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.
|Full name||Maroochydore Australian Football Club|
|Club song||"Out we come, out we come, out we come to play!"|
|Competition||QFA Division 1|
|Captain(s)||James Page and Dave Hulsman|
|Premierships||Sunshine 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|
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|2017||QFA Division 1||Premiers||10|
|2018||QFA Division 1||Premiers||10|
- Roos go own way by Mark Bode on Sunshine Coast Daily, 11 Apr 2012