It was grand final week in the Sydney AFL and a big day for the UNSW-ES Bulldogs with three teams in the hunt for a premiership. While the Men’s Premier Division team unfortunately couldn’t pull off the premiership three-peat, going down by nine points to Sydney Uni, the Men’s Premier Division Reserves came away with the win, defeating North Shore Bombers by 13 points. The Men’s Under 19 Division 1 team played hard, but unfortunately weren’t able to pull off a win to end their season. It was another great season for the club, who fought hard in every division and responded so well to all the twists and turns that 2020 threw at them.

The UNSW-ES Bulldogs premiership winning Men's Premier Division Reserves
The premiership winning UNSW-ES Bulldogs Men's Premier Division Reserves team. Photo: UNSW-ES Bulldogs

Full results

Men's Premier Division: UNSW-ES Bulldogs lost to Sydney Uni 6.9 (45) to 8.6 (54)
Men's Premier Division Reserves: UNSW-ES Bulldogs defeated North Shore Bombers 5.11 (41) to 4.4 (28)
Men's Under 19 Division One: UNSW-ES Bulldogs lost to North Shore Bombers 7.7 (49) to 14.13 (97)


Despite a brilliant batting innings from UNSW, they unfortunately weren't able to get the win - a century and three half centuries from Wests set up a magnificent innings and they were able to run down UNSW's total of 368 in 99 overs. Declan White put in a great bowling performance for UNSW, finishing with figures of 3/84, while Thomas Scoble (2/64) and Hayden McLean (2/52) were also instrumental. The team will look to bounce back against UTS North Sydney next weekend. 

Full results
First Grade: UNSW lost to Western Suburbs by three wickets
Second Grade: UNSW drew with Western Suburbs
First/Second Grade T20 Cup: UNSW lost to Sutherland by 22 runs
Poidevin-Gray Shield: UNSW lost to Sutherland by 57 runs


Our UNSW Raiders teams kicked off their season last weekend, with the women's team defending their premiership and the men's team aiming to avenge their 2019 grand final loss. It was a great start to the season for the women, coming away with a 22 point win over Northern Sydney. Our men's team had a bye to start the season and will get things going this weekend against the West Sydney Pirates.

UNSW Raiders women's player playing gridiron
A dominant start to the season for the UNSW Raiders in the women's competition. Photo: Alain Sports Photography

Full results
Women's: UNSW defeated Northern Sydney Rebels 22-0


A closely fought loss for UNSW in Men's Premier League 1 semi final this week, going down by a single goal to NWS-BH. Samuel Mudford was the star of the show for UNSW, scoring two goals and closing the gap between the two teams since they last met in Round 2. Meanwhile the Premier League 2 team got a win over Sutherland in their semi final, with James Keeves and Matthew Segaert both scoring goals.

Full results
Men's Premier League 1: UNSW lost to NWS-BH 2-3
Men's Premier League 2: UNSW defeated Sutherland 2-1


Ben Lexcen scholar Max Balard starred for Central Coast Mariners in the NPL2 football grand final, scoring from a free kick to secure the premiership for his team. You can read all about his exciting win in this story on our website.

Max Balard playing in the NPL2 grand final
Max Balard scored the goal that sent the game into extra time, which the team eventually won. Photo: Supplied