The Bats are back and welcoming new and returning players who want to be part of one of the top Australian Football clubs in NSW.

The UTS Bats are one of Sydney’s biggest and most popular Australian Football clubs, and the biggest in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. 

Playing in the AFL Sydney Premier, Premier Reserves, Div 1, Div 2, Masters and U19 men’s competitions, as well as the Premier, Div 1 and Div 3 women’s competitions, we cater for the serious and the social footballer.  

Whether you’re a skilled and seasoned player, a newcomer to the game or simply looking for a weekend kick, the UTS Bats are welcoming of all players and abilities.

Check out registration prices, links and FAQs below or register now


A new registration system has been introduced by the AFL for 2022, enabling members to purchase merchandise at the same time. This system also requires you to use a voucher code to obtain your special rate if you are a UTS Student, ADF Contract holder or player aged under 19 on January 1. The table below outlines the redemption codes you must use at point of registration (otherwise you will be charged full price).

Regular Bat

For senior men's and women's players
$ 495
  • Standard UTSAFC playing membership


For AFL Masters players
$ 295
  • Membership pricing for Masters players
  • User Masters voucher code 65064154 at checkout

UTS Student & ADF

For UTS Students & ADF Members
$ 200
  • Membership pricing for UTS Students and ADF players
  • Use UTS Student/ADF code 26624619 at checkout

U19 Players

For players aged 18 and under on Jan 1, 2022
$ 200
  • Membership pricing for U19 Men's players
  • Use U19 Team code 3A52F552 at checkout


Absolutely! Coming out to training with the Bats is one of the best ways to get your playing career up and running. In-season, we train on Tuesday and Thursday nights between either Bat and Ball Oval in Moore Park and Trumper Park in Paddington. When you arrive, our leaders will call you up to meet the playing group during your first warm-up. For the latest information on training times and locations for your team, check out our training information here.

Registration is easy. Just head over to our Football page to get the process going

A standard playing membership in 2022 is $495. All registration information is available at our  Football page.

Yes. If you are a UTS Student, member of the ADF, Under 19 years of age on January 1 this season, there are reduced rates to play. 

We welcome all male and female players age-eligible to play senior footy. In New South Wales, you need to be a minimum age of 18 to play senior footy with the Bats .

Your registration includes a pair of shorts and playing socks, but you’ll need to supply your own boots. 


We also recommend a mouthguard for teeth protection. After all, footy is a contact sport!

The AFL Sydney competition is the premier Australian Football league in Greater Sydney. Our home games are played at Waverley Oval in Bondi and Trumper Park in Paddington. Our opponents are as close as the inner north shore and inner west, but can be as far west as Penrith and the south-west. 

Games usually take place on Saturday.

Our About page and History pages are a great place to start.