The Sydney Uni Volleyball Club is a national league club for both men and women. As well as this, it competes in the Sydney Volleyball League in various divisions, other major tournaments such as State Cups and runs its own social competitions and social trainings.
The club has dramatically increased in size and stature through the years since first competing in the 1960s.
Sydney Uni Volleyball has competed in the state league for decades, but 2002 marked its first foray into the national league. That year, the Sydney Uni women’s team provided a prelude for a very successful decade powering through to the finals. The women’s team came away with two silvers in 2004 and 2007. And in 2008, having merged with UTS to become UTS-Sydney Uni (UTSSU) the club won its first national championship. That year, the team dropped only one match in the regular season and lined up in the final against the Melbourne-Monash Uni Blues – a replay of the previous year’s final – eventually UTSSU fighting all the way home with a 15-11 win in the fifth set. Since then, both the men’s and women’s team have been consistent finals performers.
The state league has been a happy harvest ground for Sydney Uni having won numerous titles in the last five years including a three year streak in the women’s honours, as well as division one women and junior boys. In 2008 and 2009, Sydney Uni won the NSW overall club championship, recognising the club as the most successful in the state.
Sydney Uni Volleyball is regarded as one of, if not the premier university volleyball club in the country. Over the last five years, Sydney Uni has consistently been a dominant force in the Australian University Games. The women’s team have won the championship on two occasions in 2010 and 2011, and the men have been four time runners up in the last five years. Over a dozen Sydney Uni players have been selected in the Australian University Green and Gold Merit team. Four players have been selected to represent Australia overseas at the world university games, and more than 30 players have been selected to represent their state. Club coaches have also been selected to coach NSW state representative teams.