Maroochydore Australian Football Club

Maroochydore Australian Football Club is an Australian rules football club based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland which competes in AFL Queensland leagues in South East Queensland. Their seniors compete in QFA Division 1,their reserves compete in QFA Division 1 Reserves, their thirds compete in QFA Division 4, they also have an Under 18 team which competes in QFA Colts Maroon. They have two women's teams, one competes in the top women's league in Queensland, the QWAFL and they have a women's reserves team which competes in QWFA Division 1.

Maroochydore Roos
Names
Full nameMaroochydore Australian Football Club
Nickname(s)Roos
Club song"Out we come, out we come, out we come to play!"
2018 season
Club details
Founded1969 (1969)
Colours         
CompetitionQFA Division 1
PresidentCraig Scrase
CoachRoger Delaney
Captain(s)James Page and Dave Hulsman
PremiershipsSunshine Coast AFL: 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1989
Brisbane AFL: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
QFA Division 1: 2017, 2018
Ground(s)Maroochydore Multisports Complex
Uniforms
Home
Other information
Official websitemaroochydoreroos.com

History

Origins

The Maroochydore Australian Football Club was formed to complete in the Sunshine Coast Australian Football League. This was an amateur competition that was formed in 1970 and continued until 1992. Other foundation clubs were Noosa and Nambour.

In 1993, the clubs from the competition played in the Brisbane Australian Football League, and later split up into various AFL South Queensland Divisions.[1]

Queensland League

In 1998 Maroochydore was elevated to the major state competition in Queensland, in 32 matches Maroochydore won five. At the end of 1999 the Senior club was forced to fold and many players moved to the Northern Eagles.

Merger & demerger

In 2004 Maroochydore had a desire to play in the Pineapple Hotel Cup, to overcome a lack of competitiveness the club opted to merge with the North Shore Jets. Seven years after Maroochydore and Northshore amalgamated for mutual gain in the senior ranks, the former has severed the partnership and gone it alone.[1]

The decision to de-amalgamate was reached when Maroochydore held a special general meeting on 29 March. The new entity would be known as the Maroochydore Australian Football Club, or the Roos. That was the name of the club when it folded at the end of the 1999 season, before its rebirth as Maroochy Northshore for the start of the 2005 season. Northshore would be known as the Northshore Jets Australian Football Club.[1]

Season Results

Season Division Result No. of teams in division
2011 AFLQ Premier Division 10th 11
2012 SEQAFL Division 1 8th 11
2013 SEQAFL Division 1 8th 12
2014 QFA North 4th 8
2015 QFA North 2nd 7
2016 QFA North 2nd 6
2017 QFA Division 1 Premiers 10
2018 QFA Division 1 Premiers 10

Premiers

References

  1. Roos go own way by Mark Bode on Sunshine Coast Daily, 11 Apr 2012
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