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Sunshine Coast Football
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Formation 1968
Headquarters Maroochydore Regional Soccer Complex, Sunshine Coast
Membership
Football Federation Australia
Chris Dunk
Website http://www.sunshinecoastfootball.com.au/

Sunshine Coast Football is the governing body of football (soccer) on Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It is a member zone of Football Queensland and Football Federation Australia.[1] The North Coast Coast Soccer Association (as it was known before statewide reforms) was formed in 1968. Teams from Caloundra and Woombye were soon formed, joined later that year by Maroochydore and Beerwah (now Beerwah-Glasshouse United). Club numbers have continued to expand and as of 2018 the Sunshine Coast Football Zone now incorporates more than 6,000 players in 18 clubs stretching from Bribie Island in the south to Gympie in the North. [2]

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History[edit]

First Game of Association Football on the North Coast – July 1920[edit]

The first recorded game of association football on the then North Coast was played at Palmwoods between teams from Palmwoods and Buderim on Saturday 31 July 1920.[3] The Palmwoods team was captained by Eddie Daniels and the Buderim team by Mr E Middleton. It is unclear where the game was played; the match report refers to the Palmwoods School of Arts end: “Palmwoods won the toss and defended the School of Arts end … “. The small Palmwoods School of Arts was located on Montville Road and was replaced by the current Palmwoods Memorial Hall in Main Street in 1922.[4][5] It seems likely that the game was played at the current Palmwoods Sports & Recreation Reserve on the Palmwoods-Montville Road. Mr W Browne or possibly Brown was the referee.[6][7] The final score was a 2–0 win to Palmwoods; the goal scorers being Eddie Daniels and E Renouf.[8]

A return game between Buderim and Palmwoods was played at Buderim on Saturday 7 August 1920 with Buderim winning 5 – 4.[9] It appears the Palmwoods team and supporters travelled via the now defunct Palmwoods-Buderim tramway.[10] Wilf Bratton, who would tour New Zealand with the first Australian team in 1922 and debut for Australia (as official Socceroo Cap Number 12) in Wellington in June 1922, played for Palmwoods.[11][12] As both teams had each won a game, a deciding game was played at Palmwoods on Saturday, 21 August.[13] The deciding game was won by Buderim 3–2.[14]

Formation of the North Coast Football Association (NCFA) - April 1921[edit]

These Palmwoods-Buderim friendly games sparked interest in association football in other districts of the North Coast and prompted formation of the North Coast Football Association (NCFA) at a meeting at Palmwoods on Saturday 9 April 1921.[15][16] It was agreed that Palmwoods would be the NCFA's temporary headquarters.[17] The first committee[18][19] comprised:

  • Patron – Mr JF Power
  • President – Captain JT Tennent or Tennant (Mapleton)[20]
  • Senior Vice-President – Mr LF Baldry (North Arm)
  • Honorary Secretary/Treasurer – Mr WJ Forde (Buderim)

At this time 4 clubs were affiliated with the NCFA – Buderim, Mapleton, North Arm and Palmwoods.[21]

First North Coast Representative Team - May 1921[edit]

On Labor Day (8 Hour Day) 3 May 1921, after only 2 friendly fixtures had been played in the newly-established NCFA competition, a North Coast representative team played a Brisbane Division 2 representative side at the Brisbane Cricket Ground as part of the Country Carnival.[22][23] The originally selected North Coast team was: Daniels, Bratten, Stemp, Cutcliffe (possibly Cutmore), Newberry, Pack, Jensen, Williams, Bendall, Middleton, Sorenson; Reserves: Bycroft, Miller.[24]

The team changed again following an NCFA committee meeting on Saturday, 30 April at Tapper's Rooms (W Tapper was an auctioneer[25]) in Palmwoods:[26]

  • Buderim - A Bendall, G Newbery (possibly Newberry or Newbury), E Middleton (Captain), A Irnoen, N Sorensen, H Stemp
  • Mapleton - F Moon, S Pack, J Simpson, G Cutmore
  • Palmwoods - Eddie Daniels (Vice-Captain)
  • Manager - WJ Forde (Buderim)

As The Telegraph newspaper noted, whilst the North Coast team was soundly beaten 7–2 (it was 3–0 at half-time[27]) they "put up an exceedingly creditable performance".[28] The team which played appears to have been different to that originally selected:[29][30] C Moon (goalkeeper), W Jensen, S Pack, S Newberry (possibly Newbury), J Sorenson, H Henry, Eddie Daniels, Cutmore (Captain),[31] J Simpson, Middleton, Bendall. Goalscorers for the North Coast were J Simpson and the second was a "beautiful cross-shot" by left-winger Bendall.[32][33] The North Coast team played in white.[34][35]

Some newspaper reports suggested some members of the North Coast team appeared to be new to the game;[36][37][38] this was definitely true in the case of goalkeeper C Moon who was a convert from rugby league.[39][40] History would repeat itself 47 years later in 1968 when the Caloundra Rugby League club, on being denied entry to North Coast Rugby League decided to play "soccer".[41]

Many of the North Coast players were from a dairying background so after the morning milking had to rush to the nearest railway station to get to Brisbane for the game, and leave straight after the game to get home, hopefully in time for the evening milking. One player rode many miles on horseback to get to nearest railway station and didn't arrive home until 6:00 am the morning after the game.[42]

First Games & First Season - 1921[edit]

1921, the first official season of the NCFA commenced with 4 teams - Palmwoods, Buderim, Mapleton and North Arm [43] The first official fixtures were played on Saturday 14 May with Palmwoods at home to Buderim and Mapleton at home to North Arm. Mapleton played their first home game at the Mapleton School of Arts grounds.[44] These grounds on Obi Obi Road still exist today as the Mapleton Community Hall Sports Ground.

The results (and goalscorers) of the first official fixtures played on the North Coast under the auspices of the NCFA were:[45][46]

  • Palmwoods 2 (Williams, R Robinson) - Buderim 3 (Bendall, Middleton, Sid Newberry)
  • Mapleton 0 - North Arm 2 (Clark, Unknown). This game was refereed by the President of the NCFA, Captain Tennant.[47]

The inaugural NCFA premiers were North Arm who were unbeaten, winning 7 and drawing 1 of their 8 games whilst scoring 33 goals and conceding just 3.[48] Buck scored 21 of North Arm's goals. The match report for North Arm's 1 - 1 draw with Mapleton A on Saturday 6 August which clinched them the premiership, is revealing. Firstly, the clubs had developed nicknames mainly based on their colours:

  • North Arm - the Blues
  • Mapleton - the Maroons
  • Palmwoods - the Tigers

Secondly, towards the end of the season Palmwoods were struggling to field a full team, travelling to Mapleton to play Mapleton B 2 players short. In the inaugural season Mapleton A finished 2nd and Palmwoods 3rd.[49] Palmwoods were the only side to score twice against the premiers North Arm and the only team to score against North Arm at their home ground.

Thirdly, this was a rough game. Three North Arm forwards were "laid out" in the first 30 minutes with the Fox brothers (JR & TA Fox) being "laid out" twice in the first 16 minutes and Buck breaking 2 ribs in a collision in the 30th minute.[50]

Fourthly, this game confirmed the emergence of Jack White who had an "outstanding" game in defence for North Arm.[51] White was to go on and play for Queensland (in 1923) and for Australia against New Zealand (as official Socceroo Cap Number 20) in Brisbane in June 1923.[52]

In late-August 1921 North Coast representative teams played teams from Brisbane at the Nambour Showgrounds in front of a crowd of about 250.[53] North Coast B was beaten 2–0 by Brisbane B whilst North Coast A was beaten 4–0 by Brisbane A.[54] At the after-game dinner it was revealed that a "prominent Nambour gentleman" would award a silver cup to the winner of the North Coast competition from the 1922 season.[55] The North Coast teams[56] which played Brisbane teams in August 1921 were:

North Coast B (Colours - Two Blues[57]) Played Brisbane B in August 1921 at Nambour Showgrounds

Player Club
BA Wardlaw North Arm
A Jensen
J Wardley
M Moehan
G Newbury (or Newberry or Newbery) Buderim
H Stemp Buderim
J Martindale
S Bray
F Renouf Palmwoods
C Ward North Arm
A Bendal (or Bendall) Buderim

North Coast A (Colours - Red[58]) Played Brisbane A in August 1921 at Nambour Showgrounds

Player Club
J Tennent (possibly Tennant) Mapleton
G Rae
S Park (possibly Pack) who replaced W Eggleton (sick) Mapleton
S White North Arm
Ray Smith
R Wardlaw North Arm
Jack Cutmore Mapleton
W Bratten Mapleton
Jock Simpson replaced W Buck (injured) Mapleton
Rex Robinson Palmwoods
J Flynn Buderim

In September Corinthians Soccer Football team (from Brisbane) played a combined Buderim–Palmwoods team at Buderim and were beaten 3–2. The referee was Mr T Hurford.[59]

