Zillmere Eagles Australian Football Club

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Zillmere Eagles
Full name Zillmere Eagles Football Club
Nickname Eagles
Sport Australian rules football
Founded 1923
League Queensland State League
Home ground O'Callaghan Park, Zillmere
President David Argus
Head coach Murray Davis
2006 Runner-Up
Strip
Light blue with yellow insignia.

Zillmere Eagles Australian Football Club (formerly Windsor-Zillmere, North Brisbane and Northern Eagles) is an Australian rules football clubs that plays in the QAFA (A) competition. It reformed the senior side in 2013 and it was undefeated all year in the SEQAFL State Div 4 northern competition.

The club once competed in the AFL Queensland State League competition. The club is based in the suburb of Zillmere in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. It ceased to play in the league in 2008.

History[edit]

The Windsor-Zillmere club formed from the merger of neighbouring Windsor and Zillmere Football Clubs in 1962.

Sandgate merged with the club to form North Brisbane in 1991. North Brisbane won the 1995 but financial difficulties forced it into recess in 1996. Re-financed The Northern Eagles were formed in 1997, and were renamed Zillmere Eagles in 2005.

In recent years, the club has produced AFL player Danny Dickfos. A number of other players have been drafted from the Zillmere Eagles after playing a handful of games but they have been produced by junior clubs surrounding Zillmere. Players include Jamie Charman, Daniel Pratt, Robert Copeland, Josh Drummond, Ben Warren, Brendan Whitecross, Marcus Allan, Daniel Dzufer, Mitchell Hahn and Brett Backwell.

In October 2008, AFLQ transferred the licence from Zillmere Eagles to neighbouring Aspley as part of an independent review which looked into the best long term option for Australian football in North Brisbane.[1] [2]

Honours[edit]

Premierships[edit]

The club have won the league 18 times

Windsor (13)

  • 1929
  • 1930
  • 1932
  • 1933
  • 1936
  • 1937
  • 1938
  • 1939
  • 1940
  • 1947
  • 1949
  • 1950
  • 1951

Windsor-Zillmere (4)

  • 1975
  • 1976
  • 1981
  • 1988

North Brisbane (1)

  • 1995

Grogan Medallists[edit]

The Grogan Medal is awarded to the best and fairest player in an AFLQ season. The club have had 7 players win the award.

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