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Olympic Precinct Games


rganised by Eliza Keaney (Tennis Australia) & Jamie Stefanato (Tennis Victoria), the Olympic Precinct Games is a culmination of organisations around the Melbourne Park precinct participating in a fun and friendly round robin competition in a select number of mixed sports. These events were played leading up to and during the Olympics.

Two years ago, a mixed-netball competition was played in conjunction with the opening of Margaret Court Arena, which involved organisations situated within the precinct. Eliza and Jamie wanted to capture this same concept but introduce other sports and run it whilst everyone had the “Olympic fever”. This was not only a great opportunity to promote health and well-being but also for the competing organisations to network with one another.


10 Organisations competed in the Games:

  • Richmond Football Club
  • Melbourne Football Club
  • Collingwood Football Club
  • Melbourne Storm
  • Cricket Australia
  • Cricket Victoria
  • Melbourne Olympic Park
  • Delaware
  • MCC
  • Melbourne Rebels
  • Tennis Victoria
  • Tennis Australia

Cricket Australia and Melbourne Football Club jump start the basketball competition

There were 38 teams with around 275 participants throughout the Games. There were also a number of people who assisted with officiating, scoring and time keeping. For those that were not participating were still actively involved by coming along to the games and supporting their teammates.

A closing ceremony with approximately 250 attendees had the opportunity to hear from and network with six diverse guest speakers. The guest speakers were Dylan Alcott OAM (dual Paralympian), Anthony Everard (Head of BBL), Alena Stevens & Phiilip England (MCC healthy Habits Program), Frank Ponissi (Football Director at Melbourne Storm) and Debbie Lee (Women's Operations Manager at Melbourne Football Club).

The Closing Ceremony doubled as a networking event between the 10 organisations.

Chosen Sports:

  • Soccer
    • Winner – Melbourne Football Club
    • Runner Up – Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
    • Winner – Cricket
    • Runner Up – Melbourne Rebels
  • Basketball
    • Winner – Richmond Football Club
    • Runner Up – Tennis
  • Netball
    • Winner – Richmond Football Club
    • Runner Up – Collingwood Football Club

Overall Winner:

1st place – Richmond Football Club

2nd place – Tennis

3rd place – Melbourne Football Club

Melbourne Olympic Park and Melbourne Rebels take to the field to see who comes out on top in their touch rugby match


Credit: Jamie Stefanato, Tennis Victoria.

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