MUSC in the Community

We aim to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for everyone to enjoy the beautiful game. Over the season, we participate in programs and run a number of special initiatives to show our support for the community. 

Pride In Sport

Our annual pride round tradition began in 2015 when we worked with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission to pilot their Fair Go! Sport program. Since 2018, we have held our pride round in conjunction with Melbourne University Sport’s Pride in Sport initiative.

We encourage our members to build their knowledge and understanding of  LGBTQIA+ inclusion in sport so we can be a more welcoming and inclusive club, and maintain a pack of resources to help them. See our LGBTQIA+ inclusion resources (PDF).

If you would like to learn more about LGBTQIA+ inclusion at MUSC please contact us at [email protected] to be put in touch with our Pride Ambassador.

MUSC’s Women’s State 1 Seniors and Men’s VicSoccer Div 1 team participating in the club’s 2018 Pride Round – Image by Rachel Bach (@bythewhiteline)

Gambling Harm Awareness

We participate in Football Victoria’s Love the Game round, an initiative dedicated to helping soccer clubs and their communities learn about responsible gambling. We have also run our own Love the Game gala match during Gambling Harm Awareness week.

Melbourne University Soccer Club hosts a Love The Game, Not the Odds information session

Mental Health Awareness

Looking out for each other, that’s what being part of a club is all about. The last few years have seen us don spotty armbands and participate in the Ties For Lives Foundation’s SPOTaThon.

As well as raising awareness throughout the club, we’ve also raised funds for the Ties for Lives Foundation’s SPOTA Crew mental health first aid program, which helps young people learn the signs of anxiety and depression and where they can get help for themselves or their friends.

Pink Round

We run a Pink Round to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Network Australia. Read a recap of 2019’s Pink Round.

Players wear a splash of pink for breast cancer awareness

Respect the Game

We are proud supporters of Football Victoria’s Respect the Game campaign. As a club, we are committed to providing a safe environment for all to unite through football.

Vice President Anna Leonedas reaffirms MUSC’s commitment to Football Victoria’s Respect the Game program.