Club Information

Our Mission

“To provide the highest quality facilities and coaching to all members of the community in a safe and healthy environment.”

Location

The Broadbeach United Soccer Club was established in the 1960’s and is centrally located on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

The club is situated 3km (1.9mi) south of Surfers Paradise and less than 200m (650ft) from the golden sands that line the Gold Coast.

The grounds, which are in the heart of Broadbeach, boast approximately 22,500m² (242,200ft²)of sports fields on the corner of Chelsea Avenue and Surf Parade Broadbeach — the main vehicular thoroughfare into the Broadbeach central business district. The sports fields are within walking distance of the main shopping, restaurant and café area, with the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and Jupiters Casino also only minutes away.

The club is holder of a long-term lease agreement with the Gold Coast City Council and is situated on the only council-owned sports fields on the Gold Coast. Fields are open year-round for use by local residents, as well as for visitors to the many high-rise and low-rise buildings in the surrounding area.

History

Broadbeach United is a long-standing success story in Gold Coast soccer and has its roots with the Gold Coast Scottish Community and a reputation as a family club. The club’s mascot is the dolphin in recognition of its close proximity to the Pacific Ocean.

Membership

The club boasts a healthy annual membership and proud home of one of the most successful Senior Mens’ soccer teams in Gold Coast history; and is also building a junior base that has increased two-fold in the past few years.

Community Relationships

The club is well known for its community involvement and relationships with external stakeholders. Primarily the club bases its core business around the following groups:

  • Junior soccer players (5-17 years)
  • Senior men soccer players
  • Senior women soccer players

In recent years the club has worked along with the following groups from the wider community in providing facilities and building a strong working collaborative relationship. Through these contacts the club has forged relationships, which has and will continue to enhance both our brand and the wider soccer community.

Recently the club has opened it facilities to the following:

  • Queensland Fire Service
  • Brisbane Roar Soccer Team
  • Queensland Police Soccer Team
  • Melbourne Victory Soccer Team
  • Australian Para-Olympians
  • Broadbeach Primary School
  • Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • Fijian Rugby 7’s Team
  • Gold Coast Sudanese Soccer Community
  • Sydney United
  • Wanda Surf Life Saving Club
  • Central Coast Mariners
  • Australian Lacrosse Team
  • Ashmore Police Citizens Youth Club
  • Gold Coast United Soccer Team

The club is supported by a large volunteer base which is on the increase each successive season. Not only do these very essential people assist our organisation but also the wider community. In May 2012 the club’s volunteers maned checkpoints and assisted marshalling at the Gold Coast Bulletin Fun Run. In early February 2012 we sent delegates to the Football Gold Coast Expo promoting both the club and the wider soccer community.

We have forged a professional and hard working relationship with our Government stakeholders. This has come about with the long-term solid structure of our management committee. With over 110 years loyal club experience across the eight management members, the success of the club both on and off the field can be directly linked to these volunteers.

The club currently has an outstanding open communication line to all of our three levels of Government and is currently working hard to secure funding to develop the already good facilities. The vision at the club is to transform it into a leading sporting venue — not only in the Gold Coast football realms — but also the greater sporting theatre.

Junior Development

For a club which has a modest-size junior roster due to facility constraints, the club is without doubt a success story in transitioning young player through to higher levels of soccer. In the last twenty years the club has furthered the careers of a large amount of players, notably but not restricted to:

  • Danny Milosevic
    Leeds United (English Premier League), Celtic (Scottish Premier League), New Zealand Kings (A League), Australian International
  • Steve Fitzsimmons
    Singapore (First Division), Gold Coast United (A-League)
  • David Pilic
    Brisbane Strikers (National League)
  • Brad Ditton
    Brisbane Strikers (National League)
  • Lee Vernon
    Gold Coast City (QLD State League), Gold Coast Premier League Rep Team
  • Shane Smeltz
    New Zealand International 2010 World Cup, Gold Coast United, Perth Glory (A-League)
  • Glen Moss
    New Zealand International 2010 world Cup, Gold Coast United (A-League)
  • Chris Broadfoot
    Gold Coast United (A-League)
  • Thomas Boland
    Gold Coast United (A-League)
  • Jarrod Kyle
    Sheffield Wednesday (English Premier League)

Support

The grandstand, shade covering, security cameras and security gates for the club were proudly funded by the Queensland Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

Media and Marketing

Broadbeach United has always portrayed its brand successfully through a range of media forums and has been at the forefront of the adapting social medial spectrums. Currently holding a solid base of small business sponsors as well as multinational companies, the club has promoted the game professionally in a corporate market even in these trying financial times.

The club has prepared itself well moving forward with the assistance of its head Media and Communications Officer, Dean Gould. Dean held the position as Editor of the Gold Coast Bulletin until 2011 when he took up the position as Director of Communications at Griffith University.