There were some encouraging developments in 1921. Firstly, the Mapleton club was warmly embraced by the local community and signed 26 players, enabling it to field 2 teams in NCFA competitions.[60] The two Mapleton teams, A & B played each other at Mapleton on Saturday 11 June with Mapleton A winning a "hard" game 1 - 0.[61] Secondly, E Middleton, Buderim's captain offered to donate a cup provided 6 clubs competed.[62] Thirdly, Mr J Power (of Mapleton), the Patron of the NCFA donated a silk pennant to be awarded to the winning club and the NCFA agreed to present gold medals to players from the winning club.[63] Finally, teams from Beerwah, Nambour and Glasshouse Mountains expressed an interest in joining the competition in 1922.[64]

1922 Season[edit]

In March 1922 the Beerburrum Soccer Club was formed and joined the North Coast Football Association (NCFA). Mr H Beacroft was the inaugural Secretary.[65]

In March the Buderim Club unanimously agreed to re-form the club. It was also agreed that a series of practice games be played at "Mr G Burnett's ground near the station". The elected office-bearers were:[66]

  • Patron - SJ Hood
  • President & Captain - A Jensen
  • Vice-Captain - E Middleton
  • Secretary - AC Bendall
  • Selection Committee - AC Bendall, E Middleton & A Jensen

In March it was reported the NCFA had received nominations for the upcoming season from 6 teams - Mapleton (2 teams), North Arm, Palmwoods, Beerburrum and Buderim. A nomination was also expected from a Nambour team.[67] In late-March the Buderim club reported that healthy player numbers meant it would be able to field 2 teams, an A-grade and B-grade, in NCFA competitions.[68] Fixtures commenced in April with 5 teams - Beerburrum, Buderim, Mapleton, North Arm and Palmwoods.[69]

In April the NCFA decided to initiate a B-grade competition comprising teams from: Buderim, North Arm, Mapleton and Beerburrum. The NCFA also discussed moving representative games from Nambour to Buderim, Palmwoods or Beerburrum due to "sparse attendances".[70]

The North Coast representative team participated in the Country Carnival at the Brisbane Cricket Ground on May 1 (May Day/Labor Day). This "Soccer" Carnival brought together the best players in Queensland and gave them the opportunity to be selected in the first ever Australian team which would tour New Zealand from May to July.[71][72] The originally selected team to play Toowoomba was as follows,[73][74] however, for the first time ever North Coast players (J White and Buck) were selected in the Country team to play Metropolis:[75][76]

  • Goalkeeper - A Wardlaw (North Arm)
  • Backs - S Pack (Mapleton), T Rae (Mapleton)
  • Half-Backs - J White (North Arm), F Flynn (Buderim), Miller (Beerburrum)
  • Forwards - Jack Cutmore (Mapleton), Moorcroft (Beerburrum), Wilf Bratten (Montville), Buck (North Arm), AC Bendall (Buderim)
  • Reserves - Rex Robinson (Palmwoods), Jock Simpson (Mapleton), J Wardlaw (North Arm), E Middleton (Buderim)

The North Coast beat an understrength Toowoomba 7–0 (3–0 at half-time) with the goalscorers being Moorecroft (3), Bratten (2) and Simpson (2).[77][78][79][80] The North Coast team was nicknamed "the dairy farmers" by the newspapers due to the large number of dairy farmers and dairy workers in the team.[81][82] Wilf Bratten was 1 of 8 Queensland players selected in the first ever Australian team that would tour New Zealand.[83]

In October the North Arm played a friendly against the newly-formed Kenilworth team, beating them 4–2.[84]

1923 Season[edit]

In February 1923 the annual meeting of the Buderim club was held at the Buderim School of Arts.[85] The elected office-bearers were:

  • Captain - Mr S Anderson
  • Vice-Captain - Mr E Middleton
  • President - Mr D Campbell
  • Secretary & Treasurer - Mr J Will

The annual meeting of the North Coast Football Association (NCFA) was held in March at Geddes Cafe in Nambour. Mr G Gosling (Nambour) was voted in as the new President and Mr Egerton (Palmwoods) as the new Secretary. A vote of thanks was passed unanimously thanking the outgoing President Mr Tennant (Mapleton).[86]

In March following 2 meetings at the Commercial Hotel the Nambour club was formed. The committee comprised: SJ Hobson, B Bycroft, G Gosling, E Wells (acting Secretary) and W Hitchings. Mr G Gosling, the owner of the Commercial Hotel offered to donate a ball to the new club, whilst arrangements were made to secure "Mr Donaldson's paddock" for training and Nambour Showgrounds for matches.[87][88]

In late-March the NCFA admitted the newly-formed Kenilworth club.[89] At the same meeting, the NCFA Vice-President, Mr J Power was thanked for donating the Power Cup to the competition.[90]

6 clubs competed for the Power Challenge Cup including the newly-formed Nambour club - Buderim, Beerburrum, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Nambour and North Arm.[91] The Telegraph newspaper described Beerburrum as "the most progressive Soccer club on the North Coast" noting that they were "...the only club with goal nets, handy dressing sheds, and equally handy refreshment facilities".[92] In addition, Beerburrum had a management committee that met weekly.[93]

In a first round game North Arm defeated Nambour 12–1.[94] It was subsequently discovered that W Allison was still registered with his Brisbane club, Caledonians and not a registered North Arm player. The Queensland Football Association deducted 2 points from North Arm and awarded them to Nambour.[95] North Arm appealed the decision.[96]

Details are lacking but North Arm won the 1923 premiership [97] (and the newly minted Power Cup); their 3rd premiership in a row . However Mapleton protested against North Arm being awarded the 1923 Power Cup for undisclosed reasons, and this required NCFA intervention.[98] A North Arm shopkeeper, Mrs AE Plint, also awarded the team a silver cup.[99]

In April 1923 it was announced that Mr LA Robinson of the Ocean View Hotel, Mapleton had donated a cup, to be called the Robinson Charity Cup. The Robinson Charity Cup was played after the completion of Power Cup (premiership) fixtures.[100][101] The inaugural Robinson Charity Cup Final was played on Saturday 6 October between North Arm and Mapleton at the Nambour Showgrounds with North Arm winning 2–0. All proceeds from the game were donated to "Hospital funds".[102][103]

In May in a match report of the Buderim-North Arm game won by North Arm 5–0, The Telegraph newspaper revealed Buderim's nickname and team colours – the "dark blues".[104]

North Coast v New Zealand, Nambour June 1923[edit]

In June 1923 a North Coast representative side played the touring New Zealand side at the Nambour Showgrounds. New Zealand won the game 2–0.

This game was played on Wednesday 6 June in preparation for New Zealand's game against Australia on Saturday, 9 June at the Brisbane Cricket Ground.[105] The New Zealand team left Brisbane aboard the McKeen Car (railway) at 9:00 am on the morning of the game and arrived at Nambour at 11:40 am. After an official welcome at the Royal Hotel, lunch at the Commercial Hotel and a tour of the Moreton Sugar Mill, the New Zealand team arrived at the Nambour Showgrounds at 2:45 pm in readiness for a 3:15 pm kick-off.

A large crowd was in attendance helped by the declaration of a public holiday to mark the occasion. Crowd estimates varied widely; the local newspaper the Nambour Chronicle & North Coast Advertiser suggested a crowd of between 800 and 900 whilst The Week newspaper declared "A record crowd of 2,000 ...".[106][107]

The North Coast team, which played in red and black vertical stripes was:[108]

  • A Wardlaw (Goalkeeper), G Rae, S Pack (Captain), S Bray, A White, R Wardlaw, J Cutmore, W Bratten, W Buck, W Allison and N Cowley.

The New Zealand team played in black and white.[109] The referee was Mr W Donellan and the linesmen were Mr E Middleton and ? Brown.[110]

In the 15th minute tragedy struck when the North Coast's S Bray was carried off with a broken right ankle suffered in a tackle.[111][112] Bray watched the remainder of the game from the ambulance transport wagon.[113] A collection for Bray was taken up at the ground and later forwarded to him.[114] At the after-game banquet it was revealed that Bray was young farmer with a wife and 2 young children.[115]

Although New Zealand dominated the first half the score was 0–0 at half-time.[116] The North Coast side had their opportunities in the second half, but goals by Dacre and Balk gave New Zealand a 2–0 win.[117]

The after-game banquet including speeches and toasts was held at Geddes Cafe.[118] One local speaker complimented the North Coast players on their skill and spirit, and explained their lack of combination by noting that some of the North Coast players lived 40 miles from Nambour.[119]

1924 Season[edit]

In February 1924 the annual meeting of the North Coast Football Association (NCFA) was held at Wells Cafe, Nambour.[120] The meeting described the 1923 season, which included hosting a game between the North Coast representative side and New Zealand at the Nambour Showgrounds, as "the most successful" in the history of North Coast soccer. The meeting noted the 1923 season comprised 8 clubs and 169 registered players:

