List of Ipswich Soccer Clubs

An incomplete but growing list of Ipswich soccer clubs.

Introduction

This page aims to list all known Ipswich-based football clubs since 1886.

The clubs listed on this page all played in competitions run by the Ipswich and West Moreton,
Brisbane, Queensland or Queensland Christian Soccer Associations.

This list also includes some of the non-Ipswich clubs which played in the Ipswich competitions. A club qualifies for inclusion if they only ever played in the Ipswich competition during their existence, or have a notable link to Ipswich football. As a result, Brisbane clubs such as Thistle and Toombul, are not included.

Some clubs listed below shared names with clubs in Brisbane. Ipswich-based Caledonians, for instance, was based in Walloon and was formed by the colliery of the same name. This club is distinct from Brisbane based Caledonians, which started existed as Toowong Caledonians from at least 1914.

Some dates below are not definitive, and merely record the earliest and latest times a club is mentioned in the media. These may change as Trove digitise more newspapers, or other information comes to light. Other dates are fixed as evidence exists for the date many clubs formed, dissolved or amalgamated.

Bundamba was once spelt Bundanba, and sometimes both spellings were seen. The modern spelling has been used for clarity.

Much of this information comes from Trove, the repository of digitised newspapers run by the National Library of Australia.

I would also like to acknowledge Reg Erskine's History of Ipswich Soccer from 1980, which includes details of the beginnings of some of these clubs. Some of the information it contains has been superceded with new knowledge which has come to light since 1980, but Erskine did say his book was never meant to be final.

I would like to acknowledge Andrew Robinson's tireless research into clubs participating in the senior Brisbane competitions, which I consulted for some of these entries. It should be noted some clubs (such as Redbank Seekers) existed far longer than indicated in Robinson's list, as they played in the Ipswich junior competitions before moving to the Brisbane Competition.

I'd also like to thank the historical arm of SokkahTwitter: Ian Syson, Paul Mavroudis, Peter Eady, Paul Hunt, Paul Nicholls, Mark Boric and Troy Chandler among others.

Ipswich Soccer Clubs

Alpha Pastimes

First Seen: 1936

Battlers
Formed: 1905 (formed from a split from Blackstone Rovers)
Folded: 1905 (see)
Home Ground: Unknown

Blackstone Rovers
Formed:  1888 (was 1888)
Dormant: mid-1895
Reformed: 1898 though reported later as 1899
Last Seen: 1964 (merged with Bundamba Rovers to form Coalstars.
Home Ground: Blackstone Field (map). Their original ground was directly across the creek on Lewis Thomas's land.
Notes: Blackstone Rovers did not field a team in 1896. Some of their players went to Bush Rats mid-1895 and the club went "bung". Ipswich Rovers were formed that year and elected to play at North Ipswich Reserve. However, there is some evidence to suggest Blackstone Rovers members were behind Ipswich Rovers so there may be a direct relationship, but we don't know if this may constitute a split or continuation. Ipswich Rovers may have reverted back to Blackstone Rovers from 1899. Neither club existed at the same time.


UPDATE: 'Old Sport' writes Blackstone players were interested in joining the new Ipswich Club, ie Ipswich Rovers.

FURTHER UPDATE: This QT story also mentions Blackstone players were interested in joining Ipswich Rovers, with many of those mentioned having played for or were on the committee of Ipswich Football Club (1894).


Blackstone Welsh United Dragons (QCSA)
Formed: 1970
Last Seen: Current
Home Ground: Blackstone Field (map)
Notes: Club formed as a response (maybe partial split?) form Coalstars. See club history page.

UPDATED: Speaking to founder Eric Nunn, Coalstars owned the ground next to the church. Coalstars started playing on Sunday, which annoyed the parishioners as the whistle could be heard during the services. Coalstars moved to Bundamba, and went to sell the ground. Nunn and ex-Rovers players bought it and United Dragons was born. This was a year after the QCSA was formed. Jones was part of that formation and formed Tricolours in 1969 with Norm Rule, to be the original Ipswich entrant.

