Caloundra Australian Football Club

Caloundra Australian Football Club is an Australian rules football club that is based in Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It competes in the QFA Division 1.[1]

Caloundra Panthers
Full nameCaloundra Australian Rules Football Club
Club details
Founded1973 (1973)
CompetitionQFA Division 1
PresidentStephen Broadstock
CEOTrevor O'Brien
Ground(s)North Street, Caloundra

Known as the Panthers, Caloundra[2] used to play in a higher division but, due to player shortages for the 2012 season, it can only gather a side for a lower division that does not field a reserve team.


The club started in 1973 and played in the Sunshine Coast and Gympie Districts AFL. After winning back to back premierships in 1987 and 1988 the club transferred to the QAFL for the 1990 season.

The switch was not a success as Morningside kicked a record score against them - Morningside 47.28.310 defeated Caloundra 1.3.9.[3]

After returning to the Sunshine Coast in 1991 it won the premiership, and followed up again in 1992.

In 1993, the league shut down and the Sunshine Coast clubs played in the Brisbane AFL. Caloundra lost the 1993 Grand final to Maroochydore by eleven points. In 2000, a major reorganization of football in southern Queensland saw Caloundra placed in division one.

After being runner-up in 2007 and 2008 the club won the 2010 premiership by defeating the Coorparoo Kings 9.16.70 to 7.12.54.[4]


  • 1987 - Sunshine Coast AFL
  • 1988 - Sunshine Coast AFL
  • 1991 - Sunshine Coast AFL
  • 1992 - Sunshine Coast AFL
  • 2010 - AFL Queensland State Division 1
  • 2012 - SEQAFL - Division 4 Northern

AFL Players from Caloundra


  1. "AFL Queensland: SEQAFL Division 4 North". Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  2. "Caloundra Panthers - Aussie Rules International - Promoting Australian Football Around the World". Aussie Rules International. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  3. "AFL Queensland: AFL Queensland". Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  4. "AFL Queensland: AFL Queensland". Retrieved 25 May 2012.

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