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SHARKS GREAT IN PANTHERS BOX

One of the greatest players ever to represent the Southport Football Club has joined arch rivals Morningside to test his coaching prowess.

Clint Watts, a six-time premiership player and member of Southport’s Team of the First 25 Years, has spent summer at Esplen Oval as an assistant to John Blair.more

GIFTED YOUNGSTER RETURNS HOME

Tuesday 16 February 2010

The star of last year’s QAFL reserves grand final has left Morningside for his home town in Victoria.

John Mitchell impressed in his handful of senior games last season and was dynamite in the seconds premiership decider with six goals.more

PANTHERS PAIR LOOKING GOOD

Brilliant running defender Jack Lawler is making a rapid recovery from a badly broken leg and could return to the playing field for Morningside earlier than expected in 2010. The silky-skilled left-footer, who narrowly missed a berth in the State team last season, broke his leg late in the year against Labrador and missed the Panthers’ blazing finals series that ended in the premiership win.more

PRE SEASON BEGINS FOR PANTHERS WED 18TH NOV

Morningside Football Club will begin it's preseason program for 2010 on Wednesday 18TH November. Weights and conditioning programs have been set by Fitness Coach Luke Wass. Wednesday nights will be a skills session from 6pm.more

Its Back to Back Devery –Kelly Medals For Gough

An outstanding season from Morningside ruckman Jacob Gough has seen him take out his 2nd Devery-Kelly Medal for the fairest & Best award, held at the Morningside Football Club on Saturday night.

The 28-year-old polled votes in 11 games throughout the season, collecting a total of 108 to win midfield duo Paul Shelton (89) and Ryan Holman (82 votes).more

DEVERY - KELLY MEDAL 24 OCTOBER

Book your tickets to the Devery - Kelly Medal on Saturday October 24 at the Morningside F.C. The senior club awards night caps of a great year with the club winning premierships in all 3 grades. RSVP by October 20.
Details are attachedmore

GIBSON CAPS MEMORABLE YEAR

Rugged Morningside centre-half-back Ben Gibson crowned a memorable season by winning the Joe Grant Medal as best afield in the 2009 QAFL Velocity Sports Cup grand final.more

BLAIR HAD FAITH IN HIS MEN

Morningside boss John Blair remained confident that his side would withstand the Mt Gravatt charge in the final quarter of today’s grand final, even when the Vultures drew to within three points.
The Panthers were facing history repeating itself as the Vultures bore down on them, just as Southport did in last year’s grand final.more

MORNINGSIDE MAGNIFICENT IN THE FINISH

Morningside dug deep in the crisis to halt a Mt Gravatt charge and register a memorable 31-point victory in a tough QAFL Velocity Sports Cup grand final that was not decided until late in the final term today.

The Panthers led by 21 points at the final change but Mt Gravatt blasted three goals in four minutes to draw within three points at the eight-minute mark of the fourth quarter with theirmore

GRAND FINAL PREVIEW

Grand Final
MORNINGSIDE v MT GRAVATT
Sunday 20 September 2009, Giffin Park - 2.15pm

Morningside’s turbo-charged midfield brigade will have to be completely shut down if rank underdogs Mt Gravatt are to spring an upset in Sunday’s Velocity Sports Cup grand final.more

UPTON SET FOR GAME '100' WITH DOWNS MATES

Toowoomba’s Tyson Upton will post his 100th senior match for Morningside on Sunday as he heads a three-man Darling Downs connection in the 2009 QAFL grand final against Mt.Gravatt in Brisbane.

Upton, a graduate of Downlands College, will be joined in the Morningside line-up by fellow Downs products Ryan Holman and Matthew Logan as the Panthers chase their seventh QAFL premiership.more

MORNINGSIDE HAVE NO FEAR

The unexpected venue and opposition won’t faze Morningside as the Panthers prepare for their fifth grand final appearance in eight seasons under master coach John Blair, reports The South East Advertiser.

