Registrations are now open for the Albany Creek Excelsior (ACE) five-a-side competition – one of the biggest and best football events in north Brisbane.
More than one thousand players sign-up each year for the spring tournament which caters for everyone in more than 20 age groups and categories from Kindy (aged 4) to Overs (45 plus).
The ACE five-a-side has built up a reputation for being a great fun and social event, but also an ideal way to keep fit and improve ahead of the next winter season. Hundreds of players and teams return each year. In fact, many have already started to register.
This year’s competition will run from the 5th October to 1st December, on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at South Pine Sports Complex – where ACE is based.
Such has been the growth of the club – and its sister club Moreton Bay United – more fields and a new clubhouse are to be built at Brendale. Work is to start this year. It will be fitting for a club which caters for everyone – from those aged four or five playing for the first time, to over 45’s who love the game and camaraderie.
ACE has won countless premierships and grand finals over the years. In recent seasons, the men’s team has become a dominant force in Football Brisbane’s Premier League.
In 2018, ACE won the Premiership; in 2019 the Premiership and Grand Final and this year it tops the Premier and reserves ladders.
Many players have gone on to professional and international careers including; Joey Champness, Brandon Borrello and Robbie Kruse.
It is a far cry from the day ACE was formed in 1963 as part of Albany Creek Sports Club. The first junior team was formed in 1964.
The following year land was secured in Albany Creek. By public vote, it was named Wolter Park and remains, to this day, the footballing home of ACE.
In 1974, the club fielded its first senior team and by 1983 had 21 senior and junior sides. By 2010 more than 1000 players registered to play for ACE and that figure has grown every year since.
Now one of the biggest clubs in Brisbane, ACE always strives to live up to its name – Excelsior being a Latin word translated into English as a motto meaning ‘Ever Upward’.
For more information visit www.acesoccer.com.au