For close to 70 years, the Panthers, have developed great Queensland teams winning 12 First Division Premierships (9 Male 2 Female) plus numerous Youth and Junior awards. Morningside is one of the biggest community sporting clubs in Australia. We embrace all levels of AFL operating as a single club playing in the men's QAFL State League and Women's QWFA competition, while also providing foundation skills for male and females though the Junior, Youth and Senior development grades.
The Senior men's teams consist of the Senior QAFL, QAFL Reserves, QAFL Colts and QFA Division 3.
Our Senior team competes in the highest-level competition of AFL football available in SEQ, this being the Queensland AFL. This League comprises teams from Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. Our Reserves and Colts play in a the same QAFL competition, again at the highest level available to these teams.
Many of our Junior players have progressed into senior football with our club with a significant proportion of our current players have been Morningside Juniors. Over 40 Morningside players have been drafted to AFL teams across the country.
The Men's Thirds competition is predominately Brisbane based clubs such as single team clubs and those with two or more teams in the higher competitions. Games are typically played on a Friday evening and the occasional Saturday afternoon. Players can be any age and skill level within this competitions
Our Women's Team has been very successful in the past winning two senior QFAW Premierships in 2007 and 2009
as the Morningside Wildcats.
The group reformed in 2018 as the Morningside Panthers and won the QFAW Div2 Competition. They were promoted in 2019 to the QFAW Div1 Competition. The club also fields a QFAW Div2 Senior Women's team.
In 2021 the club won the Under 17 Women's Premiership.
We continue to develop and play in increasingly higher grades
and the club now has a very strong female youth and junior pipeline.
The Morningside Junior Panthers are committed to providing a fun supportive sporting club environment where children of all ages can learn the great skills of AFL football. The Panthers are the biggest Junior club in Queensland with over 50 teams. The teams range from AusKick, Juniors and up to Youth Football. Many Juniors have progressed to senior Football and a number then drafted to AFL clubs
Juniors Club Vision - The Morningside Juniors is recognised as a leading junior club, through its:
Commitment to a safe, friendly and supportive environment.
Continuing growth in number of registered Morningside players.
Continuing strength of the financial position of the club.
Continuing improvement in the on the field results.
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More than just your local AFL Club Brisbane
We are committed to "excellence through sport and community achievement"
For the Panthers to deliver our sporting, health and community objectives we are looking to build and develop long term relationships with culturally aligned organizations.
We aim to develop 'win win' outcomes for our Sponsors and the Club.
One of the highest profile and most successful AFL clubs in Queensland and a local Community Hub.
We strive to challenge stereotypes, drive for equality, create inclusivity & celebrate achievements today and everyday.
A Strong Record with Player Development
Morningside Panthers continues to deliver outstanding junior and community programs including Auskick, Junior and Youth team development, school visitations and skills programs. We continue to produce quality young Queensland players to participate in tge AFL & AWFL competitions. We have a number of former players who have been contracted with AFL & AWFL teams and in excess of 40 players since club inception. Our most famous son being AFL legend, Browlow Medalist and triple-premiership winning Brisbane Lions captain, Michael Voss.
Outside the Locker Room
Morningside Panthers partner with Outside The Locker Room a program for players involved in sporting clubs, focusing on education and support in relation to their daily challenges. Focusing on areas such as mental health, drugs, alcohol, gambling and domestic violence our program educates and brings awareness to these topics. This is a one-of-a-kind program for local clubs to have their players mentored.