The Panthers enter Sunday’s grand final against local neighbours and arch rivals Mt Gravatt as hot favourites to win their 7th flag in their 60th year in the competition.more

Both Teams Make Grand Final

Morningside Reserves will join the seniors on QAFL Grand Final Day after accounting for Labrador on Sunday.more

FIVE PANTHERS MAKE QAFL TEAM OF THE YEAR

Five Morningside players have been picked in the QAFL Team of the Year. Ruckman Jacob Gough, midfielders Ryan Holman and Paul Shelton, running defender Jack Lawler and state captain David Lillicomore

SHELTON & HOLMAN SHARE SYD GUILDFORD

Three players have shared the Syd Guildford Trophy in thrilling finish to the count to decide the best player in the QAFL as judged by independent league observers.

Morningside ace Paul Shelton went into Round 18 with a two-vote advantage over Southport ruckman Broc McCauley, a three-vote lead over Mt Gravatt onballer Nathan Gilliland, and was five votes ahead of teammate Ryan Holman.more

Morningside Under 18 - Premiers 2009

Morningside under 18’s were made to earn their 2009 premiership when the defeated the Western Magpies by the barest of margins 1 point at Coorparoo on Sunday.more

GREAT RIVALS READY FOR BATTLE

The greatest rivalry in the modern day QAFL writes another chapter tomorrow when the two most dominant clubs of the last quarter of a century go head-to-head again.more

FINALS AT MORNINGSIDE

AFLQ has looked to maximize attendances and assist clubs with more than one team involved in the Velocity Sports Cup finals again this weekend with its fixturing.

Morningside’s reserves will play in the curtain-raiser to the senior team at Esplen Oval on Saturday, while a similar situation will occur at Colburn Avenue, Victoria Point with the two Redland Bombers teams.more

Panthers to Take on Magpies in U18 Grand Final

Morningside and Western Magpies will meet at 2pm to contest the Sports Ready Under 18 Division 1 Grand Final at Coorparoo.more

MAKING THE MOST OF A HOME FINAL

Morningside’s decision to host a home final at Jack Esplen Oval for the first time this year will see them satisfy a number of criteria stipulated by the League to be able to do so.more

SLICK PANTHERS SECURE MINOR PREMIERSHIP

Morningside provided more strong proof of their premiership credentials with a comprehensive 35-point win over the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba tonight.

It was the Panthers who more resembled an AFL side with their huge capacity to run the ball, their defensive pressure in attack, and great depth of midfield rotations.more

PANTHERS OVERRUN TIRING THUNDER

The Morningside machine made another emphatic statement last night when it flattened the Northern Territory in Darwin by 53 points.

The Panthers overcame a 20-point deficit midway through the second term to edge in front at halftime, then smash the Thunder with an eight-goal third term.more

BAD BREAK FOR LAWLER

Tuesday 4 August 2009

Skilful Morningside half-back Jack Lawler has suffered a savage blow, breaking his leg against Labrador at Esplen Oval last weekend.more

PANTHERS PULVERISE TIGERS

The Morningside juggernaut continues to smash everything in its way, crushing Labrador by 94 points at Esplen Oval today.

The Panthers showed few signs of rust after having the bye last weekend, generating eight scoring shots to one in the opening term, blasting nine goals in the second quarter, and romping to a 25.15 (165)-11.5 (71) victory.more

SHELTON TAKES LEAD INTO LAST MONTH

Morningside ball magnet Paul Shelton has opened up a handy seven-vote lead in the Syd Guildford Trophy as voting goes ‘in camera’ for the last month of the season.

Shelton polled votes for the ninth time in 14 games against Broadbeach last Saturday week to move to 30 votes, seven clear of nearest rival Jarred Ilett.more

PANTHERS GALA BALL

The Panthers Gala Ball was back and in a big way as over 140 guests dressed to impress in a night that featured fine food, dance and song.
Guests arrived in limousines and to a frenzy of paparazzi awaiting for them on the red carpet.more

STARS COME OUT TO DINE

Jim Wilson is out and Steve Haddan is in – that’s the high profile changes for Morningside for this week.