Booval Enterprises
First Seen: 1893 - also see here
Last Seen: 1894
Home Ground: Enterprise Ground (location unknown)
Notes: The Lindsay family were involved in Enterprises. They were also involved in other clubs during this era.

Booval Stars
First Seen: 1894 though maybe 1893
Reborn: 1930 (according to Erskine)
Dormant: As a senior club from 1948 to 1975. May have had junior teams during this time
Last Seen: 1985
Home Ground:  The land was owned by club founder David Newlands, and is now Booval Fair Shopping Centre (map).

Bremerviews
Formed: 1895
Last Seen: 1895
Home Ground:

Bundamba Athletic
First Seen: 1920 or maybe 1910
Last Seen:
Home Ground: Station Hill aka Bundamba Hill. This seems unlikely to be the current Ipswich Knights ground. The station is on the hill several blocks away.

Bundanba Excelsiors
Formed: 1893

Bundamba Kangaroos
First Seen: 1930
Last Seen:
Home Ground: Station Hill, Bundamba


Bundamba Rangers aka Bundanba Rangers
First Game: 1894

Merged: Said to merge with Coursers in 1895, continuing under Rangers name.
Last Seen: 1964 (merged with Blackstone Rovers to form Coalstars)
Colours: red and white (1895)
Home Ground: Site of the car park of the Ipswich Race Course (map), also verified here. Then Eric Evans Reserve (map)
Notes: Said to have merged with Coursers.

Bundamba Riff Raffs
First Seen: 1893
Last Seen: 1893
Home Ground:

Bundamba Rovers
First Seen: 1886
Last Seen: 1886 (playing, but 1887 in terms of intention to participate)
Home Ground: It should be noted, among the 13 interested players were some from Dinmore and Blackstone. Blackstone Rovers would start two years later.

Bundamba Unions
First Seen: 1888
Last Seen: 1888 but possibly 1889 if they are this same club mentioned.
Home Ground:
Notes: It was claimed Bundamba Unions has only 15 members to Blackstone Rovers 40. This might explain their short lifespan. No evidence has yet been found to support a relationship with Bundamba Rovers from 1886.

Bundamba United
First Seen: 1923
Last Seen (seniors): 1923 - possibly 1926
Home Ground:
Notes: Bundamba United forfeited their remaining games late in the season as they were unable to raise a team (see link above). They were third in the B Senior Division at the time.
A Bundamba United is noted as a junior-minor side in 1936, but a lack of mentions in intervening years make it uncertain if this is the same club.

Caledonians
Formed: 1925
Last Seen:
Home Ground: Maybe Caledonian Park, Thagoona (map). Or somewhere in Walloon. These may be the same ground.

Call Backs (I)
First Seen: 1892 (as a split from Blackstone Rovers)

Folded: May 1893 - several players returned to Blackstone Rovers
Home Ground: Site of old Racehorse Hotel

Notes: Tom Barker was captain - he was originally at Blackstone Rovers, where he returned to after Call Backs broke up. This may or may not be one of the two teams Dave Newlands said he and Barker created near Dinmore Bridge.

Call Backs (II)
First Seen: 1893
Last Seen: 1893
Home Ground: Site of old Racehorse Hotel

Notes: Said (in the First Seen link above) as being a new club under an old name.

Camira
First Seen: 2004 (maybe older)
Merged: 2004 (merged with Goodna & District to form Western Spirit)
Home Ground: Camira Recreation Park, Camira (map)

Celtics - (but see Bush Rats)
First Seen: 1910
Last Seen:
Notes:
Home Ground:
Notes: This may be Raceview Celtics, which were first specifically mentioned in 1910
This Celtics are listed in the above link as Late Bush Rats, presuming a split. This is interesting as Bush Rats briefly changed their name to Celtics in 1895.

