Who We Are
Our mission is to be the leading provider for University-based sport, fitness and recreation services in the Asia-Pacific region.
The University of Sydney has a long and prestigious history of sport, witnessing many changes in the athletic world.
On January 1, 2003, the Sydney University Sports Union (1890) and the Sydney University Women's Sports Association (1910) amalgamated and created this country's premier tertiary sporting body. In 2008, the organisation was renamed and Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness was launched. Today, SUSF manages and administers more than 47 sport and recreation clubs, organises sporting and recreation events and offers a comprehensive range of sporting facilities to students and the wider Sydney community. SUSF has produced more Australian representatives and won more major competitions than any other club. Consequently it continues to be an influential body in the sporting domain.
In 2015 The University of Sydney was named Overall Australian University Sport Champions for the second year in a row. In the same year the Football Club won yet another Club Championship and and Colts Championship, the American Football Club won their premiership, Sydney Uni Women's Australian Rules Football Club were Division One Champions, Sydney Uni Women's Hockey were premiers, and numerous other teams triumphed emphatically.
A strategic partnership between the NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) and the University has succeeded in attracting, encouraging and assisting elite athletes with their academic pursuits.
Wallabies & Olympians
The University of Sydney is Australia's premier University, and we pride ourselves on being the most successful sporting club in terms of national representatives and major competitions won in the Southern Hemisphere. We have produced 175 Olympians, and 119 Australian Rugby Union Representatives - 100 of whom are Wallabies.
Sydney Uni Olympians are defined as either:
a) Sydney University graduates who have competed for Australia at the Summer or Winter Olympic/Paralympic Games; and/or
b) Sydney University students/Club members who gained their Australian Olympic/Paralympic selection while representing Sydney Uni at their respective sports
Sports Award Recipients
Sydney Uni cherishes the amazing efforts of our athletes, staff and volunteers. Each year, we commemorate the achievements of all of these parties with our Sports Awards dinner held at the Great Hall at the University of Sydney. Please click here to view an historical list of award winners to date.