SUPPORTERS

Support our community and get actively involved. Memberships are all tax deductible.

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

Or just Blacks-friendly?  Whatever your connection, Blacks supporter 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 supporter options.

 

GREYS

$100

Back the Blacks by becoming a “Greys” Supporter!

Greys Supporters receive the following benefits:

– Tax deductible receipt for you or your company.

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

– $25 Discount to the very famous long lunch.

– Ability to vote at the AGM as a member.

 

 

BOB NEIL "LEGEND" SUPPORTER

$200

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

Legend Supporters receive the following benefits:

– Tax deductible receipt for you or your company.

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

– $25 Discount to the very famous long lunch.

– Recognition on our web site and Blacks Book.

– Ability to vote at the AGM as a member.

2023 BOB NEIL MEMBERS

Alistair Abbott
Bronte Ayres
James (Tom) Birchall
John Bishop
Simon Bowden
Jim Boynton
Richard Brown
Martin Bruening
Cameron Bryson
Anthony J Burke
David Butler
Benjamin Champion
Morrie Croucher
Andrew Culley
Brian Daniels
Jamie Darams
Jeffrey Deboer
Andrew Deer
Ian Dinnison
Jeremy Duffy
Ryan Reginald Eagle
Michael Evans
Robert Forbes
Jonathan Fraser
Anthony Fulwood
Kalon Green
Henry Hancock
Hugh Harley
Don Haslam
Dudley Hill
John Homburg
James Katsaros
Tim Kelly
John Kernahan
Will King
Gavin Langridge
Alister Lee
James Llewellyn
Josh May
Jock McFarlane
Steve McKee
Andrew McPharlin
William Measday
Peter Milte
David Moore
David O’Byrne
Peter O’Donnell
Rob O’Shannassy
Andrew Palmer
Stephen Parsons
John Penhall
Michael Penniment
Phil Ransome
Michael Sage
Shayne Shepherson
Paul Smith
Andrew Stenhouse
Steve Stranks
Jeff Voigt
Trevor Wadham
Danny Wardleworth
James Woolcock

VICE PRESIDENT

$1,000

Join the Vice President’s in support of the World’s Greatest Football Club.

Vice President’s receive the following benefits:

– Tax deductible receipt for you or your company.

– Invitation to the Vice President’s lunch at Bob Neil No.1.

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

– $25 Discount to the very famous long lunch.

– Recognition on our web site and Blacks Book.

– Ability to vote at the AGM as a member.

2023 VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERS

Martin Altmann
Brian Austin
Craig Ball
Nigel Brophy
Robert (Arch) Cameron
Michael Dadds
Peter Decure
Anthony Dimarzo
Michael Eaton
Janne Filmer
Beth Filmer
Darryl Gogel
David Gordon
Chris Illman
Michael Kenny
Richard H Kimber
Peter Maddern
Grant Miles
Cameron Mudge
Andrew Muir
Damian Newberry
Sam Nickless
Egils Olekalns
Stephen Parker
David Prescott
Warwick (Rick) Sarre
Peter Sharley
Tim Shierlaw
Darren S Thomas
Mark Wallace
Fraser Warrick
Andrew Whittam

NS GUNNING CLUB MEMBER

$10,000

Join the exclusive NS Gunning Club in support of the World’s Greatest Football Club.

Dr Gunning was an inaugural inductee to life membership at the Blacks in 1952.  His name is, of course, ascribed to the A grade best and fairest medal.  The sense of honour attached to receiving this award has as much to do with its donor’s history as it does to the club’s history and the history of its recipients over the years.  Dr Gunning first donated and presented this award in 1927.

Dr Gunning commenced at the Blacks in 1922.  He was an outstanding player, either at full forward or full back.  He played intervarsity football throughout his Blacks’ playing career (1922-1926), was vice-captain of the club in 1926, and received a University ‘Blue’ in 1923 followed by an Australian ‘Blue’ in 1926.  He represented the State in the inaugural state amateur game in 1925, and again in 1926.

In 1923 and 1924 Dr Gunning was club Secretary.  Later, he held the position of President from 1937 until 1946.  Dr Gunning was an inspirational early leader of the club and served with distinction both as an outstanding player and administrator.

NS Gunning Club members receive the following benefits:

– Tax deductible receipt for you or your company.

– Permanent recognition of your support via a honour board at University Oval.

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

– Free ticket to the very famous long lunch in the year after your contribution made.

– Permanent recognition on our web site.

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..

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