Clubs and Teams

Joining an SCU club/society or playing in a community sporting/recreation team or group is a great way to meet people and pursue an interest outside your academic life here at SCU.

Contact your Student Association if you’d like to start your own club.

Join a University sporting team in community program

Women's Rugby

Coffs Harbour clubs

Rugby Union — SCU Marlins Rugby Club

Email: scumarlins@gmail.com
Website: scumarlins.teamapp.com
Facebook: SCU Marlins Rugby

The SCU Marlins Rugby Club competes in the Mid North Coast Rugby Union competition and has teams entered in both senior and junior grades. The clubs train every Tuesday and Thursday nights at the CHEC Campus Rugby Field during the winter season with new students (Uni, TAFE and High School) and community members welcomed.

Cricket — Nana Glen Cricket Club

Email: nanaglencc@yahoo.com
Website: mycricket.cricket.com.au/home.aspx?entityID=4329
Facebook: Nana Glen Cricket Club
The Nana Glen Cricket Club competes in the Coffs Harbour District Cricket Association and has teams entered in both senior and junior grades. The clubs train every Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Brae Street Oval during summer with new students and community members welcomed.

Rugby League — Sawtell Panthers Rugby League Club

Website: sawtellpanthers.teamapp.com
Facebook: Sawtell Panthers
Instagram: @sawtellpanthers2452
The Sawtell Panthers Rugby League Club compete in the Group 2 Rugby League competition and has teams entered in both senior and junior grades. The clubs trains every Tuesday and Thursday nights Rex Hardaker Field during the winter season with new students and community members welcomed.

AFL — Sawtell/Toormina Saints AFL Club

Email: sawtellafl@hotmail.com
Website: Sawtell/Toormina Saints AFL Club
Instagram: @sawtelltoorminasaints
The Sawtell/Toormina AFL Club competes in AFL North Coast competition and has teams entered in both senior and junior grades. The clubs trains every Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Richardson Park during the winter season with new students and community members welcomed.

Baseball — Coffs Harbour Baseball Association

Email: publicity@coffsharbourbaseball.org
Website: coffsbaseballassociation.teamapp.com
Facebook: Coffs Harbour Baseball
The Coffs Harbour Baseball Association is a small club based association that welcomes new students and community members as players. All matches are played at Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park.

Hockey — Beaches Hockey Club

Email: beacheshockeyclub@gmail.com
Website: www.revolutionise.com.au/beacheshc
Facebook: Beaches Hockey Club – Coffs Harbour
The Beaches Hockey Club competes in Coffs Harbour District Hockey competition and has teams entered in both senior and junior grades. The club trains at various times throughout the week depending upon grade and competition at Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park Hockey Pitch. New students and community members welcomed.

Badminton – Coffs Harbour Badminton Club

Email: linus@aapt.net.au
Website: coffsharbourbadminton.wordpress.com
The Coffs Harbour Badminton Club plays graded matches on Thursday nights at SCU Sports Centre from 6.30-8.30pm. New students and community members welcomed.

Table Tennis – Coffs Harbour Table Tennis Club

Email: tabletenniscoffsharbour@gmail.com
Website: www.coffsharbourtabletennis.com
Facebook: Coffs Harbour Table Tennis Club
The Coffs Harbour Table Tennis Club plays Wednesday and Friday night singles competitions from 6-9pm at their competition space-189 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour. New students and community members welcomed.

Soccer – Sawtell Football Club

Email: sawtellscorpionsfc@gmail.com
Website: www.sawtellfc.com.au
Facebook: Sawtell FC
The Sawtell Football Club competes in the North Coast Football competition and has teams entered in both senior and junior grades. The club trains every Tuesday and Thursday nights at Toormina Soccer pitch in Toormina Road during the winter season with new students and community members welcomed.

SCU Midwifery Club

Email: r.walsh.24@student.scu.edu.au 
Facebook: SCU Midwifery Club
The SCU Midwifery club aims to connect and inspire midwifery students, midwifery-interested students and people from the community. The club provides opportunities to socialise, unwind, debrief, learn and to give back to the community. Past events include social events, catered lunches, education days and fundraising for community projects.  

