The Academy of Sport, Health and Education (ASHE) uses participation in sport to undertake education and training within a trusted, culturally appropriate environment, particularly for Indigenous students.

Our Vision

To improve Aboriginal equality and overall life outcomes using a distinctly unique community development and whole-of-life support model, providing accessible, culturally-relevant education, training, health and employment opportunities and outcomes to primarily – but not exclusively – Aboriginal people.

In 2004 the Rumbalara Football Netball Club (RFNC) 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.

Find out more about ASHE

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Meet the ASHE Team


ASHE is a partnership between The University of Melbourne and Rumbalara Football and Netball Club (RFNC). RFNC is at the centre of community leadership, with a proven record delivering community programs. The University of Melbourne brings academic expertise, organisational capacity and a long-term commitment to engagement with the region through its Goulburn Valley Partnerships. This partnership, in collaboration with GOTAFE and its culturally friendly and flexible programs, forms the foundation of ASHE.

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‘GOTAFE is the trading name of Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE (RTO 3094)’.