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Springfield United’s sterling year

Daniel Bouwmeester    October 4, 2022    2 min read   

2022 has been an incredible year for the Springfield United Football Club (SUFC), and 2023 looks to be even brighter.

Not only did the club reach record registration numbers of 1,050 total players, but they won their first Senior Men’s Championship and fielded their first fully competitive Women’s side.

The Junior side of the club has been hugely successful, with six divisional teams making their finals, and two taking out their respective premierships. The Mini-Roos are progressing at a rate of knots, and are ones to watch in the coming years.

The FQPL-3 Women made their competitive debut in 2022, rounding off the season at 6th, and setting their sights on top 4 in 2023. The Women’s U23s side made history this season, finishing 4th and qualifying for their first ever finals series. Although they lost 3-2 to a strong Caboolture outfit, their valiant efforts made the club proud.

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This year, the FQPL-5 Men have been dominant from the word “go”, sitting at the ‘summit’ of the results table for 95% of the season, and wrapping up the League Title with an away win against League rivals Tarragindi Tigers. The U23s side also mixed it with the best teams in the league, eventually finishing second.

On Grand Final Day, September 18, at Perry Park in Bowen Hills, both teams successfully lifted silverware. The U23s came from 2-0 down to take out the FQPL 5 U23s Grand Final 3-2, while the First Team came from 1-0 down to run away winners 3-1, raising the bar to five total trophies for 2022.
The emergence of goal-scoring machine Rhys Phipps, kicking 36 in 19 games during the regular season – alongside the consistency of Todd Norris, Joey Fields, James Dunn, Andrew Butler, and others – made for a season that Springfield will never forget.

The QMF Teams – O35s and O45s – had another season of dominance, with three teams making their respective Grand Finals, and two – O35s Div 3 and Div 6 – leaving as champions. The Metro League grew to six teams this year, and two sides also made their Grand Finals, despite coming up short.

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Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.