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Join in the fun and support university student-athletes at these following events!

View more information about the Australian Boat Race.

varsity football kicks off today - 14 MARCH
The Melbourne Varsity football team is looking to improve on a tough 2016 as they begin their 2017 campaign today.

Dates set for 2017 varsity challenge
Melbourne and Monash will renew their sporting rivalry in 2017 when the two Universities meet each other in the annual home-and-away series.

go8 football league to expand in 2017
The Go8 Football league will grow in size in 2017 with more matches taking place across the country.

 

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Unless otherwise stated, events will follow the match rules set out by Australian University Sport and will be officiated by qualified referees. Game length will be adjusted according to the event schedule. All uniforms are to be worn in accordance with Australian University Sport’s guidelines. 

AFL
Team Size:
 18 + 6   
Game Duration: 
2 x20 + Time on
2 x5 Extra Time 

BASKETBALL
Team Size: 5 + 6  
Game Duration: 
4 x10 (Fully-timed Q4 Only)
1 x5 Extra Time

 

SOCCER
Team Size: 11 + 6 
Game Duration: 
2 x40 + Injury Time
Penalties to decide draw

 

 

 

HOCKEY
Team Size: 11 + 6     
Game Duration: 
2 x40
Penalty Strokes to decide draw

 

T20 CRICKET
Team Size:
11    
Game Duration: 
20 Overs/10 Wickets

VOLLEYBALL
Team Size: 6 + 8     
Game Duration: 
Best of 5 Sets
90 minute time limit

 

HISTORY of the event 

The Melbourne V Monash Varsity Challenge was established in 2014, drawing on a long rivalry between the two universities.

The University of Melbourne and Monash University are the two top sporting Universities in Victoria, yet they only meet in structured competition at Australian University Sport events. The Varsity Challenge was started as a way of creating another opportunity for the two universities to compete on the field.

UNIVERSITy of Melbourne

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching  and  engagement. It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 34 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014).

 

Monash University

Named after engineer, military leader and public administrator Sir John Monash, Monash University was established by an Act of Parliament in 1958. Monash was the first university established in the state of Victoria in over 100 years. Monash is consistently ranked among the top Australian Universities in all disciplines.

 

For more information about competing, contact:

Tom Lutwyche at Melbourne University

Matthew Sheldon-Collins at Monash University

 

For more information about competing in the 2017 Varsity Sport competition, contact your universities below. 

 
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UNIVERSITY
OF MELBOURNE

Tom Lutwyche
tlut@unimelb.edu.au
+61 3 8344 5409
sport.unimelb.edu.au

 
 

MONASH
UNIVERSITY

Matthew Sheldon-Collins
matthew.sheldon-collins@monash.edu
+61 3 9905 4325
monash.edu/teammonash