We welcome all interested players,boys and girls, regardless of their experience or ability, as well as their families, to become part of the North Lakes Eels Junior AFL Club. We are only in our second year of operation but through a dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer and parent group we have high hopes for the future.
We have many players who had never played footy before joining us, and parents who don’t follow AFL and had no idea of the rules. Of course we’ve also got plenty of avid AFL fans!
To us, it’s all about the kids. We want them to have fun in a safe, healthy, family-friendly environment. We encourage parents to be part of the club as much as they can.
We want to develop into an active part of the growing NorthLakes community and make our suburb proud.
The North Lakes Eels Junior AFL Club was established in 2010 by the AFLQ who saw a need for a local club so children from one of the fastest growing areas in South East Queensland could play football close to home. With help from an enthusiastic group of volunteers, the club kicked off its inaugural season in 2010. The club fielded teams in the under 8s and under 9s - an encouraging achievement for a junior club in its inaugural year. In 2011 we saw an additional U8s team recruited to give us two U8s and an U9s team. With continued growth in the following years, 2017 saw our first youth team U12s make the clubs first appearance in a final series. In 2018 the club fielded all junior age groups and introduce two youth girls teams in the U13s and U17s, which both teams made the grand final and the U13s became the clubs first Premiers.
In 2019 it will be the North Lakes Eels 10th season, which we will be aiming to field all junior age groups, youth girls teams and introduce youth boys back into the club.
We have gathered a passionate group of parents and players at the club and are looking forward to 2019 and beyond.
We are determined to be the junior AFL club of choice for families in the Moreton region. A community hub dedicated and committed to educating our junior players in the virtues of friendship, sportsmanship, respect and loyalty. We will achieve this by providing a structured, safe, supportive, family friendly environment which facilitates the development of our junior players’ skills and confidence, and encourages them to be the best they can be.