Club History

PREMIERSHIPS

Seniors:  1955, 1967, 1970, 1984/85, 1986/87, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019

Reserves:  1971, 1973, 1981, 1985/86, 1995, 1996, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

CLUB RECORDS

Most Senior Games Played: Paul Ballantyne – 336 (1975-1996)*

Most Senior Goals: Paul Ballantyne – 279 (1975-1996)

Most Senior Grand Final Appearances: Paul Ballantyne – 8 (1977-1979, 1982-1984/85, 1986/87)

Most Club Senior Best & Fairests: Eric Johns – 4 (1962-1964, 1967)

Most Club Reserve Best & Fairests: Stephen Worner – 5 (1987/88, 1989-1992)

Most Goals in a Season (Seniors): Mark Wakelin – 108 (1999)

Most Goals in a Season (Juniors): Alex Keeling – 81 (2012)*+

Most Goals in a Game (Seniors): Shane Poulter – 21 v Burdekin (3/07/1983, Ayr Showgrounds)

Most Goals in a Game (Reserves): Ricky Allen – 14 v Upper Ross (6/05/1977, Centenary Oval)

Most Goals in a Game (Juniors): Jack Growden – 11 v Curra Swans (14/07/2012, Neil French Oval)

Club Highest Score (Seniors): 52.26 (338) v Northern Beaches (18/05/2002, Neil French Oval)

Club Lowest Score (Seniors): 0.0 (0) v South Townsville (12/05/1962, Showgrounds)

Club Highest Winning Margin (Seniors): 330 points: Hermit Park 52.26 (338) defeated Northern Beaches 1.2 (8) (18/05/2002, Neil French Oval)

Club Highest Losing Margin (Seniors): 433 points: West Townsville 69.26 (440) defeated Hermit Park 1.1 (7) (18/07/1992, Neil French Oval)*

Longest Winning Streak (Seniors): 24 matches (4/04/1970 – 24/04/1971)

Longest Losing Streak (Seniors): 22 matches (12/08/1961 – 25/05/1963)

* Denotes: also an AFL Townsville record.

+ Denotes: over 100 goals in Colts and Juniors combined in 2012.

CLUB’S SENIOR SEASONS SUMMARY

Year Finished Number of Teams Year Finished Number of Teams
1955 PREMIERS 3 1984/85 PREMIERS 5
1956 3rd 4 1985/86 Wooden Spoon 5
1957 Wooden Spoon 4 1986/87 PREMIERS 4
1958 3rd 4 1987/88 3rd 5
1959 3rd 4 1988 3rd 5
1960 2nd 4 1989 3rd 7
1961 3rd 4 1990 Wooden Spoon 4
1962 Wooden Spoon 4 1991 Wooden Spoon 4
1963 Wooden Spoon 4 1992 3rd 4
1964 Wooden Spoon 4 1993 3rd 4
1965 Wooden Spoon 4 1994 3rd 4
1966 2nd 4 1995 2nd 4
1967 PREMIERS 4 1996 3rd 4
1968 Wooden Spoon 6 1997 2nd 4
1969 2nd 7 1998 3rd 4
1970 PREMIERS 6 1999 3rd 5
1971 3rd 5 2000 4th 5
1972 2nd 7 2001 3rd 5
1973 5th 6 2002 PREMIERS 5
1974 5th 7 2003 2nd 5
1975 3rd 7 2004 3rd 5
1976 4th 6 2005 3rd 5
1977 2nd 6 2006 PREMIERS 5
1978 2nd 6 2007 2nd 5
1979 2nd 6 2008 PREMIERS 5
1980 5th 6 2009 3rd 5
1981 4th 6 2010 3rd 4
1982 2nd 6 2011 2nd 4
1983 2nd 7 2012 PREMIERS 5
1984 2nd 6 2013 2nd 5
  2014 2nd 5
  2015 PREMIERS 5
  2016 2nd 5
  2017 PREMIERS 5

