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We are the football club of the University of Melbourne, we provide opportunities to compete in amateur football in Melbourne Australia at a variety of levels.
1. We encourage students of the University of Melbourne, both men and women, to participate in Australian Football within the Club.
2. We promote and to participate in Australian University Sport competitions.
3. We sponsor teams in the Victorian Amateur Football Association and in such other football associations as may be approved by Melbourne University Sport.
4. We foster general interest in and provide facilities for the conduct of Australian Football.

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the mufc

I cannot imagine a better sports option

Australian Rules Football for Men and Women at Melbourne University
This might be the best club you can imagine
Everybody is so unbelievably friendly

MUFC

University Blacks

VAFA

University Blues

VAFA

Womens Football

VFL - Women

Social

Lifetime friendships are made here.

Why us?

The MUFC

We are the football club of The University of Melbourne.

we provide opportunities to compete in amateur football in Melbourne Australia
at a variety of levels.

Joining us is a base for your sporting and life success.

ONE: Encourage

We encourage students of the University of Melbourne to participate in Australian Football within the Club.

TWO: Promote

We promote and facilitate participation in Australian University Sport and Intervarsity competitions in collaboration with Melbourne University Sport.

THREE: Sponsor

We sponsor teams in approved sports associations including the VAFA and VFL - Women.

FOUR: FOSTER

We foster general interest in and provide facilities for playing of Australian Football.

How Do I become involved?

This is our 'Corporate site'; often a first point of contact for our new recruits. Day to day information is held at the individual sites of the teams; links to these sites can be found at the top of every page on this site.

So while you will not find fixtures, scores, goalkickers and the like here, for matters of policy and governance together with items of a general nature you are at the right place. We welcome your enquiries and this is the entry point for contact with our Board of Management. A contact form can be found further down on this page whatever your interest is.

“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.” - David Parkin

We've been in A Section (now Premier) for something like 60 of the last 66 years.

Our values are unity, integrity, progress and support.

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” - Albert Einstein

We are always after officials, supporters and sponsors at all levels.

Follow us on twitter

Here are four very useful twitter feeds.

Uni Blacks Twitter

Uni Blues Twitter

Our Offer Again

I cannot imagine a better sports option
Australian Rules Football for Men and Women at Melbourne University
This might be the best club you can imagine
Everybody is so unbelievably friendly

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Blues

Women

Social

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There's a lot on offer here.

I cannot imagine a better sports option
Australian Rules Football for Men and Women at Melbourne University
This might be the best club you can imagine
Everybody is so unbelievably friendly

Founded in 1859, we are the third oldest Australian Rules Football Club behind Melbourne and Geelong.

The VAFA is the largest senior football competition in Australia with in excess of 12,000 registered players. The Blacks and Blues have played in the VAFA since 1921.

"There is significant evidence from employers that engagement in sport is a recognised strength, but it's not just about playing sport it’s the involvement in volunteering and management aspects that provide competitive advantage in the jobs' market."

Sheffield Hallam University Sport Industry Research Centre.

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Famous Identities

Who has been involved?

The list of identities who have passed through the MUFC is as impressive as it is diversified.
Here is a micro selection.

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Allan LaFontaine 1910 - 1999

The Best Player

1933 - 197 Goals in the season.
168 Blacks and 29 Victoria.
A Section Best and Fairest.
Later, legend at Melbourne.

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Ern Cropley 1914 - 1997

The 50 Year Curator

The most colourful, best-known and best-loved character in University cricket and football circles.

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Ken G Frencham 1938 - 2015

Reds and Blacks u/19's

"Come and train under the lights - it's warmer." "Pair off in groups of three." "We need more procreation at centre half forward."

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John Seitz; The Cordners;

EJ Hartung; Duncan Anderson

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This may be the best decision you make. There are so many tales of lifetime friendships, career opportunities and sheer good times that balance study and career with sporting activity and administration.
It's very rewarding.

+61 (0) 412 824 357

C/ Sports Centre
Tin Alley
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE VIC 3010
AUSTRALIA

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