AFL Capricornia

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Australian Football League Capricornia

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General information
Founded 1972 in Rockhampton, Queensland
AFL Capriconia Season 2013: A Grade
Premiers Boyne Island Tannum Sands AFC
Minor Premiers Boyne Island Tannum Sands AFC
Wooden Spoon Brothers Rockhampton AFC
Burnie Gottke Medal
(Best & Fairest)
Daniel Hunt;
BITS Saints AFC
Leading goal kicker Luke O'Shea (92 Goals);
BITS Saints AFC
Grand Final venue and date Rockhampton Cricket Ground;
Saturday 13 September 2014

AFL Capricornia is an amateur Australian football competition played in the areas of Rockhampton and Gladstone between the months of March and September in the cooler seasons of the Central Queensland climate. The Capricornia region has had a few success stories of ex-Rockhampton players now playing or have played in the AFL, e.g. Zac Smith (Suns), Paul O'Shea (Bulldogs), Gavin Urquart (Kangaroos).

There are six senior clubs in the competition, all clubs have firsts, seconds, under 17s, under 15s and 13s. All Clubs run the Auskick, and have their own grounds to train and play on. It is the only competition in Queensland outside of Cairns and Brisbane to run a full league that includes seniors to juniors at all six clubs.

Representative team[edit]

             AFL Capricornia "Cyclones"
The region's representative team originally had colours of yellow, black and white, and were known as the "Taipans". During the reconfiguration of AFL Queensland another representative team closer to Brisbane was given the nickname "Taipans", this forced the AFL Capricornia to choose a different identity. The new colours are dark blue, sky blue and white, and are now known as the "Cyclones"

Recent matches[edit]

Date Winner Score Loser Score Ground
25/06/2005              AFL Capricornia
(won by 7 points)
N/A          AFL Bundaberg Wide Bay N/A Frank Coulthard Oval,
Bundaberg, Queensland
30/04/2006              AFL Capricornia 15.14 (104)          AFL Bundaberg Wide Bay 7.11 (53) Rockhampton Cricket Ground,
Rockhampton, Queensland
07/07/2007              AFL Capricornia 17.13 (115)          AFL Bundaberg Wide Bay 10.10 (70) Keith Dunne Oval,
Hervey Bay, Queensland
03/05/2008              AFL Capricornia 17.13 (115)          AFL Bundaberg Wide Bay 12.10 (82) Boyne Island Oval,
Boyne Island, Queensland
13/06/2009              AFL Capricornia 20.19 (139)          AFL Wide Bay 5.3 (33) Rockhampton, Queensland
01/05/2010              AFL Capricornia 15.10 (100)          AFL Wide Bay 11.5 (71) Bundaberg, Queensland
09/06/2011              AFL Mackay 9.14 (68)              AFL Capricornia 9.6 (60) Harrup Park,
Mackay, Queensland

AFL Capricornia: clubs[edit]

Current clubs
Club information Age divisions
Colours Club Nickname Established Years Home ground and location Senior Mens Juniors Auskick Senior Women's
Boyne Island Tannum Sands AFC Saints 1984 1984- Boyne Island Oval,
Boyne Island, Queensland
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brothers Rockhampton AFC Roos 1981 1981– Kele Park,
Rockhampton, Queensland
Yes Yes Yes Yes
         Gladstone AFC Mudcrabs 1968 1968– Clinton Park,
Gladstone, Queensland
Yes Yes Yes Yes
             Glenmore AFC Bulls 1968 as Wandal AFC 1968– Stenlake Park,
Rockhampton, Queensland
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rockhampton Panthers AFC Panthers 1968 as Parkhurst AFC 1968– Rockhampton Cricket Ground,
Rockhampton, Queensland
Yes Yes Yes Yes
         Yeppoon AFC Swans 1985 1985– Swan Park,
Yeppoon, Queensland
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Former clubs
Club information Age divisions
Colours Club Nickname Established Years Home ground and location Senior Mens Juniors Auskick Senior Women's
     Allenstown AFC All Blacks 1972 1972,1978–1979 Kawana Park,
Rockhampton, Queensland
Yes No No No
         Biloela AFC Bombers 1985 1985–1987 Biloela Cricket Ground,
Biloela, Queensland
Yes No No No
         Blackwater AFC Cats 1981 1981–1982 Blackwater Cricket Ground,
Blackwater, Queensland
Yes No No Yes
         Depot Hill AFC Hawks 1972 1972-?  ?,
Rockhampton, Queensland
Yes No No No
         Parkana AFC Demons 1972 1972–1993 Church Park,
Rockhampton, Queensland
Yes Yes No Yes