Christian Brothers:
First Seen: 1937 as a junior minor club in the Ipswich club. Probably existed earlier.
Last Seen:
Home ground:
Notes: This is different from the 1937 Christian Brothers team which played out of Lang Park in the Brisbane senior competition.
The Ipswich Christian Brothers (probably St Edmunds School) was playing school soccer in the city since 1927).

Coalstars
First Seen: 1964  (merger between Blackstone Rovers and Bundamba Rangers.)
Last Seen: 1997 (merged with St Helens United to form Ipswich Knights.)
Home Ground: Eric Evans Reserve from 1969. Previously Blackstone Field
Notes: Blackstone Welsh Dragons formed when Coalstars left Blackstone Field once football started to be played on a Sunday.

Colleges United
Formed: 1996
Last Seen: Current
Home Ground: Mt Crosby Show Grounds, Churwar. (map)
Notes: Technically in Brisbane, Colleges Crossing's juniors are part of the Ipswich zone in Brisbane competitions. The show grounds are in a small part of Brisbane on the southern side of the Brisbane River, otherwise surrounded by Ipswich.  Churwar was, for some reason, split between the two councils.

Coursers (Corsairs)
First Seen: 1894
Last Seen: 1895

Merged: Said to merge with Rangers in 1895.
Home Ground: Coursers Ground, which is the present Bundamba Rangers ground.

Notes: Said to have folded after players got married or moved away for work.

The Dinmore and New Chum/Dinmore Bush Rats Situation:

Dinmore and New Chum Bush Rats were separate clubs. There are reports of games against each other, and their respective presidents Lynch and Jeffrey were selected to the West Moreton British Soccer Association in 1893. By March 1895, Lynch becomes president of Bush Rats, while references to Dinmore disappear after 1894. There is also a reference to Bush Rats suffering a player decline in April 1895. Such a player drain may be explained by mine worker numbers waxing and waning in the period, possibly forcing the two clubs to merge to survive.

For the purposes of this list, the original Dinmore Bush Rats are being treated primarily as a historical constituent of Ipswich Knights. This blog recognises the two Bush Rats revivals have cultural and family links to the original club. As such history prior to 1962 will primarily be seen as shared between Knights and the revival clubs.

Dinmore (but also see Dinmore Stars)
First Seen: UPDATED - 1891    (see also 1891  1892 and 1891) But also see this player biography stating Dinmore existed in 1890.
Last Seen:  September 1894  (playing 1894 and  1894)
Home Ground: Nunn's Paddock, Dinmore (map)
Notes: There is no absolute proof of Dinmore merging with New Chum Bush Rats. However, in 1893, W. T. Lynch was president of Dinmore, and elected as Vice President to the West Moreton Association. He was later president of Bush Rats. Bush Rats would also go on to play at Dinmore’s ground at Nunn's Farm. At this time Dinmore captain Caddies became Bush Rats captain.


Dinmore continued on without Lynch for a season, before folding.

In 1892 Dinmore Football club elected to merge with the Dinmore cricket club. Lynch was president of both clubs, as Dinmore FC's captain W Caddies played for both.

UPDATE: Dinmore Cricket club is considered "old" (ie ex-) by 1896, and neither are they listed in the fixtures for the 1894/5 cricket season. It seems the entire cricket/soccer club folded in 1894. Some players like Caddies then followed Lynch to Bush Rats, and Bush Rats took up the Dinmore field at Nunn's Paddock.

My theory is Dinmore is the cricketers from Dinmore Cricket Club playing football in the winter.


Erskine calls this team Dinmore Reliance, and while it's true both Hudsons and Bognudas were playing for the football club (the two families which own the Reliance Pottery), both families also played cricket. I think it is just the district team which played at Nunn's Paddock.


