The 2019 season was a strong one for the Club, with the Seniors, Reserves and Phoenix teams putting together really strong seasons. The Seniors were a kick away from the Premier B Grand Final, while the Reserves reached the Grand Final but just missed out on silverware.
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"
Our Senior side have constantly been at the pointy end of the Premier B competition in recent years, and have been a kick away from a Grand Final a couple of times in the last few years. With some fresh faces in the playing and coaching groups this year, the expectation is that they will be a tough side to beat again this season.
The Reserves are perennial premiership winners and train in conjunction with the Senior squad. Whether you're looking to push into the Senior side or are comfortable playing at Reserve level, the expectation is that the players involved in the Reserves keep competition for spots healthy.
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. The Phoenix just missed out on playing finals in 2019 but will be looking to push back into the top four this year.
The Under 19s 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 both on and off the field. It's not uncommon for Under 19 players to eventually graduate to Senior football, sometimes in the space of a season.
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.