Bayside United Football Club
is a Soccer club based in the Wynnum/Manly area in Lota, Queensland. In 2014, the club will celebrate it’s 40th Anniversary. Over the last few years we have experienced significant growth, with 48 junior teams and multiple senior teams which include the First Team, Reserves, Senior Women and Under 20s, plus our senior social teams in the City League, Over 35s and SEQ divisions. Since this growth, the club now has over 500 plus members and over 440 registered junior players.
Based at Don Randall Oval, Andrews Street, Lota for the last 30 years, the club has become an integral part of the local community. The club has two full size floodlit playing fields and a vast array of Junior playing areas. Boasting a fully licensed clubhouse and function room with patio area, which is also available for functions and other private and public events.
The Early Years
The Bayside United Sports and Recreation Club began in 1954. It provided local children with a chance to play in an organized soccer competition.
The soccer games were played on Cox Park which was leased from the Brisbane City Council. The club also had teams playing badminton, table tennis, basketball and fencing.
In 1971/1972 the name changed to the Wondall United Soccer Club and the other activities were moved to the PCYC.
In 1974 the Bayside United Soccer Club was formed with a growing number of soccer teams which continued to play out of Cox Park. In 1984 the club made a successful move to its present home ground of Don Randall Oval.
The Don Randall Oval was developed on land that was originally a reclaimed salt flat. In the early 1970s this land was used briefly as a refuse tip for the Wynnum Manly area. After the tip was closed it was developed into park land which included a cycle track.
The Park was named after the long serving Alderman for the area Mr Don Randall.