New Chum Bush Rats aka Bush Rats aka Celtics for a month
First Seen: 1891 (possibly 1888 - argued for and against in the 1910s and 1920s)
Last Seen: 1894
Renamed; Celtics Between April 1895 and May 1895
Home Ground: Near New Chum Colliery (two locations)


Dinmore Bush Rats aka Bush Rats aka T'Rats (colloq)

First seen as from Dinmore: 1894
The first use of Dinmore Bush Rats: 1895.
Withdrawal from Senior Competition: 1934 - but continued as a Junior club
Inactive 1935 to 1945. Said to reform in 1948.
Last Seen: 1962 (merged with Redbank Seekers)
Colours: Navy Blue (1895)
Home Ground: Nunn's Paddock (Dinmore's ground), Reliance Ground, Dinmore Ground (near the train station and Dinmore Primary?), River Road, Riverview.
They would purchase the River Rd in 1947 - this was known as the Reliance Ground as it was bought from a Bognuda, but is a separate ground from the original Reliance Ground?


Notes: It was noted players from the separate Dinmore and Bush Rats clubs both worked at Whitwood colliery.

It is possible a loss of some players or administrators from Dinmore to Bush Rats helped Dinmore decline and fold.

Revivals:

Dinmore Bush Rats (revival)
First Seen: 1988, but may be as early as 1970
Last Seen: 1992
Formally Folded: 2013, with the death of Lloyd Verrall.
Home Ground: Riverview Rd, Riverview (map)
Notes: Dinmore Bush Rats co-owned the Riverview Rd ground with the West Moreton Darts Club. After Bush Rats stopped playing in 1992, Verrall kept the ground in use by the Dinmore State School and junior soccer players. After his death, the Bush Rats ownership was held by the State until being transferred to Ipswich Knights in 2016. Knights still co-own the ground, which the Ipswich Council rents for the latest iteration of the Bush Rats.


Dinmore Bush Rats (2010s revival) (QCSA)
First Seen: 2017
Last Seen: Current
Home Ground:
Notes: The revived club has direct connection to the earlier versions of the club. Scott Morrison, the club’s re-founder, was a Bush Rats junior during the previous incarnation.

end of Bush Rats explainer

Dinmore Stars
First Seen: 1891
Home Ground:
Notes: In the above link, Dinmore Stars play Silkstone, while Dinmore has a bye, indicating they are two different clubs. However, there is a later reference in 1892 to Dinmore being called Stars, though in a confusing story which later mentions Dinmore playing Silkstone Stars. They may have quickly merged.


Dinmore Rovers
First Seen: 1951

Dinmore Wanderers  aka "New Chum" Wanderers
First Seen: As New Chum Wanderers 1915, as Dinmore Wanderers 1922.
Last Seen: 1935 (merged with St Helens)
Home Ground: New Chum Ground (maybe the 1893 ground)
Note: At this stage, we believe New Chum Wanderers became Dinmore Wanderers, but it might not be so. What is known is O.Coleman was President of Dinmore Wanderers, and was an original player for New Chum Bush Rats. Also, New Chum Wanderers started just before the war stopped football 1916-1919.


UPDATE: It is now confirmed New Chum Wanderers are Dinmore Wanderers.


Dodgers aka Newtown Dodgers
First Seen: 1946
Last Seen:
Home Ground: College Ground (location unknown)

East Ipswich O.K.s
First Seen: 1937 (but may have existed earlier)
Last Seen:
Home Ground: Cameron Park. May be others.


Fernvale
First Seen: 1893 but also see Fernvale Football Club ad in 1890 (Rugby, but may have later changed codes)
Last Seen: 1895, but may be later
Colours: White with blue sash.
Home Ground: Opposite Cribb and Foote's store in Fernvale.
Notes: There had been a Fernvale Football Club since at least 1891, but they seem to have played Rugby. This may or may not be the same club.

Goodna?

