Monash University and The University of Melbourne went head to head in the first multi sport Big Blue Varsity Challenge event of the year on Wednesday March 30 and it was an incredible night!
The Big Blue Varsity Challenge has been running since 2016 with two of the biggest Universities in the country competing in various sports throughout the year. It has always been a great opportunity for students to represent Monash and go up against our on and off the field rivals.
The highlight of the event held at Monash University’s Clayton Campus, was Monash University’s Mixed Touch team who won 12-1. Monash dominated the match from the get-go, making this their third win in a row.
“It was a great experience to win Big Blue for the third year running, and even better to be able to do it at home with so much support from a Monash crowd!” Monash University Touch Football Club, President, Imy Hunter said.
Imy felt that the festivities of the day and the incredible support from the students, contributed to the team’s success.
“It was a great contest and having additional support was a nice touch. It motivated us all to play to a higher standard and we're all looking forward to competing again in two years' time when Big Blue is back at Monash.”
Monash went all out for the fans with heaps of free activities, free food and live music to get students into the spirit. A marching band welcomed fans to the festivities and the Monash Cheer and Dance club put on a show throughout the entire evening. There was so much for students to enjoy whilst showing their support for their fellow University students and athletes.
The Monash Soccer and Tennis teams all put on a great show, all 4 matches coming down to the wire. Unfortunately it was the University of Melbourne who were the better team on the night, but not after a tense Men’s soccer match that left everyone on their toes. Ending in a penalty shootout, Monash took the narrow loss on the chin, 4 goals to 5.
For women’s soccer and men’s and women’s tennis, the scores were identical with Uni Melb winning each match 2-1.
Touch MX 🏉
MON 12 - MELB 1
Soccer M ⚽️
MON 1 – MELB 1 (Penalty Shootout MON 4 – MELB 5)
Soccer W ⚽️
MON 1 – MELB 2
Tennis M 🎾
MON 1 – MELB 2
Tennis W 🎾
MON 1 – MELB 2
Regardless of what happened on the court, pitch and field, the fans enjoyed every bit of the action and we can’t wait for the next event.
Monash will head to the University of Melbourne on Wednesday May 11 for the next Big Blue event where we will compete in Hockey, Volleyball, Ultimate and Squash. Keep an eye out for all the info on how you can access free transport and VIP seating at this event!
And if you loved seeing these sports in action and want to gather your own group together for some casual fun, check out Monash Sport’s all-new AM Play promotion.
*Monash Sport understands the need of students to reconnect back on campus. Which is why they have put together Active Mornings (AM) Play. Enjoy a 50% off casual court hire between 8am and 2pm on weekdays! Save on basketball, futsal, badminton, table tennis, squash, tennis and volleyball! Find out more here.