Joined VAFA: 1928
Years in section: 5
Ground: Melbourne University, Main Oval, Parkville. (*2B D5). 8344 6947
Under 19/Thirds: Crawford Oval, Cemetary Road West, Princes Park, North Carlton (*2B D2)
Colours: Black with royal V/ royal panel – white number; shorts – royal; socks – royal.
Secretary: David Phefley M: 0417 358 622 E: [email protected]
President: Tim Rourke M: 0438 190 737 E: [email protected]
The University of Melbourne Football Club, founded in 1859, is one of the oldest football clubs in the world of all football codes, let alone Australian rules football. University Blues and their cousins University Blacks, both play under the University of Melbourne name, but on field and off, they are two very separate entities. University played in the MJFA prior to spending seven fabled seasons in the Victorian Football League (1908-1914). After the First World War, University rejoined the MAFA, initially as University A and University B, before the club split in 1928 to become Blacks and Blues.
Certainly in the last 40 years, Blues have been the more successful of the two University clubs, although that success of being a permanent fixture in the top two sections of the VAFA is dampened somewhat by a lack of senior premierships. Blues claimed their sixth senior flag in 2014, when they bounced straight back to Premier Section by winning Premier B at their first attempt, but this flag and their A Section flag a decade earlier masks a poor record when it comes to grand finals. Blues have won only six senior premierships since 1928, and have found themselves on the wrong side of the ledger on fifteen occasions, 10 of those runners-up finishes in A or Premier Section.
Despite this, Blues are regular finalists and unlike their neighbours Blacks, they have won five underage titles as well as three Thirds or Club XVIII premierships.
|A Section/Premier: 1952, 1969, 2004||Premier: 2016|
|B Section/Premier B: 1967, 1981, 2014||Premier B: 2014|
Competition Best and Fairest Winners – Senior
A Section / Premier – JN Woodrow Medal – 7
B Section / Premier B – GT Moore Medal – 1
|2008||Jack Watts||A Section||20|
|2004||Quinton Gleeson||A Section|
|1994||Tim J. Harris||B Section||18|
|1968||Phillip M. Moran||A Section||25|
|1960||Ian M. Hayden||A Section|
|1956||J. R. Hayes||A Section||26|