Springwood Pumas

Springwood Pumas AFL club

Springwood Pumas AFL logoAbout
The Club was originally named Springwood Districts Australian Football Club. Underwood businessman Geoff Thow ran a self-service store and was concerned about local children who congregated outside his shop with little to do. He decided to place an advertisement in the local newspaper to seek support for the formation of a Junior Football Club. The response was sufficient to enable the creation of the club and Thow became its first president.

Known as the Springwood Targets, a name derived from Springwood’s official bullseye logo, the teams competed against other sides from neighbouring suburbs. The club initially fielded three underage sides and eventually attracted more juniors and was thus able to field more teams in all the underage competitions. By 1979 the club had progressed and fielded a senior team.

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Masters
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Home Ground
Lowe Oval, Sports Drive, Underwood

Location
Springwood is a suburb of Logan City in Queensland, located 21 km from the Brisbane CBD. Springwood took its name from a 614 acre property which was situated along Rochedale Road, between Underwood and Springwood Roads. Local publican William Underwood originally owned it. Brigadier Sam Langford bought the land in 1932. At that time it was known as ‘wire paddock’ because it was the first fenced property in the area. However the current suburb of Springwood lies to the south of the Springwood Road on land originally owned by W Robinson and Robert Grieve. The area was scrub with wild brumbies and plenty of wildlife, but it did have a spring in the middle, hence the name Springwood.

Premierships
1989, 2002, 2014-15