International students get a kick out of Aussie Rules clinic

Around 30 international students have braved typical footy weather to learn about and experience one of Australia's most popular winter pastimes.

Facilitated by La Trobe Sport and La Trobe International Student Support, a come-and-try clinic was hosted last week to introduce international students to the game of Aussie Rules and provide an opportunity for them to engage in physical activity while learning about Australian culture.

The session was supported by La Trobe University industry partners Medibank and Polaris 3083 and run by the La Trobe University Football Club, whose experienced coaches taught the students the basic skills of the game, such as marking, kicking and handballing.

Despite the cold and rainy weather, the students showed enthusiasm and determination as they tackled the new challenge. The event was a success, with students leaving with a newfound appreciation for the sport and Australian culture.

La Trobe Sport and La Trobe International Student Support are both committed to providing international students with opportunities to engage in physical activity and learn about local culture during their time in Australia. The success of the Aussie Rules clinic is a testament to their dedication and hard work in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students at La Trobe University.

For more information on the range of sport programs and initiatives offered at La Trobe University, visit the La Trobe Sport website.