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Welcome to the Adelaide University Soccer Club!

We provide football opportunities for men, women, junior girls and junior boys across more than 30 teams. We’ve been around since 1936 and want YOU to be part of that proud Adelaide University Soccer Club tradition.

Refer to the news updates for when trials and ‘come and try’ sessions are being held.

Which team do I join?

Adelaide University returns to the State League in 2017 for the first team in more than 30 years. Trials are held in November the year preceding the competition.

We have highly accredited local and international coaches and squad members that have played at some of the highest leagues in Australia and internationally.

How much will it cost?

State League Men

  • Seniors and Reserves – $TBA
  • Under 18 – $600

The AUSC Blacks play in the SA Amateur Soccer League and the AUSC Whites, AUSC Graduates Red and AUSC Graduates Blue play in the Collegiate Soccer League. What’s the difference? They are effectively similar competitions and each team has multiple squads within their respective leagues.

Each team is represented in the highest level amateur soccer divisions in South Australia (Premier Division – Amateur League and Division 1A – Collegiate League). If you have played professional, semi-professional or high grade amateur football elsewhere, you will probably be at this level. We are always looking to improve and having quality players in the squads improves us all, so we would love to have you join us.

We have highly accredited local and international coaches and squad members that have played at some of the highest leagues in Australia and internationally. Graduates Red and AUSC Black have won league championships in recent years.

All men’s teams have squads in the middle and lower divisions of each respective league. These squads are still competitive, but have a more social focus.

You can choose to play in any of the above teams. When you come out to training for the first time, make sure you ask for the correct colour team (Black, White, Red, Blue) as all of the teams train near each other.

How much does it cost?


  • from
  • $272season
  • +$0 for current Adelaide University students*
  • +$88 for non-AU students and all others*
  • +$22 for players under 18*

* This is the Sports Association membership/insurance fee

The elite and semi-professional women play in the National Women’s Premier League (WNPL). This is accompanied by a reserves team.
This competition contains teams with current and former W-League players and Australian representatives and young players seeking to one day play at this level.

  • Premier Women – $700
  • Premier Women – Under 18 (as of March 1) $678
  • Premier Women – AU students $612

If you’re after a more social football environment, join a team in the FFSA Community Leagues.

Division 1 is for women who want to play social football at a reasonably high level. Division 5 is for varied skill levels – beginners to old timers and anyone that just wants to have fun. Divisions 2, 3 and 4 are a combination of various skill levels in between.

How much does it cost?

Social Women

  • +$0 for current Adelaide University students
  • +$88 for non-AU students and all others*
  • +$22 for players under 18*

* This is the Sports Association membership/insurance fee

We have a healthy junior girls and boys program that continues to grow.

In 2017 we will offer:

  • Boys – Under 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • Girls – Under 9, 11, 13, 15, 17

‘Come and try’ sessions (effectively these are trials for the under 12 and above age groups) are held in October for the following year. Additional ‘Come and try’ sessions are held from the first week in February. These are mainly skills sessions which will help you improve your game and get to know the coaches and other players before the season starts.

Further information on training and fees is available below. Fill out the new player enquiry form to send us your details

How much will it cost?

Junior Girls

  • Under 9, 11 Girls – $350
  • Under 13, 15, 17 Girls – $650
  • Junior Boys

    • Under 9, 10, 11 Boys – $350
    • Under 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 Boys – $700

Quick links

New player enquiry

Use this form if you would like to join or enquire about a team

Open form


The AUSC is based at North Adelaide within the University Ovals which is a short walk across the footbridge over the River Torrens from the University of Adelaide. We are accessible by most public transport routes and within walking distance from the CBD and university boarding colleges.

We have seven pitches, additional training areas and a brand new clubhouse which are highlighted on the map. Each AUSC squad trains and plays on different pitches.

Away matches are played at venues across the city, suburban Adelaide and in some country areas.

Blacks Premier Men huddle


Women, junior girls and junior boys play on Sundays. Kick-off times vary between 8.30am and 3pm. Home matches will have a regular set kick-off time. Matches are sometimes played on weeknights under lights to accommodate extra rounds or catch up games.

The exception is the Women’s National Premier League which is played on Friday nights at Adelaide Shores or The Parks.

All men’s teams play on Saturdays, with the A team match at 3pm, preceded by the Reserves at 1pm. The Blacks C grade teams play at 11.30am.

women training photo


Training for most teams is weeknights from about 6pm, twice a week.

Generally, women train Mondays and Wednesdays and men and junior boys on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The exception is Grads Red who train once, on Wednesdays.

The junior girls train on Wednesdays and Fridays and the premier women have a third session on Fridays.

u14 boys 2014 pic courtesy David Cronin, News Ltd


It is never too late for new players to register or join a team. The AUSC offers a cheaper subscription for short term visitors and players only here for half a year. Adelaide University students receive a discount in their subscription fees.

All women, junior players and collegiate men should individually register online via once the portal is open in early 2016.

Payment of fees is via the Adelaide University Sport online store.

Junior, women and collegiate men players previously registered with a team overseas should register via myfootballclub as soon as possible as it may take up to 30 days to process an International Transfer Certificate (ITC). This rule is enforced by FIFA. You will be able to play once an ITC has been obtained.

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