The Sydney University Athletic Club (SUAC), established in 1878 is Australia’s oldest continuing athletics club. The club is for athletes of all abilities from beginner level to elite and from juniors to masters. The club has a proud history of strong performances at Australian University Games, including a long-held and healthy rivalry with the Universities of Queensland and Melbourne University. Currently we are the dominant Open Club in NSW winning Summer & Winter Premierships and Club Championships on a regular basis.

The Club competes in a wide range of competitions around Australia including national and state championships, Athletics NSW events, City2Surf and Gold Coast Marathon events across both the summer (track & field) and winter (cross country/road/walks) seasons.

SUAC holds many fantastic social events throughout the year. The Club organises annual tours to compete against Universities of Queensland and Melbourne as well as to international athletics events.

In March 2017 SUAC successfully launched Target Tokyo, an ambitious 4 year program to provide our athletes with the best chance of qualifying for major Championship events against the world’s best and making the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. A link to Target Tokyo successes and our fundraising efforts can be found here and an article on the 2019 campaign from ROAR magazine July 2019 here.

Absolutely anyone can compete for SUAC and joining is simple – visit the club website to find out how.

A club history was written by Professor David Branagan AM with assistance from Malcolm Harrison for the clubs centenary. Copies are stored at University of Sydney, NSW State & National Library. Courtesy of University of Sydney Library Digitisation Services a scanned version can be found here