Community Partners


The Sydney University Football Club (SUFC) has a proud history of being involved with a number of community based organisations and charities, including support of The Banksia Project, White Ribbon Campaign, and partnership with Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

People are at the heart of everything we do at Scope. No matter what your hopes, goals and dreams are, our passionate team is here to help turn them into a reality. Through Scope, you can access a wide range of disability support services — from physical therapy and communication support, to accommodation and group programs. All our services are led by friendly, caring specialists who are dedicated to working in partnership with you.

Scope was founded in 1948 by families who wanted better support for their children with cerebral palsy. Without a service provider who would take their children on, the families banded together to create a not-for-profit organisation that believed in the potential of every individual, regardless of the complexity of their disability.

By 2001, the organisation was officially named Scope. The name reflects the core belief of our founding families — that, with the right support, every person has scope to achieve their goals in life. As well as being active in research, Scope also leads the way in working with corporate and government organisations to remove barriers to social inclusion through our pioneering work in Communication Access. We adhere to government standards and have achieved accreditation under the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework. We work within this framework when planning, delivering, and evaluating our services. In 2018, Scope was selected through a competitive process to deliver Supported Independent Living (SIL) services to residents living in 226 Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) houses, as well as those accessing 12 short-term accommodation and assistance services across Victoria. In 2019, Scope was established as a wholly-owned subsidiary to manage these services and support the transition to the NDIS. Scope remains an integral part of Scope, operating with the same values and approach to high quality services. In 2021, Scope acquired Disability Services Australia (DSA), a leading NSW disability services provider — helping extend the reach of our services to people with disabilities throughout NSW. All previous services delivered by DSA are now available through Scope. As we look to the future, the vision and determination of those early families drives us on.

White Ribbon is the world’s largest male-led movement to end men’s violence against women.

The White Ribbon Campaign is about recognising the positive role that men play in preventing violence against women. It fosters and encourages male leadership in the prevention of violence against women, based on the understanding that most men are not violent.

The White Ribbon Cup was established by the Inner West Domestic Violence Liaison Committee with West Harbour Rugby Union and Sydney University Rugby Union in 2011, and is played annually between West Harbour Rugby Union and Sydney University Rugby Union 1st Grade. It is a vehicle for players, coaches, managers and supporters to raise awareness of the White Ribbon campaign, and to also take the White Ribbon Oath, swearing never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.

If you or someone you know is experiencing violence call 1800 RESPECT for advice or support. In an emergency, call 000