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 was the year the Mighty Magpies transformed into the Super Sharks.
The premiership honeymoon was soon to be over.
Some Middlemiss magic caps a thrilling flag victory for the Sharks.
‘Demps’ arrives, ‘Fox’ departs and the Sharks lose the unloseable grand final.
Sweet revenge exacted by the Sharks in a season to savour.
Southport kick a major goal through massive Wally Fankhauser financial support.
A new clubhouse and life after Norm Dare (chapter 1) was not so difficult.
Unbeaten premiership leads to opinion that this was the best Southport side of all time.
The biggest thing to come out of 1991 was after the footy had finished.
Sharks almost go through unbeaten again.
Pokies arrive and a St Kilda legend makes a surprise ‘comeback’ with the Sharks.
The Sharks look outside their ranks for a new coach and go with Mark Browning.
The Sharks go through another frustrating season – then bid farewell to their super benefactor.
Sharks pin faith in successful lower grade coach Danny Brennan.
Oh, Danny Boy: Brennan becomes the first to complete the three-grades premiership sweep.
Prodigal son Cotter makes a triumphant return to Shark Park.
Cotter masterminds another unbeaten run at premiership glory.
Cotter enters the history books with a coaching hat-trick and ‘St Nick’ makes his Sharks debut.
Scott Lawton takes over coaching reins after Jason Cotter’s career move to the turf club.
Young Shark among those murdered by terrorists in Bali.
After the Bali horror, 2003 was always going to be tough.
Sharks snare some top-quality recruits.
Dare back as coach and ‘Dimma’ does a ‘Demps’.
Life after Norm Dare (chapter two) as Crowley gets the coaching nod.
Topsy-turvy season follows Crowley’s successful debut stint in charge.
Southport’s great escape gets them a grand final win over Morningside.
Sharks junior product becomes the first to captain the club.
A big year for Wise, but it all went wrong at the business end of the season.
Final six fixture games won only to miss out on finals by a percentage.
With a more consistent playing year, Sharksmade it to the preliminary final.
Norm Dare's third consecutive year at helm sees Sharks finish third.
Worst campaign in the club's history.
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