"AFLQ Club of the year 2019"
Welcome to Southport Sharks Junior AFL. Our Purpose is to cultivate & foster the game of Australian Rules Football. To educate, train, coach and encourage members of the club in broader aspects of life, not just specifically football. The Junior Club's core values are "Family, Proud, Honest & Disciplined" when you come to visit, you’ll see why kids on the Gold Coast, love to play footy at the Sharks.
What We’re All About
The Southport Sharks Junior AFL club is a proven player and coach pathway to QFA, QAFL/W, VFL/W and the AFL, located in Queensland's iconic city, the Gold Coast. Our Junior club membership exceeds 500+ registered players across U6's to U17.5 teams in the SEQ juniors & AFL Queensland League.
The Sharks junior Club was established in 1961, evolving into a diversified club offering junior and youth football. The club offers mixed, female and male teams through Auskick, Super stars, and Footy4fun. From U13.5 to U17.5's, players are drafted into Youth divisional teams in youth Competition.
The "Southport Sharks Academy" was established to host summer skills & holiday programs from beginners to the most talented players. The club engages Level 2 youth Coaches to assist our AFL Academy Head Coaches.
The clubs Management Committee are all volunteers, who maintain the club's football operations, canteen and merchandise shop.
Training kicks off in late January each year for youth teams u13 to U17, from mid February our Junior teams U8 to U11 get underway and first games start for Auskick in February. Junior and Youth Competitions start games from late March.
Registrations open after the clubs AGM each year in November, all players are required to be registered when training starts each year. If your new to football and looking to "come and try" contact us to help get you started. To register, scroll down below on this page and select the applicable boys or girls age groups.
Southport Sharks Junior AFL
The introduction to AFL for 5 to 10 year age groups. Auskick runs on Saturday mornings from 8.30am on our 3rd oval the Village Green. Breaks for Easter.
When Auskick finishes, our Club based Superstars program starts on Saturdays from 8.30am. Open to all boys and girls (mixed)
Progression from Auskick / Superstars, the next phase is U8's Football. Players receive a Club polo shirt, Team photo and a medal at our end of year presentation.
Junior Football U9's, U10's & U11's
U9's & U10's play zone football while U11's play on a 3/4 size field. U9's & U11's also have boys only & Girls only teams, includes free Club Polo shirt, team photo and medal.
Youth Football U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 Boys & Girls Teams
Boys U12, U14 & U16
Girls U13, U15 & U17
Age groups are made up of Conference Championship & Community Cup competition zones. All Youth players receive a Club Polo shirt. Team photo and medals are presented at the end of season Presentation nights
Southport Sharks Colts for Boys who have moved to senior football. Colts is the link between Youth Football and Reserves / Senior Football. Southport offers pathways through QAFL & VFL