  • 1. Beerburrum - 32 players
  • 2. Nambour - 26
  • 3. Kenilworth - 24
  • 4. Mapleton - 21
  • 5. Kidaman (Creek) - 18
  • 6. North Arm - 18
  • 7. Obi Obi - 15
  • 8. Buderim - 15

Despite strong registration numbers in 1923, Beerburrum, Kidaman (Creek) and Nambour did not enter teams in 1924. A new club Mooloolah, which absorbed several players from Beerburrum, entered a team for the first time in 1924.[121] An official B-Grade competition was formed.[122]

6 clubs participated in the A-Grade competition - Buderim, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Mooloolah, North Arm and Obi Obi.[123]

In their first season Obi Obi won both the A-Grade (Power Cup) and B-Grade (winning the inaugural Secretary's Cup) premierships, with North Arm retaining the Robinson Charity Cup.[124][125] The gate money from the Robinson Charity Cup was divided between the new Nambour Hospital and the Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade (QATB).[126]

1925 Season[edit]

At the North Coast Soccer Association annual meeting in March 1925 at the White Rose Cafe, Nambour,[127] the following officials were elected:[128]

  • Patron - Mr JF Power
  • President - Mr SJ Hobson
  • Honorary Secretary & Treasurer - Mr AG Eggleton
  • Vice-Presidents - Mr JF Baldry, Mr T Cheetham, Mr LA Robinson, Mr AW Thynne, Mr JF Tennant (possibly Tennant)

6 clubs competed in A-Grade for the Power Cup - Buderim, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Mooloolah, North Arm and Obi Obi,[129] although it appears that Kenilworth withdrew from the competition during the season due to "travelling such long distances ...".[130]

At a March meeting of the Buderim club, it was agreed the previous season's club colours of royal blue and white be retained for the 1925 season.[131]

There were moves to form a club in Pomona following the withdrawal of the local rugby league team from North Coast Rugby League.[132]

In July 1925 "Wire Tapper" published an ode to Sid Pack, a Mapleton player in the Nambour Chronicle & North Coast Advertiser:[133]

Odious Odes to North Coast Soccer Celebrities - S Pack (Mapleton)

by "Wire Tapper"

When clearing his lines, and calling "back-up,"

He prosecutes soccer with vigour and zest,

He's a glutton for work, and never gives up,

But labours unceasing, with never a rest,

To term him courageous is no idle kid,

For the heart of a lion is embedded in Sid.

1926 Season[edit]

The North Arm club did not re-form for the 1926 season.[134][135]

In early-May employees of the Noosa Shire Council working on the Cooroy-Tewantin road formed the Cooroy Soccer Club with Mr P Peters being elected President and Mr C Wheatley Honorary Secretary.[136] Cooroy entered the NCFA A-Grade competition and played some of their home games at Tewantin Recreation Reserve.[137]

6 clubs contested the Power Cup and Robinson Charity Cup competitions – Buderim, Cooroy, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Mooloolah and Obi Obi.[138]

Kenilworth won the premiership (Power Cup).[139]

The Robinson Charity Cup Final between Cooroy and Buderim was delayed a week when the lorry transporting the Buderim team to the game broke down.[140] The Cup was eventually won by Cooroy 1–0.[141]

1927 Season[edit]

In May 1927 a club was formed at Eumundi, with Mr AC Smith elected as president and Mr P Perrett as secretary.[142] Some of the Eumundi players (Buck, A Wardlaw) had played for the defunct North Arm club.[143]

In May the Mapleton club was re-formed; Mr C Hassett was elected captain and Mr JH Rosser secretary.[144]

Mapleton were unbeaten premiers (Power Cup).[145]

1928 Season[edit]

By the 1928 season the number of teams competing for the Power Cup had fallen to 5 – Buderim, Cooroy, Kenilworth, Kin Kin, Mapleton (unbeaten 1927 Premiers (Power Cup winners)).[146]

Mapleton won the Robinson Charity Cup (referred to erroneously as the Robertson Cup) knock-out competition beating Kenilworth 2–0 at the Obi Obi grounds. The goal scorers for Mapleton were Bratton (misspelt as Bratten) with a penalty and Moon. Jack Cutmore Senior was the referee.[147]

1929 Season[edit]

A soccer team was formed in Maleny and played games against Obi Obi and Kidaman Creek.[148][149]

The president of the Association was Ernest Middleton.[150]

1930 Season[edit]

In March 1930 a soccer team was formed at Glasshouse Mountains.[151]

1933 Season[edit]

The Buderim club was re-formed and it appears there was a competition between clubs from "Beerwah to North Arm".[152][153]

Obi Obi-Kenilworth defeated Amamoor 2–0 in the Charity Cup (presumably the Robinson Charity Cup); the goalscorers being J Burrows and P Campbell.[154]

The Glasshouse Football Club didn't affiliate with the North Coast Football Association or play in its competitions, but regularly played games against Brisbane opposition on a social basis. The last game of the season was against a team of Brisbane referees. Mr Ross, the President of the Brisbane Referee's Association presented the local club with the ball used in the Australia-New Zealand test match played in June at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground, and won by Australia 4 - 2.[155][156]

1935[edit]

The Glasshouse Soccer Football Club continued to play social games against Brisbane clubs. In April 1935 Glasshouse suffered "the worst defeat in the history of the club", beaten 9–1 by United Rangers (of Brisbane). The goal scorer for Glasshouse was SJ Collings.[157]

There is no evidence from newspapers of the time that the North Coast Football Association and its competition still exist.

Summary - 1921 to 1936[edit]

Season Participating Clubs A-Grade Premiers (Power Cup from 1923 onwards)[158] B-Grade Premiers Robinson Charity Cup Winners (played from 1923 onwards[159][160]
1921 4 - Buderim, Mapleton, North Arm, Palmwoods North Arm
1922 5 - Beerburrum, Buderim, Mapleton, North Arm, Palmwoods[161] North Arm
1923 6 - Beerburrum, Buderim, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Nambour, North Arm North Arm North Arm
1924 6 - Buderim, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Mooloolah, North Arm, Obi Obi[162] Obi Obi Obi Obi North Arm
1925 6 - Buderim, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Mooloolah, North Arm, Obi Obi[163] Obi Obi Buderim or Obi Obi[164] Buderim or Obi Obi [165]
1926 6 - Buderim, Cooroy, Kenilworth, Mapleton, Mooloolah, Obi Obi Kenilworth[166] Cooroy[167]
1927 Buderim,[168] Cooroy,[169] Eumundi,[170] Kenilworth,[171] Mapleton,[172] Obi Obi [173] Mapleton Kin Kin [174]
1928 5 - Buderim, Cooroy, Kenilworth, Kin Kin, Mapleton Mapleton
1929 Kenilworth,[175] Kidaman Creek[176] Maleny[177] Kenilworth[178] Goomboorian[179]
1930 Amamoor, Obi Obi.[180] Kenilworth,[181] Goomboorian[182] Goomboorian tbc [183]
1931 Mapleton, Obi Obi,[184] Kenilworth,[185] Goomboorian[186] Goomboorian[187]
1932
1933 Amamoor, Obi Obi-Kenilworth[188] Obi Obi-Kenilworth Obi-Obi Kenilworth
1934 Kidaman Creek, Obi Obi[189]

1938 Season[edit]

The Glasshouse Mountains Rangers Soccer Football Club continued to play against Brisbane teams on what appeared to be a social basis.[190] The club's annual report showed that Glasshouse Mountains had played 16 games for the season, winning 4, drawing 5, losing 7 whilst scoring 30 goals and conceding 44. The leading scorers were Norm Wilson 7 and George Pike 6.[191]

1939 Season[edit]

The Glasshouse Mountains Soccer Football Club annual ball was well-attended "notwithstanding a number of young men being away on war duties".[192] Trophies were presented to:

  • Most Improved Senior - Mr W Hoyle
  • Most Unselfish Player - Mr George Morgan
  • Most Consistent Senior - Mr Jack Morgan
  • Most Consistent Junior ("F Shaw" Trophy) - Mr Dick Gowen
  • Most Improved Junior ("CE Bourke" Trophy) - Mr H Proctor

1968 Revival - "What are we going to do?"[193][edit]

In early-1968 the Caloundra Rugby League team was training in preparation for entry into North Coast Rugby League (NCRL) competitions. However, when their 2 delegates, Bob Hartley and Bruce Brinkley, arrived back from a special meeting of the NCRL in Nambour they had bad news; the NCRL would not accept Caloundra into its competitions.

"What are we going to do?".

"Let's have a game of soccer" and the Caloundra Soccer Club was formed and football was revived on the North Coast after more than 30 years.

Hartley and Brinkley managed to form a team in the Woombye area, and within a few weeks the first game played between Woombye and Caloundra, although it is unclear where this game was played. These games continued every Sunday, alternating between Henzell Park (Caloundra) and the Woombye Sportsground.

