MEMBERSHIP

Support our community and get actively involved.

Former player? Partner, parent, housemate, employer or friend of a current player?

Or just Blacks-friendly?  Whatever your connection, Blacks membership is for you!

We remain true to our mantra – 
‘One must play for the love of the game’ 
– and consequently rely heavily on the support of members.

The overwhelming majority of our playing cohort are undergraduate Uni students.

Our Constitution mandates us to do whatever we can to enable our young men and women to become the best they can be, both in football and in life. There are several membership options.

 

PLAYER SPONSORSHIP

$400

Player sponsorship is our most prized membership category at $400 pa.

Player sponsorship ensures that a sponsored player can take the field each week at no cost to them. 

That said, Player sponsorship is about much more than supplying a kit and registration fees to a sponsored player! It’s about providing opportunities to young men and women that no other footy club can provide. After all, our ‘reach’ is vast and our contemporary influence unique. 

One day soon, we hope to have every single player at our club sponsored by someone like you. Sponsor your favourite player, man or woman, in any grade, or leave it to us to assign you a player.

Your sponsored player will, of course, be eternally grateful, but typically the gift of player sponsorship works both ways!

Player sponsors (and other members, naturally) get to share in the joy of enabling young men and women in a number of highly meaningful ways.

Player sponsors receive the following benefits:

– Membership of the AUFC, giving you the ability to vote in the AGM.

– Invitation to the AUFC Sponsors lunch.

– Contact from your individual player.

– Player Sponsor recognition on the website and in the worldwide “Blacks Book”.

– Access to the weekly newsletter ‘Substandard’.

– Discount to the very famous long lunch.

– Ready access to a pool of talented, motivated, youthful, team-orientated undergraduates, graduates and professionals, both men and women.

– Tax Receipt for you or your company.

If you would like to Sponsor any particular Player in the Club (Male or Female in any grade), please contact Colin Casey, football@theblacks.com.au

BOB NEIL "LEGEND"

$130

Join Club Legend “Bobby Neil” to support of the World’s Greatest Football Club.

Legend Members receive the following benefits:

– Regular correspondence in the form of the weekly Blacks newsletter “Substandard”.

– Recognition on our website.

– $20 off AUFC merchandise to be ordered and collected at the long room on a home A grade match day.

– 1 item hot food and 1 drink at an A grade home match from the long room canteen. (sign the book).

– Discounted members price of $100 (non-members $130) for the very famous long lunch Friday, May 18th AU Boatshed.

– Ability to vote at the AGM.

– Acknowledgement in the worldwide annual Blacks Book.

GREYS

$50

Back the Blacks in 2018 by becoming a “Greys” Member! 

Greys members receive the following benefits:

– Regular correspondence in the form of the weekly Blacks newsletter “Substandard”.

– Acknowledgement on the website.

– Discounted members price of $100 (non-members $130) for the very famous long lunch Friday, May 18th AU Boatshed.

– Ability to vote at the AGM.

– Acknowledgement in the world wide annual Blacks Book.

 

What We Do Best

The AUFC has a long and proud history, with over 100 years on the field..

We are highly Successful

The Blacks have an unsurpassed record in Australian amateur football history. 84 flags (including 28 in Division 1) are a testament to that.

We promote Diversity

We are a proud part of the Adelaide University sporting community, however, membership is not confined to those studying at the UOA. All are eligible and all are welcome!

We are a Community

We find that those who come to the club inevitably stay: the world’s greatest football club does tend to provide a rather compelling environment. It is a place where you make friends for life.

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We are committed to the fine principles of University Sport

In particular our Constitution demands that we play for no remuneration other than the joy that comes with playing for the love of the game. Everybody at the Blacks is treated equally.’

We like the Social Life

“If winning is all there is, we want no part of it”, a phrase famously coined by AUFC living legend, Chocka Bloch. Chocka once also described the footy club as “a social club loosely based around football”.

Fun Facts

A social club loosely based around football...

Premierships

Players

Club Record Games Played

Club Record Goals Kicked

Testimonials

You may be interested to read what some prominent past Blacks players
thought of their time at the club.

