Monash Staff Games, 19 & 20 July, 2018

Held at Clayton campus, the Monash Staff Games are an opportunity for staff across all Victorian campuses of the university to play modified sports in a fun and friendly environment. The 2018 Monash Staff Games offer a number of different sports and activities with an emphasis on getting involved and 'having a go'.  

All skill levels are encouraged to take part from beginners to those that are advanced.

This event caters for staff by ensuring competitions run for only a short period of the day. So get your colleagues together, pick a sport, and have a great a time on the sports arena! Due to the competition growth, this year’s sports will be spread over two days to provide staff with the opportunity to play in multiple competitions:

Thursday 19th of July 10am - 1pm
- Indoor Cricket  (6-a-side)

Thursday 19th of July 11am - 1pm
- Mixed Netball

Thursday 19th of July 1:30pm - 3:30pm
- Indoor Soccer (5-a-side)

Thursday 19th of July 1:30pm - 3:30pm
- Badminton

Friday 20th of July 11:30am - 1:30pm
- Volleyball

Friday 20th of July 11:30am - 1:30pm
- Table Tennis

Friday 20th of July 1:30pm - 3:30pm
- Basketball

Friday 20th of July 1:30pm - 3:30pm
- Carpet Bowls (Pairs)

* Please note that all sports are 'Open'. Eg: All male teams may compete, all female teams may compete, mixed teams may compete. The exception to this is Mixed Netball, with a maximum of 3 males on the court at any one time.

The cost for registering a team for each sport is $50, with the exception of Carpet Bowls which is $20 per team. Faculty IDN payment can be arranged. The cost of individual sports is $10 per participant.

Team registrations include lunch for up to 8 players for the day of competition whilst individual registrations include lunch for 1 player. Additional lunch passes can be purchased for $5 each, per day.

How to register

Please ensure that you register for the correct competition. You must have the following ready:

  • Staff IDs
  • A complete list of players and their contact details (must be Monash staff members)
  • A credit card to pay for your teams entrance fees or IDN

Exam Eating

ACU Cancer Research

Over the last 4 months (and continuing for the remainder of 2018) Monash Sport Caulfield fitness Centre has played host, in collaboration with Australia Catholic University (ACU), to 18 participants in the Research Program looking into the benefits of exercise during and post diagnosis of cancer.

Each participant comes into the Fitness Centre with ACU accredited fitness professionals and, over a 16 week period, undertakes a specifically designed program to assist with their physical and mental health during a very stressful and physically demanding time in their lives.

At the end of the 16 week period, all participants are equipped to seal-manage their own exercise program. Most of the participants are middle aged and have suffered or are suffering a variety of different types of cancer.

Historically, doctors have advised patients to rest during treatment, however now the advice is to avoid inactivity in order to help tolerate and recover from cancer treatments. Emerging research indicates that people with cancer who exercise regularly may improve their survival and reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.

Feedback for the program has been positive, with many of the 18 participants already joining memberships with Monash Sport at the end of their 16 week period. In late May we welcomed new participants, and we look forward to this collaboration continuing throughout 2018.