The Panthers have a big business luncheon this Friday 17 July featuring former rugby league great Chris ‘Choppy’ Close and Queensland cricket legend Carl Rackemann.more

PANTHERS FOCUS ON THE PROCESS

Morningside might have one hand on the QAFL Velocity Sports Cup minor premiership after systematically tearing apart third-placed Redland at Victoria Point last weekend, but talk of finals at Esplen Oval is non-existence.more

PANTHERS TACKLE THEIR TASK SUPERBLY

The Morningside juggernaut continued to build momentum with a punishing 70-point win over third-placed Redland at Victoria Point yesterday.more

VALE ALLAN HUNTER

Morningside Australian Football Club lost a very loyal and reliable member recently when Allan Hunter, 66 of Tingalpa, untimely and very suddenly, passed away from cancer.

Allan was an important member of Morningside's 1967 Reserve Grade Premiership teammore

Ten Out of Ten For Perfect Panthers

Morningside produced one of their most dominant first halves of football against a finals rival ever with a stunning demolition of Mt Gravatt at Esplen Oval today.

The Panthers ran out 22.11 (143)-11.3 (69) winners, shattering any spell that Mt Gravatt might have had on them previously with the Vultures having won six of their last eight games.more

EFFICIENT PANTHERS CRUSH HORNETS

Aspley were tenacious throughout but they were punished badly for every mistake by Morningside as the Panthers ground their way to an 84-point victory at Esplen Oval today.

Despite making four changes to the side that beat the NT Thunder in a cracking contest in Cairns last weekend, Morningside were still strong over the ball and efficient in the clinches for the young Hornets.more

PANTHERS PREVAIL IN HIGH INTENSITY CONTEST

A dominant performance by evergreen ruckman Jacob Gough proved decisive in a high quality, see-sawing win by Morningside over the Northern Territory Thunder in Cairns tonight.

The Panthers triumphed by 21 points in a game that saw a fierce attack on the football by both sides and neither give an inch at any stage.

Morningside won 17.8 (110)-13.11 (89), with the Thunder losing important runnimore

Cairns a Good Dress Rehearsal: Panthers

Morningside face a journey into the unknown when they clash with the NT Thunder in Cairns tomorrow night.

The Panthers meet the QAFL Velocity Sports Cup newcomers for the first time and the coaching staff have not had the luxury of watching the Thunder live due to fixture clashes whenever the Territory have played in south-east Queensland.more

Connell and Ewing to Lock Horns

Ewing faces the best full-back in the competition in the form of Brett Connell this week when the Thunder meet Morningside in Cairns.more

From Pink To Brown as Double Trouble Looms for N.T

By Ian Gault, Jack Barry

TWO of Morningside’s favourite adopted sons will return home for a huge QAFL Velocity Sports Cup clash on Saturday night.

Twins Josh and Sam Brown were recruited by the Panthers from Cairns Centrals five years ago and fly north for the round 10 promotional match against the Northern Territory Thunder at Cazalys Stadium.more

Holman Set to Return

Impressive Morningside youngster Ryan Holman is expected to return to the powerhouse Morningside outfit for their crucial Round 10 Velocity Sports Cup clash with the Northern Territory in Cairns on Saturday night.more

Panthers Tick All the Boxes

Morningside enjoyed the perfect preparation for a trip to Cairns next weekend with a percentage-boosting win over the Western Magpies while easing their State players through the game today.

Player management was an important factor for the Panthers with 11 players having been involved in representative duties in southern Australia last weekend and facing another flight to Cairns for a big showmore

Price to play 100th Game against the Magpies

Morningside utility Jarrod Price will join the ranks of an illustrious group when he runs out for his 100th game against the Western Magpies this Sunday at the Jack Esplen Oval.

In a career that has had many highs and lows, Price will have his name alongside some of the greats of the club such as the Edwards boys - Brad, Dean and Craig - Daryl Bourke and Terry Johnston to name a few, as well asmore

Ryan Holman the 3rd generation of Aussie rules in family

RYAN Holman will take three generations of Australian football heritage on to Hobart's Bellerive Oval when he runs out for Queensland against Tasmania.more

Lillico To Captain Queensland Again

Highly respected Morningside veteran David Lillico have been honoured with the captaincy of the Queensland side for the fourth consecutive year.more

Panthers Burst Kills off Sharks

Morningside killed off Southport with two quick bursts of goals in the third quarter to decide what was otherwise a tight contest befitting of a top of the table clash at Esplen Oval today.

