ANU Sport Virtual Market Day 2020

In the absence of a physical Market Day in 2020 due to the ongoing restrictions in place from the ACT Government and guidelines laid down by the ACT Government and the ANU Sport Social Distancing and Hygiene Protocols, the ANU Sport clubs will be hosting virtual market day experiences. To find out what each club has in store click on the relevant club below. A full list of all of our clubs can be found here


Men's and Women's Training: Tuesday and Thursday 6:00-7:30pm (ANU South Oval)

Check out our Facebook page for further details.



The ANU Badminton Club is a social club that caters for students from a wide variety of backgrounds, and aims to foster, promote and develop the sport on a social and competitive level. The club has existed since the 1970s and hosts regular sessions on Saturdays (2pm-5pm) for members to meet up and play.

Badminton is a great way to socialise, meet new people and try something different. The club provides shuttles during regular sessions and loans equipment such as racquets to those who are just beginning to play. Free coaching at the end of sessions is also an option for players who want to improve their skills or play for the club competitively.

Club members have the opportunity to represent the ANU at local competitions, whether it be as an individual or as a team. Highlights include the ACT Interclub Challenge, Uni Games, the Intervarsity Competition and our own novice tournament, the ANU Closed.

Is the Club for any level of experience?

Yes, we have members who are beginners (and had never picked up a racquet before) and experienced members who regularly play in competitions. We arrange matches based on level of experience, and encourage members to play some matches against harder opponents in order to get better.

Where do the sessions take place?

In the New Sports Hall at ANU Sport (between the grass courts and ANU Sport Reception). Just enter the main ANU Sports building (Building 19: David Cocking Sport & Recreation Centre), turn left at reception, and go to the furthest sports hall (there’s one between it and reception).

What do I need to bring?

Shuttles and courts are provided. We also have spare racquets for those that do not have one. Otherwise, just bring your racket (if you own one), indoor court shoes (if you have them), and a water bottle.

How do sessions run? Is there training/coaching available?

We do 2 hours of assigned doubles, and then for the last hour members can choose between training with our club coach or doubles with self-arranged teams.

What do sessions at the club look like?

Watch this video of our club

How do I join the club? How much does the membership cost?

To join the club, register and pay for membership on ANU Sports' website (

Both ANU Students and non-ANU students are welcome to join our club. A fixed year membership (Feb-Nov) costs $50 for ANU staff/students and $195 for Non-ANU students. In addition, it costs $5 to play at each of our Saturday sessions.

The Non-ANU student fee is broken down into two fees, $120 for the ANU Sport affiliation fee, and $75 for the club membership. The affiliation gives you other benefits, which you can find out at

If you join halfway through the year, we will discount you half of the membership fee at the end of the year.

Does the club session run on days other than Saturday?

No, it only runs on that time-slot. However many of our members find/make groups to play badminton with at our club, and arrange private court bookings with ANU Sport. ANU staff/students can sometimes get free courts on weekdays before 2pm if the courts are not already booked.

How do I find out about events/news and contact the club?

Our main communication outlet is our Facebook page ( You can view public posts on that page even if you don't have an account. If you do have an account you can message the page, where we respond much more quickly than to emails. Our email is badmintonatanusra [dot] com [dot] au ().


Days/Times: Saturday 2-5pm

Dates: Every week of semester including Mid-Semester break but not including Final Exam Period

Venue: New Sports Hall, David Cocking Sport & Recreation Centre Building (Building 19), The Australian National University ACTON ACT

Equipment: We provide feathered shuttles and have spare racquets if you don’t have one

Cost: Annual Membership ($50 for ANU Staff/Students, $195 for general public) + $5 at each session

Contact: or badmintonatanusra [dot] com [dot] au ()



The Boat Club will host a virtual stall on Market Day using Google Hangouts via the club's G Suite account boatatanusra [dot] com [dot] au from 9.00am to 3.00pm on Wednesday 29 July. The Meeting link is:

The ANU Boat Club is the oldest rowing club in the ACT. The club's boat house is located on campus, beside Sullivan’s Creek, 300 metres upstream from Lake Burley Griffin. For those trying the sport for the first time, the club runs an Introduction to Rowing (ITR) program that starts in October. This is a structured course with a dedicated coach. Places are limited. Go to to submit an enquiry about the ITR program.

Experienced rowers are welcome to join the club at any time. The club has squads that train throughout the year for all levels of events including local regattas, Australian University Championships (Uni Games), National Championships and national team selection. Visit to submit an enquiry about joining as an experienced rower.

How to get involved

Club Contact: secretaryatanuboatclub [dot] org



The ANU Caving Club will be using zoom to promote our club on market day. They will be online from 9am to 3pm Wednesday 29 July by clicking here

Our promotional description, videos & images and a whole bunch of other information for prospective members can be found at our website here:



The ANU Cheerleading Club provides a fun and challenging environment for students to learn new skills and develop friendships. Cheerleading is an exciting, dynamic sport involving elements of acrobatics, gymnastics and dance. This club will give you the opportunity to compete, travel and make memories with your peers.