The North Coast Soccer Association was formed soon afterwards, comprising:

  • President - Jock Graham, a Woombye shopkeeper, who had a significant role in forming the Woombye club
  • Secretary - Nigel Grey, who was also Secretary of the Caloundra club
  • Treasurer - Clive Fenn, a Caloundra jeweller, who was also Treasurer of the Caloundra club

With only 2 clubs it was difficult to start a competition. Caloundra had very good numbers, many of whom came from the Maroochydore area. Under the guidance of the Caloundra committee, these players plus some from Caloundra formed the Maroochydore club. A few weeks later, Jim and Peter Nicopoulos from Beerwah were at Caloundra watching the Caloundra - Woombye game. They were immediately recruited to play for Caloundra. After several weeks playing for Caloundra, Jim and Peter were asked if there were any more players in the Beerwah-Glasshouse area. The following Sunday, Jim and Peter turned up to Maroochydore with 15 players, and the Beerwah-Glasshouse United team was formed. The Beerwah-Glasshouse United team was formed before the club was formed on 31 July 1968.[194]

1968 Season[edit]

The first season of the revived competition comprised 4 clubs – Caloundra, Woombye, Maroochydore and Beerwah-Glasshouse United. After some pre-season friendlies the first season comprised 2 rounds (6 fixtures per club) although there are suggestions there were 3 rounds (9 fixtures per club). Reporting in the local newspaper, The Nambour Chronicle, suggest that only 5 fixtures were played in this revival season. Games were played as double-headers and alternated around the club's home grounds:

  • Caloundra - Henzell Park
  • Woombye - Woombye Sportsground
  • Maroochydore - Cotton Tree Oval
  • Beerwah-Glasshouse United - Glasshouse Mountains Sportsground

Jersey colours were:

  • Caloundra - red
  • Woombye - white
  • Maroochydore - maroon (in t-shirts supplied by the Caloundra club). There are suggestions that Maroochydore's colours were yellow.
  • Beerwah-Glasshouse United - all green (they played in rugby league jumpers for the first season)

Beerwah-Glasshouse United (referred to in The Nambour Chronicle as simply Beerwah) were undefeated premiers in the 1968 season and were presented with the NCSA (North Coast Soccer Association) shield by the NCSA president, Jock Graham. There was also a finals series played culminating in a Beerwah-Glasshouse United - Woombye grand final at Henzell Park, Caloundra. Beerwah-Glasshouse United defeated Woombye 5 - 0 to clinch the premiership-championship double. Goalscorers for Beerwah-Glasshouse United were Mario Cuccuru, Tony Civico, Fidel Fernandez and Ken Fullerton (2).

During the 1968 season 2 trophies were donated to the NCSA, to be played for annually. The NCSA treasurer, Clive Fenn donated the Clive Fenn Cup and the Superintendent of the Caloundra Ambulance donated the Ambulance Cup. Beerwah-Glasshouse United won the inaugural Clive Fenn Cup.

1968 North Coast Soccer Association - Final Table & Finals[195][edit]

Position Club Played Won Drew Lost For Against Points 1968 Finals Results
Premiers Beerwah 5 5 0 0 13 2 10 Semi-final (1st v 4th) Beerwah 10 defeated Caloundra 2
2nd Woombye 5 2 0 3 17 16 4 Semi-final (2nd v 3rd) Woombye 7 defeated Maroochydore 0
3rd Maroochydore 5 2 0 3 8 13 4 Grand Final Beerwah 5 defeated Woombye 0 @ Henzell Park, Caloundra
4th Caloundra 5 1 0 4 7 14 2

1971 - Beegees Win Every Grand Final[196][edit]

The 1971 grand finals were played on Sunday 19 September at Glasshouse Mountains Sports Ground. Beerwah-Glasshouse United (by now nicknamed Beegees) were represented in 6 grand finals and won all of them:

  • Under 9 - Beegees 1 - Henzell Park Rangers 1 after extra time, Beegees won 6 - 5 on penalties
  • Under 10 - Beegees 1 - Maroochydore 0
  • Under 11 - Beegees 0 - Caloundra 0 after extra time, Beegees won 4 - 3 on penalties
  • Under 13 - Beegees 1 - Caloundra 0
  • Under 16 - Beegees 5 - Caloundra 0
  • A Grade - Beegees 2 - Woombye 0

In the A Grade grand final the Graham Dann coached Beegees were hot favourites after winning the premiership and going through the regular season undefeated.[197] Goalscorers for Beegees were John Haswell and Ray Dann. Beegees dominated the game to such an extent that the player of the grand final was Woombye defender Mac Townson.[198] This was Beegees 2nd grand final (championship) victory.[199]

1971 A Grade - Final Table & Finals Results[200][edit]

Position Club Played Won Drew Lost For Against Points 1971 Finals Results & Venues Goalscorers
Premiers Beegees 12 9 3 0 49 12 21 Minor Semi-final Caloundra 9 defeated Maroochydore 1
2nd Woombye 12 6 3 3 39 27 15 Major Semi-final Beegees 4 defeated Woombye 1
3rd Caloundra 12 4 2 6 28 30 10 Preliminary Final Woombye 1 defeated Caloundra 0
4th Maroochydore 12 1 0 11 12 59 2 Grand Final Beegees 2 defeated Woombye 0 @ Glasshouse Mountains Sports Ground Beegees - John Haswell, Ray Dann

1972 - New clubs: Redcliffe, Buderim & Maleny[edit]

In 1972 the Sunshine Coast Soccer Association admitted 3 new clubs; Redcliffe (seniors), Buderim (juniors) and Maleny (juniors). These new clubs brought the total number of teams to 43 including for the first time in the modern era 6 senior teams following the 'surprise' inclusion of Redcliffe.[201] Woombye fielded 2 senior teams, Woombye White who would go through the season as undefeated Premiers, and Woombye Blue who won 1 game and the wooden spoon.

There were some lopsided scores in Seniors with Woombye Blue and Maroochydore both forfeiting games and conceding a lot of goals. In their Round 2 game against Woombye White, Maroochydore were beaten 15–0.[202]

1974 - New Clubs: Nambour Reds, Mapleton & Noosa River[edit]

In 1974 the Sunshine Coast Soccer Association admitted 3 new clubs; Nambour Reds (seniors and juniors), Mapleton Rangers (juniors) and Noosa River (juniors). The inclusion of these clubs took the total number of junior and senior teams to 55 (an increase of 12 from 1973[203]) and as the local press noted, this was about the same number as rugby league.[204]

Nambour Reds, based at Yandina Sports Grounds, entered 2 senior teams (A Grade and Reserve Grade) and a junior team. Nambour Reds, as their name suggests, were based on Liverpool FC and wore an all "flame-red" strip.[205] They were led by Ray DeCourcey (President) and Bill Saunders (Captain-Coach). By fielding 2 senior teams Nambour Reds helped to revive the Reserve Grade competition after a 2-year break. They met with early success with their A-Grade side being unbeaten after 7 rounds and leading the competition until late-July before player losses and injuries pushed them into a 4th place finish. In the minor semi-final they were beaten 6-1 by Caloundra, the defending Premiers and Champions.[206] The A Grade won the Clive Fenn Cup beating Woombye 2-1 in the final. The Reserve Grade side did even better winning the Premiership-Championship double, beating Caboolture 3–1 in the Grand Final[207] and winning the Tarax Shield.

Mapleton Rangers were formed in March 1974[208] and played in purple shirts, white shorts and white socks. Mapleton's home ground was the Mapleton Sports Ground, where the Mapleton sides of the 1920s and 30s had played. Mapleton fielded 2 junior teams (Under 10's and Under 14's).

Noosa River was formed in July 1973 and fielded 4 junior teams in 1974 (Under 8's, Under 10's, Under 12's and Under 14's).[209] Noosa River played in brown and gold jerseys and due to a lack of grounds played their home games at Jack Morgan Park, Coolum.[210][211] The inaugural president was John Hines.[212]

1974 - Division 1 Final Table * & Finals Results [213][edit]

Position Club Played Won Drew Lost For Against Points 1974 Finals Results
Premiers Woombye 19 13 3 3 52 29 29 Minor Semi-final (3rd v 4th) Caloundra 6 defeated Nambour Reds 1
2nd Beegees 19 9 6 4 51 31 24 (+20) Major Semi-final (1st v 2nd) Woombye 2 defeated Beegees 1 after extra time
3rd Caloundra 19 10 4 5 43 45 24 (-2) Preliminary Final Beegees 5 defeated Caloundra 1
4th Nambour Reds 19 10 2 7 50 40 22 Grand Final Beegees 3 defeated Woombye 2 after extra time
5th Maroochydore 19 5 5 9 35 45 15

* Redcliffe withdrew from the competition after 4 rounds

1976 - New Clubs: Bribie, Margate, Coolum & National Park Rovers & the Death of Alan McMaster[edit]

The Redcliffe senior team dropped out of the A-Grade competition after 4 rounds of 1974; the initial 6-team competition of 1974 became 5 teams in 1975. In 1976 the Sunshine Coast Soccer Association (SCSA) admitted 2 new clubs to A-Grade making it a 7-team competition; Bribie Island & curiously Margate (after the Redcliffe experiment had been so disastrous). The other A-Grade clubs were Beerwah-Glasshouse United, Caloundra, Maroochydore, Nambour Reds & Woombye.

