2016/17 Club Members
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.
Come down on a Wednesday and say g’day, you won’t regret it!
How to get involved
Taster session and/or trial information will be available soon.
Membership prices are :
Women £25 which reduces to £15 in Term 2
Men £45 which reduces to £25 in Term 2
Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies. This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.
3 skills this sport will give you:
Training times & venues
Wednesdays 14:00-16:00 on Metchley Field
Saturdays 10:30-12:00 at Selly Park
Successes and Achievements
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.
2018-19 NUL Women’s Champions
2018-19 NUL Men’s Runners Up
The club has produced numerous Great Britain internationals, both male and female: current captain Ross Denton, all time leading goal-kicker Andy Walkden, Mike Sharp, Freya Blount and Chloe Hall among many others. Kate Franklin also became the first Birmingham student to be selected for the AFL Europe Crosscoder in 2018.
Sam Willatt (2015) Played for Footscray Bulldogs and Sandringham Zebras in the VFL
Ross Denton (2017)
Andy Walkden (2016)