Brothers Australian Football Club (affectionately known as ‘the Roos’) was established in 1981. In its nearly 40 year history, the club has celebrated great successes and worked through some serious challenges. The Roos teams are well-known for their enthusiasm for the game and for ‘getting around each other’. We are proud of our family-friendly atmosphere and aim to develop good people, not just good players.
Experienced coaching staff instil best practice training techniques and challenge players to reach their full potential.
Taking home premiership flags in 1984, 1986, 1987, 1995, 2005 and 2010, the club is keen to expand its membership and to continue to work hard towards a finals berth in 2020. Junior teams have grown exponentially, which ensures the sustainability of the club’s membership and spirit of camaraderie. No matter your age or ability, Brothers AFC welcomes anyone who loves footy.
Rockhampton, known as ‘Rocky’ to the locals, is Queensland’s Beef Capital and offers the best of regional living. Less than 30 minutes to some of Australia’s beaches and divided into north and south by the mighty Fitzroy River, the city is surrounded by beautiful scenery and natural resources. Its 74,500 residents hail from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Compared to other larger cities in Queensland, Rockhampton is more affordable and liveable. In terms of real estate, for Rockhampton and its surrounds, it is a buyer’s market. For renters, there are plenty of options in the city and further into suburbia; for a reasonable price you can choose to be a part of the hustle and bustle, or have your own piece of serenity after a long day’s work.
After hours and on weekends, Rockhampton comes alive. Its CBD is alight with the buzz from trendy cafes and bars and there are plenty of pubs within walking distance or a short cab fare. Stockland is Central Queensland’s largest shopping centre and boasts 190 stores and the high profile ‘The Terrace’ strip of eateries. A 6 cinema complex is a stone’s throw away. The newly revitalised riverbank and Kershaw Gardens are pleasant family-friendly locations to relax. Scattered throughout the city and its outskirts are sporting fields for AFL, Rugby League, Cricket, Soccer, Tennis and Netball. Weekend fixtures are a regular occurrence and readily advertised. There is always plenty to do in Rockhampton.
As the mining industry continues to gather momentum, there are plenty of opportunities for employment in and around the Rockhampton region. In addition, large employers such as Ergon Energy and Rockhampton Regional Council are currently hiring in a range of areas. Other industries including education and retail are strong inRockhampton and offer full-time, part-time and casual opportunities. CQUniversity is proud to call Rockhampton home and has an enormous catalogue of TAFE and university courses to choose from.
Relocation assistance for prospective players is not available in monetary form; however, club members will be available to assist with moving into your new place and any other tasks that will help you settle in sooner.
Player remuneration is not offered by the club, however, there are awards for ‘best on ground’, runner-up and others up for grabs at the conclusion of each match.