Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness

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Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness (abbreviated SUSF) is the University of Sydney's sporting body.[1] SUSF currently manages and administers more than 40 sport and recreation clubs, also organising sporting and recreation events, and offering student and non-student members a comprehensive range of sporting facilities. SUSF also provides sport scholarships and other support to student athletes.[2]

Sports Union[edit]

Formerly known as the Sydney University Sports Union and Sydney University Women's Sports Association, Sydney University Sport is one of the largest tertiary sporting body. It currently manages and administers 42 sport and recreation clubs, organises sporting and recreation events, and offers student and non-student members a comprehensive range of sporting facilities.

Sydney University Football Club, founded in 1863, is the oldest rugby union club in Australia.[3] The club was a member of the inaugural Sydney club competition in 1874. The club currently competes in the NSWRU competition and in 2005 claimed the Tooheys New Cup, senior and colts club championships and were runners up in the Shute Shield.

In women's basketball, the Sydney Uni Flames compete in the WNBL. The men's and women's water polo clubs also compete in their national leagues, with the men's team winning the title in 2005.

The cricket club, founded in 1864, has competed in the Sydney Grade Cricket competition since its inception. The University fielded a rugby league team in the New South Wales Rugby League's Sydney premiership from 1920 to 1937. It currently competes in the NSW Tertiary Student Rugby League competition.

The Sydney Uni Baseball Club was established in 1904, and enters three teams in the Sydney Winter Baseball League, which is the highest calibre competition in the state for the winter season. The Club also enters a fourth team into the Pacific Coast Baseball League. The baseball team are also reigning champions of the Australian University Games and have established themselves to be the champion team of the current era, winning three gold and once silver in the past four years at Australian University Games Events.

The Sydney Uni Boxing Club (SUBxC) was established as an independent club in 1908, having existed prior to this as a division of Sydney Uni Athletics Club (est. 1878). The Club trains all levels of boxing to male and female boxers, at the University's HK Ward Gymnasium, and enters boxers for internal and external competitions, including the NSW Boxing State Titles.

The Sydney University Fencing Club (SUFC) was founded in 1945 and is the oldest University fencing club in Australia. The club actively competes in all state and national level tournaments with active members on the international circuit, including several Olympians.

Kendo Club training at HK Ward Gym

The Kendo club, founded in 2005, has since merged with SU SPORT in 2007. USYD Kendo Club actively participates in all regional and national level tournaments, as well as Australian University Games every year. The club is a member of New South Wales Kendo Association governed by the Australian Kendo Renmei.

In netball, the Sydney Sandpipers were based at the university until they left the Commonwealth Bank Cup, and the university now fields a team in the NSW state league.

The Sydney University Soccer Football Club [1] was founded in 1946. The club fields elite teams for men and women in the Football NSW Super League and Premier League respectively. The club also fields all age men's teams in the Eastern Suburbs Football Association [2] and all age women's teams in the North West Sydney Women's Soccer Association [3]. They also have a number of junior girls teams and an Over 35 men's team.

The Australian rules football club, the Sydney University Students AFC has teams in the Sydney AFL and the women's SWAFL competitions.

The American Football club, the Lions, was founded in 1984 and is the most successful club in the Gridiron NSW league, with twenty four championship game appearances and fourteen state titles, including the last eleven (2003–2013).

The Sydney University Cheerleaders have won several New South Wales State Championships and were National Champions in 2008. Several of the team's members competed with Team Australia, in the All Girl Elite division, at the International Cheer Union (ICU) Cheerleading World Championships, during April 2013. Through some tough competition, the girls came 2nd only to Canada, in a sport usually dominated by North America.

Sydney University's sailing club is one of the country's oldest. Having gone through hard times, it has recently led the revival in Australian university sailing, organising new events and getting sailing back into the Unigames for 2010.

The Sydney University Taekwondo Club (USYDTKD) is a World Taekwondo Federation club formed in mid-2001 to cater for students who wish to learn mainstream taekwondo and represent Sydney University at the annual inter-university sporting events, such as Australian University Games.

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