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Leonie Lum, SUSF Elite Athlete Manager

Lloyd Perris, NEAFL Development Manager


Indigenous Scholarship Program

As part of the North East Australian Football League (NEAFL), Growthbuilt Sydney University Australian National Football Club (SUANFC) is the only university-based AFL club competing in a nationally recognised state league. We offer young people the opportunity to play at the highest level outside the national AFL competition, and at the same time study and obtain a higher education.

Growthbuilt SUANFC, in partnership with the University of Sydney and Sydney University Sport & Fitness (SUSF), is focused on providing indigenous Australians the opportunity to undertake higher education studies at one of Australia’s leading tertiary institutions, and helping them to realise their ambitions both on and off the field through world class training facilities and the support and sense of community of a local AFL club.

Support networks are also in place at the University of Sydney through the Social Inclusion Unit and the Koori Centre, as well as the possibility to partner with former AFL greats and current indigenous stars playing with the Sydney Swans and the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

We see a real opportunity to work with a major corporate or philanthropic partner to build an indigenous pathway for young people from all regions of Australia to higher education in Sydney.

In order to put the proposed Indigenous Scholarship Program in place, our club, SUSF, and prospective scholarship holders, would require significant corporate and or philanthropic support. Donations are tax deductible with direction to the Growthbuilt SUANFC Foundation.

University of Sydney Scholarships

The University of Sydney awards up to 1350 scholarships each year, worth over $22 million dollars. The Scholarships & Prizes Office administers scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees and all prizes offered by the University of Sydney. Information about available scholarships and prizes, including conditions and how to apply details, are available through the Scholarships & Prizes Office.

Who to contact:

Scholarship & Prizes Office
8627 8450 or

USYD Scholarships homepage