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Joined VAFA: 1928

Section: Premier

Years in section: 8

Nickname: Blues

Ground: Melbourne University, Main Oval, Parkville. 8344 6947

Under 19/Thirds: Crawford Oval, Cemetary Road West, Princes Park, North Carlton

Colours: Black with royal V/ royal panel – white number; shorts – royal; socks – royal.

Secretary: Scot Russell M: 0433 295 297 E: [email protected]

President: Andrew Lowcock M: 0407 881 676 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 ended a 15-year top section premiership drought behind them when they romped home for the William Buck Premier flag in 2019 in the same year ruckman and captain Ayce Cordy became the fifth player to win back-to-back Woodrow Medals. Blues have won only seven senior premierships since 1928, and have found themselves on the wrong side of the ledger on 15 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.


Seniors Reserves Thirds U19s Club XVIII
7 7 1 5 2
A Section/Premier: 1952, 1969, 2004, 2019 Premier: 2016
B Section/Premier B: 1967, 1981, 2014 Premier B: 2014


Competition Best and Fairest Winners – Senior

A Section / Premier – JN Woodrow Medal – 8

B Section / Premier B – GT Moore Medal – 1

Year Name Medal Votes
2019 Ayce Cordy Premier 26
2018 Ayce Cordy Premier 23
2015 Ross Young* Premier 19
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


*Joint medallist

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