In 1976 the SCSA also admitted 3 new teams to the Reserve Grade competition; Noosa River, Coolum (a new club) & National Park Rovers (a new club based in Nambour). Noosa River were undefeated in winning the Reserve Grade premiership, but were beaten in the grand final 1–0 by a young National Park Rovers team. Goalscorer for National Park Rovers was Michael Ball. This would be National Park Rovers only title in their short existence.

In June 1976 Beegees were top of the A-Grade table; the only points dropped had been a home loss to Woombye in Round 8. The captain-coach was Alan McMaster, a wily and as hard-as-nails central defender hailing from Northern Ireland. McMaster had lived and worked locally for the past 3 years and had been part of Beegees grand final winning teams in 1974 (beating Woombye 3–2 after extra time) and 1975 (beating Maroochydore 4–2). In late-June Beegees beat Margate 9-2 to keep their premiership hopes on track. Tragically, driving back from Margate McMaster was badly injured in a car accident and transferred to Royal Brisbane Hospital. After a brave fight McMaster's life support system was turned off on Friday, 2 July 1976. As a mark of respect all clubs observed a minutes silence and wore black arm bands at their next fixtures. The young Beegees team easily won the premiership, but it all fell apart during the 1976 finals. A 4–2 major semi-final loss to Maroochydore was followed by a 1–0 preliminary final loss to Woombye as Beegees crashed out of the finals. Maroochydore won their first grand final and the 1976 championship by beating Woombye 2–0 in the grand final at Glasshouse in front of more than 2,000 spectators.[214] Goalscorers for Maroochydore were Milton Hasthorpe and Trevor Jones.[215]

1977 - Visit by German Amateur Club, FC Traisa[edit]

In June 1977 FC Traisa visited Queensland and played games against Brisbane and Sunshine Coast opposition. They beat Brisbane First Division club Southside Eagles, who have German heritage, 5-2 the weekend before they took on a Sunshine Coast representative side.[216] On an "extremely cold night" at Glasshouse Mountains Sports Ground and in front of more than 1,000 spectators, FC Traisa defeated the Sunshine Coast 5-3. Goalscorers for the Sunshine Coast were Ken McClean (2) and Steve Dobinson.[217]

1977 - Number of Teams[edit]

The Sunshine Coast Soccer Association reported a total of 72 affiliated teams for the 1977 season including 57 junior teams and 15 senior teams.[218]

1981 - Introduction of Colts & 3rd Division[edit]

In 1981 the Sunshine Coast Soccer Association introduced Colts (Under-18) and 3rd Division competitions. The Colts competition attracted 5 teams (Beegees, Buderim, Caloundra, Maroochydore and Woombye) and the 3rd Division 4 teams (Bribie, Buderim, Coolum and Woombye). Games were played on Friday nights under lights.[219]

The Premiers in Colts were Woombye with Caloundra winning the Grand Final. In 3rd Division the Premiers and Champions were Woombye.

1985 – Buderim Wins Nearly Everything!![edit]

Buderim originally entered Sunshine Coast Soccer Association competitions as a junior club in 1972. Buderim entered senior teams for the first time in 1979, winning the 1st Division premiership but being beaten 4-0 by Beegees in the grand final. In 1985 Buderim set new standards in Sunshine Coast football by winning:

  • 1st Division Premiership, Grand Final, Clive Fenn Cup, Qantas Cup
  • 2nd Division Premiership
  • Colts Premiership and Grand Final
  • Junior Premierships in Under 11's, Under 14's
  • Junior Grand Final in Under 14's

In the Clive Fenn Cup Knock-out Final Buderim defeated Woombye 2-0 at Ballinger Park, with goals in the last 10 minutes by Ian Brown and Brian De Courcy.

In the 1st Division premiership the Kim Cox coached Buderim were unbeaten away and lost just 2 games at home to Noosa (lost 3-2) and Woombye (lost 1-3). Noosa lead the competition until the 19th round when they were beaten 2-1 by Buderim at Ballinger Park (Goalscorers - Buderim: Nicky Meredith, Ian Brown (penalty), Noosa: Steve Walsh) and in the final round were held to a surprising 4-all draw at home by Caloundra. Buderim thrashed Woombye 5-1 in their final game to win their 2nd premiership (Goalscorers - Buderim: Paul Lees, Tim Omaye, Ian Brown, Nicky Meredith, own goal, Woombye: Anton Potappel).

In 2nd Division Buderim easily won the premiership by 7 points from 2nd placed Beegees, but were beaten 1-0 by Beegees in the grand final (Goalscorer - Barry Whisson). This was Beegees first 2nd Division grand final win.

In the Qantas Cup, a senior knock-out cup competition played by Brisbane and region clubs, Buderim defeated Broadbeach (Gold Coast) 1-0 in the final at Perry Park in Brisbane thanks to an Ian Brown goal in the last minute of extra-time. To reach the Qantas Cup Final Buderim defeated North Star (5th Division) 2-1, The Gap (2nd Division) won on penalties after extra time, Grange Thistle (6th Division) 3-1, Slacks Creek (1st Division) 2-2 after extra-time (won 5-4 on penalties), Bardon Latrobe (1st Division) 1-1 after extra-time (won 3-2 on penalties).

Position Club Played Won Drew Lost For Against Points 1985 Finals Results & Venues Goalscorers
Premiers Buderim 20 14 4 2 77 19 46 Minor Semi-final (3rd v 4th) Beegees 2 defeated Woombye 0 at Yandina Sportsground Beegees - Tom Strong, Mark Cooper
2nd Noosa 20 13 5 2 66 26 44 Major Semi-final (1st v 2nd) Buderim 5 defeated Noosa 0 at Sir Thomas Hiley Park, Tewantin Buderim - Ian Brown (2 including a penalty), Tim Omaye, Paul Lees (2)
3rd Beegees 20 8 7 5 37 35 31 Preliminary Final Noosa 2 defeated Beegees 0 at Glasshouse Mts Sportground Noosa - Mick Hunt (2)
4th Woombye 20 8 4 8 52 34 28 Grand Final Buderim 1 defeated Noosa 0 at Ballinger Park, Buderim Buderim - Brian De Courcy
5th Caloundra 20 5 4 11 42 57 19
6th Maroochydore 20 0 0 20 11 114 0

For all results and a home and away table for 1985.[220]

1996 – Coolum Wins the 1st & 2nd Division Premiership Double, Passing of Peter Cox Senior[edit]

Football in Coolum began informally in 1974 with Coolum Soccer Club being formally established in February 1975. In their first season Coolum fielded 3 junior teams; Under 8, Under 12 and Under 16 and played at Jack Morgan Park, Coolum. In 1976 Coolum fielded their first senior side in Reserve Grade. In 1982 Coolum were first promoted to A Grade whilst also fielding a Reserve Grade side. Premiership and grand final success at senior level was elusive ie. non-existent ... until 1996.

In 1996 Coolum won their first premierships in both 1st and 2nd Division; only the 5th time in post-1968 competition that a club had won the 1st and 2nd Division premiership double (Noosa River - 1981, 1983; Buderim - 1985, 1994). The Alex Murphy coached 1st Division were also the 5th A Grade/1st Division team and the first since Beegees in 1977, to go through the season undefeated. Such was Coolum's dominance they clinched the 1st Division premiership in Round 16 with 2 rounds remaining. The Coolum 2nd Division side won the premiership in the final round defeating Buderim 2-1 at Ballinger Park after both teams entered the game equal on 38 points.

The lowlight of the 1996 season was the passing of Peter Cox Senior, a pioneering figure in Sunshine Coast and Gympie soccer. Cox was the inaugural president of the Woombye club, serving as president or vice-president from 1968 until 1974. Cox also served on the Sunshine Coast Soccer Association committee, as vice-president or secretary from 1974 until 1980. Cox was also instrumental in the formation of the Sunshine Coast Referee's Association and a qualified referee, refereeing many senior games. In the mid-1970's Cox moved from Woombye to Kandanga near Gympie where he became involved in Gympie, Wide Bay and Queensland junior soccer. Cox received 6 life memberships for his contribution to soccer:

  • Woombye Soccer Club
  • Sunshine Soccer Association
  • Gympie Soccer Association
  • Gympie Referee's Association
  • Wide Bay Zone Soccer
  • Queensland Junior Soccer Association

The other lowlight of the 1996 season was the failure of the 1995 premiers Caloundra and champions Noosa to make the finals. Caloundra's premiership-winning coach Dennis Morris departed mid-season, as did Kevin Raynor the eventual Sunshine Coast player of the year, who transferred to Maroochydore. Noosa were frustrated by too many draws, eventually finishing 6th.

