1911 - 1915
AUFC 1911-1915 - THE BIRTH OF THE SAAFL
1911 is an important date in the Club's history as it marked the formation of an active Club in contra-distinction to a Club which had existed in name only for the previous three seasons. It also marked the formation of the South Australian Amateur Football League with which the name University has been synonymous ever since.
Over this five year period, University won two Premierships (1911, 1912) and competed in the Finals each year. 1915 was highlighted by C.E. Pellew's winning of the Naylor Medal for the fairest and most brilliant player in Amateur League.
1912 saw the formation of the Club's first 'B' side and 1914 saw the inauguration of the Adelaide Students' Football Associa-tion in which University was the first Premier. Inter-Varsity competition was continued up until 1915 when it was suspended because of the War and in 1914 the Club defeated Melbourne University for the first time.