The Club offers competitive and non-competitive options and is open to all from beginners to advanced athletes. Along with training, we host a variety of social events throughout the year. So, come along and join our welcoming community!

For more information, please refer to our website or contact us at



The ANU Cricket Club was founded in 1962 and has a proud history of providing students, staff, graduates of ANU and other universities, and the local community with an opportunity to play competitive cricket in the ACT Premier Cricket competitions and the City and Suburban synthetic wicket competitions.

The Cricket Club welcomes players from all backgrounds and seeks to provide players of all abilities with an environment in which they can enjoy themselves, improve their cricket and, where appropriate, progress to representative opportunities.

So whether you are 188cm, bowl mid 140’s and are seeking a pathway to a Big Bash contract or haven’t played since school and are looking to play “Australia’s favourite sport” with some like-minded people, please get in touch via the contact details below and we will let you know the where and when. 

send an email: anucricketclubatgmail [dot] com
send a message:
call Greg: 0409 500 659 (Greg Badcock)



The ANU Futsal club will be online this Wednesday 29 July from 12:00 to 1:00. 

To join the video meeting, click this link:

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +61 2 9051 3851 and enter this PIN: 525 976 515#

To view more phone numbers, click this link:


Hockey (Women's)

We are proud to represent the Australian National University, and welcome university students and graduates, as well as other members of the Canberra hockey community, who are looking to be part of a vibrant, sociable and successful club. Our Women’s club is the largest senior hockey club in the ACT and we have a rich history of achievement stretching back over 80 years. We cater for all standards of senior players from the elite level through to beginners and social players. 

A Zoom Virtual Stall will be held from 9am on Tuesday 28 July

Password: 82wnMj

Contact Details 

Email: anuwhcatgmail [dot] com 


Judo is an Olympic sport practised widely throughout the world under a common set of rules and guidelines. What you learn at one club will be the same style/technique as you would learn elsewhere.   The basic techniques of Judo are divided into throwing and ground work technique and then use grappling techniques comprising immobilisations, strangles or arm locks. Whether you have aspirations of becoming a future Olympic champion or wish merely to enjoy the recreational benefits of Judo, the club will provide comprehensive training to suit your needs.                 

Judo will help increase your fitness, strength, flexibility, and ability to fall without injury. It will improve your balance and coordination, self-preservation and confidence giving you some real skills.

FEES (5 Week Beginners Course) 
ANU Students ($60), Non Students ($90)  (Payable to club)

TRAINING in Dojo Room
We are currently organising training times as our regular times have been impacted by Covid19 restrictions. However, we are hoping to schedule our beginners course from next Thursday (6 Aug) as follows: 
5 week Beginners Course Thursdays 7-8pm (Commencing 6 Aug until 3 Sept)

Peter Chung  (Email: pchung93athotmail [dot] com)  
To Join: see 
More Info at 


The ANU Jujutsu Club has been affiliated with the ANU since 1976. It is the only martial arts club to have won the ANU Club of the Year award twice – in 1998 and 2004.

What is jujutsu? The ANU Jujutsu Club teaches traditional Japanese jujutsu, which uses strikes, joint locks, controls and throws to overcome an opponent. Traditional jujutsu is the foundation for most modern unarmed Japanese martial arts and is suitable for men and women – it does not depend on strength and speed, but instead relies on good technique and an understanding of human biomechanics.

Tell me about the ANU Jujutsu Club beginners course
This course is highly suited to men and women with or without prior martial arts experience. 
You will: 
•    improve your self-confidence, body awareness and conditioning
•    learn basic self defence 
•    become familiar with techniques from the first level of our syllabus (rolls, falls, strikes, locks, takedowns, grappling, basic throws).

Will I receive an opportunity to grade? If you decide to continue training after the beginners’ course, the ANU Jujutsu Club will offer you the opportunity to grade, as well as achieve a nationally recognised coaching qualification.

Who are the instructors? All of our coaches are accredited through the Australian Sports Commission – National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS).
You will be taught by:
•    Jody Whymark 5th dan (black belt), Coach NCAS Level 3, and
•    Chris Manchester, 3rd dan (black belt), Coach NCAS Level 2
•    other accredited coaches.

Tell me more about the ANU Jujutsu Club
The focus of the ANU Jujutsu Club is to teach traditional Japanese jujutsu. The Club is a member of the International Jujutsu Institute (IJJI) and through it the Australian Jujitsu Federation. The IJJI was founded in 1956 by recognised jujutsu Grand Master Kam Hock Hoe and has clubs in Australia, Malaysia and Norway.

What is the difference between the jujutsu you teach and other martial arts?
The jujutsu that we teach is not a hybrid. The main difference between our jujutsu and other martial arts is that our system focuses on self defence including the use of strikes, joint locks, throws and controls. The focus for related martial arts such as modern judo is sports competition.

How do I join?
Semester 2, 2020 – To enrol in this course simply turn up to the first class on Monday 3 August or email jujutsuatanusra [dot] com [dot] au
Prospective participants are welcome to view training sessions before committing to the course. 

