Before the end of 1974, Redcliffe residents had to travel over the Hornibrook Bridge – a toll bridge – to play or watch Australian Rules Football or watch the VFL Grand Final live on a black and white TV.
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.
Sing it loud, sing it proud!
REDCLIFFE TIGERS CLUB SONG
Are we good, are we good, are we very very good!
We come from Redcliffe Tiger town!
At the end of the season you’ll know the very reason
Why Redcliffe’s the Premier team.
If you like we will fight for the Premierships in sight,
We come from Redcliffe Tiger Town!
Earn your stripes
Best & Fairest
Even more 2000s
Steve Brown, Dean Wells MP, Lillian van Litsenburg MP, Phill Reeves Sports Minister, Steve Jenkins 2012
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A long & proud
1974 The Club was established in as the Redcliffe Peninsula Australian Football Club.
1975 Home games were played at Clontarf Beach State High School through to 1976.
1977 Games were first played at the Rothwell grounds.
1981 Juniors commenced playing in official competitions. Junior teams previously only participated in social games. First level of The Clubhouse is completed.
1982 Sewerage is connected.
1983 The second level of The Clubhouse is completed.
1989 A boudary fence is installed for the first time for the Senior team which is promoted to Division 1.
1991 The Club became incorporated
as the Redcliffe Peninsula
Australian Football Club Inc.
1998 There was an awning added in
front of The Clubhouse.
2000 The Club changes its name to the Redcliffe Tigers AFL Sporting Club Inc.
2004 The RSL completes the first stage of renovations (started in 2003), building in under the awning. The RSL starts running the Licensed Club on the second level of The Clubhouse.
2006 The balcony, ramp and bitumen car park were added by the RSL at the Rothwell complex (started in 2005).
2007 The RSL ends it’s running of the Licensed Club.
2017 The Moreton Bay Regional Council announces a new complex will be constructed at Kippa-Ring.
Moreton Bay Regional Council completes the new Nathan Road Sports Ground and the Redcliffe Tigers AFC expands in to the new facility.