Information Corporate

The information on this page is of a corporate governance nature.
If your question is not answered here, do not hesitate to contact the General Secretary in the first instance.

We are an incorporated association governed by a Board of Management.

Who are the Directors of the MUFC?

PRESIDENT
Andrew M Donald
GENERAL SECRETARY
Andrew M Donald (Acting)
TREASURER AND PUBLIC OFFICER
Stephen G Longley
CHAIRMAN - BLACKS
Nicholas Carah
CHAIRMAN - BLUES
Timothy Rourke (represented by Christopher Reid
PRESIDENT - WOMENS
Laura Kane
MEMBERS
Bridget Barker, Leah Caluzzi, John Carmody, Dr. Simon A Costello, Peter Huntington, Robert J Hanna, Joseph Sturrock

What are your rules?

The Blacks, Blues and the Women's Football are separate entities?

No. The Blacks and Blues like to give that impression though. The Melbourne University Womens Football Club became part of the MUFC in 2016.
The Melbourne University Football Club is an incorporated association known as “Melbourne University Football Club Inc.” Registered Number A0021824.
While you may see media with the terms Melbourne University Blacks Football Club, University Blacks Football Club, University Blues Football Club and Melbourne University Womens Football Club, the legal entity is Melbourne University Football Club Inc. Why? Melbourne University Sport have a policy of one club per sport.
Here are the MUFC Rules - Download the MUFC Rules (The "Constitution")
The University Reds left in 1997 and are now part of Fitzroy. There is no connection and sentiment has now totally evaporated.

Do you have a mission statement?

BACKGROUND

Melbourne University Football Club is the third oldest Australian Rules football club in Australia, established in 1859, with only Melbourne and Geelong founded earlier.
University played in the VFL between 1908 and 1920, and the club has been a powerhouse in Amateur football since 1921. The women became part of the MUFC in 2016.

PURPOSE

1. To maximise opportunities for students of the University of Melbourne to participate in Australian Football with the Club;
2. To achieve competitive success at the highest level in the competitions in which the club participates; and
3. To participate in, and achieve consistent success in Australian University Sport competitions.

OUR STRATEGY

Enlist the best available coaches, officials, administrators and support staff and operate from the best possible facilities, so as to encourage, guide and develop players at all levels.
Attract and retain players by providing:
• an environment which maximises the potential of every individual.
• a responsible, varied and vibrant social environment, where lifelong friendships are made and nurtured.
Continually develop a club whose very existence, heritage and performance attracts members, supporters and sponsors and encourages past members to want to contribute and participate in limitless ways.

OUR VALUES

We will compete vigorously and be guided by the spirit of the rules both on and off the field.
We will be seen to be a proud club representing the University of Melbourne whose style and culture gives its members opportunities not available elsewhere.

OUR VISION

To be the benchmark for all university sporting clubs in Australia.

Who are you affiliated with?

May I see the Annual Report?

Do you have an ABN?

Melbourne University Football Club, Inc - 21 729 266 145; Registered for GST.

May I see your Liquor Licence? And what's your policy regarding alcohol?

May I see your Register of Members?

Yes, you may. However we do not publish our members list here in its entirety. Enquiries should be made to the General Secretary.

MUFC Register of Members

May I buy the a book on your history? Do you have one?

Black & Blue. This excellent publication was overseen by co-author John Cordner with sections written by Robin Grow (1859-1900), David Allen (1901-1940), Cordner (1941-1952); June Senyard (1953-1974) and Paul Daffey (1975-2006). It is a must read. For all enquiries about the book, great value at $49.95, please contact the General Secretary. You may be able to secure a keen deal on the price if you are lucky!

There must be some forms to fill in?

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There must be some great players

There certainly are.
Two teams were selected in 2007 to reflect the best players of the 'Modern Era' - post WWII. One team is of those who played at VFL/AFL level and the other of those who played at VAFA level.
FX Dunin
VFL/AFL - coached by Frank Dunin (pictured - Richmond). Click here.
Peter O'Donohue
VAFA - coached by John ("Peter") O'Donohue (pictured - Hawthorn). Click here.
We propose that the best player ever at the University is Allan LaFontaine. If there is anyone who can match kicking 197 goals in a season? 168 for the Blacks and 29 in representative games in 1933. He played in the centre for Melbourne (1934-42 and 1945), played in three premierships (1939-41) and won four best and fairests.

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