Senior Mens[edit]

Games are played on Saturday afternoon or Saturday night.
The league began in 1972 with local clubs in Allenstown, Depot Hill and Parkhurst. In 1973 the competition expanded its horizons with clubs playing in Rockhampton and Gladstone, and later Blackwater, Biloela and Yeppoon. At one stage there were eight teams in the competition.

The RAFA again changed its name from Rockhampton to Capricornia, then a few years later changed the word Association to League, becoming the Capricornia AFL. With the restructuring of Australian football competitions at the instigation of the Australian Football League in 2000, the league became the AFL Capricornia.

The First Rockhampton A Grade Australian Football Grand Final[edit]

Year Premiers Score Runners up Score
1972 Allenstown All Blacks 12.14 (96) Depot Hill Hawks 13.7 (95)

Recent A Grade Grand Final Results[edit]

Year Premiers Score Runners Up Score
2006 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints 10.9 (69) Brothers Rockhampton Kangaroos 6.5 (41)
2007 Rockhampton Panthers 16.9 (105) Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints 13.5 (83)
2008 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints 14.7 (91) Rockhampton Panthers 8.10 (58)
2009 Yeppoon Swans 18.12 (120) Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints 6.11 (47)
2010 Brothers Rockhampton Kangaroos 10.16 (76) Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints 10.6 (66)
2011 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints 17.13 (115) Yeppoon Swans 9.11 (65)
2012 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints 17.14 (116) Gladstone Mudcrabs 7.9 (51)
2013 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints 12.7 (79) Glenmore Bulls 5.7 (37)
2014 Glenmore Bulls 13.5 (83) Yeppoon Swans 7.5 (47)

Recent Reserve Grade Grand Final results[edit]

Year Premiers Score Runners Up Score
2006 Yeppoon Swans 11.8 (74) Gladstone Mudcrabs 5.7 (37)
2007 Glenmore Bulls 10.6 (66) Rockhampton Panthers 6.10 (46)
2008 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints 13.8 (86) Rockhampton Panthers 12.7 (79)
2009 Rockhampton Panthers 10.13 (73) Yeppoon Swans 7.4 (46)
2010 Brothers Rockhampton 13.7 (85) Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints 7.3 (45)
2011 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints 11.11 (77) Brothers Rockhampton Kangaroos 5.2 (32)
2012 Gladstone Mudcrabs 9.6 (60) Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints 4.2 (26)
2013 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints 13.10 (88) Gladstone Mudcrabs 6.9 (45)
2014 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints 14.5 (89) Glenmore Bulls 8.3 (51)

Honour Roll[edit]

