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In the beginning...

Robina first formed in 1995 as a break-away from the Burleigh Bombers and played its first game in 1996. The first few years were tough as there was a lot of restrictions in place so that other club's players were not poached. Playing against the likes of Labrador, Broadbeach, Palm Beach and Coolangatta, Robina did struggle and only won 2 senior games in its first 3 seasons. The club's first year was at Pizzey Park at Miami before playing out of Broadbeach for the next two years.

Year 1999

Things turned around with a move back to Pizzey Park, the club secured the services of Brett Thompson from Southport's GCAFL side with a host of ex Southport players and beat all sides throughout the year except for eventual premiers Palm Beach. The Roos played in its first final against Burleigh and beat them to play off against Surfers Paradise in the prelim final. The game went into overtime and Surfers won with nearly the last kick of the game.

Year 2000

The season was disappointing as Brett Thompson left to coach Labrador in State League with a host of key players following him. New coach Colin Welch was against it in a revamped 16 team comp including Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast sides. The Roos did finish last but did manage to beat Springwood, Northshore and drew with Caloundra.

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