Goodna & District
First Seen: 1976
Last Seen: 2004 (merged with Camira to form Western Spirit)
Home Ground: Kippen Park (map)

Goodna Mental Hospital (aka Woogaroo)
First Seen: 1913
Last Seen: 1920 (as part of West Moreton League).
Revival - Midweek Leagues:
Home Ground: Goodna Hospital Football Ground. Which is probably the current Woogaroo Ground next to Richardson Park in Goodna, NOT the current cricket oval. (map)
Notes: Goodna Hospital was the site of the early soccer game between Brisbane FC and the Hospital in 1875. However, there is no evidence soccer was played here in the intervening years. The Hospital did have a club proper by 1913, which entered the Ipswich and West Moreton Association league. It finished in 1920, but had revivals in the 1930s. The arrival of Henry Byram Ellerton in 1909 seems to have spurred on the interest in soccer.  He built (or maybe rebuilt) a football ground in 1910, was on the board of the Western Moreton Association as a representative member of the Hospital club, and was involved in the 1930 revivals. The club became dogged with issues playing on weekends, which saw the club folded in 1920. This issue also affected the later revivals.

Ipswich
First Seen: 1891 (also here)
Last Seen: 1891
Home Ground: North Ipswich Reserve
Notes: Given an Inglis is in the Ipswich team on the article linked above, it is likely this is the same team which was formed at this meeting, (followed up meeting here) earlier that year. It will be interesting to see if any of this club turned into another or folded quickly.
Thomas Inglis, player and secretary of the 1891 Ipswich, was playing for Brisbane team Rosebanks by 1893.

Ipswich Football Club
First Seen: 1894
Last Seen:
Home Ground: North Ipswich Reserve
Notes: Three years after the original Ipswich team came this one. I'm not sure it lasted long.

The meeting to create Ipswich Rovers in 1895 seems to indicate the club was a merger of players and committee from Blackstone Rovers and Ipswich FC (1894), perhaps allowing the remaining members of both clubs to continue playing.



Ipswich City
First Seen: 1919
Last Seen:
Home Ground: Walloon Football Ground, locatin unknown

Ipswich City Bulls
First Seen: 1975
Last Seen: Current
Home Ground:

Ipswich Knights
First Seen: 1997 (merger of St Helens United and Coalstars)
Last Seen: Current
Home Ground: Eric Evans Reserve. Juniors: Ebbw Vale Memorial Park aka Stan McCrea Field aka Whitwood Ground
Notes: See St Helens, St Helens United, Coalstars, Redbank Seekers, Bundamba Rangers, Blackstone Rovers, Dinmore Wanderers, Dinmore

Ipswich Railways
First Seen: 1909 (was 1911 also see here.)
Last Seen: 1927 (but probably later)
Home Ground: Sandy Gallop Parade Ring  (map) (and maybe Browns Park, North Ipswich (map))

Notes: See Unknown Clubs below. A club formed in 1912, with workers at a workshops, and a Commissioner for Railways involved. Is it the same club re-organising themselves?

Ipswich Rovers
Formed: 1896
Last Seen: 1897
Home Ground:
Notes: If you look at the link after formed, you will see one of the vice-presidents is Lewis Thomas - the mine owner who gave land to Blackstone Rovers for a field. This gives a very strong link between Blackstone Rovers and Ipswich Rovers. Blackstone Rovers pulled out for the 1896 season.

Ipswich Schoolboys
First Seen: 1926
Last Seen:
Home Ground:


Ivanhoes
Last Seen: 1901 but probably earlier.
Notes: Later remembered as Dinmore Ivanhoes.

Jacaranda Junior F.C.
First Seen: 1923
Last Seen: 1928
Home Ground:
Notes: See Jacaranda Sports

Jacaranda Sports
Formed: 1934
Last Seen:
Home Ground: Played at North Boobal in 1935
Colours (1934 revival): Royal blur with Orange V
Notes: I am yet to confirm whether Jacaranda and Jacaranda Sport are different eras of the same club. Jacaranda Sports has a definite formation date of 1934. Whether this is, in fact, a reformation or new club is unknown.

Kangaroos or maybe Wallabies
First Seen: 1887
Notes: David Newlands said Tom Barker started a team called Wallabies, and that that team and his team at Nunn's farm merged to form Bush Rats. The link above said Kangaroos were around at the same time as Wallabies.


