The Blacks found themselves at the top of the VAFA in 2014, winning the Premier Division premiership. Following a close fought but unsuccessful 2017, the Blacks competed in Premier B in 2018 and '19 and were one of the stronger teams, reaching the preliminary final in both years to narrowly miss out on Grand Final appearances. The Senior side will be looking to go one better in 2020.
This is a year for resilience, team building and an opportunity for the ultimate success. Senior Coach Dale Bower be at the helm for the first time in 2020.
The Blacks are renowned for playing the game with tenacity, a hard edge and with exciting flair. We are proud of our position as community leaders, our inclusiveness and our diversity. The University Blacks were the first Victorian Amateur club to host an Indigenous round and the first Amateur club in Australia to host a Pride round.
The Blacks have the feel of a country football club with the added benefits of strong city connections. The unique blend of people and talent at Blacks makes it a truly special place to play football.