Old Boys Day 2016 has come and gone, with past players and supporters welcomed back to the club for a day of celebration and football.
On the No.1 field, fans were treated to 2 hard games of football which saw UTS unfortunately triumph twice.
The Blues fought hard but couldn’t overcome the 3rd-placed Bats, falling by 3 goals, while the Prems had everyone on the edge of their seat as they nearly pulled off a 7-goal comeback against the Bats in front of a patriotic home crowd.
Off the field, old boys including 1986 first grade and U/20 premiership players packed the Grandstand, reminiscing about past triumphs while cheering on the new breed of Students footballers.
Following the games and presentations, the 1986 commemorative jersey guernsey auction took place, with numerous bidders filling the Grandstand to get their hands on a piece of SUANFC history.
All 24 jumpers were successfully auctioned off, with winning bids going into the thousands.
The #3 replica guernsey of 1986 First Grade Captain Mike Hurst was sold for $3000, while other jumpers including #1 ($700), #2 ($550) and #4 ($600) sold for outstanding fees.
Celebrations kicked on long into the night following the auction, as the Students, old and young shared a song or two, including a belting rendition of the Students theme song.
SUANFC thanks all players, past and present, supporters and guests who attended Saturday’s event at No.1 Oval.
SUANFC also thanks its principal partner, CplusC for supporting the 2016 Old Boys Day event.