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Who we are

Established in 2000, the UTS Bats have become the powerhouse club of AFL Sydney. 

Where you are

Are you seeking something different? An opportunity? We invite you to join the conversation our community has been having for the past 30 years.

How it starts

Our events are held every day, every hour and every minute. It takes place everywhere, and nowhere, both at the same time. Don’t worry, you will find us.

We're the Bats

Established in 2000, the UTS Bats have grown to become a powerhouse club of AFL Sydney. The Bats: 

  • Are the largest sports club in Sydney’s eastern suburbs playing and training entirely within the district.
  • Eight teams across men’s and women’s AFL Sydney divisions, including AFL Sydney Premier Division
  • 450 active players.
  • A club community of 1,000 past players and officials.
  • Selected matches streamed on KAYO Sports with Partner Branding. 
  • Million-dollar training facility redevelopment at Moore Park. 

Our Vision

Everything we do is about becoming an elite club built as one on and off the field. The Bats strive to be the leading club and performance culture in the AFL Sydney competition, where our players and officials support each other and deliver results on and off the field.


A culture that brings people into our club and keeps them, even when they stop playing.


A club built and run by our player who show up to support our club.

UTS Partnership

Attracting new players through our UTS connection and pathways.


Building our club with the best young and emerging players for a strong future.

Our Values

A partnership with the Bats is a partnership with one of Australia’s fastest growing community clubs .

Our Values


Encouraging our players and officials through voice and deeds.


Showing respect to everyone we engage.


Welcoming new players, supporters and volunteers.


Accepting all people regardless of background and ability.


Personal investment in our club and performance.

A good portfolio will get you an interview. A good attitude will get you a job.

We have a great opportunity for experienced photographers to join our team. Yes, we do need you to already own a camera. No, your iPhone camera won’t cut it. Go on, ‘Shoot’ us a message.

Surf's up!

There are 23 million estimated surfers around the world. The longest amount of time spent surfing one wave is 37 minutes. There are many other reasons you should get on board.

Your Journey

Desert Tiptoes Inc. is a company that set forth to boldly go where no other company has gone before, and to get as many individuals to walk barefoot across the Sahara desert, leaving beautiful and temporary foot marks behind. When we started, we had no clear vision as to why we wanted to get people to do that. Today, 20 years later, we are still kinda confused.

Do what I want, not what I say.

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I love you, won’t you tell me your name? These immortal words by legendary musician Jim Morrison are still as relevant today, in this digital age, as they were back then. 

Writing, made simple.

Everyone can write, but not everyone is a writer. What makes the difference is the keen eye for detail and beauty.

If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.

Masaru Emoto