We would love you to join and compete for SUAC for season 2020-21! There are 2 preferred registrations options depending on whether you are a track & field athlete OR whether you compete off the track in winter road & cross country races:
2020-21 Athletics NSW (Open or Junior) Athlete Membership for the period 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021 for both the ANSW Summer Track & Field AND 2021 Winter seasons (current season registration closed due to summer season end, 2021-22 season expected to open August 2021)
2021 RunNSW Winter Series Membership for the period 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021 for the 2021 winter season ONLY (registration via methods below open now for cross country confirmed here, road & recreational run athletes only, excludes all Summer Athletics NSW Track & Field events). Event calendar here
We recommend almost every athlete select the Athletics NSW Athlete Membership (1st option) except distance athletes who have missed the Summer Track & Field season. We can also offer Community Athlete registration as well as Club Official registration. Scroll below FAQs on how to join!
Frequently asked questions (to assist new members)
Absolutely not, we’re open to all, including all levels and abilities!
We can register athletes from U14 to 100+. For Little Athletics NSW Dual Registration, read also the specific section at the bottom of this page.
You must be registered to compete in Athletics NSW & Athletics Australia sanctioned events. Season competition can be found on the Athletics NSW website (there are also reciprocal arrangements with other States). Some events are free to enter, others are pay entry per event. SUAC covers race entry for NSW State Relays & Club Championships as well as all winter relay races and enters as many teams as there are athletes willing to compete. We also offer free entry to ES Marks track on Monday nights and strength & conditioning sessions to eligible athletes at Sydney Uni high performance gym. You also get to be part of Australia’s first & finest athletics club and have a great time with a great bunch of people. And we organise lots of trips and run a heap of fantastic social events!
No, this is entirely separate to registration but we offer sprints, middle distance & distance coaching for runners aged 16 and older committed to 2 or more training sessions per week as well as free entry to ES Marks track on Monday nights. For details see Training
Yes you absolutely should! If you’re not keen on running on the track at all, the 2021 RunNSW Athletics NSW Winter Series Run series registration provides discounted or free entry to RunNSW events and enables you to earn points for SUAC in the Winter Premiership as well as testing yourself against the rest of the State across all age groups.
No. You should register as a 2019-20 Athletics NSW Open or Junior Athlete. If it is Autumn or Winter and you’ve missed the current Track & Field season, you should be winter training however as you will be on the track or field in no time!
No, the two options are 2019-20 Athletics NSW Athlete Membership (includes Summer & Winter seasons) OR 2020 RunNSW/Waratah Run Series (Winter) season only.
Sadly no despite the University being around since 1850 however we expect to re-launch RUNSYDUNI in semester 2 2021, a 4km fun run and pre-event training sessions around campus. The closest public track is ES Marks Athletics Track (Anzac Parade, Moore Park) operated by Centennial Parklands Trust.
SUAC was founded in 1878, that’s over 140 years of wearing the club uniform which has featured proudly around the world including IAAF Diamond League meets by Nick Hough, James Nipperess, Jenny Blundell & Nicola McDermott and made a memorable appearance at the World Beer Mile Championships by World Championships representative Jack Colreavy.
Singlets, training tops, crop tops, shorts and briefs can be purchased through the Registrar from the University of Sydney (by appointment only), at training or at some meets.
Junior Athletes must 19 years of age or younger as at 31 December 2020 (if not a Dual Athlete). Open athletes are 20 or above as at 31 December 2020.
Open Athlete fees for are $240 & Junior $215 – same as the 2019-20 season. A Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness annual membership is required as well.
RunNSW winter series fees are $140 & Junior $95
We’re not on the ANSW membership registration portal so it’s a good question, see below. If you want to be informed when registrations are open, leave your details on our expression of interest form on our Contacts page.
In 2021 this will run from 21-24 April in Sydney. All program & entry information is available from UniSport Australia, use code usyd_aths selecting team USYD. See Contacts page for the 2021 Team Manager. Registration with SUAC is not required to compete at Nationals Division 1 however registered athletes receive discounts on club uniforms & other great benefits. Club competition uniforms which we compete in are available to purchase from the club Registrar by appointment at head office of Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness.
3 Easy Ways To Register or Renew (2020-21 registrations now open!)
Pay season registration fees online (Athletics fees will display underneath fitness passes or search for Athletics, no transaction fees applicable) via the Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness website at:
Once you have completed your purchase, contact the Registrar via to arrange collection of numbers and organise a uniform or on 9351 8109. A SUSF membership is required which will be included in the online transaction if you do not have a current SUSF membership (see below).
Email the Registrar (if new to SUAC) the following once registrations open:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Full address & postcode
- Emergency contact name & contact number
The Registrar will then contact you with the payment instructions and where uniforms & numbers are available for collection. Or feel free to call the Registrar on 02 9351 8109 during business hours.
Normally we do hold a Registration night in the week before round 1 of summer club competition each October at Sydney Uni as part of our social activities which we advertise on our facebook page and here when the date is finalised. Due to COVID-19 restrictions around social activities, we are not holding one in 2020, so please choose Options 1 or 2.
Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness Annual Membership
As a member of SUAC and/or to compete at Australian University Games you also need to be an annual member of Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness, our parent organisation, which is available online at susf.com.au or via the Registrar (will be automatically included as part of the online registration option). Annual Memberships are $10 Sydney Uni Students, $60 non-students, $25 U18. You also get access to Member rates of SUSF’s health & fitness facilities.
Little Athletics NSW Dual Registration
Dual Registration allows Little Athletics athletes to have free registration for competition with a senior athletics club of their choosing. This is designed to make younger athletes more aware of senior athletics and provide a more visible pathway in accordance with the OneSport strategy.
Please read the FAQs above as several are also relevant to Dual Registered athletes. Being a University club means we do not have a current affiliation with Little Athletics clubs, nor do we have a junior program like we do University Games or scholarship programs.
They do not have to compete, it is entirely up to you as all Athletics NSW events are open to enter online (also on the day in non-Championships events). Some competitions may be age graded, others such as Allcomers meets are Open age so it is best to check the ANSW website. SUAC currently does not run its own meets but Dual Registered athletes have in the past competed at NSW Relay Championships in events where relay teams can be filled.
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