“Adelaide Uni is the greatest football club in the world because…
…it has the coolest Guernsey in Aussie sport…it has more registered players than any other footy club in the country…it has a club song the envy of the nation. Who else references 2 club legends, beer, ginger wine and general fitness levels?…it has a losing song. The very existence of which reflects the spirit and attitude of the club…all players are treated equally from A1 to A10 enabling them to coalesce as one mighty team…it has the single greatest club legend in the history of sport………Bob Neil”

Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann
Radio & Television Personality,
Accountant & AUFC A
Grade (1992-1994)

“A life-changing experience. Great for enduring relationships, terrific and convenient venue, and particularly relevant to, and supportive of, the fact that study/ exams etc are a real priority – as is representing the Blacks!”

Wayne “Jacko” Jackson
Ex CEO of the AFL,
Chairman Minter Ellison Lawyers
A Grade Premiership Player 1962

“AUFC. The Blacks. Uni.
The Scum. Bob Neil.
Connections. That’s what life is all
about. From Sydney to Singapore,
Shanghai, Seoul, St Petersburg,
Seattle, Sao Paulo, Santiago and
back to South Australia, the AUFC
gives me great connections.
Life is about building networks
and relationships. AUFC gave me
contacts from all walks of life from
Elizabeth migrants to Silver spooners
to good old SA country boys and
set me up to see the world.”

Tim “Plug” Harcourt
“The Airport Economist”, UNSW
academic, former Austrade Chief
Economist, International Adviser
to the Premier of South Australia.
Member of the (original)
Scum, A10 and A9, 1983-88

Testimonials

You may be interested to read what some prominent past Blacks players thought of their time at the club.

“Adelaide Uni is the greatest football club in the world because…
…it has the coolest Guernsey in Aussie sport…it has more registered players than any other footy club in the country…it has a club song the envy of the nation. Who else references 2 club legends, beer, ginger wine and general fitness levels?…it has a losing song. The very existence of which reflects the spirit and attitude of the club…all players are treated equally from A1 to A10 enabling them to coalesce as one mighty team…it has the single greatest club legend in the history of sport………Bob Neil”

Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann
Radio & Television Personality,
Accountant & AUFC A
Grade (1992-1994)

“A life-changing experience. Great for enduring relationships, terrific and convenient venue, and particularly relevant to, and supportive of, the fact that study/ exams etc are a real priority – as is representing the Blacks!”

Wayne “Jacko” Jackson
Ex CEO of the AFL,
Chairman Minter Ellison Lawyers
A Grade Premiership Player 1962

“AUFC. The Blacks. Uni. The Scum. Bob Neil. Connections. That’s what life is all about. From Sydney to Singapore, Shanghai, Seoul, St Petersburg, Seattle, Sao Paulo, Santiago and back to South Australia, the AUFC gives me great connections.

Life is about building networks and relationships. AUFC gave me contacts from all walks of life from Elizabeth migrants to Silver spooners to good old SA country boys and set me up to see the world.”

Tim “Plug” Harcourt 
“The Airport Economist”, UNSW academic, former Austrade Chief Economist, International Adviser to the Premier of South Australia. Member of the (original) Scum, A10 and A9, 1983-88

The support we have received from our sponsors, members and past players over the last few years has been truly magnificent and it is hugely appreciated by us and especially by the Treasurer.

As you may appreciate the cost of putting ten senior football teams, including three women’s teams, on the park each week has risen dramatically over the last few years, with items such as medical equipment, physios, SAAFL calls, umpires etc all posing a large financial impost on the club on a weekly basis.

Not only have the funds raised through the membership drive allowed us to meet these higher costs but they have also enabled us to keep player subs at a reasonable level relative to other clubs..

Back the Blacks in 2018!

That history tells its own story: We have stood the test of time, and are committed to maintaining our status as the World’s Greatest Football Club into the future…

Get in touch...

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Address

Adelaide University Football Club
Ground Floor, George Murray Building
Gate 10, Victoria Drive
University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005

The Blacks have always stayed committed to the fine principles of University Sport and you can rest assured that the man or woman alongside you is also playing for the love of the club and the game in its purest form. It makes success all the more glorious.

Address

Adelaide University Football Club
Ground Floor, George Murray Building
Gate 10, Victoria Drive
University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005

The Blacks have always stayed committed to the fine principles of University Sport and you can rest assured that the man or woman alongside you is also playing for the love of the club and the game in its purest form. It makes success all the more glorious.