NOTE: The course is being offered this Semester as an initial 6 weeks, with the possibility of extension to 12 weeks. 


Days/Times: Monday, 7.30-8.00pm and Wednesday, 7.00-8.00pm 
Dates: Mon 3 Aug – Wed 9 Sep Initial 6 weeks course, then Mon 14 Sep – Wed 22 Oct, Extension to course
Venue: Dojo Room, David Cocking Sport & Recreation Centre (DCSRC) Building, The Australian National University ACTON ACT
Equipment: Loose fitting pants & t-shirt or a gi. Please do not wear accessories e.g. jewellery.
Cost: $90 – For an Students or Health Care Card holder, $105 all others

This is for the 6 week course cost. The same will apply to the extension 6 weeks. 

More information: Before joining you can visit one of our regular training sessions – for details go to

Email: jujutsuatanusra [dot] com [dot] au



Kendo, is a Japanese word meaning "the way of the sword" and is the traditional martial art of Japanese fencing. The ANU Kendo Club will run a 'virtual’ market day stall where any new or interested members can chat with representatives from the club, this will be held on Wednesday 29 July from 12.00-2.00pm & 5.00-7.00pm via Zoom.

The ANU Kendo Club runs two beginners courses per year. Our six week beginners course for semester 2 is currently on hold but will be held at some point over the coming months. 

If you can’t make it please contact us via email at: anukendo-executiveatanu [dot] edu [dot] au.



Mountaineering will run a 'virtual’ market day stall via zoom where any new or interested members can chat with representatives from the club, this will be held on this Tuesday 28 July 7-8pm via Zoom

They are also hosting a couple of “Come and Try” Sessions; including a bouldering morning, a Mt Ainslie walk and a Introduction to Rogaining session. Links to these can be found:



The Quidditch club will be running a virtual market day stall between 10:00-16:00 on Wednesday 29 July. 

To join the video meeting, click this link:

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +61 2 9051 5447 and enter this PIN: 988 370 523#

To view more phone numbers, click this link: 

ANU Quidditch Club will be running Come and Try sessions between 10:30-12:30 on Fellows Oval every Saturday of the month of August. 

Check out our Promotional Video here!



The Scuba club will hold a virtual stall this Wednesday, 29 July, lunchtime from 1-2pm for anyone who is keen to chat!


To join the video meeting, click this link:
Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +61 2 9051 7795 and enter this PIN: 450 411 244#
To view more phone numbers, click t
his link:


The ANU SCUBA Club was founded in May 1968 and aims to foster and promote SCUBA diving in the ANU community by facilitating trained members to carry out high quality, affordable diving. The club owns two boats, two compressors, and has a range of SCUBA gear available for hire (or free for students). Club members coordinate regular dive trips from Eden to Forster and everywhere in between, with occasional trips further afield, including an biennial pilgrimage to Lady Musgrave Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Most trips involve camping in attractive coastal locations to keep costs down.

Club membership requires an autonomous SCUBA certification (at least open-water). While the Club does not run training courses, diver certification can be undertaken at the local dive shops (Straightline SCUBA in Fyshwick or InDepth in Belconnen), or other certified agencies. The Club then provides an environment for furthering diving proficiency, boat handling, equipment maintenance, and other allied skills. The ANUSC is run by volunteering members, comprises a range of ages and levels of experience, and is family-friendly. The club is a proponent of safe diving, and environmentally responsible practices.

How to get involved

Club Contact: anusc-committeeatanu [dot] edu [dot] au



The ANU Tennis Club (ANUTC) prides itself in creating a friendly and social atmosphere for tennis players of all skill levels. However, due to COVID-19, we are currently only able to offer our members the opportunity to access ANU's tennis courts and more broadly the opportunity to play in ACT pennant competitions. The ANUTC is working on finding a way to safely recommence some of our social sessions in semester two so long as we can do so in accordance with the easing restrictions. 

For more information on our memberships for Semester 2 keep an eye out on our Facebook page as updates regarding pricing will be posted here shortly. Also, feel free to contact us on Facebook or via our email (anutennisclubatgmail [dot] com) if you have any questions:



The ANU Ultimate Club is running a Come and Try on Friday 31 July from 12-2pm on Willows Oval, aimed at beginners. 

We also have training on Wednesday night 6:30-8:30pm on Fellows Oval, open to all levels of experience. 

We encourage anyone interested in learning more about the club to attend either of these events, check out our Facebook Page and Facebook Group or chat to any of the executive members by messaging the club via Facebook.



The ANU Volleyball Club has something for all levels of players. We are a fun, supportive and vibrant community, and are always open to new members joining. The club participates in the Sunday Capital Volleyball League, Monday night Open League competition, and runs trainings for Beginners. If you would like to learn more about what the club has to offer or would like to join, please feel free to send an email or message us on Facebook. Unfortunately at this current time we have had to pause Beginners Training, but plan to have it up and running soon. Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates. 

Email: volleyballatanusra [dot] com [dot] au