In 2014, both the Seniors and Reserves sides won their respective premierships, with the Seniors having also finished on top of the ladder. The Phoenix were also there on Grand Final Day, yet went down to strong opposition. The Club is proud of these achievements and even after being relegated from the Premier division in 2017, we are confident that we will work our way back to the highest grade of amateur football. With recent on-field success and a culture of hard work, the Uni Blacks is an ideal place for an ambitious football to ply his trade.
On September 22 2012, AFL Hall of Fame member and former Uni Blacks Director of Coaching David Parkin was quoted in The Age as saying...
''I'd have to say the culture at the Blacks is the best culture of any footy club I've been involved with, even Hawthorn"
The Reserves are a perennial premiership winner, with 14 flags in 29 years. The Reserves squad trains in conjunction with the Senior squad and the coaching staff at the Blacks will be placing high expectations on Reserves players in season 2018.
The Phoenix provide a perfect combination of fun and fitness. Training requirements are less demanding and the focus is on skill development and learning. The Thirds are a great place to kick-start your senior football career.
The Under 19's play in the VAFA Premier Division and is the perfect place for young students from all backgrounds to complement their studies with a terrific football experience. The Under 19 program at the University Blacks provides young footballers a terrific development experience. In 2012, both the senior and reserves premiership sides contained players who began their career in the Blacks Under 19's. If you are young and aspiring to play at a very high standard of football in 2018, please contact coach Chris Smith - 0400 019 391.
The reality is the Blacks is the place to be whatever your age, standard, or football aspirations. One important benefit is the unparalleled past player and suppport network that stands ready to assist our players via the Player Welfare Group. We also have a terrific medical set up and some of the best home ground facilities in the VAFA, playing our home games on the magnificent Melbourne University Main Oval. So take your time to look through the website or even better, get in touch with us.
We look forward to meeting you, and to you discovering that deciding on being a Blacker will be one of best decisions you will make in your life.