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 instalment of the club’s history begins in 1983 when the Southport Australian Rules Football Club entered the QAFL.  Discover the exciting events led to Sharks being presented the key to the city and more.

1983

1983 was the year the Mighty Magpies transformed into the Super Sharks. (Read More)

1984

The premiership honeymoon was soon to be over. (Read More)

1985

Some Middlemiss magic caps a thrilling flag victory for the Sharks. (Read More)

1986

‘Demps’ arrives, ‘Fox’ departs and the Sharks lose the unloseable grand final. (Read More)

1987

Sweet revenge exacted by the Sharks in a season to savour. (Read More)

1988

Southport kick a major goal through massive Wally Fankhauser financial support. (Read More)

1989

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

1990

Unbeaten premiership leads to opinion that this was the best Southport side of all time. (Read More)

1991

The biggest thing to come out of 1991 was after the footy had finished. (Read More)

1992

Sharks almost go through unbeaten again. (Read More)

1993

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

1994

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

1995

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

1996

Sharks pin faith in successful lower grade coach Danny Brennan. (Read More)

1997

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

1998

Prodigal son Cotter makes a triumphant return to Shark Park. (Read More)

1999

Cotter masterminds another unbeaten run at premiership glory. (Read More)

2000

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

2001

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

2002

Young Shark among those murdered by terrorists in Bali. (Read More)

2003

After the Bali horror, 2003 was always going to be tough. (Read More)

2004

Sharks snare some top-quality recruits. (Read More)

2005

Dare back as coach and ‘Dimma’ does a ‘Demps’. (Read More)

2006

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

2007

Topsy-turvy season follows Crowley’s successful debut stint in charge. (Read More)

2008

Southport’s great escape gets them a grand final win over Morningside. (Read More)

2009

Sharks junior product becomes the first to captain the club. (Read More)

2010

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

2011

Final six fixture games won only to miss out on finals by a percentage. (Read More)

2012

With a more consistent playing year, Sharksmade it to the preliminary final. (Read More)

2013

Norm Dare's third consecutive year at helm sees Sharks finish third. (Read More)

2014

Worst campaign in the club's history. (Read More)

2015

Season 2015 saw us bringing together AFL players along with talent pools from interstate and local, including the now-QAFL teams (Palm Beach, Broadbeach and... (Read More)

2016

Season 2016 saw Southport Sharks compete in a 10 team North East Australian Football League (NEAFL) competition consisting of Southport Sharks, Gold Coast Suns,... (Read More)

2017

Season 2017 saw Southport Sharks compete in the 10 team North East Australian Football League (NEAFL) competition. Unfortunately, the season ended with a very... (Read More)

2018

Season 2018 has been arguably the most successful ever for Southport Sharks.  (Read More)

2019

In the 2019 competition of the North East Australian Football League (NEAFL), Southport competed against four AFL Reserve Grade Teams (Gold Coast Suns, Brisbane... (Read More)