Women in sport

At Deakin, we're committed to giving women the tools they need to reach their goals – on and off the pitch. 

Whether it's your dream to be a coach, mentor, trainer, teacher, athlete, manager, sports researcher, or health promoter, it's our mission to get you there.

Changing the game

Sport is a powerful vehicle for positive health outcomes, emotional wellness, and socialisation. It encourages camaraderie and teamwork, a balanced lifestyle, and a sense of achievement.

That's why Deakin continues to push for cultural change, drive participation, and celebrate the achievements of Australia's best female athletes.

Our sport partnerships raise the profile of women's sport and are making a lasting impact, whilst elite female athletes are balancing their studies with the demands of training and competition through Deakin's elite athlete program.

Kate Moloney, Deakin student and Melbourne Vixens captain

For the Melbourne Vixens captain Kate Moloney, hard work and personal sacrifice have been critical – but it's been a team effort from the start.

Monique Conti, WNBL and AFLW athlete

As an elite level basketballer and AFLW footballer, Deakin student Monique Conti has a unique insight into the demands of successfully balancing studies with sporting commitments.

World-class facilities

At Deakin, you can train on our MCG-sized AFL oval, FIFA-grade soccer pitch, eight-lane 400-metre athletics track, and benefit from plenty more exceptional facilities.

We're dedicated to supporting women to excel. Investing in women's sport isn’t just about success on the field, it's about fuelling the passion of young thinkers. It's about encouraging an active body and a focused mind.

And it's about building a community of women dedicated to breaking the mould.

Women in Sport and Exercise (WISE)

The Deakin WISE hub – composed of staff from the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin Business School, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of Education – makes a huge contribution to our women in sport agenda through world-class research, and by strengthening relationships with communities and partners.

Centre for Sport Research

Deakin's Centre for Sport Research smashes boundaries in its quest to improve health and performance – from investigating effective coaching techniques, to using data analytics to predict and enhance performance.