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South Cairns Cutters

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The South Cairns Cutters Australian Football Club is an Australian Rules Football club in the semi-professional AFL Cairns League. The club is located at Fretwell Park in the southern suburbs of Cairns.


Club History

The club was a foundation member of the league and played in the inaugural season in 1956. South Cairns won the league's first premiership. Due to lack of players in 1963, the club merged with Balaclava to form South Balaclava A.F.C, this team as known as the swans. In 1984 the club became known as South Cairns. The club's colours were red and white. In 1995 the committee voted to change the club's name from Swans to Cutters and the colours to red, white and green.

Home Ground

The club's home and training ground was Cazaly's Stadium between 1956 and 1986. In 1987 the club moved to Griffiths Park (SportsWorld). In 1992 the club secured Fretwell Park as their home ground. Fretwell Park is located on Robert Road in the southern suburb of Bentley Park.

2014 Redevelopment

In 2014 the Lou Piccone Pavilion will be demolished so the construction of a social club can take place.

2012 Clubhouse Fire

In 2012 the Fretwell Park clubhouse was set on fire by arsonists the kitchen area of the clubhouse was destroyed.


The club has a very successful junior base and has many play in the regional representative side. The juniors train at Fretwell Park before the seniors on Tuesdays & Thursdays. The club has juniors in the age groups of:

  • Under 8
  • Under 9
  • Under 10
  • Under 11
  • Under 13
  • Under 15
  • Under 17.5
  • Senior Premierships

    The club's seniors have won the premiership 9 times.

    AFL Players

    There is currently only one player from the Cutters to play in the AFL and that is Jarrod Harbrow who currently plays for the Gold Coast Suns.


    South Cairns Cutters Wikipedia

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