Registration

We would love you to join and compete for SUAC for season 2021-22! 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:

2021-22 Athletics NSW (Open or Junior) Athlete Membership for the period 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022 for both the ANSW Summer Track & Field AND 2021 Winter seasons (current season registration open 11 October 2021)

OR

2022 RunNSW Winter Series Membership for the period 1 April 2022 to 30 September 2022 for the 2022 winter season ONLY (registration via methods below expected to be open for cross country, road & recreational run athletes only in early 2022, 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)

Do I need to be a University of Sydney Student to join SUAC?
Is there an age limit?
What does registration mean?
Does registration include training & coaching?
I only do fun runs, should I register?
Should I register for the RunNSW / Winter season if I am a sprinter or compete in field events?
Can I register for Summer Track & Field season only?
Does Sydney University have its own track?
Why do the men wear all white & what’s with the tie?
How do I get my hands on a nifty club uniform?
How do I apply for an Elite Athlete Program scholarship?
What ages are Junior & Open Athletes?
What are 2021-22 registration fees?
I’ve got it, now how do I register?
How do I be part of the USYD Nationals Division 1 Athletics team?
Do I need to be a University of Sydney Student to join SUAC?

Absolutely not, we’re open to all, including all levels and abilities!

Is there an age limit?

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.

What does registration mean?

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!

Does registration include training & coaching?

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

I only do fun runs, should I register?

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.

Should I register for the RunNSW / Winter season if I am a sprinter or compete in field events?

No. You should register as a 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!

Can I register for Summer Track & Field season only?

No, the two options are 2019-20 Athletics NSW Athlete Membership (includes Summer & Winter seasons) OR 2020 RunNSW/Waratah Run Series (Winter) season only.

Does Sydney University have its own track?

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.

Why do the men wear all white & what’s with the tie?

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.

How do I get my hands on a nifty club uniform?

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.

How do I apply for an Elite Athlete Program scholarship?

Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness administers all aspects of the scholarship program, see susf.com.au.

What ages are Junior & Open Athletes?

Junior Athletes must 19 years of age or younger as at 31 December of the registration season (if not a Dual Athlete). Open athletes are 20 or above as at 31 December.

What are 2021-22 registration fees?

Open Athlete fees for are $215 & Junior $185 – 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

How do I be part of the USYD Nationals Division 1 Athletics team?

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.

To Register or Renew (2021-22 registrations now open!)

Option 1

Select new or renew via the Athletics NSW portal at:

If you are a new member, once you have completed your purchase, contact the Registrar to organise a uniform on 0435 007 182.

OR

Option 2

Email the Registrar (if new to SUAC) the following once registrations open:

  • Gender
  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Full address & postcode
  • Mobile
  • Email
  • 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 0435 007 182 during business hours.

 

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. Annual Memberships are $10 Sydney Uni Students, $60 non-students, $25 U18. You also get access to Member rates at 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.

What do I need to know about selecting Sydney University Athletics Club?
Do Dual Athletes have to compete or when can they?
I didn’t select a senior club at the time of LANSW registration for my child, what next?
What do I need to know about selecting Sydney University Athletics Club?

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.

Do Dual Athletes have to compete or when can they?

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.

Athlete Responsibilities

Registered athletes are bound by Athletics NSW Terms & Conditions & SUSF Codes of Conduct which can be read below:

Health & safety policies can be found here

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