The Adelaide University Black squad has a rich history of playing in the South Australian amateur football competitions.
AUSC Black were founding members of the Collegiate Soccer League in 1981. In 2005, two AUSC Black CSL teams moved to the SAASL competition.
After being relegated from Division 2 following the end of the 2006 season, the squad was rebuilt, with plenty of new players and won promotion back to Division 2 for the 2008 season. The team didn’t fare too well during the 2008 season and were promptly relegated back to Division 3.
AUSC Black competed in the SAASL competitions for more than a decade under the names AUSC Black, AUSC Orange, AUSC Grey and AUSC Black 2.
In 2020, AUSC Black moved back to the CSL competition, starting in Division 3. They were competitive, finishing third in the league and were subsequently elevated to Division 2 for the 2021 season, after movement in the above division opened up space for the top three 2020 Division 3 teams to be promoted.