This is what happens in local leagues, sadly.Labrador football manager Jarrod Field accepts role at Southport
There won't be anyone left at Labrador next year if this continues.
I have noticed that with Ipswich. Oh well, this is nothing new for Southport. The Sharks have been pillaging other local sides for decades. It's part of the reason they've been so successful in the past. Broadbeach's Nick Riewoldt is a prime example of this back in the late 90s.This is what happens in local leagues, sadly.
Just like the Ipswich Jets winning the QLD cup and national championship, their list is getting raped by other clubs taking young players. Coaches, I assume, are being looked at too. Good for grass roots footy, but terrible for the individual club.
NEAFLHey guys , Can someone please give me a run down on what leagues there are near gold coast and what standard order each one is -
Southport Sharks - A central Gold Coast team that is the traditional powerhouse club of the Gold Coast/Queensland. The Sharks definitely have the best facilities on the Gold Coast and compete in the NEAFL with local teams from Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin and Sydney as well as the Giants, Lions, Suns and Swans reserves. If you don't enjoy travelling by plane every second weekend for local footy then the Sharks probably aren't for you. Also, if you aren't up to the standard just below the AFL then this league definitely isn't for you.
QAFL - 4 Gold Coast teams competing against Brisbane teams
Broadbeach Cats - A central Gold Coast team often considered to be the second biggest club in the city but does not have the facilities to match. The league is of a reasonable standard for local footy.
Labrador Tigers - A central/northern Gold Coast team who are the current QAFL premiers who have a very good relationship with the Gold Coast Suns. Decent training facilities and the league is of a reasonable standard for local footy.
Palm Beach Currumbin Lions - Palm Beach Currumbin is a southern Gold Coast club that has decent training facilities. The league is of a reasonable standard for local footy.
Surfers Paradise Demons - Surfers Paradise is a central Gold Coast team who will soon be receiving a nice upgrade to their facilities that will see them compete with Southport for the best facilities on the GC. The league is of a reasonable standard for local footy.
QFA - 4 Gold Coast teams competing against southern Brisbane teams
Burleigh Bombers - A southern Gold Coast team that has fairly average training facilities. If you're particularly fond of the Bombers nickname and you'd like to play at between the semi-pro and amateur level then I think this is the club for you
Coolangatta Blues - A very southern Gold Coast team (about 50 metres from the QLD-NSW border) that has fairly average training facilities. League standard is between semi-pro and amateur.
Coomera Magpies - A northern Gold Coast team that has facilities that I have no idea about haha. The club is relatively new and is located right next to the new Coomera Indoor Sports Centre (Commonwealth Games venue) and just behind Dream World. League standard is between semi-pro and amateur.
Robina Roos - A south-western Gold Coast team that has a very small clubhouse and has the unfortunate reality of power line running above the oval. People say the ball never hits the power lines but it does. League standard is between semi-pro and amateur.
QAFA - 2 Gold Coast teams competing against Brisbane, Ipswich and Logan teams
Bond University - A southern Gold Coast team who are the reigning QAFA premiers that are based on the Bond University campus. They recently received a new oval/training facilities on campus and are a relatively young club. League is at the amateur level.
Carrara Saints - A central-western Gold Coast team that has reasonable training facilities. The Saints have only fielded a senior team for a few years to date. League is at the amateur level.
Some of my explanations were educated guesses so don't shoot me if I'm wrong haha. There are a few clubs just over the border in the Tweed Shire that compete against one another as well. That is considered to be the lowest standard of football played in the Queensland competition, despite the clubs actually being based in NSW. Hope this helps. I think the Burleigh Bombers might be the go but it obviously depends on what standard you're at.
They do promotion/relegation with the Amateurs league (VAFA) down in Melbourne. Can tell you from personal experience, it gets really intense, will be great for competition, and you are working towards something even if you don't win the GF.Labrador qualified for their third successive QAFL Grand Final yesterday with a 22-point victory over the Western Magpies. The Tigers have been very good since departing the NEAFL in 2013 and they are the favourites to win back-to-back QAFL premierships in two weeks. The Palm Beach-Currumbin Lions are also competing in the QAFL finals and will face Mount Gravatt at Salk later today. It's entirely possible that we'll see a Labrador-PBC QAFL Grand Final in two weeks.
Unfortunately for Bond University, their streak of premierships came to an end yesterday when Springwood eliminated them in the QFA South preliminary final by 37 points. Also, a special mention is in order for the Southport colts who took out the division 1 premiership yesterday.
AFL Queensland confirmed a few weeks ago that further restructuring will take place next season which includes introducing a promotion-relegation system for the top 3 divisions. Should make things interesting!
would still happen. Southport is div1, while Labrador u13s are div2.Things have changed, when I played for Southport u/13's, we used to constantly beat Labrador by 150 points
So things really haven't changed thenwould still happen. Southport is div1, while Labrador u13s are div2.
Southport got beat in the div1 GF though apparently. Popular loss ive heard, due to a lot of kids leaving other clubs to go to that team this season. Didn't bother me none...
Correct. Sharks captain Jason Burge, former Sharks captain Ben Headland and Jake Dignan from the NT Thunder are all positive signings for Palmy. However, losing Jon Croad to Southport definitely hurts PBC.Although an article I saw hinted Palmy are a chance to sign Burge.
Palmy have recruited well this off season , got quite a few ex Suns academy players playing for them as well . Croad will hurt and not sure they will see much of Jacob Dawson this year as he will have rep commitments as well as playing for Suns ressies later on in year.Correct. Sharks captain Jason Burge, former Sharks captain Ben Headland and Jake Dignan from the NT Thunder are all positive signings for Palmy. However, losing Jon Croad to Southport definitely hurts PBC.
Bringing in experienced guys should help the younger PBC players coming through.