Rumbalara FNC has a long standing partnership with the University of Melbourne and is proud to have them as a major partner.
In 2004, the Rumbalara FNC in partnership with the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences established The Academy of Sport Health and Education (ASHE). ASHE was formed as a community and educational resource to provide young Indigenous people with an educational setting and support for their transition to employment or further education.
The University of Melbourne and the Club have strengthened our relationship with the annual hosting of the Dungala Kaiela Oration, in association with the Kaiela Institute. The Dungala Kaiela ‘Defining Goulburn Murray’ Oration is an annual event which has rolling themes examining culture, climate change, economics and regional development, legal issues, health and society. The aim of the Oration is to celebrate Indigenous cultural identity, create a shared vision for the people of the greater Dungala Kaiela region, and build bridges to promote Indigenous social and economic development.
Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement. It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018).