Sydney University still has five teams alive into the second week of finals in the Sydney men’s and women’s premier league competitions.
Sydney University finished minor premiers in the Women’s Division One competition having gone through the season proper undefeated.
They will meet UNSW-Eastern Suburbs in the major semi-final at Blacktown International Sports Park at 11.05am on Saturday, August 30, with the winner securing a grand final berth.
The minor semi-final will be between Newtown Breakaways and Macquarie University, with the loser bowing out and the winner meeting the loser of the major semi-final.
Sydney University also has four teams still in contention in the Sydney Men’s Premier League.
The Premier Division team finished fifth at the end of the competition proper on a ladder that was headed by Manly Warringah Giants, with Pennant Hills Demons, St George Dragons, Western Suburbs Magpies, Sydney University Lions and UNSW-Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs making up the top six.
Sydney University will meet Western Suburbs Magpies in an elimination final at Blacktown International Sports Park from 3.30pm on Sunday, August 31. The other elimination final will be between Pennant Hills Demons and St George Dragons.
Sydney University’s Under 19 side missed out on the finals with only the first four going through. They finished 6th in the seven-team competition, with minor premiers St George Dragons and North Shore Bombers, UNSW-Eastern Suburbs and Manly-Warringah fighting out the finals.
Sydney University’s Division Two side ended the competition proper as minor premiers with 16 wins from 18 rounds. Having had a week off, they will meet Blacktown Magic in an elimination final at Henson Park, from 1.20pm on Saturday, August 30. Blacktown defeated Western Suburbs in one elimination final, while Manly Warringah defeated Camden in the other.
Sydney University’s Division Three side defeated Pennant Hills in their elimination final and will now meet Nor-West Jets in the minor semi-final at Henson Park, from 1.20pm on Sunday, August 31.
And Sydney University’s Division Four team remain alive despite a loss to Wollondilly Knights in their elimination final last weekend.
Sydney University finished third on the competition ladder behind UTS Bats and Wollondilly, and will now meet UNSW-Eastern Suburbs in the minor semi-final at Henson Park from 11-10am this Sunday, August 31.
Australian Football Premier Division – Round 18
Premier Division: Manly Warringah Giants 13.21: 99 (Brayden Fowler 6, Thomas Thurgarland 2, Tyrone Armitage 2, David Stroud, James Brain, Tom Pyle) d Sydney University 0.7: 7 at Henson Park on Saturday.
Manly Warringah: David Stroud, Connor Pettersson, Bayden Fowler, Levi Brain, Jack Hawkins, Angus Buncle.
Sydney University: Joshua Smith, Jack Caspersonn, Vincent Barwick, Samuel Crichton, Alex Dyson, Kyle Underwood.
Sydney University finished fifth at the end of the competition proper and will now meet Western Suburbs Magpies in an elimination final at Blacktown International Sports Park, from 3.30pm on Sunday, August 31.
Under 19: St George Dragons 22.18: 150 (Zak Rowlands 6, Jason Gasovski 4, Jack Hill 3, Dylan Sanderson 2, Riley Waters 2, Jacob Stek, Brayden Kilpatrick, Jackson Claridge, Timothy Tegg, Justin Maldigri) d Sydney University 3.1: 19 (Nik Dale 2, Samuel Reed) at St Paul’s College Oval on Saturday.
St George: Zak Rowlands, Ryan Jones, Jack Hill, Daniel Russell, Timothy Tegg.
Sydney University: Orson Heidrich, Xavier Nelson, Nik Dale, William Combe, Ty Stephens, Sean Stokoe.
Sydney University finished fifth at the end of the competition proper but missed a place in the finals, with only the top four going through.
Division Two: Sydney University finished the competition proper as minor premiers and will meet Blacktown Magic in the major semi-final at Henson Park, from 1.20pm on Saturday, August 30.
Division Three – Elimination final: Sydney University 8.11: 59 (Gabriel Robbie 4, Matthew Webber, Leigh McWhirter, Alex Crowe, Charles Allworth) d Pennant Hills Demons 8.5: 53 (Theo Moraitis 2, Evan Danilo, Leo Nunn, James Leggott, Joel McMullan, Nicholas De Gorter, Paul Randazzo) at Gipps Rd Oval on Sunday.
Sydney University: Brent Pollock, Ed Turner, Kyle Parker, Jack Edwards, Alex Crowe, Craig Boustred.
Pennant Hills: Luke Bilbe, Ben Hooper, Carter Mullins, Andrew D’Archy, Theo Moraitis, Joel McMullan.
Sydney University will now meet Nor-West Jets in the minor semi-final at Henson Park, from 1.20pm on Sunday, August 31.
Division Four – Elimination final: Wollondilly Knights 11.6: 72 (Jason Haddock 5, Chad Fitzsimmons 2, Matthew Jensen, Russell Andrews, Tye Jackson, Daniel Hockey) d Sydney University 9.6: 60 (Roger Snodgrass 3, Thomas King 2, Lachlan Godfrey 2, Joshua Heazlewood, Peter Grundy) at Gipps Rd Oval on Saturday.
Wollondilly Knights: Jason Haddock, Sean Paget, Sean Fitzsimmons, Robert Dryburgh, David Wolfe, Daniel Hockey.
Sydney University: Peter Grundy, Nicholas Bailey, Alexander Harmer, Hugh Greenwood, Brad Elstub, Paul Chidrawi.
Sydney University will now meet UNSW-Eastern Suburbs in the minor semi-final at Henson Park from 11-10am this Sunday, August 31.
Division Five – Elimination final: Blacktown Magic 16.11: 107 (Jay Roughley 4, Darren Edmondson 3, Brett Carroll 2, Joshua Stephenson , Mike O’Grady, Scott Coombes, Gregory Driscoll, John Lane, Fabian McLeod, Mbimbi Mbimbi) d Sydney University 3.0: 18 (Ben Trevor-Jones, Luke Taylor, Jared Boccanfuso) at Blacktown International Sports Park.
Blacktown: Jamie Miller, Scott Coombes, Aaron Hill, Henry Button, Dean Barber, Mike O’Grady.
Sydney University: Martin Ring, Ben Trevor-Jones, Sean Howie, Jared Boccanfuso, Charlie Chrisp, James Cheatley.
Having finished fifth at the end of the competition proper, the elimination final loss saw Sydney University bow out of the competition.
AFL Sydney Women’s Division One – Round 15
Division One: Sydney University 9.15: 69 (Meredith Gray 3, Rachel Stack 2, Stacey Lancaster 2, Katrina Byrne, Jennifer Lew) d Balmain Dockers 1.0: 6 (Belinda Pride) at Blacktown International Sports Park on Saturday.
Sydney University: Stacey Lancaster, Jennifer Lew, Rachel Stack, Stephanie Walker, Shelley Mulhern, Emma Castro.
Balmain: Alison Parkin, Amy Kowski, Clair Koski Karla Spilarewicz, Belinda Pride, Olivia Hall.
Sydney University finished the season proper as minor premiers and will now meet UNSW-Eastern Suburbs in the major semi-final at Blacktown International Sports Park, at 11.5 this Saturday, August 30. The other semi-final will be between Newtown Breakaways and Macquarie University.