UTS Australian Football Club
|Full Name||University of Technology, Sydney Australian Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||The Bats, Batters|
|Colours||Teal and Black|
|Competition||Sydney AFL - First Division|
|Ground||Trumper Park Oval|
The UTS Australian Football Club (UTSAFC), also known as "The Bats", is an Australian rules football club based in the eastern Sydney suburb of Paddington, which plays the majority of its home games at Trumper Park Oval, Paddington but plays a number of games at Waverley Oval, Bondi. The club is affiliated with the University of Technology, Sydney. It competes in the Sydney AFL competition, running 5 Senior sides in the Sydney AFL Premier Division, Division One, Division Two, Division Four and Division Five.
The club was founded in 2000 by Marty Lynch, a UTS student at the time, adopting the "Bats" nickname as a result of an initial sponsorhip from Bacardi Rum. The club was founded after competing in the 1998 and 1999 Australian University Games.
The club follows the colours of the University, which are teal and black; however, this is also referenced as green and black.
2000 - Sydney AFL SFA Division Two Premiers
2002 - Sydney AFL SFA Division Two Premiers
2004 - Sydney AFL Sydney AFL Division One Reserves
2006 - Sydney AFL Sydney AFL Division One Seniors
2006 - Sydney AFL Sydney AFL Division One Reserves
2007 - Sydney AFL Sydney AFL First Division Reserves
2008 - Sydney AFL Sydney AFL First Division Senior
2008 - Sydney AFL Sydney AFL First Division Reserves
2009 - Sydney AFL Sydney AFL First Division
2010 - Sydney AFL Sydney AFL First Division
2014 - Sydney AFL Sydney AFL Fourth Division
2015 - Sydney AFL Sydney AFL Fifth Division
2016 - Sydney AFL Sydney AFL First Division and Sydney AFL Fourth Division
The club also participates in inter-varsity football at both the state and national level. The club has competed at every Australian University Games since 1998.
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