The University Blacks, one of the oldest football clubs in Australia, currently fields 4 teams in the VAFA - the Seniors, Reserves, The Phoenix (Thirds) and Under 19's.

The 2018 season was a strong one for the Club, with the Seniors, Reserves and Phoenix sides all reaching the finals of their respective competitions and putting together really successful seasons.

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 perennial premiership winners and trains in conjunction with the Senior squad. The coaching staff at the Blacks will be placing high expectations on Reserves players in season 2019 after reaching the Premier B Reserve Grand Final in 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 but also a great place to enjoy some success, with the Phoenix reaching the semi-final stage in the 2018 Premier Thirds competition.

The Under 19s play in the VAFA Division 2 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 2014, both the Senior and Reserves premiership sides contained players who began their career in the Blacks Under 19s. If you are young and aspiring to play at a very high standard of football in 2019, 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 support 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 the best decisions you will make in your life.