SCUSPA – Speech Pathology 

Email: m.bearman.10@student.scu.edu.au
SCUPS is a place for Psychology students to meet and further connect. Throughout the year they run a series of social events, networking events and further educational opportunities, including guest speakers, training courses and study sessions. Join up to enjoy BBQ’s, pizza and movie nights, dinners, Mental Health First Aid courses, talks from APS, academic and study skills and more

NMSC Study Club

Email: nmsc@gmail.com
We are an open to join club focused on providing resources to make a stronger student environment. Currently we are working on providing FREE student meals/snacks, study resources, extra learning opportunities and social events. This club is based at the National Marine Science Centre (NMSC) 

SCU Campus Christians

Email: coffsharbourchristianstudents@gmail.com
Facebook: Coffs Campus Christians
The Campus Christians provide a forum for Christian students to meet for mutual encouragement while remaining open to any students wishing to know more about the Christian message. We are about open discussions, a welcoming atmosphere, and creating a space that is comfortable for anyone. We facilitate social events and gatherings like film debates, meals and forums. 

Gold Coast clubs

SCU Boardriders (Surfing)

Email: unilife@scu.edu.au
Facebook: SCU Boardriders
The Board Riders Club holds regular competitions during the year at local surf breaks including Ballina and Lennox Head. They also compete at the Australian University Surfing Champs. This club is very active out of the surf as well with regular social events and parties. The club is also keen to involve surfers at Coffs and Gold Coast campuses.

Board and Friends Club

Email: a.jimenez.10@student.scu.edu.au

Education Club

Email: j.thompson.29@student.scu.edu.au
Facebook: SCU Education Club

International Students Club

Email: t.witthun.10@student.scu.edu.au
Facebook: CoastRs International Student Club

Midwifery Society

Email: d.peers.10@student.scu.edu.au
Facebook: SCU Midwifery Society

Nursing Club

Email: samantha_mcm@hotmail.com
Facebook: SCU Nursing Society

Occupational Therapy Student Alliance (OTSA)

Email: otsa.scu@gmail.com

Rainbow Alliance

Email: n.tyson.10@student.scu.edu.au
Facebook: Rainbow Alliance SCU Gold Coast

SCU Enviro Club

Email: thilinika.wijesinghe@scu.edu.au

Speech Pathology Club

Email: t.stiebel.10@student.scu.edu.au

AFL — Coolangatta Football Club

Email: info@coolangattafootballclub.com.au
Website: www.coolangattafootballclub.com
Facebook: Coolangatta Football Club
Instagram: @coolangattafc_bluebirds
The Coolangatta Blues, Colts and Bluebird's are an Australian Rules Football Club, representing the suburbs of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads. The Blues teams currently compete in QFA (Div2), QFA Colts and the Bluebird's teams compete in QWAFL and QWFA division 1 of the AFL Queensland State League at its home ground Len Peak Oval.

Dragon Boat Club

Email: cdragons@optusnet.com.au
Website: www.currumbindragons.com
Facebook: Currumbin Dragons Club
Currumbin Dragons were the first Dragon Boat Club based on beautiful Currumbin Creek. Try paddling in 10’s or 20’s dragon boats or outrigger canoes.

Football (Soccer) — Tweed United FC

Email: tweedunitedfc@hotmail.com
Facebook: TweedUnited FootballClub
Tweed United FC plays in the local Football Gold Coast competition, and fields junior teams and senior men’s teams in the Premier League, Coast League and midweek competitions and 2 women’s teams in the Metro League competition.

Netball — Seagulls Netball Club

Email: seagullsnetball2485@gmail.com
Facebook: Seagulls Netball Club Inc
Seagulls Netball caters for junior and senior players in a competitive and social capacity. They welcome all players both new and experienced. Competition is played at Arkinstall Park, Tweed Heads.

Rugby Union — Palm Beach Currumbin Rugby Union Club

Email: rugby@alleygators.com.au
Website: www.alleygators.com.au
Facebook: Alleygators PBC
Instagram: @alleygatorsrugby

Lismore clubs

SCU Bouldering Club

Email: alicejgrieve@gmail.com
Facebook: SCU Bouldering
The SCU Bouldering wall was built and is run by student volunteers. SCU's little climbing gem has climbs for beginners and experienced. Free admission for students, gold coin donation for non-students. Shoe hire is a gold coin donation.

