2015 Social Training Venue
For several years, the AUVC has hosted our weekly Social Trainings at Christian Brothers College.
Unfortunately, it has become clear that we have outgrown the three courts available at the CBC gymnasium. Our social trainings now attract up to 80 players each week – 25 players per court! This was making life very difficult for our hard-working coaches, and severely limiting how much time they could spend with each individual player.
The club has explored numerous options over the years, including splitting trainings into two 1.5 hour blocks, and pursuing alternate venues.
We now believe we've found a solution which caters to the needs of the club and ensures that our members get the maximum amount of gameplay and coaching at each training:
Beginning on the 1st of March 2015, AUVC Social Trainings will be held at St Peters College Gymnasium, 4pm to 6pm every Sunday.
The St Peters gymnasium is located on 57 Hackney Rd, just across Botanic Park from the University of Adelaide. St Peters is a very high quality venue, and with six full sized courts, provides us with double the space we currently have available for our social trainings.
The move from Wednesday to Sunday won't suit everyone, and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to our members. Unfortunately, it was one of the very few times each week that the club was able to obtain a full six-court gymnasium near the CBD.
In more good news, the club has now moved to a rolling membership system using the AU Sport website. This means that our memberships are valid for 12 months from sign-up, regardless of when during the year they are purchased. This will be a great benefit to many of our international student members, whose stay in Australia doesn't always match up nicely with the calendar year.
As part of these changes, we've also had to review our membership fees for 2015. The current fee structure has been in place for almost 10 years, and the committee felt that an increase was warranted in order to ensure that we could continue to provide a high standard of trainings and equipment to our members. An increase was also needed in order to help offset our new venue hire costs at the larger St Peters Gymnasium.
In light of this, the AUVC Committee has approved the following membership fee structure for 2015:
University of Adelaide Student: $40
Other University Student: $88
Junior Member: $62
All of the above prices include AU Sport membership, which is free for students of the University of Adelaide.
If you're interested in joining the AUVC, click the link below to sign-up online via the AU Sport website:
We look forward to starting training at our new venue on the 1st of March, and can't wait to see how our members make use of the extra space!