About the Club

Southport Sharks Juniors is one of the proven pathway clubs for AFL players on the Gold Coast. Our membership and player numbers exceeded 400+ registered players and 26 teams in the Gold Coast League. The 2017 season saw many of our players from Under 12’s to Under 17’s selected to play/train in Stingrays, Southcoast schools competition, Gold Coast Sunsets, Gold Coast Suns & Brisbane Lions Talent Academy's and Queensland State Teams for both boys & Girls.

We would like to thank all of our players, parents, coaches, team officials, committee members and all the other volunteers for making Southport the Club we have all come to enjoy.  Without you, the success and Club Spirit we have would not be possible.

Having been fortunate enough to have seven out of 9 teams playing in Grand finals in 2017, we are already receiving a high level of enquiry in relation to renewal of membership and new members joining the Sharks.

Our goals for the 2018 Season are to continue the development of all players via experienced Coaches and improved facilities.  Southport Sharks is a family club built upon the belief that all players, regardless of ability are welcomed, developed and enjoy their game of footy each weekend.

Home Grounds: Frankhauser Oval, cnr Musgrave & Olsen Avenues, Southport

Club Structure

Juniors: Auskick, Superstars (6), Under 8’s, Under 9, Under 10, Under 11

Youth: Under 12 Division 1 & 2;  Under 14 Division 1 & 2; Under 16 Division 1 & 2,  Colts U18.

Youth Girls: Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 & Under 17

Champion Volunteers:  With the focus of the Southport Sharks on being a family club, the Sharks have been blessed with an extraordinary level of volunteer devotion by so many families.  As the 2018 Season fast approaches, new volunteers are always needed and welcomed.

2018 Committee:

President:  Chris Harris   

Vice Presidents: Dean Johnson (Youth) & Jeff Bell (Juniors)

Secretary / Registrar: Paul Redley

Treasurer: Sub Committee (Executive Management Committee)


General Committee: Glen Foster, Justin Vassallo, Gary Frenklah, Katarina Yzel, Tim Catanese

Coaching Co-ordinator/s: Paul Redley

                                         Jeff Bell (U6 - U11)

Umpire & Medico Co-ordinator: Justin Vassallo

Coming Events:

Sharks Academy: Junior Development - Skill Focus

Starts 2nd Feb 2018 on Friday's from 5.30pm for 6 weeks till March 9th Cost $75.00

Pre Season Camp: Gold Coast Academy of Sport

U12 & U14 Boys - U13 & U15 Girls 

Camp starts Friday the 16th at Tallebudgera Recreational Camp

All meals , accomadation, attendance pack and Coaching inclusive along with speacial guests.

Cost $120.00 (refer SJAFC website www.southportjafc.com.au)

Auskick: Season starts Saturday Feb 17th for a 6 week program

Superstars : Season starts after Easter Holidays

Past Champions

Daniel Wise – Sharks junior player, progressed through to Captain the Sharks Senior team in 2009.  Best & Fairest, State Captain and played over 100 games with the Senior Club. 

Adam Devine – over 300 games with Sharks juniors from Under 8’s.  Over 200 Senior games and State rep player. 

Rory Thompson – a Southport Sharks Junior player drafted to the Sun’s at only 17 years of age.  Rory wears the #16 jersey for the Suns heading into his sixth season of AFL Footy in 2017.

Club Development: 2010 saw the Southport Sharks Seniors carry out major refurbishment of junior facilities including the change rooms and canteen.  At the start of the 2011 season, the major access ring road to the main oval was sealed to increase the availability of parking for visitors and members alike. The end of the 2012 season saw major drainage works completed on our bottom oval and training lights installed on the Village Green (our third oval).  In 2013, we extended the concrete apron around the canteen to make it a more functional area and also entered a 30 year lease agreement with the Southport State High School for the use of their ovals as a training venue.  We were succesfull in obtaining a government grant to assist the Southport State High school in upgrading their main oval facilities, which was completed in early 2016. Goal posts will be installed on the SSHS main oval in readiness for the 2017 school year and AFL season.  

Sponsors: We are always interested in obtaining sponsors to assist in the development of our players and club facilities. 

We Thank and Support our current sponsors in -


Kollosche Prestige Agents

Bruce Lynton Land Rover

Cool Kids Learning Centre - Canteen

Telstra Australia Fair

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