Coolum crashed out of the 1996 1st Division championship after being beaten by Buderim in the major semi-final (2-1; Goalscorers - Buderim (Shaun Blackman, Andy Thomas), Coolum (Shane Clarke)) and by Beegees on penalties after it was 1-1 after extra time in the preliminary final (Goalscorers - Beegees (David Moore), Coolum (Pat Lynch)). Beegees won their 13th championship, beating Buderim 5-3 after extra time in the grand final (3-3 at full-time) after they were down 2-0 after 30 minutes. Jason Dunn scored twice during extra time to seal Beegees victory. Goalscorers for Beegees were Jeff Haydon, David Moore, Chris Fullerton (penalty) and Jason Dunn (2), and for Buderim Shaun Blackman (hat-trick).

Coolum made the 2nd Division grand final by beating Buderim 3-1 in the major semi-final but were thwarted by Buderim in the grand final losing on penalties after the game ended 1-1 after extra time. Coolum would redeem themselves by winning the 1997 2nd Division premiership and grand final double, their first and so far only 2nd Division championship.

1996 – 1st Division – Heritage League – Final Table & Finals Results[edit]

Position Club Played Won Drew Lost For Against Points 1996 Finals Results & Venues Goalscorers
Premiers Coolum 18 15 3 - 73 19 48 Minor Semi-final (3rd v 4th) Beegees 2 defeated Woombye 1 @ Glasshouse Mountains Sportsground Beegees - Shaun DeCourcy (2)

Woombye - Unkown

2nd Buderim 18 13 1 4 56 23 40 Major Semi-final (1st v 2nd) Buderim 2 defeated Coolum 1 @ Glasshouse Mountains Sports Ground Buderim - Shaun Blackman, Andy Thomas

Coolum - Shane Clarke

3rd Beegees 18 10 2 6 38 22 32 Preliminary Final Beegees 1 defeated Coolum 1 on penalties (4-3) after extra time (1-1 at full time) @ Glasshouse Mountains Sports Ground Beegees - David Moore

Coolum - Pat Lynch

4th Woombye 18 9 5 4 38 27 32 Grand Final Beegees 5 defeated Buderim 3 after extra time (3-3 at full time) @ Glasshouse Mountains Sports Ground Beegees - Jason Dunn (2), Jeff Haydon, David Moore, Chris Fullerton (penalty)

Buderim - Shaun Blackman (hat-trick)

5th Maroochydore 18 8 3 7 42 31 27
6th Noosa 18 6 8 4 39 25 26
7th Caloundra 18 5 4 9 33 48 19
8th Kawana 18 3 6 9 25 37 15
9th Nambour Reds 18 2 5 11 29 63 11
10th Caboolture 18 - 1 17 20 98 1

2018 – 50th Anniversary Celebrations[edit]

In 2018 Sunshine Coast Football celebrated 50 years since the revival of football in 1968. The growth of football over 50 years has been impressive; in 1968 the then North Coast Soccer Association comprised 4 senior clubs and no juniors. By 2018 Sunshine Coast Football had 18 clubs and more than 6,000 players competing in junior and senior competitions from Under-6's to Men's and Women's Premier League, and catering for all ages and abilities.[221] Sunshine Coast Football is the third largest football zone in Queensland and football is the highest participation sport on the Sunshine Coast.[222]

The anniversary was a chance to reflect on football's humble beginnings as Clive Fenn, Sunshine Coast Football life member and founding member of Caloundra noted:

  • "We had no grounds, equipment or strong supporter base. We were starting from scratch. But we had a vision”.[223]
  • "We started from scratch and we didn't have a grounds so what we did was we got permission to play at Henzell Park which was the cricket ground in those days". [224]
  • "Some builders got us timber for goalposts and we saw one of the prawners and he got us some old prawn nets that we could use for nets, really heavy they were, but at least it was something to stop the ball".[225]

The celebrations were marked by a book, a Facebook page featuring newspaper articles and photos contributed by member clubs and individuals (https://www.facebook.com/SCF50years/) and a mid-season replay of games played by the original 4 clubs on the same date as those played in 1968:[226]

Game 1968 Date & Venue 1968 Result 2018 Date & Venue 2018 Result
Caloundra v Beerwah (Beerwah-Glasshouse United) 21st July 1968 @ Henzell Park, Caloundra Beerwah 1 defeated Caloundra 0 21st July 2018 @ Glasshouse Mountains Sportsground Caloundra 1 (Bailey (penalty)) defeated Beerwah-Glasshouse United 0
Woombye v Maroochydore 21st July 1968 @ Henzell Park, Caloundra Woombye 4 defeated Maroochydore 1 21st July 2018 @ Woombye Sportsground "The Snake Pit" Woombye 2 (Luke Alderson, Nick Close) defeated Maroochydore 1

2018 – Noosa Wins Their 9th Premiership[edit]

In early August Noosa defeated Nambour-Yandina United 4-1 away to continue their unbeaten run for 2018. In doing so Noosa won their 9th premiership with 4 rounds still to play.[227][228]

Member Clubs[edit]

Club Date/Year of Formation Website/Facebook Page
Beerwah-Glasshouse United (Beegees) 31st July 1968[229] (Foundation Club) https://www.facebook.com/BeeGeesFootballClub
Bribie Island Tigers 1976 (seniors) http://websites.sportstg.com/club_info.cgi?client=1-9393-138044-0-0

https://www.facebook.com/bribieislandfc/

Buderim Wanderers 1972 http://www.bwfc.com.au/

https://www.facebook.com/BuderimWanderersFC/

Caloundra Football Club 1968 (Foundation Club) http://www.caloundrafootball.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/CaloundraFC/

Coolum Dolphins 26th February 1975 http://www.coolumfc.com

https://www.facebook.com/coolumfc/

Cooroora United Football Club To be advised http://www.cufc.org.au

https://www.facebook.com/coorooraunited/

Flinders FC To be advised http://www.flindersfootballclub.com/

https://www.facebook.com/flindersfc/

Grammar FC (Sunshine Coast Grammar School) To be advised https://www.scgs.qld.edu.au/

https://www.facebook.com/scgs.qld.edu.au/

Gympie United 2017 http://websites.sportstg.com/club_info.cgi?c=1-9388-136631-0-0&sID=269659

https://www.facebook.com/Gympieunited/

Kawana FC 1979 http://kawanafc.com.au/cgi-bin/home.cgi

https://www.facebook.com/kawanafootballclub/

Maleny Rangers 1995[230](current club although earlier clubs pre-date this) http://www.malenyrangerssoccer.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MalenyRangersFC/

Maroochydore Swans 1968[231] (Foundation Club) http://maroochydorefc.com.au/

https://www.facebook.com/MaroochydoreFc/

Nambour Yandina United (NYU) 1974 (as Nambour Reds), 1997 merger of Nambour Reds & Yandina Eagles (Sunshine Coast Churches) http://websites.sportstg.com/club_info.cgi?client=1-9393-138037-0-0

https://www.facebook.com/Nambour.Yandina.United.Soccer.Club/

Noosa Lions 1973 as Noosa River (juniors) 1976 (seniors)[232] https://noosalionsfc.com/

https://www.facebook.com/NoosaLionsFC/

North Shore Soccer Club 1994[233] http://www.northshorefootball.com.au/

https://www.facebook.com/NorthShoreFootballClub/

Sunshine Coast FC Fire 2007[234] http://sunshinecoastfc.com.au/

https://www.facebook.com/sunshinecoastfc/

Woombye Soccer Club 1968[235] (Foundation Club) http://woombyesnakesfc.com/

https://www.facebook.com/woombyefc/

Former Clubs[edit]

Club Year of Formation Years of Participation in Sunshine Coast Football Honours, Seasons
National Park Rovers To be confirmed Reserve Grade, Champions - 1976
Gympie Diggers 1973 To be confirmed To be confirmed
Mapleton Rangers 1974 (Juniors)
Gympie Miners 2000 2000 to ? Premier Reserves, Premiers - 2001
Caboolture 1969 as St Michaels Soccer Club[236] 1996 to 2015[237] To be confirmed
Redcliffe 1972 - 74 (Round 4 of 1974)
Margate 1976

1st Division/Premier League - History[238][edit]

Season Premiers Runners Up Champions

(Grand Final Winners)

