Australian rules football in South East Queensland

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(QFA) Queensland Football Association

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General information
Founded 1969 in Brisbane, Queensland
as South Queensland Australian Football Association
Sport(s) Australian Rules Football (1970–present)
Affiliation AFL Queensland (2006–present)
Participants level Semi-pro / amateur
Area covered South East Queensland
Known as
1970-1991 (SQAFA) South Queensland Australian Football Association
1992-1999 (BAFA) Brisbane Australian Football League
2000-2005 (AFLSQ) Australian Football League South Queensland
2006-2011 (AFLQSL) Australian Football League State League
& (AFLQSA) Australian Football League State Association
2012-2013 (SEQAFL) South East Queensland Australian Football League
2014-2016 (QFA) Queensland Football Association
& (QAFA) Queensland Amateur Football Association
2017-present (QFA) Queensland Football Association
Competitions
Current Division 1 (since 1970)
Division 2 (since 1970)
Division 3 (since 1970)
Division 4 (since 2000)
Division 5 (since 2000)
Former Division 6 (2012-2016)

Australian rules football in South East Queensland has a varied history and many changes were made especially in the 21st century.

Occasionally inter-zone matches are held with separate South East Queensland representative sides taking part, they include the Gold Coast Stingrays, the Suncoast Power, the Western Taipans, and the Northern Raiders. Additionally when the South East competes together they are known as the South East Bushrangers.

History[edit]

Competition football began in 1970 with the South Queensland Australian Football Association (SQAFA) for developing players for the QAFL. Most of the players were amateurs. In 1992, the league changed its name to the Brisbane Australian Football League (BAFL) and included clubs from the Sunshine Coast. Another name change in 2000 brought about AFL South Queensland. In 2006, AFL South Queensland was taken under the umbrella of AFL Queensland and rebranded as the Queensland State Association. In 2012, it was renamed South East Queensland AFL.[1] Finally in 2014 the local level was divided into two leagues, the Queensland Football Association (QFA) and the Queensland Amateur Football Association (QAFA). Again in 2017 the name will change again to the Queensland Football Association (QFA), now covering five (5) divisions and the re-introduction of two (2) regional based leagues (AFL Northern Rivers & AFL Sunshine Coast / Wide Bay).

Current South East Queensland male football structure (2017-present)[edit]

Level Leagues from 2017 [2][3] Teams ↑ Promotion ↓ Relegation
1 North East Australian Football League 10 (Seniors) 0 0
2 Queensland Australian Football League 9 (Seniors & Reserves) 0 0
3 Queensland Football Association Division 1 10 (Seniors & Reserves) 0 1 (Wooden Spooners)
4 Queensland Football Association Division 2 10 (Seniors & Reserves) 1 (Premiers) 1 (Wooden Spooners)
5 Queensland Football Association Division 3 8 (Seniors & Reserves) 1 (Premiers) 0
6 Queensland Football Association Division 4 6 (Seniors) 0 1 (Wooden Spooners)
7 Queensland Football Association Division 5 7 (Seniors) 1 (Premiers) 0
8 AFL Northern Rivers 4 (Seniors & Reserves) 0 0
AFL Sunshine Coast / Wide Bay 8 (Seniors & Reserves) 0 0

North East Australian Football League (2017)[edit]

  • For full details about the North East Australian Football League, see here.

Queensland Australian Football League (2017)[edit]

  • For full details about the Queensland Australian Football League, see here.

Queensland Football Association Division 1 (2017)[edit]

Queensland Football Association Division 2 (2017)[edit]

Queensland Football Association Division 3 (2017)[edit]

Queensland Football Association Division 4 (2017)[edit]

Queensland Football Association Division 5 (2017)[edit]

AFL Northern Rivers (2017)[edit]

  • For full details about the AFL Northern Rivers, see here.

AFL Sunshine Coast / Wide Bay (2017)[edit]

  • For full details about the AFL Sunshine Coast / Wide Bay, see here.

