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An era of change, success and triumph...

 
A change of name, a change of venue and a continuation of the same outstanding football performance. The second installment of the Club's history begins in 1983 when the Southport Australian Football Club entered the QAFL. Read on to discover what exciting events led to the presenation of the key to the city to the Sharks and much, much more. 
 

1983

1983 was the year the Mighty Magpies
transformed into the Super Sharks.

1985

Some Middlemiss magic caps a thrilling
flag victory for the Sharks.
 

1987

Sweet revenge exacted by the
Sharks in a season to savour
.
 

1989

A new clubhouse and life after Norm Dare (chapter 1) was not so difficult
 

1991

The biggest thing to come out of 1991 was
after the footy had finished
.

 

1993

Pokies arrive and a St Kilda legend makes
a surprise ‘comeback’ with the Sharks
.
 

1995

The Sharks go through another frustrating season –
then bid farewell to their super benefactor
.
 

1997

Oh, Danny Boy: Brennan becomes the first to complete
the three-grades premiership sweep
.
 

1999

Cotter masterminds another unbeaten
run at premiership glory.
 

2001

Scott Lawton takes over coaching reins after
Jason Cotter
’s career move to the turf club.
 

2003

After the Bali horror, 2003 was always going to be tough.
 

2005

Dare back as coach and ‘Dimma’
does a ‘Demps’
.
 

2007

Topsy-turvy season follows Crowley’s
successful debut stint in charge.
 

2009

Sharks junior product becomes
the first to captain the club
.
 
Final six fixture games won only to
miss out on finals by a percentage.
 
Norm Dare's third consecutive year at
helm sees Sharks finish third.
 

1984

The premiership honeymoon
was soon to be over
.
 

1986

Demps’ arrives, ‘Fox’ departs and the Sharks
lose the unloseable grand final.
 

1988

Southport kick a major goal through massive
Wally Fankhauser financial support.
 

1990

Unbeaten premiership leads to opinion that this was the best Southport side of all time
 

1992

Sharks almost go through
unbeaten again
.
 

1994

The Sharks look outside their ranks for a new
coach and go with Mark Browning.
 

1996

Sharks pin faith in successful lower grade coach Danny Brennan
 

1998

Prodigal son Cotter makes a triumphant
return to Shark Park.
 

2000

Cotter enters the history books with a coaching
hat-trick and ‘St Nick’ makes his Sharks debut
.
 

2002

Young Shark among those murdered
by terrorists in Bali.
 

2004

Sharks snare some top-quality recruits.
 

2006

Life after Norm Dare (chapter two) as
Crowley
gets the coaching nod
.
 

2008

Southport’s great escape gets them a
grand final win over Morningside.
 

2010

A big year for Wise, but it all went wrong at the
business end of the season
.
 

2012

With a more consistent playing year, Sharks
made it to the preliminary final.
 

2014

Worst campaign in the club's history.