AUFC PRE 1906 - THE BIRTH OF THE CLUB
The Adelaide University Football Club was officially formed on 26th March, 1906 and became affiliated with the Sports Association two weeks later on 9th April, 1906. Prior to this time, there was no University Football team competing in a regular competition; however games were arranged on an irregular basis.
The earliest reference to football at University was found in a PAC School Chronicle of 1885. The report stated that Adelaide University could not organize a full side for a Saturday game; however there were enough available for a mid-week game. This was arranged for Wednesday 19th June, 1885 and several League players and old scholars from PAC comprised the side. Univer-sity lost this encounter 4.11 to 1.1.