Sydney Uni Football Club

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Sydney Uni Football Club
Sydney Uni Football Club logo.jpg
Full name Sydney University Football Club
Nickname(s) The Students
Founded 1863; 152 years ago (1863)
Location Sydney, Australia
Ground(s) University Oval No.1, Sydney University
Coach(es) Greg Mumm
Captain(s) Patrick McCutcheon
League(s) Shute Shield, NSWSRU
Team kit
Official website

Sydney University Football Club, founded in 1863 (this date was disputed by historian Tom Hickie who argues that it was 1865),[1] is the oldest club now playing rugby union in Australia.[2]

Sydney Uni was a member of the inaugural Sydney club competition in 1874, along with the Balmain Rugby Union Football Club, Newington College and The King's School. The club currently competes in the Shute Shield competition, and has the most senior premiership titles of all Sydney clubs.

Club information[edit]

  • Juniors Founded: 2005
  • Uniform colors: Blue & Gold


The club is officially known as "Sydney University Football Club" because it was the first club of any football code in NSW. The club also played Australian rules football in its early history, making it the first NSW club in that code as well.[3]

The club is often referred to as the "Students". Its nicknames have also included "Quizkids" and "Varsity". It is also referred to as "The Birthplace of Australian Rugby" or simply "The Birthplace".


Rugby at Sydney Uni 1934.

* Premiership Titles - Shute Shield: (24) 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1937, 1939, 1945, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1961, 1962, 1968, 1970, 1972, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

International representatives[edit]

Over one hundred Sydney University players have been selected to play for Australia.[4] The first Australian representative was Hyram Marks in 1899. The club's most famous Wallaby would probably be Nick Farr-Jones, who had a long representative career (including World Cup success).

Current Super Rugby players[edit]

Will Caldwell playing for Sydney University


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