Well done to all the committee members and other volunteers who worked so hard to ensure their teams could take the field this year. It's a huge achievement and we are so proud of this fabulous community and our partners at Arc Sport for making it happen. So, without further ado, let's go around the grounds!


A big win for the Men's Premier team to start the season with a bang over UTS in the AFL Sydney competition. The team came out flying and didn't take their foot off the pedal all game, finishing with a massive 130 point win. Sam Thorne and Cooper Kilpatrick led the scoring, with four goals apiece, while captain-coach Dean Towers grabbed three, along with Fred Tricks. The Women's Premier team didn't have such a good day, also coming up against UTS, but coming away with a 31 point loss. Former Bulldog Tait Mackrill starred for UTS, while the UNSW team only managed one goal, scored by Koozee Huybers.

UNSW-Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs' captain-coach Dean Towers takes a towering mark over his UTS opponents
UNSW-Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs' captain-coach Dean Towers takes a towering mark over his UTS opponents

Full results
Men's Premier team defeated UTS 27.16 (178) to 7.6 (48)
Women's Premier team lost to UTS 1.5 (11) to 6.6 (42)
Men's Premier Reserves defeated UTS 25.17 (167) to 1.4 (10)
Men's Division One defeated UTS 10.11 (71) to 5.7 (37)
Men's Division Three lost to Newtown Breakaways 3.7 (25) to 4.4 (28)
Men's Under 19s BYE


It was also the first week of competition for our hockey teams. In the Sydney Women's Hockey League, our Metropolitan League 1 team kicked off their season with a hard-fought draw with arch rivals Sydney Uni at David Phillips. While no goals were scored during the match, UNSW displayed outstanding defence to hold Sydney Uni at bay. Next week they take on Western Districts at Sydney Olympic Park. Meanwhile in the Sydney Men's Hockey Association competition, our Premier League 1 team had a huge win over South East Sydney at David Phillips, defending the local rivals 8-0. It was a true team effort with seven different goal scorers in the game, only Joshua Mayo finished with a double.

UNSW Hockey Club's Rachel Miller in full swing against Sydney Uni
UNSW Hockey Club's Rachel Miller in full swing against Sydney Uni

Full results
Women's Metro League 1 drew with Sydney Uni 0-0
Men's Premier League 1 defeated South East Sydney 8-0
Women's Metro League 2 drew with Sydney Uni 1-1
Men's Premier League 2 defeated South East Sydney 5-1
Women's Metro League 3 lost to Sydney Uni 1-2
Men's Premier League 3 drew with South East Sydney 2-2
Women's Metro League 5 lost to Sydney Uni 1-2
Women's Metro League 6 lost to Sydney Uni 0-1


Also starting their season over the weekend was the UNSW Rugby Club, who play Division Two of the NSW Suburban Rugby competition. The Barraclough Cup team had a tough first game, going down to Hills by five in a tight match. Scrum half James Tinker and fullback Devon Makoare-Boyce were the try scorers for UNSW, while centre Brendan Davis bagged one conversion. They will have their first home game this weekend when they take on Epping. 

Full results
Barraclough Cup lost to Hills 12-17
Stockdale Cup defeated Hills 22-14
Robertson Cup (Colts) defeated Hills 29-0
Blunt Cup lost to Hills 12-15
Richardson Cup defeated Hills 19-5



A massive win for UNSW's community partner Randwick Rugby in first grade to open the season. An eight try to one victory over Newcastle Hunter was the perfect start, capped off by UNSW's own Henry Hutchinson scoring a brilliant try from flyhalf. There were highlights aplenty, which the club has captured in this impressive highlights reel.

Football (Soccer)

The UNSW Women's team had a strong win over Inter Lions in their Premier League competition at Seymour Shaw Park in Miranda. Francesca Fernandes and Miranda Summersby-Mitchell were the goal scorers for UNSW, while Nadine Knight was solid as a rock in goal keeper, preventing any scoring from the opposition. Meanwhile in the men's competition, UNSW managed a draw with South Coast Flame at Ian McLennan Park in Kembla Grange. Strong work by goal keeper Conor Winn to hold the Flame scoreless as well.

Full results
UNSW Women defeated Inter Lions 2-0
UNSW Men drew with South Coast Flame 0-0