Our History

Taylor Bridge Rugby Club (we’re now called UQ Junior Bullsharks) was founded in 1990 by a small group of locals who were passionate about rugby and what the game can offer young people.  From humble beginnings, the club has grown, and over the years, thousands of kids and parents have been part of the Taylor Bridge/UQ Junior Bullsharks community.  

Rumour has it that the original club colours of black and gold were chosen by the flip of a coin. A founding parent, who was a Wellington Lions fan, won and decided to match their colours.

While the team, which was the precursor to Taylor Bridge, had connections with Kenmore Bears, since its establishment, the Bullsharks have been located at Graceville Memorial Park.

Historically, the Bullsharks have been amongst Brisbane’s top junior rugby clubs, providing the roots for players who have gone on to senior rugby, with a few players even becoming professional! 

The club’s name was changed to UQ Junior Bullsharks in 2017 following a joint venture with the University of Queensland Rugby Football Club (UQRFC) – Brisbane’s most successful senior rugby club. 

The UQ Junior Heavies were established in 2019 to create a pathway for players from UQ Junior Bullsharks and Kenmore Bears to advance to senior rugby at UQ Rugby Club. 

The Bullsharks’ partnership with UQ Rugby provides players and coaches with extensive support, working together to develop skills and provide a UQ Rugby pathway all the way through to senior rugby.

In 2023, a milestone was reached, with the playing jerseys adopting the new colours of maroon and gold – a combination of our partnership with UQ Rugby and our Taylor Bridge identity.