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Milestones in Sport: the tradition continues

It's time to celebrate for the University of Adelaide Sports Association.

Over the next two years, almost a third of the Association's 38 clubs will celebrate major milestone anniversaries - not to mention the Association itself, which next year will turn 110 years old.

Thousands of students have played sports through the University as part of their overall Adelaide experience, and all Sports Association Alumni are encouraged to take part in planned celebrations.

To register your interest in taking part in the Sports Association's 110th birthday celebrations, or your particular club's celebrations, phone (08) 8303 5403 or visit: www.adelaide.edu.au/sport

 

Clubs celebrating milestones in 2006 are:

 

Boat

125

 
 

Football

100

 
 

Athletics

100

 
 

Soccer

70

 
 

Judo

50

 
 

Wing Chung Kung Fu

30

 
 

Clubs celebrating milestones in 2007 are:

 

Cricket

100

 
 

Golf

80

 
 

Basketball

60

 
 

Tae Kwon Do

50

 

Since 1908, the Sports Association has recognised the sporting achievements and service of more than 4000 people by presenting them with Blues, Half-Blues and Club Letters.

Some of the more prominent of these recipients include:

  • Howard Florey (Blue for tennis, 1921) - 1945 Nobel Prize winner for work with pencillin
  • Kate Slatter (Blue for rowing, 1996) - Gold Medallist at 1996 Atlanta Olympics
  • Wayne Jackson (Blue for Australian Rules football, 1963) - AFL CEO from 1997 to 2003
  • Ann Vanstone (Half Blue for hockey, 1976) - Supreme Court Judge and QC

The University lacrosse team in action in 1890.

The University lacrosse team in action in 1890.
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The University’s Women’s Hockey team in 1921: (back, from left) T.L. Cowan, V. Pinder, J. Leslie, F.W. Kleeman, (middle) M.I.O. Gault, R.M. Millar, P. Coulthard, (front) J. Fairley, A.S. Berriman, L.E. Morris and M.V. Macghey.

The University's Women's Hockey team in 1921: (back, from left) T.L. Cowan, V. Pinder, J. Leslie, F.W. Kleeman, (middle) M.I.O. Gault, R.M. Millar, P. Coulthard, (front) J. Fairley, A.S. Berriman, L.E. Morris and M.V. Macghey.
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The University’s Inter-University Tennis Team in 1921 (back, from left) Nobel Laureate H.W. Florey, R.H. Berriman, F.R. Hone, A.W. Dawkins, (front) G.M. Hone and captain Dr C. Gurner.

The University's Inter-University Tennis Team in 1921 (back, from left) Nobel Laureate H.W. Florey, R.H. Berriman, F.R. Hone, A.W. Dawkins, (front) G.M. Hone and captain Dr C. Gurner.
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