Knights are distinguished from ordinary fighters by their adherence to the knight’s code of honour. All knights share a devotion to the principles of duty, selflessness, personal honour and heroic courage.
Brisbane Knights Football Club (FC) emerged in 2013 as a continuation of Brisbane Croatian Community’s 50 year history of involvement in the Brisbane football community.
The football club was initially established in the 1960s by post-war Croatian emigrants as a means for maintaining their social connections and expressing their great love for the “beautiful game.” The club was originially named Brisbane Croatia Soccer Club similarly to other Croatian Community clubs operating in states and territories of Australia. From these humble beginnings and over the last half century the club has won many cups and divisions in the Brisbane Football competition and in 1982 won the annual Croatian Soccer Tournament in Brisbane.
The club was on many occasions identified as the powerhouse of Brisbane Football and contributed to the development of players such as Dario Vidosic, current Socceroo.
During this lengthy period of existence the club has changed its name on a number of occasions to meet the many and sometimes unrealistic Football Federation requirements, which included New Farm SC, Sunnyside United SC and more recently Rocklea United SC. In the early years the club played matches at different council grounds throughout Brisbane until 1970, when the Croatian community purchased some 50 acres of land at Rocklea.
Currently Brisbane Knights FC are the only divisional club in Football Brisbane that own their football grounds and have one of the best clubhouse premises in the league. This recent change of name was in response to ongoing changes in the football community and an attempt to maintain the passion for the club and the game amongst our first and second generation Australians of Croatian origin.