Season A Grade B Grade
Year Premiers Best & Fairest Leading goal kicker Premiers Best & Fairest Leading goal kicker
RAFA: Rockhampton Australian Football Association
1972 Allenstown
1973 Gladstone
1974 Gladstone
1975 Gladstone Tony Weller (Bulls)
CAFA: Capricorn Australian Football Association
1976 Wandal
1977 Wandal
1978 Wandal Ross Borg (Bulls)
1979 Parkana
1980 Parkhurst Ross Borg (Bulls)
CAFL: Capricorn Australian Football League
1981 Wandal
1982 Gladstone Brothers
1983 Gladstone Parkhurst
1984 Brothers Parkana
1985 Parkhurst Yeppoon Mark Nunn (Bulls)
1986 Brothers Yeppoon Brian Lowe (Bulls)
1987 Brothers Boyne Island Tannum Sands
1988 Wandal Rick Munday (Bulls) Wandal Rob Florence (Bulls)
1989 Wandal Wandal
1990 Wandal Wandal
1991 Yeppoon Gerald Hickey (Roos) Yeppoon
1992 Yeppoon Tim Carroll (Roos) Wandal Rob Taylor (Bulls)
1993 Parkhurst Paul Ugle (Panthers) Gladstone Darren Horton (Mudcrabs)
1994 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Wandal Ross Borg (Bulls)
1995 Brothers Brothers
1996 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Boyne Island Tannum Sands
1997 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Wayne Clifford (Roos) Yeppoon
1998 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Murray Payne (Bulls) Boyne Island Tannum Sands
1999 Yeppoon Boyne Island Tannum Sands
AFLC: Australian Football League Capricornia
2000 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Andy Thornbury (Bulls) Boyne Island Tannum Sands Murray Payne (Bulls)
2001 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Matthew Parker (Mudcrabs) Boyne Island Tannum Sands Aaron Barrett (Mudcrabs)
2002 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Luke Henschke (Bulls) Boyne Island Tannum Sands
2003 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Boyne Island Tannum Sands
2004 Gladstone Quentin Allen (Mudcrabs) Yeppoon
2005 Brothers Darren Boase (Saints) Clint Ennis (Roos) 75 Glenmore Shaun McClure (Saints) Aaron Barrett (Mudcrabs) 47
2006 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Clinton Evans (Panthers) Darren Boase (Saints) 65 Yeppoon Sebastian Palma (Swans) Shaun Johnston (Saints) 55
2007 Panthers Liam Kronk (Panthers) Clint Ennis (Panthers) 84 Glenmore Matt Hellyer (Panthers) David Bibby (Swans)
2008 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Ben Burns (Bulls) Boyne Island Tannum Sands
2009 Yeppoon Aaron Russell (Bulls) Rockhampton
2010 Brothers Aiden Colbourne (Roos) Aiden Colbourne (Roos) 71 Brothers Dan Shea (Saints) Guy Antoine (Mudcrabs) 22
2011 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Tyson Payne (Bulls),
Adam Rakip (Saints)
John Beirouti (Saints) 115 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Lachlan Moore (Bulls) Mitch Goodwin (Saints) 60
2012 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Matthew Wallin (Swans) Aaron Pianta (Panthers) 57 Gladstone Ben Leahy (Mudcrabs) Aaron Barrett (Mudcrabs) 50
2013 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Daniel Hunt (Saints) Luke O'Shea (Saints) 92 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Daniel Clay (Mudcrabs) Matt Runnals (Mudcrabs) 38
2014 Glenmore Bulls Toby Payne (Glenmore) 56 Boyne Island Tannum Sands Joel Moore (B.I.T.S.) 48

Juniors[edit]

Games are played on Saturday morning or Saturday afternoon.

Honour roll[edit]

Season Under 17's Under 15's Under 13's
Year Premiers Best & Fairest Premiers Best & Fairest Premiers Best & Fairest
RAFA: Rockhampton Australian Football Association
1972
1973
1974
1975
CAFA: Capricorn Australian Football Association
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
CAFL: Capricorn Australian Football League
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985 Parkhurst
1986
1987 Yeppoon
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
AFLC: Australian Football League Capricornia
2000
2001 Glenmore Glenmore (U14)
2002 Glenmore Glenmore (U14) Gavin Urquhart
2003 Glenmore Glenmore (U14)
2004 John Magnussen Glenmore
2005 B.I.T.S. B.I.T.S. B.I.T.S Daniel Hunt
2006
2007 Craig Shipard Daniel Hunt Jamie Cunninghame
2008 B.I.T.S. Sam Nicholls Gladstone Kieran Spark Yeppoon Thomas Cossens
2009
2010 Gladstone Cameron O'Grady Yeppoon Gladstone
2011 Yeppoon Yeppoon Glenmore Joshua Redsell
2012 Yeppoon Gladstone Glenmore Bailey Malkki
2013 Yeppoon Glenmore BITS Ari Miles (Yeppoon)

Auskick[edit]

Games are played on Friday night or on Sunday morning
Auskick Football Clubs are split into three regions Rockhampton, Gladstone and the Capricorn Coast.
AFL Capricornia also runs Auskick Centers in conjunction with local schools.

