History of Football in Brisbane, Queensland

The earliest known records of regular Association Football (soccer) games in Brisbane date from the early 1880s, when a group comprising mostly Scottish immigrants commenced playing at Queen's Park, adjacent to Alice and Edward Streets in the city (now part of the City Botanic Gardens) and vacant land in Melbourne Street South Brisbane, between Grey and Stanley Streets. This group of players subsequently formed the Anglo-Queensland Football Association in early 1884, and commenced playing fixtures at the sportsfield behind the Pineapple Hotel, in Main Street Kangaroo Point, and at Queen's Park, in June 1884.

 

After a promising start, the game in Brisbane then developed erratically, hampered by the overwhelming popularity of the Rugby football codes: initially Rugby Union, which had commenced in Brisbane several years earlier, then Rugby League from the 1920s onwards. The game also suffered from ongoing periodic disunity, caused initially by disaffected clubs from nearby Ipswich and later by disagreements over funding of the game and payments to players. In contrast with this the game boomed in Ipswich, with clubs from that city dominating Brisbane and combined Brisbane-Ipswich competitions until around 1960.

 

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Awards

There are many Awards that have been achieved from Men's, Women's, Juniors', Club's, Coaches, and Referees'. Some Awards dating back to 1800's. Men's & Women's Awards include; Player of the Year, Golden Boot, Select Teams', Premier Competition Winners and Cup Final's. In Men's Women's and Juniors' Competition Winners, including their Points and Results tables.
 

Premier Coach of the Year and Club of the Year including Club Champions and Volunteer of the Year in each Club.

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