Morningside Panthers is an Australian Rules Football Club based at Jack Esplen Oval in the suburb of Hawthorne in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Our licensed club is an important and integral part of our local community and operates to support the football and community activities of the club.
Visitors to our club are most welcome and we have facilities that are used for a wide range of internal and external functions and celebrations.
The first phase of the renovation of club has recently been completed involving a new main entry, gaming room, function room and restaurant. The club offers cafe, dining, bar, function and gaming facilities, as well as, on game days a kiosk facility.
The club caters for both Junior and Senior footballers and operates as a single united club for all age groups, veterans and women. Morningside AFC has operated successfully as a football club in Brisbane for over 50 years and is one of the most widely recognised Queensland based AFL clubs within Australia.
The Jack Esplen Oval in Hawthorne Park, Hawthorne has a good quality playing surface with field dimensions and facilities appropriate for AFL football at all levels. The club’s change room facilities for home and visiting teams, medical room, weights room, and separate umpires change rooms are subject to a proposal to redevelop them as a single Multi-Function Facility (depending on BCC approvals). The field has night lighting for Junior games and training purposes. Adjacent to our main facilities is the “back oval”, which is used for most of our Junior games, Junior training and team warm up prior to senior games. The Jack Esplen Oval offers good viewing for spectators.