SCU Netty Rats

Email: scu.netball@hotmail.com
Facebook: SCU Netball Club Lismore
The SCU Netball Club is the largest club within the Southern Cross community. The club strives to promote a healthy active lifestyle and create new and long lasting friendships with new players welcome. The club boasts in excess of 150 players in 15 teams with many making the finals and grand finals of the local Lismore competition.

SCU Gold Rats

Email: jcondon15@hotmail.com
Facebook: Southern Cross University Gold Rats
The Gold Rats Rugby Club competes in the Far North Coast Rugby Union competition with teams in in both men’s and women’s division. They also compete in the Uni Games and the Byron Bay Rugby 7s competitions each year. New players welcome! Training is held at the Maurie Ryan Oval, Lismore campus on Wednesday nights from 6:00pm.
The Southern Cross University Rugby Club is the oldest student-run organisation at the University. The Gold Rats have been a successful student-run club during its existence winning 16 premierships across all grades, including four in first grade. See SCU Gold Rats club history for more information.

SCU Boardriders (Surfing)

Email: unilife@scu.edu.au
Facebook: Scu Boardriders
The Board Riders Club holds regular competitions during the year at local surf breaks including Ballina and Lennox Head. They also compete at the Australian University Surfing Champs. This club is very active out of the surf as well with regular social events and parties. The club is also keen to involve surfers at Coffs and Gold Coast campuses.

SCU Swimming Club

Facebook: SCU Fitness Centre and Pool
Based at the SCU Fitness for You, this group does squad training and participates in community events such as the Byron Bay Ocean Swim Classic and Australian University National Championships. Classes are at 6:30am Monday, Wednesday and Friday and are suitable for all swimming levels. All staff on the Pool deck are Life Guard trained and qualified.

SCU Mountain Bike Club / Richmond Rivers Riders

Email: richmondriveresriders@gmail.com
Facebook: Richmond Rivers Riders Incorporated
Richmond River Riders is a Lismore based mountain bike club affiliated with MTBA, offering recreational and competitive mountain biking around Lismore. SCU students and staff welcome.

AFL — Lismore Swans

Email: lismoreswans@gmail.com
Facebook: Lismore Swans Australian Football Club
Instagram: @lismoreswansafc
The Lismore Swans Australian Football Club men’s team compete in the AFLQ QFA Div 2 South competition, and the women’s team competes in the AFLQ Northern Rivers Competition. Training is Tuesday and Thursday nights 5:30pm at Mortimer Oval, Lismore. All keen male and female players welcome.

Hockey — East Lismore Hockey Club

Email: eastlismore@hotmail.com
Facebook: East Lismore Hockey Club
Instagram: @east_lismore_hockey_club
East Lismore Hockey Club is an active and committed club, with teams ranging from 1st Divisions men and women, through all levels of senior and junior divisions.

Hockey — Northern Star Hockey Club

Email: northernstarhockeyclub@gmail.com
Facebook: Northern Star Hockey Club
Instagram: @northern_star_hockey_club
The club plays in the Far North Coast Hockey competition and the J.H. Williams trophy. Seniors training (men and women – all grades) is Tuesday 6pm – 7pm, at Hepburn Park, Goonellabah.

Running — Lismore Runners

Meet every Saturday morning for a run at 6am at Café Capello in Carrington St, Lismore. New runners welcomed.

Soccer — Lismore Thistles Soccer Club

Email: lismorethistlessc@ffnc.net.au
Facebook Lismore-Thistles Soccer-Club
Instagram: @lismorethistlessc
Lismore Thistles is an associated club of Southern Cross University and provide opportunities both men and women to play the world game of football, located just down the road from the Lismore campus it is a perfect club to join for any buddying Football player.

Tennis — Goonellabah Tennis Club

Email: naomi.doncaster@scu.edu.au
Facebook: Goonellabah Tennis Club
Goonellabah Tennis Club is located in Reserve Street Goonellabah. The club runs competitions which include- Monday Night Social, Wednesday Morning Ladies, Wednesday Night Mixed, Friday Night Juniors and Saturday afternoon Social.

SCU Chess Club

Email: chess@scu.edu.au
Social chess games are played every Wednesday in the Goodman Plaza from 12:00 to 3:00pm. Join the club to improve or even learn the game of chess! All levels are welcome. Competitions and events will be held throughout the year with prizes and awards up for grabs.

