Free Social Sport - just turn up and join in!

If you like getting active, without the hassle of training and membership fees, check out the free social sport and other activities on the calendar below.

  • Free to play and no need to register - just turn up on the day and you'll be checked in with your student or staff number.

  • No team? No worries! We make up teams each day, so don't worry if you're not part of a team; it's relaxed, inclusive and a popular way to meet new friends.

 

 

Social Sport and Fitness timetable

Staff and students are able to participate in all of the program offerings, excluding the student-only 'Learn to Swim' and 'UNIcycle' classes.

Activity descriptions can be found below the timetable. If you have any questions about any of our classes, please contact us on socialsport@rmit.edu.au



Monday

  • Medibank Learn to Swim - Melbourne City Baths (2:30pm - 3:30pm)* - registrations have not opened for this yet. Classes will begin the week of 8th April
Tuesday
 
  • Yoga - 08.03.28 (10:00am - 11:00am and 5:30pm - 6:15pm) (City Campus)
  • Meditation - 08.03.28 (11:15am - 11:45am) (City Campus)
  • Swimming - WaterMarc Greensborough (12:00pm - 1:00pm) (Bundoora Campus)
  • Tennis Court Hire - RMIT Sports Centre (12:00pm - 1:00pm) (Bundoora Campus)
  • Swimming - Melbourne City Baths (3:00pm - 4:00pm) (City Campus)
  • Women’s Footy - Bundoora Football Oval (6:30pm - 8:00pm) (Bundoora Campus)
Wednesday
 
  • Swimming - Brunswick Baths (10:00am - 11:00am) (Brunswick Campus)
  • Swimming - WaterMarc Greensborough (12:00pm - 1:00pm)
  • UNICycle - Cycling Program with Cycling Victoria & RMIT Cycling Club -A’Beckett Square (4:00pm - 5:30pm)* (City Campus) 
  • Zumba - 08.03.28 (5:30pm - 6:15pm)

Thursday

  • Tennis Court Hire - RMIT Sports Centre (12:00pm - 1:00pm)  (Bundoora Campus)
  • Badminton - RMIT Sports Centre (12:30pm - 1:30pm)  (Bundoora Campus)
  • Self Defence Classes - RMIT Sports Centre (12:00pm - 2:00pm) (Bundoora Campus)
  • Medibank Learn to Swim - Melbourne City Baths (2:30pm - 3:30pm)* - registrations have not opened for this yet. Classes will begin the week of 8th April
  • Women’s Ultimate Frisbee - RMIT Sports Centre (3:30pm - 5:00pm)
  • Self Defence Classes - 08.03.28 (3:30pm - 5:30pm) (City Campus) 
  • Women’s Footy - Bundoora Football Oval (6:30pm - 8:00pm)
  • Gym Stick Fitness - Melbourne City Baths (1:15pm - 2:00pm)

Friday

  • Swimming - Melbourne City Baths (11:00am - 12:00pm) (City Campus)
  • Table Tennis - 08.03.28 (10:00am - 11:00am)  (City Campus)
  • Street Cricket - A’Beckett Square (12:00pm - 2:00pm) (City Campus)
  • Swimming - Brunswick Baths (3:00pm - 4:00pm)  (Brunswick Campus)
 

Note: Classes with an asterisk (*) next to them either require registration in advance and/or may have costs involved. Check in the class descriptions below for further information.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Social Sport Descriptions

 

Princes Hill – Free 1 hour court hire. More information to come soon.

 

RMIT Sports Centre – twice a week we are offering RMIT Students and Staff free 1 hour court hire at our brand new tennis courts at Bundoora West campus, located just north of the RMIT Sports Centre (Building 203). Visit the Sports Centre reception team during the time period above to claim your court. Tennis racquets and balls are available for free hire during this time.

 

 
 

No matter what campus you study at or live near; we are offering a total of 6 hours of free swimming every week! Simply turn up at the designated Aquatics Centre during the 1 hour, present your RMIT Student / Staff ID card to reception and enjoy your swim. Locker hire included.

 

 

This year RMIT are offering Students, Staff, Alumni and the wider community the opportunity to participate in a Social Netball League in the CBD. There is a Women’s and Mixed division available. For just $5 a game, join in the fun! Registration information coming soon.

 

 

 

Our instructor Jeremy aims to create an invitational space where students can develop their own capacity for self-care. Drawing on meditation, yoga and mindfulness you can expect to explore various tools and practices that could be used to help manage stress, anxiety and the pressures of balancing a student lifestyle. 

Jeremy's training draws on trauma informed and community practice frameworks that seek to create inclusive, accessible and safer spaces for people to practice yoga and meditation. From a beginner, to the more experienced, including all body types, you can expect to engage with a mixture of moderate to slower forms of movement to guide you through your practice.'

