Australian Rules Football (AFL)



The University Hawks AFL Club are the Affiliated AFL Club of JCUSA and compete in the AFLQ Men’s & Women’s Competitions. The Hawks welcome players of all skills weather they are studying or not. They use JCU as their home base for training sessions (Tuesdays & Thursdays on the AFL Oval) and home games are held at the premium AFL venue in Townsville – Riverway Stadium Saturdays.

Looking to join an AFL club then check out their Facebook page HERE or get in contact with their president at [email protected]


There is currently no AFL club existing on the Cairns Campus.  If you are interested in helping to start a club up on campus, please email [email protected] as well as [email protected]

To join an AFL club in the Cairns region, click on the following link HERE


Winna Shield
Winna Shield is a year long inter-college sporting competition in Townsville for JCU residential college students.  It comprises of 9 sports; and is the ultimate case for bragging rights on campus!  Due to popular demand, this year AFL is back on the Winna Shield calendar. 

The AFL event will be held from March 8-24. 

For more information about Winna Shield, click on the following link HERE


There are currently no programs on the Cairns Campus that include AFL.  We are continuing to grow sport and recreation on the Cairns Campus with plans to include AFL.  

JCU Representation

Each year JCU sends teams to compete at UniSport Nationals.  The UniSport Nationals provide an opportunity for students at 43 member universities from across Australia (including JCU) to compete head to head in a number of national standard sporting competitions.  UniSport Nationals is the largest multi-sporting event held in Australia every year with its flagship event Nationals Div 1 and Div 2 hosting up to 10,000 students each year. 

This year the AFL event will be held from September 7 – 13 in Canberra.  If you are interested in competing in the AFL event, click on the following link HERE and register your interest today.

For more information in regards to the event, click on the following link HERE

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