It’s back! The Red Lions social event of the year is vast approaching and it will be one not to miss.
This memorable night will be held on Saturday 9th July 2016 at Hillstone, St Lucia (the St Lucia Golf Course).
This year we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Red Lions founded in 1956, the club collected the “Red Lions” moniker in reference to a pub in the Northern New South Wales town of Glencoe. After travelling to Armidale to compete against the University of New England for the Clem Jones Shield UQ would frequent the Red Lion Tavern on their return journey, giving birth to the Red Lion legend.
The University of Queensland Australian Football Club (UQAFC) has since won seven Senior premierships, including a “threepeat” in 1961, 1962 & 1963. Red Lion Reserve Grade sides have claimed twelve premiership victories many of which came during extended periods of dominance through the 1980’s and more recently in the new millennium.
The club has built a unique heritage with its large student membership and strong old boy’s network resulting in a very social club atmosphere and it is very proud to cater to footballers of all abilities. Currently with six teams including two women’s teams and approximately 250 registered players, the Red Lions are regarded as one of the largest amateur Australian Rules football club in Queensland.
Help us celebrate the club we love and its achievements. Tickets are $123.00 (includes $3 booking fee) and are on sale now, so jump on to our online booking portal and grab your tickets before they all sell out!
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The University of Queensland Australian Football Club (est 1956) is one of the largest sporting clubs based on the UQ campus. Recognised by AFL athletes as the preferred club at which to develop their professional and sporting careers, the UQAFC is a professional organisation based on amateur values where the UQ AFL community can enjoy competitive success, personal and professional development and life enriching social experiences in a safe, engaging and respectful environment. The club offers UQ Sports Achievement Scholarships specifically for AFL athletes studying and playing at the University of Queensland. With teams in the U19 Colts, QAFL, QAFA, QWAFL & QWAFA, the UQAFC plays matches throughout south east Queensland each season. If you would like to contact the UQAFC about our media releases please contact our Media Manager, to enquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact the President, or to find out more about playing with the club please click here.