National University League

The History

Established in 2018, the National University League was launched as the country's first Australian rules football league.

It features teams from the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Birmingham, along with a Universities of South Wales side made up of players from universities in the area.

In its inaugural season, Oxford won the Men's Division, defeating the University of Birmingham in the Grand Final by a  score of 17.12 (114) to 6.6 (42) thanks to nine goals from 2018/19 leading goalkicker Ben Doherty.

Meanwhile, the Birmingham defeated Oxford in the Women's Division Grand Final 5.11 (41) to 3.7 (25).

The 2019/20 season gets underway on November 11th. Want your university to get involved with the NUL? Email info@aflengland.org for more details!

The Clubs

2018/19 Season

Men's Division

PosTeamPWLFA%Pts
1651472141334.820
2651290213136.220
362421223590.28
46068346817.70

Women's Division

PosTeamPWLFA%Pts
1642226130173.816
2642214173123.716
3633184159115.712
461513729945.84

Best & Fairest

University of Oxford – Ben Doherty

NUL Men's Best & Fairest Ben Doherty

University of Birmingham – Lottie Colquhoun

NUL Women's Best and Fairest Lottie Colquhoun

Leading Goalkicker

University of Oxford – Ben Doherty (29 goals)

University of Cambridge – Pauline O’Malley (12 goals)

Round 1: November 10th (Cambridge)

Men's Division

Oxford 10.11 (71) def. Cambridge 3.3 (21)
Birmingham 7.4 (46) def. Oxford 4.5 (29)
Birmingham 6.6 (42) def. Cambridge 3.6 (24)

Women's Division

Birmingham 3.3 (21) def. Cambridge 2.6 (18)
Oxford 5.10 (40) def. Birmingham 4.2 (26)
Oxford 7.6 (48) def. Cambridge 0.2 (2)

Round 2 - Rainbow Round: December 1st (Oxford)

Men's Division

Cambridge 9.13 (67) def. Universities of South Wales 2.4 (16)
Oxford 7.4 (46) def. Cambridge 3.8 (26)
Oxford 19.8 (122) def. Universities of South Wales 1.6 (12)

Women's Division

Universities of South Wales 5.5 (35) def. Oxford 1.3 (9)
Cambridge 12.8 (80) def. Universities of South Wales 4.3 (27)
Cambridge 6.7 (43) def. Oxford 1.1 (7)

Round 3: January 19th (Birmingham)

Men's Division

Birmingham 11.12 (78) def. Universities of South Wales 2.5 (17)
Birmingham 9.6 (60) def. Cambridge 3.6 (24)
Universities of South Wales 7.10 (52) def. Cambridge 4.9 (33)

Women's Division

Cambridge 6.4 (40) def. Universities of South Wales 2.11 (23)
Birmingham 10.8 (68) def. Universities of South Wales 1.4 (10)
Birmingham 4.9 (33) def. Cambridge 0.1 (1)

Round 4: February 16th (Wales)

Men's Division

Birmingham 6.13 (49) def. Universities of South Wales 2.5 (17)
Oxford 16.6 (102) def. Birmingham 2.3 (15)
Oxford 15.12 (102) def. Universities of South Wales 3.3 (21)

Women's Division

Oxford 9.10 (64) def. Birmingham 3.4 (22)
Oxford 8.10 (58) def. Universities of South Wales 0.2 (2)
Birmingham 6.8 (44) def. Universities of South Wales 6.4 (40)