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The University of Melbourne is the principal partner and naming rights sponsor of Melbourne University Lightning.
The University of Melbourne, established in 1853, is currently ranked the No. 1 University in Australia. It has a proud and rich tradition of developing sporting programs and supporting elite and emerging athletes that dates back more than 100 years.
The partnership is supported by Melbourne University Sport, and the Club is afforded all of the opportunities and resources available to the University’s 41 affiliated clubs. This support includes access to the University’s indoors sports courts and aquatic and fitness centre, meeting rooms, professional staff support from within the University and inclusion in the University’s very successful Elite Athlete Program.http://www.unimelb.edu.au/
Windy Hill Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy joined
Melbourne University Lightning as a Silver level Service Provider in 2017.
Windy Hill Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy specialize in the development and provision of healthcare services to sporting teams and athletes. The Club will utilize a range of services including:
- Pre season athlete screening, program development & injury prevention
- Game day & Club training session assessment & acute injury treatment
- Priority medical care for all physiotherapy services & referral to additional healthcare services.
- Post game / training follow up & fast tracking treatment
- Individual player injury management plans
The delivery of the program is led by Emma Cransberg, who joined the clinic in 2002 and also fulfills the role of MUL Sports Science Coordinator.
The partnership with Windy Hill Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy enhances the Club commitment to providing an elite development pathway for both players and coaches and promotes a culture of health and well being throughout the Club.http://www.windyhillphysio.com
Parkville Netball Competitions (PNC) is Melbourne University Lightning’s primary grassroots feeder association. This relationship was formally established in 2013. The Club provides hands on support to the Parkville Representative Team Program through coaching scholarships, a mentor coaching program, specialist player skills sessions and assistance with player talent identification and the annual squad selection process. Since 2013, 23 players have been identified and recruited through the PNC program and currently have positions with the Club in either the Division 1, 19/u or Lightning Bolts teams.http://parkvillenc.vic.netball.com.au/