Six ways to get involved with sport and active recreation at La Trobe

With our wide range of affiliated sport clubs, competitions and facilities, La Trobe University offers a variety of ways to take a break from the books and get involved in sport and active recreation.

Get in touch with La Trobe Sport to find out how you can engage with our fun sport events and programs all year round and meet new people along the way.

1. Check out our world-class Sports Park

The first of its kind in Australia, the La Trobe Sports Park offers a unique environment to play, teach and research sport.

The best part? Students can access and use our state-of-the-art facilities!

Our state-of-the-art Sports Stadium is the centrepiece of the Sports Park precinct, unlocking a range of opportunities in teaching, research and getting active in sports. Be sure to drop in to casually shoot some hoops, or hire one of our six brand-new courts to play sports like:

  • basketball
  • netball
  • indoor soccer (futsal)
  • volleyball.

Check out our virtual tour of the Sports Park.

2. Get active on campus

La Trobe Sport has two active recreation facilities in Melbourne (Bundoora) and Bendigo.

To welcome our new community members to La Trobe, we are offering a special Orientation discount for students at both campuses, where you can receive up to 30% off memberships purchased during Orientation Week. Simply click on the links to each campus above to find out how you can access this special offer.

The Indoor Sports Centre on the Melbourne Campus offers a range of facilities, programs and membership options to the La Trobe community (this includes students, staff, alumni, on-campus tenants and Springthorpe residents) and the general public.

LTU Student Union members receive a further 5% discount on Sports Centre prices.

GYMNASIUM (Bundoora)

Our fully-equipped gymnasium caters for all types of people and levels of fitness!

  • A large selection of cardiovascular equipment
  • Extensive range of free weights, including dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells, slam balls, medicine balls, power bags, battle ropes, Olympic weightlifting platforms
  • Pin loaded machine weights
  • Lots of available floor space
  • Highly qualified personal trainers

Our friendly, qualified staff are ready to assist you in reaching your health and fitness goals!

SWIMMING POOL (Bundoora)

SPECIALTY STUDIOS (BUNDOORA)

BENDIGO SPORTS CENTRE

Includes a fully-equipped gym, exercise studio for group fitness training, exercise science facilities, indoor courts and sports field.

For more information on our Bendigo Sports Centre membership options, click here.

3. Join one of our sports clubs

La Trobe University has 26 affiliated sporting clubs (including an affiliated soccer club operating from the Bendigo Campus). All clubs are run by students, with support from La Trobe Sport, and provide something for everyone; from a great social atmosphere and competitions, to participation at an elite level.

You can find all of La Trobe’s affiliated clubs here.

4. Enter a team in our La Trobe League social sport competitions

Take your place as the reigning champs of the La Trobe League!

La Trobe League is a great way to have fun and stay active during your time at our University. Not only is La Trobe League an easy and affordable way to stay active, but it’s also a fun way to socialise with your friends or meet some new ones.

Competitions are hosted at both our Bundoora Campus (at the La Trobe Sports Stadium) and our Bendigo Campus (at the Bendigo Sports Centre) and run all year long. There are no limits to who can join, and we encourage all our students, staff, and community members (public) to come along.

We will organise the fixtures, umpires, and ladders; all you need to do is sign up individually or get a team together.

Make sure you also join our La Trobe League Facebook group to keep up-to-date with the latest news, ladders, fixtures and competition updates.

5. Connect with our industry sport partners

La Trobe University has sports partnerships with the Carlton Football Club and the Melbourne Rebels. Partnering with these organisations provides students, staff and researchers meaningful educational, research, social and community outcomes through sport.

Core to all of our partnerships is the ability to provide employability outcomes for our students through exclusive internships, game day experiences and industry mentorships.

It also means heaps of tickets to selected matches throughout the year and activations from our partners on campus. In fact, we have free tickets to give away to the Melbourne Rebels’ upcoming home game against the Western Force on Saturday 26 February.

Simply fill out this registration form to sign up for our Team La Trobe mailing list and you will also receive two free tickets to the Rebels’ match at AAMI Park on 26 February!

To find out more about our sport industry partnerships, visit the La Trobe Sport website.

6. Represent Team La Trobe

Representing Team La Trobe in intervarsity events, such as the UniSport Nationals, is a fantastic way to demonstrate your skills and experience elite sports competitions against other universities across Australia.

If community events are more your thing, you can still get fit, have fun and represent Team La Trobe in events like the Olivia Newton-John Wellness Walk and Research Run and the Melbourne Marathon. If you would like to register your interest in any of these events, complete our Team La Trobe expression of interest form.

Find out more about representing Team La Trobe.

How to stay up-to-date

If you are interested in our wide range of organised sport and high performance programs, follow La Trobe Sport on Facebook and Instagram to get the most up-to-date news and information.

If the gym and general active recreation is more your thing, check out our La Trobe Sport Active Recreation channels on Facebook and Instagram.

Visit us during Orientation Week

Find out more about our wide range of health, fitness and sport programs during Orientation!

The Orientation Welcome Event on Wednesday February 23 (at the La Trobe Sports Stadium at the Bundoora Campus and at the Outside Plaza and Library Gallery Space on the Bendigo Campus) is one of the major social events of La Trobe University’s Semester 1 Orientation calendar.

The Welcome Event provides the perfect opportunity for students to seek out information on how to join La Trobe’s affiliated sports clubs, participate in La Trobe Sport offerings, engage with our sport partners, listen to music, receive giveaways and enjoy a free lunch.