Kangaroos
First Seen: 1930 but maybe earlier
Last Seen:
Home Ground


Leichhardt Eagles
Formed:
Last Seen:
Home Ground:

Little Rangers:
First Seen: 1887
Home Ground: "what was now known as Hudson's Paddock in 1948"

"Marburg Team"
First Seen: 1912
Notes: The creation of this team was noted by 'Old Sport'. It's unsure if and when they played games.

New Town United aka Newtown United
First Seen: 1930
Last Seen: 1938 (Suspended from competition for fielding suspended players)
Home Ground:

North Town United aka Northtown United
Formed: 1926
Last Seen: 1931 but continued in hockey and other sports
Home Ground: Cribb Park (map). There is a reference for a railway wagon for a dressing room.
Notes: Mr D Newlands, the Booval Stars founder held a function in aid of North Town in 1926. May have formed as White Star but changed their name as there was an existing multi-sport club in Ipswich with that name.

Northern United
First Seen: 1928???
Last Seen:
Home Ground: Browns Park
Notes: Could this be North Town United?

Oxley (Brisbane club) aka Oxley Ramblers (1930)
First Seen: 1930 season only
Last Seen: Rejoined 1935 but immediately merged with Redbank Seemers
Home Ground:
Notes: Oxley played in the Ipswich and West Moreton Association competitions in 1930, and were granted permission again in 1935. However, before the season started the club was said to have amalgamated with Redbank Seekers. This likely a merger of current players only as Oxley was back in the Brisbane league a year later, but it is fun to think of Oxley as a precursor of Ipswich Knights.
Also see words of Oxley president here.

Pioneers
Known: 1926 as a junior-minor club
Last Seen:
Home Ground:
Notes:

Pompadours
First Seen:
Last Seen:
Home Ground:

Queensland Defence Force
First Seen:
Last Seen: 1901 but maybe later
Home Ground:

Queenslanders
Formation: 1886 (was First Seen: 1886 and 1886)
Last Seen: 1887 (but probably referring to previous season)
Colours: They are known as The Blues
Notes: The first game of organised soccer in Ipswich took place between between Queenslanders and Bundanba Rovers (see the first link).

Queens Park Rangers
First Seen: 1913
Last Seen before War: 1914 (There seems to be a dormancy after 1914)
Last Seen: 1926
Home Ground: a "golf park" - being Queens Park. (map)
Notes: As distinct from Brisbane club Queen's Park. Erskine says this club was from Eastern Heights.

R.A.A.F
Formed: 1945

Raceview (QCSA)
First Seen:
Last Seen:
Home Ground: Old Bremer Fields and Kath Chandler Oval

Raceview
First Seen: 1906
Last Seen: 1907
Home Ground:

Raceview Celtics
First Seen: 1910
Last Seen: 1910, possible 1912
Home Ground: Somewhere in Raceview

Raceview Royals
Formed: 1924
Last Seen: 1946 (a vigoro team of this name existed in 1952)
Home Ground:

Redbank Dinmore United
First Seen: 1963 (formed by merger between Redbank Seekers and Dinmore Bush Rats)
Last Seen: 1966 (merged with St Helens to form St Helens United)
Home Ground:

Redbank Seekers
First Seen: 1910 (as junior club) - this may be the earliest announcement, code unknown.
Re-formed: 1945
Last Seen: 1962 (merged with Dinmore Bush Rats to form Redbank Dinmore United.
Other Club Relationships: Said to have merged with Oxley United in 193?
Home Ground:

Reliance
First Seen: 1900 (possible partial split from Bush Rats). See 1900 for confirmation of formation.

Reformed: 1909
Last Seen: 1910 and 1910
Home Ground: Reliance Ground (Dinmore). Somewhere near Hudson St, Dinmore (map). But could be existing River Rd ground. Bush Rats purchased the old Reliance ground decades later.
Notes: Bush Rats' 1898 vice president N. Bognuda co-owned Reliance Pottery. Bognuda was involved in the Reliance Football Club's creation. When Reliance Football Club started, a number of Second Rats (ie 2nd division) players joined the team.