Losing Grand Finalists Grand Final Score Clive Fenn Cup Ambulance Cup
1968 Beerwah (1st) (Undefeated) Woombye Beerwah (1st) Woombye 5 - 0 Beerwah
1969 Beerwah-Glasshouse United (2nd) Woombye Caloundra (1st) Beerwah-Glasshouse United 2 - 1 Woombye
1970 Woombye (1st) Beerwah-Glasshouse United Woombye (1st) Beerwah-Glasshouse United 4 - 1 Woombye
1971 Beerwah-Glasshouse United (3rd) (Undefeated) Woombye Beerwah-Glasshouse United (2nd) Woombye 2 - 0 Beerwah-Glasshouse United
1972 Woombye White (2nd) (Undefeated) Redcliffe Caloundra (2nd) Woombye White 4 - 1 Woombye
1973 Caloundra (1st) Maroochydore Caloundra (3rd) Maroochydore 4 - 1 Caloundra
1974 Woombye (3rd) Beerwah-Glasshouse United Beerwah-Glasshouse United (3rd) Woombye 3 - 2 After extra time Nambour Reds 2 - Woombye 1
1975 Maroochydore (1st) Caloundra Beerwah-Glasshouse United (4th) Maroochydore 4 - 2 Woombye
1976 Beerwah-Glasshouse United (4th) Maroochydore Maroochydore (1st) Woombye 2 - 0 Caloundra
1977 Beerwah-Glasshouse United (5th) (Undefeated) Nambour Reds Beerwah-Glasshouse United (5th) Noosa Rivers 2 - 1 Beerwah-Glasshouse United
1978 Beerwah-Glasshouse United (6th) Maroochydore Beerwah-Glasshouse United (6th) Maroochydore 2 - 1 Maroochydore
1979 Buderim (1st) Beerwah-Glasshouse United Beerwah-Glasshouse United (7th) Buderim 4 - 0 Caloundra
1980 Beerwah-Glasshouse United (7th) Noosa Rivers Buderim (1st) Noosa Rivers 2 - 1 Beerwah-Glasshouse United
1981 Noosa Rivers (1st) Woombye Noosa Rivers (1st) Woombye 2 - 1 Noosa
1982 Beerwah-Glasshouse United (8th) Noosa Rivers Beerwah-Glasshouse United (8th) Noosa Rivers Game 1: 2 - 2

Replay: 2 - 1

Beerwah-Glasshouse United
1983 Noosa Rivers (2nd) Buderim Noosa Rivers (2nd) Beerwah-Glasshouse United 5 - 4 after extra time Noosa
1984 Woombye (4th) Noosa Woombye (2nd) Buderim 3 - 0 Noosa
1985 Buderim (2nd) Noosa Buderim (2nd) Noosa 1 - 0 Buderim
1986 Noosa (3rd) Beerwah-Glasshouse United Noosa (3rd) Beerwah-Glasshouse United 3 - 0 Caloundra
1987 Beerwah-Glasshouse United (9th) Buderim Beerwah-Glasshouse United (9th) Buderim 3 - 2
1988 Beerwah-Glasshouse United (10th) Noosa Noosa (4th) Beerwah-Glasshouse United 3 - 1
1989 Beerwah-Glasshouse United (11th) Noosa Beerwah-Glasshouse United (10th) Noosa 3 - 1
1990 Beerwah-Glasshouse United (12th) Buderim Buderim (3rd) Beerwah-Glasshouse United 2 - 0
1991 Beerwah-Glasshouse United (13th) Buderim Buderim (4th) Beerwah-Glasshouse United 3 - 0
1992 Beerwah-Glasshouse United (14th) Buderim Beerwah-Glasshouse United (11th) Kawana 3 - 1
1993 Beerwah-Glasshouse United (15th) Buderim Beerwah-Glasshouse United (12th) Maroochydore 1 - 0
1994 Buderim (3rd) Woombye Buderim (5th) Maroochydore 3 - 0
1995 Noosa (4th) Caloundra Caloundra (4th) Noosa 2 - 1
1996 Coolum (1st) (Undefeated) Buderim Beerwah-Glasshouse United (13th) Buderim 5 - 3 after extra time
1997 Noosa (5th) Coolum Kawana (1st) Noosa 3 - 2 after extra time
1998 Noosa (6th) (Undefeated) Maroochydore Noosa (5th) Maroochydore 3 - 0
1999 Maroochydore (2nd) Kawana Kawana (2nd) Maroochydore 2 - 0
2000 Noosa (7th) Nambour-Yandina United Noosa (6th) Gympie Miners 2 - 1 after extra time
2001 Kawana (1st) (Undefeated) Noosa Noosa (7th) Kawana 2 - 2 after extra time, Noosa won 5 - 4 on penalties
2002 Kawana (2nd) (Undefeated) Gympie Miners Maroochydore (2nd) Kawana 2 - 1
2003 Kawana (3rd) Caloundra-Shelly Park United Kawana (3rd) Caloundra-Shelly Park United 3 - 0
2004 Kawana (4th) Caloundra Shelly-Park United Coolum (1st) Caloundra-Shelly Park United 3 - 0
2005 Kawana (5th) Coolum Kawana (4th) Coolum 3 - 1 after extra time
2006 Kawana (6th) Caloundra-Shelly Park United Kawana (5th) Maroochydore 4 - 4 after extra time, Kawana won 5 - 4 on penalties
2007 Buderim (4th) (Undefeated) Maroochydore Buderim (6th) Maroochydore 4 - 3
2008 Buderim (5th) Maroochydore Buderim (7th) Maroochydore 1 - 0 after extra time
2009 Maroochydore (3rd) Woombye Maroochydore (3rd) Woombye 2 - 1
2010 Buderim (6th) Woombye Woombye (3rd) Buderim 3 - 1
2011 Maroochydore (4th) Woombye Woombye (4th) Maroochydore 2 - 1
2012 Kawana (7th) Maroochydore Maroochydore (4th) Kawana 3 - 2
2013 Maroochydore (5th) Buderim Maroochydore (5th) Woombye 4 - 1
2014 Kawana (8th) Woombye Woombye (5th) Kawana 5 - 2
2015 Woombye (5th) Kawana Kawana (6th) Woombye 5 - 3
2016 Maroochydore (6th) Kawana Kawana (7th) Woombye 4 - 2
2017 Noosa (8th) Kawana Maroochydore (6th) Noosa 2 - 0
2018 Noosa (9th)

1st Division/Premier League - Summary [239][edit]

Club Premierships Seasons Championships (Grand Final Wins) Seasons Other Competitions
Beerwah-Glasshouse United 15 1968, 1969, 1971, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 13 1968, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1996
Kawana 8 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012, 2014 7 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2015, 2016
Noosa (Noosa Rivers) 9 1981, 1983, 1986, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2017, 2018 7 1981, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1998, 2000, 2001
Buderim 6 1979, 1985, 1994, 2007, 2008, 2010 7 1980, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1994, 2007, 2008
Maroochydore 6 1975, 1999, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016 6 1976, 2002, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2017
Woombye (Woombye White) 5 1970, 1972, 1974, 1984, 2015 5 1970, 1984, 2010, 2011, 2014
Caloundra 1 1973 4 1969, 1972, 1973, 1995
Coolum 1 1996 1 2004
Nambour-Yandina United (Nambour Reds) Nil Nil
Totals 50 50

Reserve Grade/2nd Division/Premier Reserves - Summary [240][edit]

A Reserve Grade competition commenced in 1970 with Caboolture winning the inaugural Premiership-Grand Final double, beating Woombye 3-1 in the Grand Final. Caboolture also won the Premiership in 1971. It's not known which club won the 1971 Reserve Grade Grand Final. There was no Reserve Grade competition in 1972 and 1973, with the competition re-commencing in 1974.

The 1982 Reserve Grade Championship wasn't awarded. Noosa Rivers played Caloundra in the grand final on Sunday 19 September when they drew 2-2. The replay was scheduled for Tuesday night, 21 September. After heavy rain both teams believed the Glasshouse Mountains Sportsground was unfit to play on and refused to play.

Club Premierships Seasons Championships (Grand Final Wins) Seasons Other Competitions
Noosa (Noosa River) 10 1976, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1998, 2016, 2017 5 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 2003
Buderim 8 1980, 1985, 1994, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014 9 1980, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2008, 2009, 2017
Kawana 8 1993, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009 4 1998, 2001, 2004, 2005
Beerwah-Glasshouse United 7 1977, 1979, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992 3 1985, 1987, 1991
Maroochydore 4 1975, 2006, 2011, 2012 8 1975, 1988, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Woombye 2 1995, 2015 5 1993, 1995, 2014, 2015, 2016
Coolum 2 1996, 1997 1 1997
Caloundra 1 1990 3 1977, 1978, 1990
Nambour-Yandina United (Nambour Reds) 1 1974 3 1974, 2000, 2002
Gympie Miners 1 2001 Nil
St Michael's (Caboolture) 2 1970, 1971 2 1970, 1979
National Park Rovers (defunct) Nil 1 1976
TOTALS 46 44 (1971 - Unknown, 1982 - Not awarded)

The Double & Double Double[edit]

Club Premiership & Grand Final Doubles (1st Division/Premier League) Premiership & Grand Final Doubles (Reserve Grade/2nd Division/Premier Reserves) Total Double Doubles (1st Division/Premier League & Reserve Grade/2nd Division/Premier Reserves)
Beerwah-Glasshouse United 9 - 1968, 1971, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1993 1 - 1991 Nil
Kawana 3 - 2003, 2005, 2006 2 - 2004, 2005 1 - 2005
Noosa 5 - 1981, 1983, 1986, 1998, 2000 3 - 1981, 1983, 1984 2 - 1981, 1983
Buderim 4 - 1985, 1994, 2007, 2008 3 - 1980, 1994, 2008 2 - 1994, 2008
Maroochydore 2 - 2009, 2013 3 - 1975, 2011, 2012 Nil
Woombye 2 - 1970, 1984 2 - 1995, 2015 Nil
Caloundra 1 -1973 1 - 1990 Nil
St Michael's (Caboolture) Nil 1 - 1970 Nil

