Girls Team at Grand Final
Girls Team at Grand Final
2018-19 Full Squad
2018-19 Full Squad
2018-19 Mens Team
2018-19 Mens Team
Fast paced and rolling gameplay
Fast paced and rolling gameplay
First ever NUL Champions
First ever NUL Champions

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.

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 :
£75 for the year (£45 for Term 1 and £30 for Term 2)

Please note, included within your £75 membership fee 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.

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

Interesting facts

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.

Key contacts

Head Coach: Theo Wrigley

Club Captain: Jake Joint

Notable alumni

Sam Willatt (2015) Played for Footscray Bulldogs and Sandringham Zebras in the VFL

Ross Denton (2017)

Andy Walkden (2016)