Lismore SCU Christian Students

Email: isaacbyrne97@gmail.com
Facebook: Lismore SCU Christian Students
Main weekly meetup every Wednesday 6pm @ Goodman Plaza. The Lismore SCU Christian Students group exists to build a strong community together as believers in Christ. The club gathers to encourage each other in our faith, and to create a space for others to come and learn about Christianity and to give people the opportunity to know Jesus.

SCU International Student Social Club (ISS)

Email: lexsa@scu.edu.au
Facebook: SCU International Students Club
The International Student Social Club is a place where domestic and international students can get together and learn more about each other's culture. They host a variety of social events throughout the year designed to make it easier for international students to make friends, stay connected, receive peer support, engaged with the university, break down language barriers and most of all, have fun!

Law Club Southern Cross University

Email: sculawclub@gmail.com
Facebook: SCU Law Club
Law Club is a Lismore based, Southern Cross University student organisation for students studying law, or interested in the law from the perspective of another discipline. Law Club aims to complement student’s academic journey with events, excursions and networking opportunities relevant to legal practice, the justice system, jurisprudence and beyond.

Mature Aged Students Club

Email: mascscu@gmail.com
Facebook: MASC- SCU
The Mature Age Students Club is a venue where students can meet socially. The club hosts meetings with invited speakers. These meetings will address topics particularly relevant to the needs of Mature students, for example: accommodation, or health issues. The club will auspice times and places where Mature students can meet socially.

Muslim Students Society

Email: lexsa@scu.edu.au
The Muslim Students Society supports faith by fulfilling the religious, educational and social needs of Muslim students at Southern Cross University. The club helps Muslim students maintain their Islamic identity on campus by providing a space for prayer, networking, promoting religious understanding among all students.

QSCU Society — Queer SCU

Email: lexsa@scu.edu.au
Facebook: QSCU Society
Promoting Inclusivity, Respect and Awareness of Gender Diversity on Lismore campus at Southern Cross University.

SCU Community Gardens

Email: jackbennie@outlook.com
Facebook: SCU Community Gardens
Open 3–5pm Thursdays. The Southern Cross University, Student Community Garden is a space on the Lismore Campus dedicated to growing a variety of organic vegetables, fruits, herbs, trees and native flowers. The SCU Community Garden provides students with an abundance of healthy food, physical exercise, social connection, and a peaceful place to unwind and enjoy nature during studies.

SCU Engineering Society

Email: scuengineeringsociety@gmail.com
Facebook:SCU Engineering Society
The main purpose of the Southern Cross University Engineering Society is to assist students in developing their careers in engineering as well as organizing outings and events designed to promote professional and social networking.

SCU Foodies Club

Email: lexsa@scu.edu.au
Facebook: SCU Foodies
SCU Foodies is a food appreciation society at the Southern Cross University Lismore campus, the club strives to expand food focused students palate by providing opportunities to try various types of food from different cultures.

SCU Spin Fire & Flow Club

Email: lexsa@scu.edu.au
Facebook: Spin Fire & Flow
The SCU Fire Club is a student club and social group which involves the use of fire twirling equipment. The club encourages creativity through exercise and self-expression. They use a variety of circus toys to help facilitate both physical and mental stress relief and a social interactive space for students on a weekly basis. Members will be trained and instructed in safety and the use of this equipment.

SCU Student Media Club — ‘SCUM’

Email: scumediaclub@hotmail.com
Facebook: SCU Student Media Club
Media Club is a production club at Southern Cross University, Lismore. This club aims to contribute to all of SCU’s student experiences and careers by facilitating collaboration in design, scripting, production, editing, promotion, viewing and critiquing of filmic media across all platforms. The club encourages student involvement into the creative sector by providing support outside of the academic structure of Southern Cross University degrees. Social events, workshops and professional talks will be available for students to attend and connect with other like-minded creatives.

SOMA — Student Osteopathic Medicine Association

Email: somascu@gmail.com
Facebook: SOMA Lismore
SOMA’s aim is to create a supportive community for osteopathy student to engage within. They provide social events which give students of all five year levels a chance to interact and socialize in a relaxed setting. They also organize educational events such as workshops as well as guest speakers from around the country.