• Southport burst on to the QAFL state league scene with a bang, winning their first match in the competition against Western Districts.
  • The newly named Sharks scored by 7.12 (54) to 5.12 (42) in a result that announced the arrival of what was to become a super club.
  • Southport subsequently lost their next three matches against Sandgate, Sherwood and Mayne, but after that they lost only three more on their way to that historic first-up grand final win over Morningside.
  • The Sharks created history in beating the Panthers by 13.12 (90) to 12.5 (77) in the same week that ruckman Peter Guy won the Grogan Medal.
  • Zane Taylor was named Joe grant Medallist as best-on-ground in the grand final.