Premiership Teams

The following is every Southport Premiership Team from 1961 to the present day.

1961

Ken McDonald (Captain), Bob Stringer (Vice-Captain), Robin Best, Des Hall, Graham Watson, Bob Manuel, Bert Sherring, Graham Radcliffe, Ian Radcliffe, Roy Rose, Laurie Roberts, Don Brown, Jim Carmichael, John Burke, John Gray, Len Anderson, Barry Chorley, Peter Thrift

SOUTHPORT (9.12.66) defeated Ipswich (7.11.53)
Goalkickers and Best Players: G. Radcliffe, Dalgrin, McDonald

1966

Harold Peacock, Ken Best, Col Pierce, Bert Sherring, Darryl Blake, Ken Rodger, Terry Doyle, Derrell Hodgetts, Barry Barren, Errol Campbell, Rod Fox, Neil Wiseman, Terry Larkin (captain-coach), Les Napper, Sid Napper, Noel Martin, Davey Burns, Ian Radcliff, Col Luhrs, Bob Manuel

SOUTHPORT (14.24.108) defeated SURFERS PARADISE (7.16.58)

Goalkickers and Best Players:  T.Larkin, D.Hodgetts, D.Burns, E.Campbell, K.Best, N.Martin

1975

Garry Lowe, Jon Wojtala, Eddie Bowtell, John Cheel, Barry Rudd, Grant Jones, Ken Ottaway, Zane Taylor, Mick Torrens, Jeff Jordan, Lindsay Fawns, Steve Hunter, Bill Ryan, Peter Willadsen, Randall Witton, Mick Kelly, Bob Webb, Wayne Eastman, Davey Burns, Ian Rankin

SOUTHPORT (26.16.172) defeated COOLANGATTA (17.16.118)
Best:  B. Ryan, S.Hunter, I. Rankin, B. Webb, Z. Taylor, J. Cheel, G. Jones
Goalkickers: I. Rankin 7, R. Witton 4, B. Ryan 3, M. Kelly 3, J. Cheel 3, B. Webb 2, W. Eastman, P. Willadsen, L. Fawns, J. Jordan

1976

Davey Burns, John Cheel, Brian Donoghoe, Lindsay Fawns, Steve Hunter, David Hyde, Grant Jones, Jeff Jordan, Kevin Kirby, Barry Lowe, Ken Ottaway, Barry Rudd, Bill Ryan, Andy Stewart, Mick Toreens, Graham Trevena, Bob Webb, John Wojtala, Tony Wolfe

SOUTHPORT (14.11.95) defeated BROADBEACH (9.14.68)

Best:  Z. Taylor, B. Donoghoe, B. Webb, B. Ryan, A. Stewart, J. Wojtala, G. Trevana
Goalkickers: B. Ryan 4, T. Wolffe 2, K. Kirby , J. Cheel, G. Jones, D. Hyde, A. Stewart, L. Fawns, J. Wotjala, B. Webb

1977

Hank Allard, Darryl Bakes, Eddie Bowtell, Geoff Boyle, David Burns, John Cheel, Ken Clark, Milton Davis, Tom Edwards, Jeff Jordan, Barry Lowe, Rick Maynard, Wayne Morris, Ken Ottoway, Craig Rice, Bill Ryan, Brian Soloman, Zane Taylor, Bob Webb

SOUTHPORT (22.18.150) defeated COOLANGATTA (13.9.87)

Best: D. Bakes, B. Webb, B. Soloman, K. Clark, G. Boyle, J. Jordan)
Goalkickers: D. Bakes 9, K. Clark 5, Z. Taylor 2, B. Webb 2, B. Ryan, K. Ottoway, M. Davis J. Jordan)

1979

Peter Devlin, Phil Hortz, Zane Taylor, Mick Torrens, Graham Hopkins, Barry Lowe, Chris Rice, Grant Jones, Bill Ryan, Sel Short, Ken Clark, Vaughan Miles, Steven Lynch, Rob Simpson, John Hinkley, Terry Baker, David Apted, Nigel Webb, Wayne Morris, Bill Rosin

SOUTHPORT (17.16.118) defeated COOLANGATTA (16.19.115)

Best: Z. Taylor, S. Short, D. Apted, B. Ryan, R. Simpson, M. Torrens.
Goalkickers: D. Apted 5, K. Clark 3, P. Lynch 2, B. Lowe 2, B. Ryan, J. Hinkley, G. Hopkins, P. Devlin, B. Rosin