Notable QFA clubs in recess or defunct (2017)[edit]

Premiers: 1970-present[edit]

Year SQAFA Division 1 SQAFA Division 2 SQAFA Division 3
1970 Sherwood Deagon ?
1971 Mt Gravatt University Queensland Stafford
1972 Mt Gravatt Banyo Mt Gravatt
1973 Sherwood Banyo Stafford
1974 Mt Gravatt Wynnum Aspley
1975 Sherwood Banyo Redland
1976 Sherwood RAAF Deagon
1977 Sherwood Deagon Beenleigh-Slacks
1978 Sherwood Oakleigh Everton
1979 Sherwood Ipswich RAAF
1980 Sherwood Beenleigh (No competition)
1981 Sherwood Everton (No competition)
1982 Sherwood Banyo (No competition)
1983 Mt Gravatt Ashgrove (No competition)
1984 Acacia Ridge University Queensland (No competition)
1985 Aspley Beenleigh (No competition)
1986 Aspley Jindalee (No competition)
1987 Aspley Redland (No competition)
1988 Aspley Redcliffe (No competition)
1989 Aspley Springwood (No competition)
1990 Aspley Everton (No competition)
1991 Strathpine Ipswich (No competition)
Year BAFL Division 1 BAFL Division 2 BAFL Division 3
1992 Aspley Moorooka (No competition)
1993 Maroochydore Sandgate (No competition)
1994 Maroochydore Sandgate (No competition)
1995 Maroochydore Alexandra Hills (No competition)
1996 Maroochydore Alexandra Hills (No competition)
1997 Noosa Wilston Grange Kenmore
1998 Redland Moorooka Kenmore
1999 Redland Caboolture Redland
Year AFLSQ Premier Division AFLSQ Division 1 AFLSQ Division 2 AFLSQ Division 3 AFLSQ Division 4
2000 Palm Beach-Currumbin Coorparoo Kings Gympie ? ?
2001 Coolangatta Burleigh Heads Coorparoo Kings Gympie ?
2002 Aspley Springwood Redcliffe Kenmore Wilston Grange
2003 Coolangatta Strathpine Wynnum (No competition) ?
2004 Burleigh Strathpine Robina (No competition) ?
2005 Burleigh Redcliffe Robina (No competition) ?
Year AFLQ State League Div 2 AFLQ State Assoc'n Div 1 AFLQ State Assoc'n Div 2 AFLQ State Assoc'n Div 3 North AFLQ State Assoc'n Div 3 Central
2006 Western Magpies Yeronga Kenmore (No competition) ?
2007 Palm Beach-Currumbin Yeronga Kedron Gympie Western Magpies
2008 Western Magpies Wynnum Redcliffe Nambour Strathpine
2009 Palm Beach-Currumbin Wynnum Beenleigh Nambour Woodsmen
2010 Noosa Caloundra Robina ? ?
2011 Noosa Coorparoo Kings Nambour & Hinterland Pomona Jimboomba
Year SEQAFL Division 1 SEQAFL Division 2 SEQAFL Division 3 SEQAFL Division 4 North SEQAFL Division 4 Central SEQAFL Division 4 South
2012 Western Magpies Coorparoo Kings Redcliffe Caloundra Pine Rivers Tweed Coast
2013 Springwood Coorparoo Kings Coomera Pomona Zillmere Tweed Coast
Year QFA North QFA South QAFA A Grade QAFA B Grade North QAFA B Grade Central QAFA B Grade South
2014 Mayne Springwood Griffith Uni/Moorooka Bribie Island Woodsmen Bond Uni
2015 Mayne Springwood Bond Uni Gympie Kedron Tweed Coast
2016 Mayne Coorparoo Kings Southeast Suns Maraochydore Zillmere Byron Magpies
Year QFA Division 1 QFA Division 2 QFA Division 3 QFA Division 4 QFA Division 5
2017

Former AFL South Queensland Divisions[edit]

Notable former QFA regional Divisions

2003 Bundaberg-Wide Bay Hinterland Division[edit]

All four AFL Bundaberg-Wide Bay Clubs from 2002, Hervey Bay Bombers, Across the Waves Bundaberg Eagles, Brothers Bulldogs and Maryborough Bears were joined by teams further south, Gympie Cats, Pomona Demons, Glasshouse and Bribie Island to play one season against each other before reverting to their various regional leagues in 2004 once again.

Finals summary:

  • Elimination Final - Maryborough 13.8-86 defeated Glasshouse 10.7-67
  • Qualifying Final - Across the Waves 13.12-90 defeated Bribie Island 11.11-77
  • First Semi Final - Maryborough 15.14-104 defeated Bribie Island 12.6-78
  • Second Semi Final - Hervey Bay 18.15-123 defeated Across the Waves 9.7-61
  • Preliminary Final - Across the Waves 14.15-99 defeated Maryborough 4.10-34
  • GRAND FINAL - Hervey Bay 8.8-56 defeated Across the Waves 6.17-53

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