SENIOR GRAND FINALS CAPTAINS & COACHES

Season Coach Captain Result
1955 Ron Pears Peter Mickan WIN
1960 Robert McIlroy Robert McIlroy LOSS
1966 Chris Reynolds Chris Reynolds LOSS
1967 Ray Oldman Chris Reynolds WIN
1969 Neil French Neil French LOSS
1970 Neil French Neil French WIN
1972 Ed Dalman Darrell Pegg LOSS
1977 Peter McKay Peter McKay LOSS
1978 Peter Fisher Peter Fisher LOSS
1979 Hector Robinson Hector Robinson LOSS
1982 Paul Doran Paul Doran LOSS
1983 Shane Poulter Shane Poulter LOSS
1984 Bruce Seeley Robert Robinson LOSS
1984/85 Warren Selvage Warren Selvage WIN
1986/87 Geoff Pollard Geoff Pollard WIN
1995 Ron Harrison David Wescombe LOSS
1997 Steve Curran Nigel Aikin LOSS
2002 Brian Grace Barry Gibson WIN
2003 Wayne Morley Matthew Tebble LOSS
2006 Joe Hoolahan Matthew Tebble WIN
2007 Joe Hoolahan Matthew Tebble LOSS
2008 Joe Hoolahan Matthew Tebble WIN
2011 Barry Gibson Andrew Grubba LOSS
2012 Barry Gibson Lyle Clifford WIN
2013 Barry Gibson Jason Di Betta LOSS
2014 Mat Creeper Lyle Clifford LOSS
2015 Lyle Clifford Dylan Fry WIN
2016 Jamie Fogg Jason Di Betta LOSS
2017 Jamie Fogg Jason Di Betta WIN

SENIOR GRAND FINAL APPEARANCES

Year Opponent Score Venue
1955 RAAF WIN– 15.15 (105)- 11.11 (77) Showgrounds
1960 South Townsville LOSS- 3.5 (23)- 12.11 (83) Showgrounds
1966 Garbutt LOSS- 6.13 (49)- 12.9 (81) Centenary Oval
1967 South Townsville WIN– 14.14 (98)- 3.5 (23) Centenary Oval
1969 2RAR LOSS- 7.10 (52)- 7.14 (56) Centenary Oval
1970 South Townsville WIN– 15.13 (103)- 9.12 (66) Centenary Oval
1972 Lavarack LOSS- 11.6 (72)- 16.12 (108) Centenary Oval
1977 Currajong LOSS- 7.15 (57)- 10.10 (70) Centenary Oval
1978 Currajong LOSS- 11.16 (82)- 18.16 (124) Centenary Oval
1979 Currajong LOSS- 13.7 (85)- 14.10 (94) Centenary Oval
1982 Garbutt LOSS- 10.8 (68)- 15.17 (107) Centenary Oval
1983 Currajong LOSS- 15.10 (100)- 21.14 (140) Centenary Oval
1984 Currajong LOSS- 9.18 (72)- 18.9 (117) Centenary Oval
1984/85 Townsville Swans WIN– 15.12 (102)- 9.13 (67) Centenary Oval
1986/87 Currajong WIN– 16.12 (108)- 7.16 (58) Centenary Oval
1995 University Hawks LOSS- 7.11 (53)- 14.16 (100) Muldoon Oval
1997 Curra Swans LOSS- 11.10 (76)- 16.13 (109) Muldoon Oval
2002 Thuringowa Bulldogs WIN– 8.6 (54)- 6.12 (48) Neil French Oval
2003 University Hawks LOSS- 9.6 (60)- 12.16 (88) Neil French Oval
2006 University Hawks WIN– 15.6 (96)- 9.12 (66) Neil French Oval
2007 University Hawks LOSS- 6.12 (48)- 20.12 (132) Neil French Oval
2008 University Hawks WIN– 11.13 (79)- 2.7 (19) Tony Ireland Stadium
2011 Thuringowa Bulldogs LOSS- 4.11 (35)- 13.14 (92) Tony Ireland Stadium
2012 Thuringowa Bulldogs WIN– 12.10 (82)- 9.9 (63) Tony Ireland Stadium
2013 Thuringowa Bulldogs LOSS- 12.5 (77)- 13.14 (92) Tony Ireland Stadium
2014 Thuringowa Bulldogs LOSS- 9.3 (57)- 26.12 (168) Tony Ireland Stadium
2015 Thuringowa Bulldogs WIN – 13.8 (86)- 8.17 (65) Tony Ireland Stadium
2016 Thuringowa Bulldogs LOSS – 5.4 (34)- 12.14 (86) Tony Ireland Stadium
2017 University Hawks WIN– 16.14 (116)- 8.9 (57) Tony Ireland Stadium