1980

David Apted, Terry Baker, Greg Brown, Ken Clark, Tony Coelli, Michael Davidson, Tim Finnemong, Neil Gibson, Ian Jefferies, Grant Jones, John Keogh, Gavin McGuane, Peter Obst, Chris Rice, Bill Ryan, Rob Simpson, Ron Stewart, Arch Wilkey

SOUTHPORT  (17.18.120) defeated PALM BEACH (15.8.98)

Best: Short, T. Finnemore, N. Gibson, R. Simpson, G. McGuane, M. Davidson
Goalkickers: M. Davidson 5, R. Stewart 2, B. Ryan 2, P. Obst 2, K. Clark, G. McGuane, D.  Apted, S. Short, T. Finnemore

1983

Backs: Mick Youngs, George Budge, Mick Hering.
Half-backs: Andrew Bos, Sel Short, Zane Taylor.Centres: Lynton Keighran, Steve Wells, Ashley Miles.
Half-forwards: Tim Tagliabue, Doug Byron, Peter Boyce.
Forwards: Jason Cotter, Peter Munro, Zane Separovich.
Rucks: Peter Guy, Peter Ives, Gavan McGuane.
Interchange: Craig Crowley, Tom O’Connor.

Details of that memorable season-ender played at Windsor Park in Brisbane:
SOUTHPORT       3.2   4.5   7.8   13.12 (90)
MORNINGSIDE  3.1   5.1   8.2    12.5   (77)

GOALS: Southport:  P Boyce 2, T Tagliabue 2, P Munro 2, P Guy 2, T O’Connor, G McGuane, P Ives, J Cotter, Z Taylor. Morningside: T Tarrant 3, G Dwyer 2, J Newton 2, W Ledger 2, T Durward, M McGregor, J Willemse.
BEST: Southport: Z Taylor, G McGuane, S Wells, S Short, P Guy, A Bos. Morningside:  R Willet, T Croke, T Tarrant, G Doyle, M Burns, S Ross.

1985

Backs: Lino Girardi, Mick Youngs, Murray Cetinich.
Half-backs: Craig Crowley, Trevor Surman, John Millane.
Centres: Darren Carlson, Trevor Wilkins, Trevor Crowley.
Half-forwards: Andy Matheson, Paul Heerey, Mark Frawley.
Forwards: Gordon Coventry, Brett Thompson, Glen Middlemiss.
Rucks: Peter Guy, Zane Taylor, Gavan McGuane.
Interchange: Jason Cotter, Darren Coombe.

Full details of the match were:
SOUTHPORT  2.0  7.3  10.6     11.8 (74)
MAYNE             1.2  3.4    6.7  10.11 (71) 

GOALS: Southport: B Thompson 6, G Middlemiss, M Frawley, G McGuane, A Matheson, Z Taylor. Mayne:  G Goss 4, J Farrer 2, R Finch, G Fitzpatrick, S Corbett, P Allison.
BEST: Southport: T Surman, P Guy, P Heerey, Z Taylor, B Thompson, M Youngs. Mayne:  B Burden, P Allison, G Maddison, M Nolan, J Rogers, J Matheson.
At Windsor Park, Brisbane.

1987

The side for the grand final was:
Backs:
 Brad Nicholls, Phil McGarry, Paul Snare.
Half-backs: Craig Crowley, Peter Johnston, John Glynn.
Centres: Stuart Glascott, Darren Carlson, Phillip Philcox.
Half-forwards: Ray Sarcevic, Gary Dempsey, Chris Van Wyk.
Forwards: Chris Stacey, Brett Thompson, Gordon Coventry.
Rucks: Peter Riewoldt, Zane Taylor, Jason Cotter.
Interchange: Gavan McGuane, Paul Drever.

Full details of the grand final:
SOUTHPORT                    3.3  8.10  11.14  13.17 (95)
WINDSOR-ZILLMERE  1.3     2.4      7.5    11.6 (72)

GOALS: Southport: B Thompson 4, G Coventry 3, C Stacey, G McGuane, C Van Wyk, Z Taylor, P Philcox, J Cotter. Windsor-Zillmere:  J Blair 4, P Ugle 3, J Payne 2, D Peet, J Horan.
BEST: Southport: G Dempsey, G Coventry, J Cotter, S Glascott, P McGarry, Z Taylor. Windsor-Zillmere: P Ugle, G Frank, C Brittain, C Frugtneit, C Buchanan, J Horan.
This year also marked the first time the Sharks completed the clean sweep of  seniors, reserves and colts premierships.

