Adelaide University Lacrosse Club

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Adelaide University Lacrosse Club Inc.
Founded 1889
Home ground Park 10 North Adelaide
Colours Black
President Bridget Coffey
Men's Coach Oliver Lovat
Women's Coach Peterson Jacob Coates
Affiliations Lacrosse SA, Adelaide Uni Sports Assoc

The Adelaide University Lacrosse Club (AULC) is an Australian-based lacrosse club founded in 1889 by Nobel Prize winning Professor William Henry Bragg.[1] It is one of the oldest lacrosse clubs in Australia and is a founding member of the Adelaide University Sports Association.[2] The AULC takes part in an annual competition against the Melbourne University Lacrosse Club that was first contested in 1905[3] and competes locally in the Lacrosse South Australia competition.[1] Club membership is focused on University of Adelaide students and graduates. Other non students are also members. The AULC trains on the University of Adelaide's Park 10 sports fields in the park lands between the University campus and North Adelaide.

Rhodes Scholars[edit]

Seven Rhodes Scholars have been members of AULC:[4]

Other Players of Note[edit]

University Blues[edit]

An Adelaide University Blue is awarded for excellence in a particular sport. The awarding of a Blue is usually for competing in a state or national team. The AULC has 134 full Blues awarded to members since 1908. Many more half blues and club letters have also been awarded.[11]

A Grade Premierships[edit]

The AULC has won 11 men's and 1 women's A grade premierships since 1890.


  1. ^ a b Adelaide University Lacrosse Club,
  2. ^ The Blacks, Adelaide University Sports Association.
  3. ^ "LACROSSE". The Argus. Melbourne. 12 August 1905. p. 19. Retrieved 4 October 2012 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ a b c List of South Australian Rhodes Scholars,
  5. ^ Philip Jones, 'Fry, Henry Kenneth (1886–1959)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 14, Melbourne University Press, 1996, pp 230-231.
  6. ^ E. T. Williams, 'Cairns, Sir Hugh William Bell (1896–1952)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 7, Melbourne University Press, 1979, pp 524-525.
  7. ^ Obituaries Archived 27 December 2004 at the Wayback Machine, 17 March 1994, Oxford Gazette.
  8. ^ Brigadier Myles Landseer Formby,
  9. ^ Alasdair Sutherland, A Highland Chindit, BBC – WW2 People's War
  10. ^ a b c Rhodes Scholars[permanent dead link], The Blacks – University of Adelaide Sports Association
  11. ^ Blues[permanent dead link], The Blacks – University of Adelaide Sports Association.

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