Adelaide University Football Club

Adelaide University Football Club

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Adelaide University Football Club

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The Adelaide University Football Club (AUFC) is a South Australian based Australian rules football club. It is an affiliate of the Adelaide University Sports Association (AUSA) and plays in the South Australian Amateur Football League (SAAFL). The club promotes itself as the largest amateur football club in Australia. The club trains on the University Oval No 1 located across the river from the University on Park 12, and Park 10 in the portion of the Adelaide Parklands between the University and North Adelaide. The AUFC is known as "The Blacks". Notable club members include Dr Fred Bloch (Adelaide University Professor of Commerce) and Bob Neil (official club legend).

History

Pre 1906 - The birth of the club

The Adelaide University Football Club was officially formed on 26 March 1906 and became affiliated with the Sports Association two weeks later on 9 April 1906. Prior to this time, there was no University Football team competing in a regular competition; however, games were arranged on an irregular basis.

The earliest reference to football at the University can be found in the Prince Alfred College School Chronicle of 1885. The report states that Adelaide University could not organize a full side for a Saturday game; however, there were enough players available for a mid-week game. This was arranged for Wednesday 19 June 1885 and several League players and old scholars from PAC comprised the side....
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