Southport went into the Round 8 Velocity Sports Cup clash with six consecutive wins and Morningside with five, and little separated the sides in the first half.more

Hayden Wilson Joins Morningside Centurion Club

Morningside milestone man Hayden Wilson is still shaking his head at how ‘weird’ it is to be playing his 100th game on the same day as brother Justin lines up against him for the first time.



“It has turned out crazy,” he said, looking forward to the Panthers’ joust with arch rivals Southport for top place on the Velocity Sports Cup premiership table.more

Panthers Crush Hornets

A bold showing against Southport seven days earlier quickly became a faded dream for Aspley as they capitulated by 127 points to Morningside at Graham Road this afternoon.


Morningside's whopping 24.26 (170)-6.7 (43) success was their fifth in a row and sets up a mouth-watering top-of-the-table showdown with Southport at Esplen Oval next Sunday.more

Notice to All M.F.C Players & Officials Re Round 7

The Aspley Vs Morningside senior game is scheduled for Sunday 2pm at Graham Road Aspley.
Reserve Grade Cancelled.
Under 18's Round 6 is postponed until Aug 9more

Mugavin Bags 10 as Panthers Crush Magpies

Saturday 16 May 2009

Morningside rewrote the record books with a thumping win over the Western Magpies at Sherwood today.

Morningside cruised to a crushing 31.13 (199)-10.7 (67) victorymore

Cats Swamped By Panther Surge

Saturday 9 May 2009

The Morningside machine cranked into gear after a goalless first quarter to destroy Broadbeach by 101 points in a powerful display at Esplen Oval today.more

Panthers Down Improved Bombers

Sunday 26 April 2009

Morningside had to produce something near their best to stave off a revitalized Redland in one of the best games of the season at Esplen Oval today.

The Panthers had to work overtime to shake the new-look Bombers, winning every quarter by a small margin to post a 17.13 (115)-11.15 (81) victory.more

Carling's EPMS New Panther Ball Sponsor

Executive Property Maintenance franchise owner, Fred Carling, is more than your local sponsor for the Morningside Football Club. Fred this year announced in conjunction with the club a sponsorship worth $3,000 in training balls. The EPMS logo is printed on the ball along with signage inside the club and around the ground.more

Lions Win Battle of Wills

Sunday 5 April 2009

The Brisbane Lions showed they will be a force to be reckoned with under new coach Craig Brittain by beating premiership contenders Morningside by 15 points in a tough battle at Esplen Oval yesterday.more

Joyce Impressive in Panthers Win

The Bombers took on 2008 grand finalists Morningside in a practice match at Coorparoo and found themselves seven goals behind at halftime.

Both teams threw their sides around and the Bombers were much more productive in the second half, bridging the margin to just 18 points at the final siren.

Townsville midfielder Andrew Joyce made the most of his first senior game kicking the opening goal from the wing. His attack on the ball and tackeling impressed the coaching staff. Joyce joined the Panthers last year from Hermit Park and is making the most of his opportunities.more

Panther Players Seeking a Sponsor for 2009

Get behind your favourite Panther Player in 2009 by becoming an official Player Sponsor. Their are three sponsorship packages available. Contact Club Development Manager Jack Barry
Mob: 0414 752 995 for all your information on being a sponsor in 2009.more

Panthers Family & Supporters Day

Morningside Football Club will hold it's 59th annual Jumper Presentation on Sunday 29th of March at the Jack Esplen Oval from 11 am. Come along and meet the 2009 playing list for the seniors and under 18's. Click on the attachment for more detailsmore

Panthers Build on Community Spirit

Morningside’s off-field facilities at Esplen Oval are undergoing a major facelift – and all built on community spirit.more

ARMITAGE JUST NEEDED A "KICK ALONG"

Former Morningside star David Armitage has admitted he needed "a kick along" as he looks to cement a place in the St.Kilda side this year. According to the Sunday Herald Sun, Armitage was seen to be treading water playing 16 games in his first two seasons before being told at the end of last year more was required.

