Southport Sharks has become one of the largest and most successful clubs on the Gold Coast and in Queensland.
The club has an exciting and interesting local history dating back to when it was founded in 1961. Participating in the Gold Coast Australian Football League and playing its home games at Owen Park, it quickly built up a reputation of a fiercely competitive and successful club.
Since relocating to Fankhauser Reserve in 1988 and the introduction of gaming machines in 1992, Southport Sharks has experienced rapid growth in membership numbers.
Currently boasting two bars, three lounge bars, two restaurants, a café, state-of-the-art fitness centre, multi-purpose events centre, kids club, gaming room, bottle shop and entertainment seven nights a week, Southport Sharks is a premier dining and entertainment precinct that attracts over 50, 000 members annually.
Southport Sharks have completed a number of facility extension programs in recent years. The development reflects the club’s master plan and vision – providing exemplary service to members and guests and the support of Australian Rules Football.
To promote and foster the growth of Australian Rules Football, and the teams bearing the Southport Sharks Australian Rules Football Club name, by the operation of licensed club facilities and other commercial activities in the most effective and efficient manner possible, thereby providing memorable experiences for its members.
To have Australian Rules Football, Southport Sharks Australian Rules Football Club and the Licensed Club facility and other commercial activities recognised as a pre-eminent in their respective fields of endeavour.
As a club we are true to our word; our heritage was built on community spirit and that is very much alive today. Southport Sharks pushes beyond the realms of the typical football club offering. Throughout each area and facet of the club it strives to offer something that will go beyond what is expected by our members. Guiding the way we approach our work are our core values, which are:
• Expectation to Perform at Our Best
• To Be Honest
• Provide a Positive Experience
• Focused on Delivering Results – Premierships and Profit