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SQAFA History

Discussion in 'Queensland Footy' started by Toucan Soup, Feb 14, 2011.

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  1. Toucan Soup

    Toucan Soup Team Captain

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    I am helping to compile various aspects of the history of Australian Football in Brisbane, and as such, am really keen to see if anyone can help with information about the SQAFA years.

    The SQAFA (or South Queensland Australian Football Association) was the competition organized for non-QAFL clubs from 1970 to 1992. A league for developing clubs, formed as a result of population growth, maturing juniors, or as satellite clubs for QAFL teams (or perhaps a combination of all three), the SQAFA initially provided an opportunity for more people to regularly play football in Brisbane. It may have had inauspicious origins, but the SQAFA quickly took a prominent position in the development and promotion of football in Brisbane.

    Most obviously, Sherwood dominated the SQAFA premierships for many years. However, current AFLQ clubs, including Mt Gravatt, Aspley, and Redlands, all have formative years in this competition.

    The SQAFA changed to the BAFL (Brisbane Australian Football League) in 1993 with the introduction of the four remaining Sunshine Coast clubs.

    If you have any relevant results, articles, anecdotes, records, etc, I would like to hear from you. Post a reply (or send a private message if you prefer). It would be great if someone out there has a wealth of information, particularly from the 1970s.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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  2. damochandler

    damochandler Club Legend

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    Aspley won 6 flags in a row from 85 to 1990. than they won the grand final that was already won according to most yeronga fans back than in 1992. anyone still have a t-shirt they printed out for the big day
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