BRISBANE FORCE FOOTBALL CLUB 1972-2011
A Solid Foundation
A group of disgruntled Queensland Lions members formed a new junior club and named it Inala City Soccer Club. Most of these founding members were British immigrants.
The new club decided to play in the colours of English Club Crystal Palace which were maroon, sky-blue and white.
Their first year was played at Darra Soccer Club fields and a bond of friendship was formed between the two clubs.
The club was offered their own fields at Freeman Road.
Some of the original junior players had progressed to seniors. It was in this year that the first senior team was formed.
The enthusiasm of this team gave the club its first taste of success with Matt Jackson leading the team to a grand final win and a prestigious Qantas Cup victory.
The early to mid eighties saw the club earn more silverware and a set of toilets, canteen and change rooms take shape.
Bob Hawke opened the new Clubhouse extension, this became the heart of the Club hosting many social functions and where many lifelong friendships were made.
By the early nineties the club had gained promotion to the XXXX league. Unfortunately the club was not ready for this strong competition and was demoted that same year.
Since then the Club has floated between Division 1 and Division 2.
By the late nineties as with many Australian sporting clubs membership and volunteers’ numbers started to decline.
The Club attracted a new management and coaching team. The Club changed its name to Brisbane Force Soccer Club and started a rebuilding program.
The club merged with Darra United Soccer Club and won promotion to Division 1.
The club won the Division 1 Major Premiership.