Redcliffe Dolphins

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Redcliffe Dolphins
Redcliffe 2006.jpg
Club information
Full name Redcliffe District Rugby League Football Club Inc.
Nickname(s) Redcliffe Dolphins, Dolphins
Colours      Red
Founded 27 February 1947
Current details
CEO Grant Cleal
Coach Adam Mogg
Competition Intrust Super Cup, Brisbane Rugby League
2018 5th (regular season), Premiers.
Rugby football current event.png Current season
Premierships 8 (1965, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2018)
Runners-up 11 (1973, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2012)
Most capped 270 - Troy Lindsay 314 games
Highest points scorer 1211 - Liam Georgetown

Redcliffe Dolphins are a rugby league team based in the city of Redcliffe in Queensland, Australia. The Redcliffe Dolphins were founded in 1947, accepted into the Brisbane Rugby League premiership in 1960, and since 1996 have played in the Queensland Cup. The Dolphins are one of the greatest survivors of rugby league in Australia, having being the most thriving Brisbane Rugby League team until the admission of NRL team, Brisbane Broncos which caused the decline of the BRL.[1] The Redcliffe Dolphins have won the most Queensland Cup titles out of any other teams with 6 premierships and is considered one of the most successful rugby league clubs in Queensland.


Redcliffe District Rugby League Football Club Inc. was founded on 27 February 1947, and in its first year entered Under 17, Reserve Grade and First Grade teams into the Sandgate Suburban Rugby League competition. Through the 1950s Redcliffe also played in the Kilcoy, Murrumba and Geraghty Cup competitions. On 19 November 1959 Redcliffe received full district club status and was accepted into the Brisbane First Grade competition.

Throughout the 1960s, a number of famous players came through the ranks of the Dolphins to represent Queensland and Australia, including Trevor Harken and Arthur Beetson. Redcliffe won the Brisbane Rugby League Premiership for the first time in 1965.

In 1972 Redcliffe were coached by former Kangaroo Ken Day. Redcliffe's halfback Greg Oliphant was selected to go on the 1978 Kangaroo tour but did not play in any Test matches.

Australian national coach Frank Stanton coached Redcliffe in 1980.

The Redcliffe club won further premierships in 1994 and 1996 and has appeared in seven Queensland Cup grand finals, making it the most successful team in that competition.

The logo of the Redcliffe Dolphins from the early 2000s (decade) to 2005

In the 2000s a new National Rugby League team to be based on the Gold Coast was going to call itself the Gold Coast Dolphins. This was decided against after the Redcliffe Dolphins threatened legal action. The team was ultimately decided to be named the Gold Coast Titans. The Dolphins won the 2006 Queensland Cup, beating Toowoomba in the grand final at Suncorp Stadium under the coaching of Anthony Griffin.[2][3]

Redcliffe Dolphins tackled by Easts at Langlands Park in 2011.


The Redcliffe Dolphins have revealed that they have ambitious plans to join the NRL. The Dolphins have rich historical success and with a new stadium, the club believes it is ready to enter the NRL.[4]

2018 squad

Redcliffe Dolphins
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach

  • Adam Mogg

  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)

Home ground

Redcliffe's current home ground is Dolphin Oval, Kippa-Ring, which was first opened in 1979. After multiple upgrades of the stadium, in mid-2018 the eastern stand of the stadium was officially opened.[5]


  • 1996: Runners-up
  • 1997: Premiers
  • 1998: Preliminary finalists
  • 1999: Runners-up
  • 2000: Premiers
  • 2001: Runners-up
  • 2002: Premiers
  • 2003: Premiers
  • 2004: 6th
  • 2005: Preliminary finalists
  • 2006: Premiers
  • 2007: Runners-up
  • 2008: Semi Finalists
  • 2009: 11th
  • 2010: 8th
  • 2011: Preliminary Finals
  • 2012: Runners-up
  • 2013: 8th
  • 2014: 11th
  • 2015: 7th
  • 2016: 12th
  • 2017: 2nd
  • 2018: Premiers


Major Senior Sponsor

  • Village Motors Group

Major Junior Sponsor

  • Real Way Property Consultants

Dolphins Clubhouse

  • ProLiquor
  • Big Dog Pet Foods
  • Woodland Shop-fitting
  • CMBM Facility Services
  • Everyday Access
  • Cooke and Hutchinson
  • Paynter Dixon
  • Tricolour Concreting
  • Infruit
  • Asahi (Schweppes)
  • Delta Hospitality
  • Lion Nathan

Dolphins Junior Sponsors

  • Redcliffe Smiles
  • Carsburge Earthmoving
  • Inspirations Paints
  • Countrywide Embroidery
  • Ethos Orthodontics
  • The Boat shed

Dolphins Development Sponsors

  • Daily Press
  • Everyday Access
  • Tricolour Concreting
  • Brian's Bus & Coach Charters
  • Leading Edge Sports


See also


  1. ^ Gorman, Joe (2017-02-26). "Redcliffe Dolphins: 70 years growing and with ambitious plans for future in NRL". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-09-04.
  2. ^ Berrett, Nick (21 February 2011). "Griffin takes over as Broncos coach". Redcliffe & Bayside Herald. Australia: News Limited. Archived from the original on 23 February 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  3. ^ "About - Redcliffe Dolphins". Redcliffe Dolphins. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
  4. ^ Gorman, Joe (2017-02-26). "Redcliffe Dolphins: 70 years growing and with ambitious plans for future in NRL". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-09-04.
  5. ^ "Dolphin Stadium | Austadiums". Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  6. ^ "Our Sponsors - Redcliffe Dolphins". Redcliffe Dolphins. Retrieved 2018-05-10.


  • Redcliffe Dolphins Statistics (archived). Originally retrieved 7 December 2005

External links

  • Redcliffe Dolphins Official Site
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