Ripley Valley
Formed: 2018 (commenced playing 2019)
Last Seen: Current
Home Ground:

Riverview United
First Seen: 1935 (but probably earlier) - there is a Riverview in 1930
Last Seen:
Home Ground:

Rosebells
Formed: 1908
Last Seen: Amalgamated with Bundamba Rangers in 1936 (formerley 1935) 

Home Ground:
Notes: Also mentioned as Bergin's Hill Rosebells. Bergin's Hill was a suburb of Ipswich, now amalgamated with Bundamba.

Rosewood
Formed: 1912
Last Seen:
Note: It is unsure if this team had any relatiohship with Ramblers, Caledonians or any later Rosewood side.

Rosewood (QSCA)
First Seen:
Last Seen: Current
Home Ground: Caledonian Park, Thagoona (map)

Rosewood Light Horse
First Seen: 1924
Last Seen: 1925
Home Ground: Anzac Park (map)

Rosewood Ramblers
First Seen: 1919
Last Seen: 1940
Home Ground: Agricultural Association Ground ie Showgrounds until 1922 (map). Anzac Park from 1923 (map)


Rosewood (Unknown)
First Seen: 1936
Notes: Is this Rosewood Rambers reborn in 1936 after an unknown hiatus?

Royals Football Club aka Ipswich North Royals
First Seen: 1899 (was 1901)
Last Seen: 1906
Home Ground: North Ipswich Reserve (cricket pitch)
Notes:

Rustlers
First Seen: earlier than 1925
Last Seen:
Home Ground:

Sandy Gallop
First Seen: 1914
Last Seen:
Home Ground: Sandy Gallop (Ipswich Showgrounds)

Silkstone - see Silkstone Stars.


Silkstone Baptist
First Seen:
Last Seen:
Home Ground: Jim Donald Park

Silkstone Presbyterians
First Seen: 1923
Last Seen: 1926
Home Ground: Cameron Park (map)
Notes: Linked to the Silkstone-Booval Presbyterian Church

Silkstone Montes
First Seen: 1894 (apparently formed from a split from Blackstone Rovers)
Last Seen: 1920
Colours: White (1895)
Home Ground: This article though says they played at Cole St. We know allotments on the Silkstone Football Field were sold off in 1913. This may or may not be the same ground

Silkstone Pastime
Proposed: 1935
Notes: This may not have happened. Silkstone Pastime also seems to be the name of an active cricket club.


Silkstone Rovers
First Seen: 1908
Last Seen:
Home Ground

Silkstone Stars aka Silkstone
First Seen: 1891 but also see
1891 as just named Silkstone 
Last Seen: 1892 -
Folded (having had): 1893
Home Ground: Long Acre (map)
Notes: A field on Blackstone Rd between intersections with Thompson St and Cothill St known as Thompson's Paddock.  We know allotments on the Silkstone Football Field were sold off in 1913. This may or may not be the same ground.

I originally had Silkstone and Silkstone Stars seperately listed, but an analysis of the two teams, especially captain Dave Bo(u)lton, proves they are the same club..

Somerset Dam

First Seen:1938

Springfield United
First Seen:
Last Seen:
Home Ground:

St Helens
First Seen: 1910 (as junior club)
Last Seen: 1966 (merged with Redbank Dinmore United to form St Helens United. )
Home Ground: Ebbw Vale Memorial Park aka Whitwood Ground aka Stan McCrea Oval, opened in 1892.
Notes: Merged with Dinmore Wanderers in 1935.

St Helens United aka Ipswich United
First Seen:
Last Seen:
Home Ground:

St Stephens
First Seen: 1913
Last Seen: 1915
Home Ground: East Ipswich (Modern Hockey field? Vigoro field? West's Ground? Unknown)

Starlights

First Seen: 1901 but maybe earlier
Notes: This is probably the same Starlights as below, as it was a multi-sports club. It may have dabbled in soccer a couple of times.


