Information for Recruits

The information on this page is to assist recruits - both those who wish to play or those who wish to become involved in the wide variety of off field roles including being a spectator.

It's a great place to be involved with. Many folk have been involved for over 30 years; some are approaching 50.

Why us?

The Melbourne University Football Club caters for all levels of skill and commitment from elite to semi-social and for both men and women.

There are mens teams to offer you a game each week in the prestigious Victorian Amateur Football Association. The women in the VFL Women's; Senior Reserves and Senior Thirds. There are also some under age teams.

You have a chance to participate in the Australian University Games.

Melbourne University is the third oldest Australian Rules football club in Australia, being established in 1859, with only Melbourne and Geelong founded earlier. Melbourne University played in the VFL between 1908 and 1915 and have been a powerhouse in Amateur football since 1921. The women's club was established in 1996. The Club regularly plays finals footy.

For all the information you need, including training times, check our websites:

  • University Blacks
  • University Blues
  • Melbourne University Women's Football Club
  • It's easy to be involved, simply contact us and/or report to the Sports Pavilion or other locations as you are directed.

    What we offer is the envy of many other sporting clubs. As well as the University Oval (some say one of the ten most beautiful cricket grounds in the world), the club has access to the Beaurepaire Centre gymnasium, swimming pool and the adjacent athletics track. Outstanding coaching, top facilities, first class medical staff and a great social life are the hallmark of this great football club. The cost to be part of us is simply great value.

    Key benefits

    DESIRE - Yes! I want to play football.

    CONVENIENCE - Yes! I want to train near to the University.

    TIME - Yes! I want to maximise my time!

    READINESS - Yes! I'm ready!

    FAMOUS CLUB - Yes! Uni Blacks, Uni Blues and Mugars are famous football names.

    AS AN OFFICIAL OR SUPPORTER - Yes! I cannot play but want to be in a support role.

    Where is your exact location - the University is so big it has it's own Postcode (3010)?

    We are in the heart of the Melbourne University sports precinct surrounded by the University Colleges. The Ernie Cropley Pavilion, aka the University Pavilion or the "Pavvy", is located on the north side of the University Oval.

    The only vehicle entrance is via Tin Alley off Swanston Street, proceed through the tunnel at the Sports Centre towards the tennis courts.

    Pedestrian access is also via Tin Alley off either Swanston Street or Royal Parade. You can walk past Trinity College or past the Beaurepaire Centre (Pool) or the tunnel at the Sports Centre towards the tennis courts. Alternatively from College Crescent via the walkway between Ormond and St.Hilda's Colleges. Melway reference 2B D5. Refer to Google map on the home page of this site.

    Where is the Crawford Oval?

    The Crawford Oval is at the southern end of Princes Park, Carlton.

    It is essentially bounded by Royal Parade, College Crescent and Princes Park Drive. Parking is available in the street.

    If you are walking from the University Oval, the best way is via the walkway between Ormond and St.Hilda's Colleges that leads to College Crescent. Turn left. Cross at the lights. Head north and the Crawford is the first oval with a white fence around it. The pavilion is north west of the oval beside Royal Parade.

    Melway reference 2B D3. Refer to Google map on the home page of this site.

    Want to become involved at the MUFC?