Rockhampton Region[edit]

Colours Club Under 7s Under 9s Under 11s
         Brothers Rockhampton AFC Yes Yes Yes
             Glenmore AFC Yes Yes Yes
         Rockhampton Panthers AFC Yes Yes Yes
Auskick Centers: 2012
Center Location Day Time Start date End date
[TBA] [TBA],
[TBA]
[TBA] [TBA][TBA] [TBA] [TBA]

[TBA]: to be announced

Gladstone Region[edit]

Colours Club Under 7s Under 9s Under 11s
             Boyne Island Tannum Sands AFC Yes Yes Yes
         Gladstone AFC Yes Yes Yes
Auskick Centers: 2012
Center Location Day Time Start date End date
[TBA] [TBA],
[TBA]
[TBA] [TBA][TBA] [TBA] [TBA]

[TBA]: to be a Announced

Capricorn Coast Region[edit]

Colours Club Under 7s Under 9s Under 11s
         Yeppoon AFC Yes Yes Yes
Auskick Centers: 2012
Center Location Day Time Start date End date
[TBA] [TBA],
[TBA]
[TBA] [TBA][TBA] [TBA] [TBA]

[TBA]: to be announced

Senior Womens[edit]

Games are played on Saturday or Sunday afternoon
The first all women's Australian Football game in this region was played in 1983, with Sisters Roos AFC (Brothers) versus Boyne Island Tannum Sands Saints. The game was played before the seniors game, and the eventual winner was the Sisters Roos. Sisters Roos were also holders of the Champions Cup which was given to the winners of the then pre season challenge.

There had been talk of a Women's League starting since 1992, though it took much longer to eventuate, but there were a couple of exhibition games played before the men's senior games in the nineties.

In late 2010 the AFL Capricornia Women's League was formed. AFL Capricornia development officer Stuart Seager said "The games were of a high quality".

Honour Roll[edit]

Season Senior Women's
Year Premiers Best & Fairest Leading goal kicker
Capricorn Australian Football League Women's
1983 Brothers ? ?
Australian Football League Capricornia Women's
2010 Boyne Island Tannum Sands              Megan Hunt ?
2011 Gladstone          Emma Aeschlimann          Samantha Coles
2012 Gladstone              Katie Selhorst          Samantha Coles
2013 Glenmore Maree Lambart Rhianna Titmarsh

AFL Capricornia Premiership Tables and Finals results[edit]

A Grade Senior Men[edit]

Below is a summary of the A Grade Premiership Tables at the end of the home and away fixtures and the Finals results for the most recent seasons of the AFL Capricornia.

2008 Ladder[edit]

AFL Capricornia Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Glenmore 9 0 4 2 1312 946 138.69% 40 1st Semi Panthers 20 17 137 Gladstone 7 11 53
BITS 9 0 5 1 1508 1120 134.64% 38 2nd Semi BITS 18 8 116 Glenmore 12 9 81
Panthers 8 0 7 0 1150 1071 107.38% 32 Preliminary Panthers 18 14 122 Glenmore 8 9 57
Gladstone 7 0 7 1 1136 1255 90.52% 30 Grand BITS 14 7 91 Panthers 8 10 58
Brothers 6 0 9 0 980 1604 61.10% 24
Yeppoon 4 0 11 0 1121 1211 92.57% 16

2009 Ladder[edit]

AFL Capricornia Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Yeppoon 13 0 2 0 1446 981 147.40% 52 1st Semi BITS 14 11 95 Glenmore 11 6 72
Panthers 10 0 5 0 1432 1176 121.77% 40 2nd Semi Yeppoon 13 13 91 Panthers 9 16 70
Glenmore 7 0 7 1 1314 1123 117.01% 30 Preliminary BITS 11 9 75 Panthers 10 12 72
BITS 7 0 8 0 1325 1239 106.94% 28 Grand Yeppoon 18 12 120 BITS 6 11 47
Gladstone 4 0 11 0 923 1487 62.07% 16
Brothers 3 0 11 1 1099 1533 71.69% 14

