ABOUT THE CLUB
Southport Sharks Juniors AFC is a proven pathway club for AFL players on the Gold Coast. Our membership and player numbers exceeded 440 registered players and 26 teams in the Gold Coast League. The 2018 season saw many of our players from Under 12’s to Under 18’s selected to play/train in Stingrays, Schoolboys/Girls (Southcoast), Suns & Lions Development Squads, Gold Coast Suns Academy, NAB Womens academy, NEAFL and Qld State Teams.
6 players from our U18 Colts have also been invited to pre-season training with the Southport Sharks NEAFL (2018 Premiers) for AFL level development and further potential opportunities.
We would like to thank all of our players, parents, coaches, team officials, committee members and all other volunteers for making Southport Sharks Junior AFC the Club we have all come to enjoy. Without you, the success and Club Spirit we have would not be possible.
Our goals for the 2019 Season are to embrace our clubs core values & history continuing the clubs development. Southport Sharks Juniors is a family club built upon the belief that all players, regardless of ability are welcomed.
Oval 1: Fankhauser Reserve – Home of the Southport Sharks AFC NEAFL – Main Oval
Oval 2: Southport Sharks Junior AFC Oval
cnr Musgrave & Olsen Avenues, Southport
- Juniors: Superstars, U8’s, U9, U10, U11, & U11 Girls
- Youth: Under 12 Division 1 & 2; Under 14 Division 1 & 2; Under 16 Division 1 & 2;
- Youth Girls: Under 13, U15 & Under 17
- Senior: U18 Colts
The Sharks Junior club has been blessed with an extraordinary level of supporters & volunteers. As the New Season begins, new volunteers are always needed and welcomed. Please contact the club Committee if you can afford your time, we welcome you in any capacity where you can help. The club has many sub-Committee roles throughout the season.
- Daniel Wise – Sharks junior player, progressed through to Captain the Sharks Senior team in 2009. Best & Fairest, State Captain and has played over 100 games with Senior Club.
- Adam Devine – over 300 games with Sharks juniors from Under 8’s. Over 200 Senior games and State rep player.
- Rory Thompson – a Southport Sharks Junior player drafted to the Sun’s at only 17 years of age. Rory wears the #16 jersey for the Suns heading into his fourth season of AFL Footy in 2015.
Exciting times for the club following every Youth team playing finals footy in 2018 and bringing home 3 x Premierships. A new clubhouse is set to be built at the end of the 2019 season which will accommodate AFL, NEAFL, AFLW teams away rooms, while the junior club facilities will be included in the build. 4 new AFL approved change rooms will be built along with a new canteen, club room, umpires and medical rooms allowing Southport to host AFL level football in both men’s & womens. For Juniors, the club will be able to host on both ovals at the same time, making our venue a hub for AFL sport on the Gold Coast. The Clubhouse will be ready for season start 2020.
We are always interested in obtaining sponsors to assist in the development of our players and club facilities. Click here for more information.