Player of the Year[241][edit]

Season Female Player of the Year Club Male Player of the Year Club
1991 Les Kunde Caloundra
1992 Shaun DeCourcy Beerwah-Glasshouse United
1993 Carl Harrison & Les 'Casper' Fleming (1st) Noosa & Kawana
1994 Jason Dunn Buderim
1995 Vaughan Scriggins & Les 'Casper' Fleming (2nd) Coolum & Kawana
1996 Kevin Raynor Maroochydore & Caloundra
1997 Craig Hawkins Coolum
1998 Michael Williams (1st) Noosa
1999 Terri Daines (1st) Buderim Garry Blewer Buderim
2000 Alex Jancevski Noosa Joe Gagetti Noosa
2001 Terri Daines (2nd) Buderim Michael Williams (2nd) Noosa
2002 Terri Daines (3rd) Buderim Craig Paulett & Jason Smart Buderim & Woombye
2003 Terri Daines (4th) Maroochydore Michael Williams (3rd) Noosa
2004 Naomi Donlen Nambour-Yandina United Jai Cross Coolum
2005 Terri Daines (5th) Maroochydore Alastair Lackie Caloundra
2006 Melissa Weckert (1st) Maroochydore Tyson Holmes Kawana
2007 Melissa Weckert (2nd) Maroochydore Adam Cross & Luke Mealing Gympie Miners & Woombye
2008 Erica Elze Maroochydore Adam Jeffs Maroochydore
2009 Hannah Owen Nambour-Yandina United Sam Bennett Nambour-Yandina United
2010 Kieran Sharma & Vanessa Weaver Caloundra & Coolum Mick Sticklen Coolum
2011 Jessica Davy Caboolture Luke Ricketts Kawana
2012 Melissa Weckert (3rd) Maroochydore Ryan Delahunty (1st) Kawana
2013 Aliese Hoffmann Maroochydore Ben Muzyka (1st) Caboolture
2014 Sofie Persson & Stefanie Mayhew (1st) Maroochydore & Caboolture Ben Muzyka (2nd) Caboolture
2015 Stefanie Mayhew (2nd) Caboolture Brenton Fox Caboolture
2016 Chelsea Scarff Maroochydore Ryan Delahunty (2nd) Kawana
2017 Danielle Bishop-Kinlyside Noosa Luke Devitt Beerwah-Glasshouse United
2018

Seniors - Most Goals Scored - Male & Female[242][243][edit]

In late-1970 Charlie Rocker, who was a prolific scorer for Woombye was killed. The Charlie Rocker Memorial Trophy was established in 1971 to recognise the senior male player who had scored the most goals in the season. The inaugural winner was Ray Dann of Beerwah-Glasshouse United. Fittingly, Charlie's brother Horst won the trophy in 1973 and his nephew Scott first won the award for most goals scored in 1998; winning the award 6 times.

Season Men's Player Club Goals Scored Women's Player Club Goals Scored
1971 Ray Dann Beerwah-Glasshouse United
1972 Peter Cox (Junior) Woombye
1973 Horst Rocker Woombye
1974 Dick Watson Nambour Reds
1975 Jim Nipperess Maroochydore
1976 Lyle Bryce (1st) Beerwah-Glasshouse United 54
1977 Lyle Bryce (2nd) Beerwah-Glasshouse United 22
1978 Peter Deeks Maroochydore 23
1979 Lyle Bryce (3rd) Beerwah-Glasshouse United 19
1980 Lyle Bryce (4th) Beerwah-Glasshouse United 32
1981 Tim Omaye (1st) Noosa
1982 Tim Omaye (2nd) Noosa
1983 Steve Walsh (1st) Noosa 43
1984 Steve Walsh (2nd) Noosa 26
1985 Steve Walsh (3rd) Noosa 24
1986 Steve Walsh (4th) Noosa 28
1987 Paul Lees Buderim 12
1988 David Payne Beerwah-Glasshouse United 20
1989 Damien Rosenthal Noosa 19
1990 Jason Dunn (1st) Buderim 18
1991 Shaun De Courcy (1st) Beerwah-Glasshouse United 17
1992 Shaun De Courcy (2nd) Beerwah-Glasshouse United 35
1993 Shaun De Courcy (3rd) Beerwah-Glasshouse United 17
1994 Jason Dunn (2nd) Buderim 35
1995 Shane Clark Coolum 15
1996 Damien Allen Maroochydore 21
1997 Shaun De Courcy (4th) Beerwah-Glasshouse United 22
1998 Scott Rocker (1st) Noosa 40
1999 Rodney Allen Maroochydore 15
2000 Mick Preston Gympie Diggers 14
2001 John Murphy Kawana 19
2002 Scott Rocker (2nd) Kawana 30
2003 Scott Rocker (3rd) Kawana 40
2004 Trevor Morrison Coolum 31
2005 Scott Rocker (4th) Kawana 27 Melissa Weckert (1st) Maroochydore 29
2006 Scott Rocker (5th) Kawana 19 Melissa Weckert (2nd) Maroochydore 34
2007 Scott Rocker (6th) Buderim 30 Melissa Weckert (3rd) Coolum 28
2008 Luke Alderson (1st) Woombye 19 Melissa Weckert (4th) Sunshine Coast Fire 12
2009 Luke Alderson (2nd) Woombye 22 Katrina Bell Caloundra 27
2010 Adam Cross Cooroora 20 Sophie Lamberton Buderim 28
2011 Luke Alderson (3rd) Woombye 24 Melissa Weckert (5th) Maroochydore 29
2012 Luke Alderson (4th) & Matt Thompson Woombye & Noosa 29 Melissa Weckert (6th) Maroochydore 31
2013 Luke Alderson (5th) Woombye 33 Siobhan Macken Maroochydore 34
2014 Luke Alderson (6th) Woombye 23 Sofie Persson Maroochydore 30
2015 Luke Alderson (7th) Woombye 33 Melissa Weckert (7th) Maroochydore 18
2016 Ryan Delahunty Kawana 26 Chelsea Scarff Maroochydore 30
2017 Luke Alderson (8th) Woombye 25 Samara Christmas Buderim 97
2018

Australian Players[244][edit]

To date 2 players, both from the 1920's have played for Australia whilst playing on the then North Coast, now Sunshine Coast:

  • Wilfred Bratton (Cap 12)[245]

Wilfred Bratton (usually referred to as Wilf Bratton or even Bratten[246]) was born in 1898 in England probably in or near Sheffield. [247] At the age of 15 Bratton migrated to Australia and settled at Flaxton or Palmwoods [248]where he was employed as a farmhand. He enlisted for World War 1 in May 1915 as a Private and was wounded in service, a victim of gassing and severe trench fever. He returned to Australia in March 1919. [249] In 1928 Bratton wrote to the newspapers about a game of football played between his 3rd Australian Division and the Royal Air Force at Ballieul (Somme on the Western Front) in the winter of 1917. [250]

Bratton played for Palmwoods in August 1920 in their friendly games against Buderim before the formation of the North Coast Football Association (NCFA) in 1921.[251] In the first season of the NCFA in 1921 Bratton played for Mapleton. [252] Bratton continued to play for Mapleton until 1928 and was even club president. [253] [254]

In 1922, whilst playing for Mapleton Bratton was selected in the first Australian team which toured New Zealand from May to July that year. Bratton scored the 2nd goal in the Australian teams first ever game against Wanganui (won 3-1) [255] and the equaliser in the second international against New Zealand played at Athletic Park in Wellington (drew 1-1). [256] All up Bratton played for Australia on 8 occasions scoring 3 goals.

  • Jack White (Cap 20) [257]

Jack White was born in South Africa and moved to Nambour in the early-1920's where he was a sugar and citrus farmer. White played football in South Africa as a junior, having represented his country at junior level. [258] In the inaugural North Coast Football Association season in 1921 White played for North Arm. In 1923 White captained the powerful North Arm club[259][260]and the North Coast representative side. [261] White was such a talent that in June 1923 he was lured to Brisbane to play for Pineapple Rovers. [262][263]

In 1923, whilst playing for North Arm, White was selected to play for Queensland [264]and Australia [265][266][267]against the touring New Zealand side. [268] White made his Australian debut in June 1923 at the Brisbane Cricket Ground in a 2-1 win over New Zealand. [269] White represented Australia 3 times; in the 1923 internationals against New Zealand in Brisbane (won 2-1) and Sydney (lost 2-3) [270][271] and against the touring Canadian team in 1924 at the Brisbane Cricket Ground (won 3-2). [272]

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