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Aussie Rules


Aussie Rules is a fast-paced, physical game. Many say the sport combines the athleticism of basketball with the hits of rugby and the skills of football. You can be tall or short, a sprinter or a marathon runner, there is a position for you.

It is a sport that very few people are familiar with on this side of the world. Most members of the club had no experience of the game before coming to university. Despite this, our players, past and present, have gone on to play internationally and even at semi-professional level in Australia. In 2018-19 the women’s team won the National Universities League and the men’s team were runners-up.

Aussie Rules welcomes everyone to the club, regardless of ability or experience. There is no pressure to play every week and there is a strong emphasis on the social side of the club. Every year Aussie Rules club members go on tour to a new location, with previous years having trips to Cardiff, Prague and Amsterdam.

University of Birmingham are currently one of just four teams playing in the National University League alongside: Oxford, Cambridge, and a collective team from universities in the South of Wales.


President: Matty Doulton

Membership Price

As part of signing up to a Sports Club you are agreeing to the Sport and Fitness Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, Sports Club Code of Conduct and other UB Sport policies. Click here to head to Sports Club Benefits to read them.

£70 club membership includes:  

  • Entry fees to NUL and other competitions

  • Travel included for NUL and Movember Cup competitions

  • Volunteer coaches available at all training sessions and fixtures – maximum 21 weeks x 4hrs per week

  • Sport related equipment provided

Extra – not compulsory  

  • NUL Fixture – £10 per person x 3 games
  • Intraclub – £2 per person x 2 games
  • Movember Cup – £10 per person
  • International rules  – £1 per person

  • Club related social Activity

  • Individual club clothing purchased – varied on price

*This is an approximate list of what the club membership may include. This can change at any point, so please confirm with the club directly on what this membership includes.

Trials and Tasters

First Training Session

  • Wednesday 27 September: 2pm – 4pm

Metchley Grass Pitches



Aussie Rules train frequently on the Bournbrook 3G pitches, as well as on the outdoor grass pitches.


Exact times will be confirmed by the club upon registration.


The club compete in local leagues and against multiple universities in friendly/head-to-head fixtures.