Not more effort but, as Armitage puts it, more attention to detail.more

Wild Cats Seek New Head Coach

The Morningside Wild Cats who participate in the AFL QLD Womens league are seeking a Head Coach for season 2009more

Lucas Adds Depth To Panthers

Rugged former Zillmere utility Rob Lucas is training with Morningside.
Lucas enjoyed arguably his best season yet in the Velocity Sports Cup last season and he is set to provide further depth to the Panthers.more

Dempsey Hoping For Better Times in 2009

Essendon’s former Cairns speedster Courtenay Dempsey is glad it's 2009, writes Rebecca Williams in the Herald Sun today.more

Gibson & Holman train with GC17

Six of Queensland’s best young players who were overlooked in the last National Draft have been given plenty of encouragement by the new Gold Coast club.

The teenagers have all been invited to train regularly with the Coast’s new TAC Cup under 18 team, despite being ineligible to play for it.

What it will give the talented half-dozen is a great chance to impress for a berth with the Gold Coast the following year when they enter the VFL competition.more

Shelton Signs with Panthers

Morningside welcome the return of one of its former sons when midfielder Paul Shelton signed with the Panthers yesterday.more

Premiership Duo Return

Morningside premiership players Nic Tomlinson and Shaun Mugavin have both rejoined the Panthers for the 2009 season after 2 years away from the club. The pair played pivotal roles in Morningside’s 2003, 2004 premiership wins.more

Panther Head to Cairns

Morningside have lost two members of their 2008 grand final side, but gained a couple of extra handy ‘recruits’.

Gun wingman-ruckman Andrew Browning, a standout for Queensland Country last year who booted three second-term goals for the Panthers to fleetingly turn the AFLQ grand final in his side’s favour last September, has moved to Cairns.more

Urquhart Wears Courage on his Sleeve

Former Morningside Grand Final player Gavin Urquhart spoke with Steve Lavell about his pre season with North Melbourne and his tranistion into the AFLmore

VALE Mick Browne

The Morningside Football Club would like to pass on their sincere condolences to the family and friends of former club champion Mick Browne who sadly passed away recently aged 54more

Positions Vacant

The Morningside Football Club seeks to fill the following positions:more

LUCY GIFT-WRAPPED FOR PANTHERS

Morningside coach John Blair doesn’t need a present on Christmas Day – his gift came early with the signing of gun key forward Austin Lucy last night.

It gives the Panthers an explosive front half with Lucy joining State teammate Kent Abey in the same attacking division.more

Tom Williams: Eyes Only For The Future

Queenslander Tom Williams has played 19 games in four years in the AFL. He admits he isn't exactly on record pace. But, as the Herald Sun reports today, the big defender is a key factor at the Western Bulldogs in preparation for the 2009 season.more

Adam Spackman Gets His Chance With The Lions

Tuesday, 16 December, 2008

Adam Spackman, a Hervey Bay teenager turned Morningside (AFLQ) star and State representative, has become the 16th member of the Queensland U18 squad of 2006 to graduate to AFL ranks.more

Panthers Relish Cairns Game

AFL Queensland will continue a strong push into regional areas next year, with Velocity Sports Cup premiership matches to be played in Cairns, Townsville and the Sunshine Coast.

All will involve the new Northern Territory team, to be coached by former Brisbane Bears club champion Michael McLean.

The NT side will play Morningside in Cairns, Mt.Gravatt in Townsville and fellow newcomers Aspley at Maroochydore following the release of the 2009 draw recently.more

Panthers Renovations Nov 22

Attached is our latest building update . Work continues on the new entry and associated facilities.more

Jacob Gough Wins 2008 Devery- Kelly Medal

Ruckman Jacob Gough has closed out a stellar season, beating Grogan Medallist Nathan Kinch to win the Morningside B&F award.more
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