Starlights aka Bundamba Starlights
First Seen: 1926
Last Seen:
Home Ground:
Notes: Starlight seems to be another multi-sports club, with references found to cricket and rugby league teams. They are a junior-minor club here - not sure if this means under-18.

Technical College
First Seen: 1925
Last See: 1946 but maybe later
Home Ground: Maybe the College Ground where the Dodgers played?

Tigers
First Seen: 1909
Last Seen: 1912
Home Ground: possibly Bundamba Racecourse.
Notes: Tigers were a member of the West Moreton British Football Association.  Possibly aka Brisbane Tigers, or maybe linked to Blackstone Rovers.


Tricolours
First Seen: 1969
Last Seen:
Home Ground:
Notes: The Queensland Christian Soccer Association was formed in 1969. Eric Jones and Norm Rule were on the original planning committee, and came back to Ipswich to form Tricolours to participate. After a year it was obvious there was a lot more interest from players wanting to play in the competition other clubs were formed, including Blackstone United Dragons and Raceview.


Unknown Club 1912
Formed: 1912
Notes: This looks all the world like the Ipswich Railways team, but that team is known to have played the previous year. Maybe it is the same team re-organising or fomalising themselves?

Wallabies (could be a Brisbane team - uncertain)
First Seen: 1912
Notes: David Newlands said a team called Wallabies was formed circa 1890. It is uncertain if this team has any relationship to that team, which remains otherwise unverifiable.

Walloon
Formed: 1909
Dormant: 1911-1913, though a seemingly ad hoc match was played in 1913
Reformed: 1914
Last Seen: 1916 (Football suspended during the war)
Colours: Dark blue shirt, white pants. (link)
Home Ground: Walloon Football Grounds, location unknown. Maybe Caledonian Park?
Notes: A Walloon was noted as having a junior side in 1930. This may be Caledonians, or a new club. There is no evidence yet found Walloon had a club after the war.

Wattles
First Seen: 1925
Last Seem: 1952, but probably later
Home Ground: There was a ground in 1951 called Wattles ground. This may or may not by North Ipswich Reserve, where the club's Rugby League team played. In the 1940s, their ground seems to have been Hudson's Paddock, Bundamba, apparently over the creek from the current Ipswich Knights ground - though this says the Wattles ground was near Hudson's Paddock.
Notes: Wattles seems to have been a mixed sports club, originally playing Cricket and League. They were based in North Ipswich

West Ipswich
First Seen: 1946
Last Seen:
Home Ground

Westminster Warriors (QCSA)
First Seen:
Last Seen: Current
Home Ground: Redbank Plains Sports Complex (map)

Western Pride
Formed: November 2012
Last Seen: Current
Home Ground: Briggs Rd Sporting Complex, previously North Ipswich Reserve.
Notes: Pride was formed by Football Ipswich whose original constituent members were Ipswich Knights, Ipswich City Bulls, Western Spirit, Springfield United, Colleges Crossing. Bulls and Knights have since left, with Moggill joining.

Western Spirit
Formed: 2005 (merger between Goodna & District and Camira clubs)
Last Seen: Current
Home Ground: Kippen Park, Goodna (map), juniors - Camira Recreation Reserve (map)

Whitehill (QCSA)
Formed: 1999
Last Seen: Current
Home Ground: Stallard Park (map)

White Stars
Formed: 1926
Last Seen:
Home Ground:
Notes: This may be the original name of North Town United, which formed that year and was said to be the first club from North Ipswich. A change of name makes sense as there was already a White Star multi-sports club since at least 1912 with a cricket team from Pine Mountain (North Ipswich) in 1894. A White Star seen in 1953 was a New Australian soccer club.
Otherwise this White Stars may have not gotten as far as their first game, as they are not listed in the clubs which participated in the 1926 junior championship.

Whitwood
First Seen: 1892
Last Seen: 1894

Reformed I: 1901
Reformed II: 1910 (one season only)
Relationship:
Home Ground: Ebbw Vale Memorial Park aka Whitwood Ground aka Stan McCrea Oval. The ground was opened in 1892.

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