"AFLQ Club of the year 2019"
Welcome to Southport Sharks Junior AFL. The Junior Club's core values are "Family, Proud, Honest & Disciplined" 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. When you come to visit, you’ll see why kids on the Gold Coast, love to play here.
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 U18 teams in the SEQ juniors & AFL Queensland League.
The Sharks junior Club was established in 1961, evolving into a diversified club offering junior, youth and Colts football. The club offers mixed, female and male teams through Auskick, Super stars, and Footy4fun. From U12 to U17's, players are drafted into Youth divisional teams in youth to Colts 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, cafe and merchandise shop.
Training kicks off in late January each year for youth teams u12 to U18, from mid February our Junior teams U8 to U11 get underway and first games start for Auskick in early March.
Junior and Youth Competitions start games from round 1 in April.
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 age group for boys and 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
When Auskick finishes, our Club based Superstars program starts on Saturdays from 8.30am. "If you have not completed Auskick the Fee is $130* which includes the Auskick free pack. Auskick is run by AFLQ
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. Junior Football is mixed with Girls & Boys.
U11's also have boys only & Girls only teams includes free Club Polo shirt
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 & NEAFL