HISTORY OF THE REDCLIFFE TIGERS
The Club was established in November 1974 as the Redcliffe Peninsula Australian Football Club.
Home games were played at Clontarf Beach State High School in 1975 and 1976.
Games were first played in 1977 at Rothwell.
Juniors played in competitions from 1981. There were always junior teams prior to 1981 but some years they only played social games.
The first level of the Clubhouse was completed in 1981 and the top level was completed in 1983.
Sewerage was connected in 1982.
A boundary fence was added in 1989 when the seniors were promoted to Division 1.
The Club became incorporated in March 1991 as the Redcliffe Peninsula Australian Football Club Inc.
There was an awning added in front of the clubhouse in 1998.
The Club changed its name to the Redcliffe Tigers AFL Sporting Club Inc in February 2000.
The RSL renovated the Club from Sept 2003 to March 2004 and built in under the awning. The RSL ran the Licensed Club from April 2004 to March 2007.
The balcony and ramp and bitumen car park were added by the RSL in 2005-2006.
The Club ran the licensed Club from April 2007.
Lindsay Fitzgerald called a public meeting at the old Redcliffe Council Chambers to form the Redcliffe Club on 22 November 1974 at which the Mayor of Redcliffe, Cecil Kroll attended.
Club minutes prepared by the then Secretary the late Guy West recorded a meeting on 16 January 1975 at the then Redcliffe Businessmen's Club above the then Queensland Permanent Building Society office in Redcliffe Parade with SQAFA representatives Ron McLennan of Mount Gravatt Club and John Corless of the now defunct Teachers Club (now of the South Brisbane Yeronga Club) present. Clive Lewis moved and Ray White seconded the colours black with a gold sash be used for the first season.
Clive Lewis was fond of the Hobart Tigers and Ray White followed the Richmond Tigers and the Richmond colours were the only VFL colours not used already by other SQAFA Clubs and it was thought those colours could be obtained easily from Melbourne.
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