1989

Southport’s grand final side was:
Backs: Craig Headland, Scott Lawton, Paul Snare.
Half-backs: Craig Crowley, Craig Carmichael, Zane Taylor.
Centres: Darren Carlson, Ray Sarcevic, Paul Drever.
Half-forwards: Ashley Moore, Steve Handley, Arlen Kennedy.
Forwards: Matt Kennedy, Peter Riewoldt, Rob Jones.
Rucks: Peter Guy, Mick Kenny, Jason Cotter.
Interchange: David Ashkar, Ashley Bond.\

Details of the grand final were:
SOUTHPORT                    3.3  7.5  13.9  16.17 (113)
WINDSOR-ZILLMERE  2.2  8.4  10.5       12.5 (77)

Southport goals: R Sarcevic 4, D Ashkar 3, S Handley 2, M Kennedy 2, J Cotter, M Kenny, A Kennedy, D Moore, R Jones.
Southport best: R Sarcevic, S Handley, D Moore, C Carmichael, D Ashkar, J Cotter.

1990

The grand final team of the year was:
Backs: Dean McMahon, Scott Lawton, Craig Headland.
Half-backs: Mick Kenny, Steve Handley, Brad Dobson.
Centres: Rod Brewster, Zane Taylor, Dean Bowtell.
Half-forwards: Gary Brewster, Peter Riewoldt, David Ashkar.
Forwards: Craig Crowley, Cameron O’Brien, Phil McGarry.
Rucks: Paul Siede, Glen Reeves, Jason Cotter.
Interchange: Rob Jones, Steven Toose.

Details of the clash were:
SOUTHPORT       2.2  9.5    13.8  22.14 (146)
MORNINGSIDE  3.8  5.9   10.13    12.15 (87)

GOALS: Southport:  C O’Brien 5, P McGarry 5, G Reeves 3, R Jones 2, D Bowtell, P Riewoldt, M Kenny, D Ashkar, R Brewster, Z Taylor, P Siede. Morningside: D Vickery 5, C Waterson 2, S Stewart 2, J Perez, D Bourke, F McLaughlan, D Fogarty.
BEST: Southport: Z Taylor, D McMahon, R Jones, J Cotter, B Dobson, P Siede. Morningside: C Waterson, D Fogarty, C Edwards, M Walsh, A Gaw.

1992

The successful 1992 grand final side was:
Backs: Mark Billings, David Crutchfield, John Millane.
Half-backs: Mark Benson, Michael Walsh, Shaun Stephens.
Centres: Royce Enders, Mark Smith, Andrew Lowe.
Half-forwards: Craig Crowley, Craig Headland, Cameron O’Brien.
Forwards: Rob Jones, Warwick Capper, Craig Rippon.
Rucks: Paul Siede, Chris O’Sullivan, Jason Cotter.
Interchange: Joel Howes, Craig Mansbridge.

Full details of the match were:
SOUTHPORT       1.2  9.6  12.6  14.19 (94)
MORNINGSIDE  4.2  7.3    9.5     12.8 (80)

GOALS: Southport: C O’Brien 3, J Cotter 2, C Rippon 2, R Jones 2, C Headland 2, W Capper 2, A Lowe. Morningside: B Paterson 3, R Chapman 2, M Howe 2, C Edwards 2, D Vickery 2, G Conway.
BEST: Southport: P Siede, J Cotter, D Crutchfield, R Jones, J Howes, C O’Sullivan. Morningside: D Burke, D Alderton, B Paterson, B Fagg, T Elliott, N Jeffrey.

1997

The grand final team was:
Backs: Craig Mansbridge, Lincoln Hughes, David Johnston.
Half-backs: Ian Dargie, Scott Lawton, Dean Bowtell.
Centres: Scott Bamford, Shaun Ballans, Gavin Chesser.
Half-forwards: Fabian Webb, Sean Coughlan, Ricky Brennan.
Forwards: Brent Green, Craig Wilson, Nick Mansbridge.
Rucks: Brad McMahon, Jeff Brennan, David Bain.
Interchange: Marc Woolnough, Rod Brewster, Richard Maloney.

Grand final details:
SOUTHPORT     8.2  13.5  17.7  26.13 (169)
MT GRAVATT  1.2     5.3  10.5      11.9 (75)

GOALS: Southport: C Wilson 6, S Bamford 4, B Green 4, F Webb 4, R Bremnnan 3, D Bain 2, D Bowtell, S Ballans, M Woolnough, B McMahon. Mt Gravatt: A Bruni 5, D Wirth 2,  J Carter 2, S Lanyon, S Diehm.
BEST: Southport: S Ballans, S Bamford, F Webb, C Mansbridge, I Dargie, R Maloney. Mt Gravatt: B Jones, D Keck, D Hunter, S Dupuy, B  Dobbs,A Bruni.
At Windsor Park, Brisbane.

