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Bond University Bullsharks

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Colours  Yellow and      Blue
Captain(s)  Jack Fox (Senior)
Ground  Bond University
President  Edward Burrows-Cheng
Founded  2011
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Full name  Bond University Football Club
Competition  QFA Division 1 (Men) QWFA (Women)
Coach  Sam Whish-Wilson (Senior)

The Bond University Football Club, known as the Bull Sharks, is a Gold Coast based club operating out of Bond University competing in the Queensland Football Association Division One and the Queensland Women's Football Association Australian rules football competitions.

The club is supported by the Bond University Student Association. It is one of two universities that supply teams to AFL Queensland, the others being University of Queensland.

History

The Bond University Football Club was formed in 2011 and entered the AFLQ Division 3 Central league for their inaugural season. Bond would play home games at the Robina Roos' ground on Scottsdale Drive due to unsuitable facilities existing at the university. Nicknamed the Bull Sharks, the club surprised many by compiling a 14-1 record through the home and away season to claim the minor premiership. Bond would suffer a 31-point loss to Jimboomba in the 2011 Grand Final. The club was then transferred to the newly created SEQAFL Division 4 South league which was a combination of former Summerland Australian Football League teams mixed with Gold Coast clubs.

Bond would again reach the Grand Final in 2012 but lightning would strike twice as the Bull Sharks fell to Tweed Coast by 44 points. After a disappointing 2013 season in which the club was eliminated in the first round of the finals, the Bull Sharks moved their home games to the newly created Australian rules football field at the university campus. Affectionately known as the "Canal", the new grounds would prove a successful move for Bond as the club claimed a second minor premiership in 2014. The club went on to win the 2014 QAFA (B) South premiership, defeating Tweed Coast to claim the first premiership in the club's short history.

As a result of their 2014 successes, the Bullsharks were promoted to the QAFA (A) division and impressively claimed another minor premiership in 2015, going undefeated in the home and away season. The club went on to win the 2015 QAFA (A) Grand Final against the South East Suns and in doing so made it back-to-back premierships in separate divisions. This success saw them promoted again to the QFA South competition for season 2016. 2015 also saw the launch of the women's team competing in the QWAFA competition. They compiled a 9-6 record in their inaugural season and made it to the preliminary final where they were defeated by the eventual premiers Zillmere.

References

Bond University Bullsharks Wikipedia


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