Sandgate Football Club

The Sandgate Hawks Sporting Club is an Australian rules football and netball club located in the Brisbane suburb of Taigum. They were nicknamed both the Hawks and Sea Hawks and their club colours were bottle green and red. The football squad plays in the Queensland Australian Football League.

Sandgate Hawks
Full nameSandgate Hawks Sporting Club
Club details
Founded1943 (1943)
CompetitionQueensland Australian Football League
Other information


Sandgate was established in 1943,[1] and entered to play Senior football in 1944. They competed in every season until 1992 before merging with Windsor-Zillmere to form "The Northern Eagles". Due to fall outs between the administrators of Sandgate and Windsor Zillmere, Sandgate split from the arrangement and returned to play as a member of the now defunct Brisbane Football League winning back to back premierships in 1993 and 1994. Sandgate's most successful era was the 1970s when they won four premierships and participated in the finals of every season.

A revamped club, Sandgate AFC, currently competes in the Pineapple Hotel Cup division of the Queensland State Football League (QSFL)

Brisbane Lions ruckman Jamie Charman is the club's number one ticket holder. Jamie played juniors for the Sandgate Hawks for more than ten seasons.




Grogan Medalists (2)

  • Edgar Stevens 1950
  • Don Smith 1973,1979

AFLQ Team Of The Century (3)

  • Dick Verdon - Full Back
  • Don Smith - Centre Half Back
  • John Stackpoole - Half Forward Flank


  1. About Hawks on Sandgate AFC website
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