1998

The grand final side was:
Backs:
 Ian Dargie, Dean Bowtell, Shaun Stephens.
Half-backs: Clint Watts, Chris Smith, Shauin Coughlan.
Centres: Richard Maloney, Shaun Ballans, Adam McKenzie.
Half-forwards: Craig Mansbridge, Justin Hodgkinson, David Bain.
Forwards: Gary Hayes-Dewar, Rod Mackay, Nick Mansbridge.
Rucks: Adam Cooke, Julian Shanks, Shane Young.
Interchange: Craig Wilson, Rob Panozzo, Mark Smith, Nathan Balshaw.

Grand final details:
SOUTHPORT       3.4  4.8  10.13  12.15 (87)
MORNINGSIDE  3.1  5.3      7.6   11.10 (76)

GOALS: Southport: C Mansbridge 3, S Young 2, N Mansbridge 2, R Mackay 2, C Watts, G Hayes-Dewar, A McKenzie. Morningside: S Kednna 4, B Ryan 2, T Lynn 2, M Barton, P Cook, M Ward.
BEST: Southport: C Watts, G Hayes-Dewar, D Bowtell, N Mansbridge, S Coughlan. Morningside: B Ryan, T Short, S Kenna, P Sherwood, M Wellington, C Edwards.
At Giffin Park, Brisbane.

1999

The grand final team was:
Backs:
 Dean Bowtell, Greg Pemberton, Clint Watts.
Half-backs: David Bain, Mark Bradley, Brendon Martin.
Centres: Steve McLuckie, Shaun Ballans, Nathan Balshaw.
Half-forwards: Craig Mansbridge, Brent Green, Sean Coughlan.
Forwards: Rod Mackay, Tim Deacon, Nick Mansbridge.
Rucks: Troy Crossley, Damon Lawrence, Danny Wise.
Interchange: Mark Adamson, Campbell Black, Adam McKenzie, Shaun Stephens.

Full details:
SOUTHPORT      3.3  7.7  11.11  15.14 (104)
NTHN EAGLES  3.1  5.4      5.5         9.7 (61) 

GOALS: Southport: T Deacon 6, R Mackay 3, C Black 2, A McKenzie, C Watts, C Mansbridge, B Green. Northern Eagles: R Williamson 3, D Craven 2, M Smith 2, C Buchanan, M Waters.
BEST: Southport: S Ballans, D Bain, M Bradley, G Pemberton, S McLuckie, D Lawrence. Northern Eagles: T Warren, B Howson, D Dickfos, D Benham, R Williamson, M Waters.
At Giffin Park, Brisbane.

2000

Southport’s grand final team:
Backs: 
Jayson Pate, Scott Lawton, Greg Pemberton.
Half-backs: Clint Watts, Mark Bradley, Craig Mansbridge.
Centres: Steve McLuckie, Shaun Stephens, Nick Riewoldt.
Half-forwards: Campbell Black, Sean Coughlan, Travis McKenzie.
Forwards: Tim Deacon, Rod Mackay, Lee Stewart.
Rucks: Ryan Martin, Nick Mansbridge, David Bain.
Interchange: Adam McKenzie, Gary Mann, Matt Young, Troy Crossley.

Grand final details:
SOUTHPORT      1.3  1.3  5.4  10.8 (68)
NTHN EAGLES   2.2  5.5  6.9  8.11 (59)

GOALS: Southport: S McLuckie 4, N Riewoldt 2, C Watts 2, S Stephens, G Pemberton. Northern Eagles: M Smith 3, D Nolan, P Wolfe, J Keogh, S Hawkins, D Dickfos.
BEST: Southport: S McLuckie, R Martin, S Lawton, C Watts, S Stephens, G Pemberton, N Riewoldt. Northern Eagles: D Benham, P Wolfe, S Hawkins, M Watts, D Dickfos, L Weller.
At Giffin Park, Brisbane.

2005

Backs: Daniel Hawkins, Sam Gilbert, Adam Devine.
Half-backs: Dan McEntee, Wayde Mills, Kevin Tandogac.
Centres: Clint Watts, Dane Carmody, David James.
Half-forwards: Glenn Nugent, Caine Miller, Josh Maddox.
Forwards: Haydn Kiel, Ben McEntee, Paul Dimattina.
Rucks: Brent Renouf, Andrew Dimattina, Darren O’Brien.
Interchange: Jayson Pate, Luke Jenkins, David Cameron, David Lynch.