2010 Ladder[edit]

AFL Capricornia Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Brothers 13 0 2 0 1684 1074 156.80% 52 1st Semi BITS 12 7 79 Panthers 8 12 60
Yeppoon 10 0 5 0 1554 981 158.41% 40 2nd Semi Brothers 13 8 86 Yeppoon 8 10 58
BITS 6 0 9 0 1290 1318 97.88% 24 Preliminary BITS 17 7 109 Yeppoon 12 11 83
Panthers 6 0 9 0 1196 1539 77.71% 24 Grand Brothers 10 16 76 BITS 10 6 66
Gladstone 5 0 10 0 1040 1430 72.73% 20
Glenmore 5 0 10 0 983 1405 69.96% 20

2011 Ladder[edit]

AFL Capricornia Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
BITS 17 0 0 0 2461 945 260.42% 68 1st Semi Yeppoon 15 6 96 Gladstone 13 13 91
Glenmore 11 0 6 0 1855 1348 137.61% 44 2nd Semi BITS 20 15 135 Glenmore 8 8 56
Yeppoon 9 0 9 0 1515 1566 96.74% 36 Preliminary Yeppoon 14 5 89 Glenmore 9 14 68
Gladstone 5 0 9 2 1343 1544 86.98% 24 Grand BITS 17 13 115 Yeppoon 9 11 65
Brothers 4 0 9 2 983 1327 74.08% 20
Panthers 1 0 14 0 744 2171 34.27% 4

2012 Ladder[edit]

AFL Capricornia Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
BITS 12 0 3 0 1852 773 239.59% 48 1st Semi Gladstone 14 12 96 Yeppoon 6 8 44
Glenmore 11 0 4 0 1296 1060 122.26% 44 2nd Semi BITS 16 9 105 Glenmore 8 11 59
Gladstone 10 0 5 0 1659 1062 156.21% 40 Preliminary Gladstone 14 6 90 Glenmore 7 15 57
Yeppoon 6 0 9 0 1004 1114 90.13% 24 Grand BITS 17 14 116 Gladstone 7 9 51
Panthers 6 0 9 0 1178 1503 78.38% 24
Brothers 0 0 15 0 624 2101 29.70% 0

2013 Ladder[edit]

AFL Capricornia Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
BITS 13 0 2 0 1727 892 193.61% 52 1st Semi Glenmore 20 14 134 Panthers 5 3 33
Yeppoon 13 0 2 0 1468 781 187.96% 52 2nd Semi BITS 17 13 115 Yeppoon 10 6 66
Glenmore 9 0 6 0 1342 1114 120.47% 36 Preliminary Glenmore 10 5 65 Yeppoon 6 13 49
Panthers 6 0 9 0 1159 1220 95.00% 24 Grand BITS 12 7 79 Glenmore 5 7 37
Gladstone 3 0 12 0 959 1247 76.90% 12
Brothers 1 0 14 0 747 2148 34.80% 4

2014 Ladder[edit]

AFL Capricornia Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Glenmore 13 0 2 0 1747 712 245.37% 52 1st Semi BITS 18 17 125 Panthers 4 3 27
Yeppoon 12 0 3 0 1724 735 234.56% 48 2nd Semi Glenmore 14 10 94 Yeppoon 10 9 69
BITS 10 0 5 0 1298 922 140.78% 40 Preliminary Yeppoon 14 11 95 BITS 10 10 70
Panthers 5 0 10 0 992 1351 73.43% 20 Grand Glenmore 13 5 83 Yeppoon 7 5 47
Gladstone 3 0 12 0 984 1626 60.52% 12
Brothers 2 0 13 0 642 2041 31.46% 8

Players in the AFL[edit]

Current players
Player AFL Capricornia Club AFL Club Jumper # Drafted Debut Years
Gavin Urquhart Glenmore AFC North Melbourne FC Jumper #14 2006: Pick #21 2008: Round 10 vs Brisbane Lions 2008 – present
Paul O'Shea Brothers AFC Western Bulldogs FC Jumper #44 2006: Pick #76 Yet To Debut Yet To Debut
Zac Smith Glenmore AFC Gold Coast FC Jumper #2 2009: Queensland Zone Selection 2011: Round 2 vs Carlton 2011 – present

The Capricornia region has had a few success stories of ex-Rockhampton players now playing or have played in the AFL, e.g. Zac Smith (Suns), Paul O'Shea (Bulldogs), Gavin Urquart (Kangaroos).

References[edit]

External links[edit]