The origins of InterVarsity hockey lie with MUHC, with the first match being played in 1908 between women's teams from Melbourne and Adelaide Universities. The following year saw the first men's match, between Melbourne and Sydney.
These days the Australian University Games (AUG) is Australia's largest annual multi sport event, attracting over 6,000 participants in 31 sports. Held each September/October, the Games provide university athletes with the opportunity to compete against each other in a national carnival, with an action-packed, week-long social program conducted to complement the sporting activities.
The University of Melbourne has won InterVarsity hockey more often than any other university, and we enter both Men's & Women's Hockey teams each year to uphold our proud traditions. Students who achieve outstanding sporting performances are recognised with the award of a prestigious Sports Blue; in over 100 years only 600 men and women have earnt this honour for hockey.
Melbourne is the defending champion in Men's Hockey.
When & Where
The 2013 AUG will be held on the Gold Coast, 29 September - 4 October (during the Semester 2 holidays). To be eligible to participate, you must be enrolled in at least one subject at the University in Semester 2 (undergraduate, postgraduate, research, and exchange students are all eligible). Note that you do not have to be a member of the Hockey Club to play for Melbourne Uni at AUG. More information can be found at:
- www.sports.unimelb.edu.au - the Melbourne University Sport website
- www.unigames.com.au - the official Uni Games website
Expressions of Interest
Contact one of the people below if you're interesting in playing Uni Games. Please include what position(s) & grade you play, and the club that you belong to.
Selections are typically organised around the middle of the year, so get your interest in early.
2011 Women's (Gold Medal) and Men's (Bronze Medal) AUG teams