Grand final details:
SOUTHPORT      3.3 9.8  10.11  16.15 (111)
MORNINGSIDE  2.2  3.7  6.10      6.14 (50)

GOALS: Southport: P Dimattina 6, B McEntee 5, D O’Brien, G Nugent, C Miller, A Dimattina, D James. Morningside: H Wilson 2, S Mugavin 2, K Abey, J Gough, A Browning.
BEST: Southport: C Miller, P Dimattina, W Mills, B McEntee, S Gilbert, D James. Morningside: H Wilson, A Browning, N Clark, D Armitage, J Gough.
At the Gabba, Brisbane.

2006

The grand final side:
Backs:
 Cameron Betts, Clint Watts, Daniel Hawkins.
Half-backs: Kapun Morris, Brent Renouf, Glenn Screech.
Centres: David James, Dane Carmody, Haydn Kiel.
Half-forwards: Adam Devine, Dan McEntee, Fraser Pope.
Forwards: Kurt Tippett, Ben McEntee, Dane Eaton.
Rucks: Caine Miller, Tim Harders, Danny Wise.
Interchange: Jason Burge, Ben Merrett, Gary Johnson, Dane Grant.

Grand final details:
SOUTHPORT  7.3    9.5  15.11  17.14 (116)
ZILLMERE      3.2  11.5   14.7    16.8 (104)

GOALS: Southport: D Carmody 3, B McEntee 3, G Screech 2, D James 2, H Kiel 2, K Tippett, D Wise, D McEntee, C Miller, G Johnson. Zillmere: T Zantuck 8, L Weller 3, D Dickfos 3, L Crane, M Payne.
BEST: Southport: B Renouf, D Carmody, D James, H Kiel, D Wise, G Screech. Zillmere: L Crane,  T Zantuck, M Payne, D Dzufer, B Niland-Rowe, C Lambart.
At Gold Coast Stadium, Carrara.

2008

Grand final side:
Backs:
 Glenn Screech, Damien Charleston, Luke Jenkins.
Half-backs: Clint Watts, Kurt Niklaus, Daniel Hawkins.
Centres: David James, Darren O’Brien, Kevin Tandogac.
Half-forwards: Jason Burge, Brett Sinclair, David Cameron.
Forwards: Justin Kahlefeldt, Ben McEntee, Dayne Beams.
Rucks: Broc McCauley, Adam Devine, Danny Wise.
Interchange: Ben Merrett, Ben Headland, Fraser Pope, Dane Carmody.

Grand final details:
SOUTHPORT       8.2  10.3    13.5     18.7 (115)
MORNINGSIDE  4.5   8.10  13.13  15.17 (107)

GOALS: Southport: B McEntee 3, D Carmody 2, B Sinclair 2, J Burge 2, D James 2, D Cameron 2, F Pope, D O’Brien, D Beams, D Wise, B Merrett. Morningside: S Brown 4, A Browning 3, M Logan 3, H Wilson 2, D Bonney, N Clark, T Upton.
BEST: Southport: K Niklaus, L Jenkins, D Wise, B Sinclair, C Watts, J Burge. Morningside: J Gough, S Brown, R Holman, N Kinch, D Bonney, B Connell.
At Gold Coast Stadium, Carrara.

2018

Grand Final side:
Backs: Ryan Davis, Seb Tape, Jack O’Shea.
Half-Backs: Tyler Roos, Brodie Murdoch, Jordan Taylor.
Centres: Matt Doran, Andrew Boston, Ethan Reeves.
Half-Forwards: Wade Hancock, Josh Baxter, Rob Clements.
Forwards: Tom Wilkinson, Josh Hall, Cody Filewood.
Rucks: Jed Turner, Michael Manteit, Josh Clayton.
Interchange: Rhys Clark, Dylan Fyfe, Lee Dale, Mitch Johnson, Brenton Payne. 

Grand Final details;
SOUTHPORT  3.2 6.2 12.4  14.6 (90)
SYDNEY SWANS  0.3 1.4 2.4 5.5 (35)

GOALS: Southport: T.Wilkinson 3, M.Johnson 3, D.Fyfe 2, R.Davis, R.Clements, L.Dale, C.Filewood, W.Hancock, M.Manteit.
Sydney Swans: J.Dawson 3, J.Rose, C.O’Riordan.
BEST: Southport: R.Davis, T.Roos, S.Tape, D.Fyfe, A.Boston, T.Wilkinson.
Sydney Swans: J.Rose, C.O’Riordan, J.Dawson, J.Bell, R.Stoddart
At Fankhauser Reserve, Southport.