Aspley Football Club

Aspley Hornets Football Club is an Australian rules football club competing in the North East Australian Football League (NEAFL) competition and the AFL Queensland QFA Division 1 competition.

Aspley Hornets
Full nameAspley Hornets Football Club
Club details
Founded1964 (1964)
QFA Division 1
PresidentDale Sherwood
CoachNEAFL - Daniel Webster QFA - Darren Payne
Captain(s)NEAFL - James Ives & Jackson Allen QFA - Harrison Payne & Richard Harrison
PremiershipsNEAFL (1): 2014
SEQFL (9): 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2002
QFA Division 2 (1): 2017
Ground(s)Graham Rd, Carseldine QLD 4034
Other information


A strong club financially and in terms of playing numbers, the Aspley Hornets were admitted to the Division One competition in 2009 following the collapse of fellow northern Brisbane club the Zillmere Eagles.[1] In recognition of this change, Aspley played four matches in the 2009 season at Zillmere’s former homeground O’Callaghan Park.[1]

With the biggest number of juniors in Queensland, Aspley carries AFLQ’s expectations of being a power base for the game in the region for the next few decades.[1] Aspley finished well down the ladder in the second-tier competition in 2008, so it may take the Hornets a season or two to adjust to the higher level.[2] They will be boosted by the signing of inaugural captain, 27-year-old dual AFL premiership player, Robert Copeland.[3][4]


Aspley have a highly successful licence and gaming club at its Graham Road premises, own other grounds at Brendale, and recently opened a new $1.5 million training and changeroom complex.[1]

Club song

The club song is sung to the tune of "Toreador" from Carmen.

AFL players

There is a list of Aspley players who have played in the AFL:


NEAFL League MVP's: 3 (Matthew Payne - 2014, 2016, 2018)


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