Moreton Bay Australian Football Club

Moreton Bay Lions Australian Football Sports Club is an Australian rules football club based in Burpengary, Queensland. The team currently competes in AFL Queensland's QFA Division 3 competition.

Moreton Bay Lions
Full nameMoreton Bay Lions Australian Football Sports Club
Former name(s)Caboolture AFC
Former nickname(s)Bombers, Bears
Club song"Oh we're from Lion Land!"
Club details
Founded1986 (1986)
CompetitionDivision 3
ChairmanBarry Allen
CoachJohn Soccio
Captain(s)James Cullum & Rhys Nickalls
Ground(s)Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex (capacity: 8,000)


The club was formed in 1986 as the Southern Districts Australian Football Club. The original playing jumper was that of Essendon and they were known as the Bombers [1]

The club commenced in the Sunshine Coast competition and played their first season in 1987. In 1988 the club became incorporated and registered as Caboolture and Southern Districts Australian Football Club Inc. By mid 1990 the council had prepared a playing field on Beerburrum Road adjacent to the Historical Village. Club members and volunteers built a clubhouse and change rooms.

In 1991 the club progressed to the South Queensland Australian Football League and would play against suburban clubs of the greater Brisbane area. The club became Bears and adopted the Brisbane Bears' uniform in 1992. The club was very competitive during the 1990s and were runners up several times. In 1999 the club won its first senior premiership.

In December 2014, it was decided the club's name would be changed from Caboolture to Moreton Bay.

In 2019, under new coach John Soccio, the Moreton Bay Lions won the premiership by 64 points, defeating the Wynnum Vikings. Captain Rhys Nickalls booted 15 goals to take the Best On Ground Award, capping off a brilliant season that included 119 goals in total.





  1. History on Lions page

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