Albany Creek Excelsior FC

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Albany Creek Excelsior FC
Albany Creek Excelsior FC logo.png
Full name Albany Creek Excelsior Football Club
Founded 1963
Ground Wolter Park, Albany Creek
League Brisbane Premier League
2016 8th
Website Club website

Albany Creek Excelsior Football Club is an Australian football (soccer) club from Albany Creek, a suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The club was formed in 1963, and currently play in Brisbane Premier League.[1]

History[edit]

Albany Creek Excelsior was founded in 1963 by Hec Wolter, the headmaster of Albany Creek Primary School. The early years of the club focussed on providing teams for Brisbane’s junior soccer competitions, with an emphasis on the development of local junior players.[1]

The club is first recorded as competing in senior competition in 1977 when it played in Brisbane’s Division Seven.[2] The club slowly rose up the ranks and was promoted to Division Two after winning the 1995 Division Three Grand Final against Capalaba. For the next 14 seasons from 1996 to 2009, Albany Creek Excelsior remained at the second tier of Brisbane competition, just one level below the Brisbane Premier League.[2]

In 2007, Albany Creek Excelsior was the largest football club on Brisbane’s northside with 63 junior teams, 5 senior squads and over 760 male and female players spanning the junior and senior ranks.[1]

After relegation in 2009, a season when the club failed to win a game,[3] Albany Creek Excelsior bounced back and narrowly missed promotion in 2010 Premier League Two,[4] and achieved the best cup run in their history by reaching the semi-finals of the 2010 Brisbane Premier Cup before being knocked out by Rochedale Rovers.[5][6]

Between 2007 and 2011, the club was able to invest heavily in infrastructure at Wolter Park and the South Pine Sports Complex, thanks to generous donations from supporters of the club together with government financial support. These investments contributed to the club being promoted to the Brisbane Premier League for the first time in 2013, and its associated club Moreton Bay United FC being selected into the National Premier Leagues Queensland.[1]

Recent Seasons[edit]

Season League FFA Cup
Division (Tier) Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Position Finals Series
2008 Premier Division 1 (4) 22 3 2 17 20 67 -47 11 12th DNQ Not yet founded
2009 Premier Division 1 (4) 22 0 2 20 13 73 -60 2 12th ↓ DNQ
2010 Premier Division 2 (5) 22 14 2 6 61 33 28 44 3rd Runners-up
2011 Premier Division 2 (5) 26 14 5 7 72 32 40 47 2nd ↑ Champions
2012 Premier Division 1 (4) 26 17 4 5 74 48 26 55 1st ↑ Semi-Finalist
2013 Brisbane Premier League (3) 22 7 0 15 32 67 -35 21 9th DNQ
2014 Brisbane Premier League (3) 22 7 1 14 35 56 -21 22 8th DNQ Preliminary Round 3
2015 Brisbane Premier League (3) 22 9 5 8 42 34 8 32 6th DNQ Preliminary Round 5
2016 Brisbane Premier League (3) 22 9 5 8 44 37 7 32 8th DNQ Preliminary Round 4

Source:[2]

Key: Premiers / Champions Promoted ↑ Relegated ↓

The tier is the level in the Australian soccer league system

Honours[edit]

  • Brisbane Division 4 – Premiers 1990
  • Brisbane Division 3 – Champions 1995
  • Brisbane Division 1 North – Champions 1998
  • Brisbane Premier Division 2 – Champions 2011
  • Brisbane Premier Division 1 – Premiers 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "History of Albany Creek Excelsior FC". Albany Creek Excelsior FC official website. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Albany Creek FC". Brisbane Football (Soccer) Tables. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Football Brisbane, Season 2009 - Final Tables". Brisbane Football (Soccer) Tables. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Football Brisbane, Season 2010 - Final Tables". Brisbane Football (Soccer) Tables. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Brisbane Cup Competitions 1921-2016". Brisbane Football (Soccer) Tables. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Brisbane Premier Cup 2010 Fixtures/Results". socceraust.co.uk website. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 

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