About Hawks


The Sandgate Football Club is an immensely proud club, which is and has been an integral part of Queensland Football since 1943. The Hawks have won 6 QAFL Premierships and 2 BAFL Premierships. 

In the 20 years leading up to the introduction of the Brisbane Bears, Sandgate was the most successful Australian Rules Club in Queensland always drawing a crowd in excess of 3,000. The success of individuals involved at the club has included Dick Verdon, Don Smith and John Stackpoole who were selected in AFL Queensland’s Team of the Century. Also the Brisbane Lions Club ‘Most Professional Player’ award has been named after Don Smith. Many of the greatest footballers in Queensland have played for Sandgate with more than ten being inducted into the QLD Football Hall of Fame. Carlton great and AFL Hall of Fame legend, Alex Jesaulenko captain-coached the club during the 80’s and current Brisbane Lions premiership ruckman, Jamie Charman, was a born and bred Sandgate junior before being drafted.

Today the club competes in the Pineapple Hotel Cup and amongst its playing ranks is former Brisbane Lions player and QLD captain, Dan Dickfos. Over 120 players compete in Seniors, Reserves, U18 and Masters Teams. Coupled with a junior base of over 250, Sandgate is fast establishing itself as the premier football club on the northside – awarded Club of The Year 2010.

The coming year is set to be an exciting season on the back of the Senior side playing in the 2010 Grand Final, 2011 Preliminary Final with the Reserve grade taking out Back-to-Back Premierships in 2010 & 2011. The U18’s played in the 2011 Grand Final and in the Juniors Competitions, the Under 16’s team played in consecutive Grand Finals and U14's in 2011 Grand Final.  What an achievement by our local Sandgate stars.