AFL Queensland has today announced that the Kenmore Bears have been granted a licence to play in the QFA Division 1 Hart Sport Cup for season 2021.
With Noosa having being elevated to the QAFL, the Division 1 competition will be an eight-team competition in 2021, with the return of the Caloundra Panthers after sitting out 2020 due to the COVID pandemic and the promotion of the Kenmore Bears.
After being granted a provisional division 1 licence in 2020, Kenmore did an outstanding job in strengthening their club throughout 2020. They laid a strong platform for 2021, headlined by them winning both the Reserves and Senior grade Premierships in the QFA Division 2 South competition.
Leigh Harding, Competition Manager QFA, said Kenmore had done everything asked of them to rubber stamp their promotion.
“We were candid with Kenmore about the areas we felt they needed to strengthen to make the step up in 2021 and to their credit they did a fantastic job of making sure they were ready on all fronts and even added some silverware in the process ,” Mr Harding said.
Kenmore President, Terry Mumford, said the Bears were looking forward to embracing the challenges stepping up into the Division 1 competition brings.
“We have some really exciting times ahead, with a new facility about to be constructed and now this elevation into Division 1.
We are extremely proud of the way the club embraced 2020 and we look forward to seeing the growth within our club over the coming years,” Mr Mumford said.