7pm Tuesday 12th November
Narangba Valley Tavern
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Australian Football in Narangba was born from the vision of a few dedicated parents and AFL Queensland who saw the need to provide AFL facilities to the area. AFL Brisbane Juniors (AFLBJ) gave us permission to enter Auskick Rules teams (Under 8s to Under 11s) into their competition.
Throughout the first year, a team of 11 Under 8s played under a joint name with Redcliffe AFC, playing its home games on the baseball fields at the Narangba Sports and Recreation facilities. It was soon clear that Narangba and the surrounding districts would benefit from that enthusiasm and commitment to start its own club.
The Narangba Australian Football Club (NAFC) was incorporated.
The number of players again rose to 55 and the first Under 10 team was formed. The club consisted of 3 Under 8 teams, 1 Under 9 team and 1 Under 10 teams. The growth in player numbers forced a move, across the road, to the Narangba Valley State High School.
The number of players again rose to 71 consisting of 3 Under 8 teams, 2 Under 9 teams and 2 Under 10 teams. The umpire mentoring program was started.
The number of players almost doubled to 138 and the first Under 11 teams were formed. The club consists of 5 Under 8 teams, 2 Under 9 teams, 2 Under 10 teams and 2 Under 11 teams. The club moved to the Findlay Street Sports Reserve in Burpengary.
The number of players again rose to 151, consisting of 4 Under 8 teams, 2 Under 9 teams, 2 Under 10 teams, 2 Under 11 teams and 1 Under 12 team. The Club launched into youth football in the AFL Brisbane Juniors competition with our inaugural Under 12 team winning a premiership.
The club consolidated its numbers fielding 2 Under 8 teams, 2 Under 9 teams, 2 Under 10 teams, 1 Under 11 team, 1 Under 12 team and our first Under 14 team who finished the season as runners-up in a hard fought Grand Final.
This year the club had its first 2 players reach 100 games for the Crows and had a further 23 players reach 50 games. 2 teams in each of the Under 8, Under 9, Under 10 and Under 11 age groups were fielded along with an Under 12 and an Under 14 team with the Under 14's winning the Grand Final. Council completed construction of a new clubhouse at Findlay St Sportsfields.
The club had its highest player numbers of 156 and for the first time fielded 2 Under 12 teams and Under 16 team. In addition to these 1 Under 8, 3 Under 9, 1 Under 10, 1 Under 11 and 1 Under 14 teams were also fielded. The Under 14 team made the Grand Final and finished as runners-up and the Under 16 team was eliminated in the Preliminary Final.
NAFC currently operate alongside local schools to support their AFL curricula. The club also encourages students from the schools through Auskick and the Umpire mentoring program.