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100 years since SUWSA was established

by | August 6, 2010
100 years since SUWSA was established

Thursday 5th August 2010 marked 100 years since the Sydney Uni Women's Sport Association was incorporated as part of The University of Sydney.  As many of you would know, the Women's Sport Association and the Men's Sports Union merged in 2003 to form Sydney University Sport (now SUSF).

‘This is a significant milestone in the history of our organisation and represents an unbroken commitment to women's sport over a significant period of time,' said Executive Director of SUSF, Robert Smithies.

Sport for female undergraduates at the University of Sydney grew slowly yet persistently, beginning with the establishment of the Ladies' Tennis Club in 1887, the University Women's Boat Club in 1896, the Hockey Club in 1908, and leading to the formation of the Sydney University Women's Sports Association (SUWSA) in 1910.

‘The Association grew from the constant efforts of the early women undergraduates who possessed the foresight and perhaps the arrogance to stake an early claim for the rights of sportswomen at the university,' Newtown Tarts, Sonja Lilienthal.

There have been numerous contributions on so many levels to make women's sport at the University such a success. 

‘The current strength of our women's sporting clubs is testament to the hard work put in by literally thousands of people over the last century,' said Smithies.

To mark the occasion, we will be proposing a toast at the Blues Association Pin Function tonight.

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