over the three day event of tournaments, a total of 17 volunteers helped out in scoring, results recording and general assistance. Volunteers are always a pivotal element to Monash Games running smoothly, free healthy lunches over the Games and a Monash Sport scarf were provided to them as a gesture of appreciation for their time.

Overall 52 teams competed in the Monash Games for 2015, featuring over 400 staff and students. Other highlights from the Monash Games were the netball shootout, three point shootout and slam dunk competitions. The winners and runners-up for each competition are listed below.

Student Competitions:

Basketball Open:
Winners: Monash Blues
Runners Up: Lob City

Winners: Uni Battles Unite
Runners Up: Monash AUG Mixed

Indoor Soccer Mixed:
Winners: Team Melli
Runners Up: eSolutions Lightwood United.

Indoor Soccer Open:
Winners: The Salty Dawgs
Runners Up: Los Desperados

Womens Netball
Winners: Monash AUG Womens
Runners Up: Honey Badgers

Staff Competitions:

Basketball Open:
Winners: Peanut Butter Delly Time
Runners Up: eDribblers

Indoor Soccer Open:
Winners: eSolutions- TGI Friday
Runners Up: Golden Oldies

Mixed Netball:
Winners: eSolutions-dotnetters
Runners Up: Psyched

Volleyball Open:
Winners: Persian Gulf
Runners Up: eSolutions and One

Specialty Competitions:

Slam Dunk Competition:
Winner: Alex Cameron

Netball Shootout:
Winner: Kathleen Wisbey

Three-point Shootout:
Winner: Michael Chev