 

 
 

 

The Medibank Learn to Swim program will teach you important swimming survival skills and water safety knowledge, while helping you improve your swimming technique and water confidence. There will be three classes running at the same time each week. The different classes will be focused on teaching varying levels of swimming abilities, from learning to float and kick to stroke corrections. The classes will run over a 6 week block on Mondays and Thursdays 2.30pm – 3.30pm. Registration Link coming soon.

 

 
 

Come and join in the fun with the RMIT Women’s Football Academy, and learn the skills how to play Australian Rules Football in an inclusive, social environment from our highly experienced coaching team. Footballs and other equipment supplied.


Bundoora Football Oval (6:30pm - 8:00pm)

 

 

 
 
 

Every Wednesday and Thursday RMIT offers free futsal. Either come by yourself or bring a friend, as we make up teams on the day. It’s fun, social and inclusive – come get active with us! All skill levels welcome.

 

 

 

RMIT has partnered with Ultimate Australia to offer a fun and inclusive women’s ultimate frisbee program on campus. The ‘Girls Love Ultimate’program is a fun Ultimate Frisbee program that will not only teach you the skill to play Ultimate Frisbee, it will help you gain leadership skills, self-belief, confidence, and lifelong friends.  

 

 
 

In this 6 week class you will learn how to know what to do, when to do it and how to do it that can protect your safety, well-being and life.

The class will teach you the power of understanding your own strength, your ability to see red flags, to understand when you are in danger (even with someone you know) and how to use your power effectively.  Learn all of these skills mentally, physically and through the art of conversation. 


It will look at de-escalation skills, finding help, many aspects of different choices, and also the negotiation skills.  This is not just a class for the critical moment but a  class that will teach you self-defence for every day life.

 

 

Our instructor Jeremy aims to create an invitational space where students can develop their own capacity for self-care. Drawing on meditation, yoga and mindfulness you can expect to explore various tools and practices that could be used to help manage stress, anxiety and the pressures of balancing a student lifestyle. 

Jeremy's training draws on trauma informed and community practice frameworks that seek to create inclusive, accessible and safer spaces for people to practice yoga and meditation. From a beginner, to the more experienced, including all body types, you can expect to engage with a mixture of moderate to slower forms of movement to guide you through your practice.'

 

 
 

Every Tuesday afternoon RMIT offers free table tennis in NAS. Either come by yourself or bring a friend for doubles. It’s fun, social and inclusive – come get active with us! All skill levels welcome.

 

 

 

RMIT has partnered with Cycling Victoria and Study Melbourne to run a cycling education program. This is for anyone who would like to ride a bike in Melbourne (for travel, recreation etc) but needs some pointers on how to get started or where/how to ride. The program is fun and social, so is also a great option for people who want to meet likeminded people. 

 

 

This year RMIT are offering Students, Staff, Alumni and the wider community the opportunity to participate in a Social Futsal League in the CBD. For just $5 a game, join in the fun! Registration information coming soon.

 

 

Every Thursday lunchtime RMIT offers free badminton. Either come by yourself or bring a friend, as we make up teams on the day. It’s fun, social and inclusive – come get active with us! All skill levels welcome. Thank you to the School of Chinese Medicine students for running this session.

 

 

Cricket fan? Been watching the cricket all summer? This session is for you. Street Cricket takes place every Friday lunchtime. We’re talking backyard cricket rules – one hand, one bounce! Either come by yourself or bring a friend, as we make up teams on the day. It’s fun, social and inclusive – come get active with us! All skill levels welcome.

 

 

#BecauseSheCan

A major part of not trying new activities or getting involved in sport is the fear of being judged, or not being fit enough to start. At RMIT we want to get women moving in a safe, inclusive and fun way.

As part of our Social Sport Program we are providing the women of RMIT free opportunities throughout the semester to do just that. No matter your skill level or experience, we’re encouraging staff and students to give it a go #becauseshecan.

Inspired by the #ThisGirlCan - Victoria campaign we want the women of RMIT to embrace physical activity in a way that suits them. 

Learn more about the program at the official page here.

Sports Events

We also offer a range of pop-up events across all of our campuses, such as Futsal, Cricket and Basketball Tournaments and Competitions, Come and Try Sports Activities Days, as well as community events such as the Melbourne Marathon. These events are more structured and you'll need to register for these competitions and events in advance.

 

Upcoming Sport Events

Inclusive Social Sport

Whatever sport you want to try, whatever your needs, please get in touch at socialsport@rmit.edu.au and we will do the research for you and put you in contact with the right organisation.

RMIT Sport emphasises an inclusive and accessible environment for all of our sports programs and events, working closely with Equitable Learning Services to provide sport and recreational opportunities for all students. 

 

 

Social Sport Community

Join more than 2000 members in our social sport community group on Facebook for the latest updates, events and other sporting opportunities.  

Find our Facebook Group Page here.

 

 
 
2018 Social Sport All Rounder award winner Saad Mahmood