Football Gold Coast are honoured to announce and award the newest Life Membership to Warwick Mulhearn!
Warwick Mulhearn has been involved in many different roles in the game on the Gold Coast. Born in Sydney he first played and coached at Revesby Rovers in Bankstown. He moved to Brisbane as an adult and began playing for Anerley. In 1974, with brother Graeme beside him, a move down the highway to Nerang ensured, commuting from Brisbane, before later moving to the Coast. This time was successful with Grand Final appearances including a win.
In 1980 he joined new club Benowa Apollo, now Surfers Paradise Apollo where a successful season saw a Grand Final Appearance. A spell living in Beaudesert saw him out of the game for a few years before returning to the newly named Surfers Paradise Apollo as coach. This side contained a newly arrived left winger from England, a young Pat Hedges. In this time he played alongside and coached his 14yr old son and convinced his brothers-in-law to try football, the result wasn’t pretty for these rugby league players.
The 90’s saw him involved initially as a junior coach at Musgrave and then Runaway Bay before stepping back into senior football at Runaway Bay. During this time, he coached 3 of his sons at different times.
In 1998 he was appointed to the Gold Coast and Albert Soccer Federation Board as Senior Director, a role he held for 3 years. After a couple of years back in club land coaching at Surfers Paradise Apollo and involved in seniors at Merrimac, he represented Gold Coast Soccer as a zone rep.
The 00’s saw a move into women’s football where he coached at Runaway Bay, Musgrave and Southport. During this time, he coached 2 of his daughters.
In 2008 he served as a volunteer for Gold Coast United fulfilling whatever role needed filling. A big part of this was match day organisation ‘running the tunnel’ as he would call it. This continued until the club’s demise in 2012.
The demise of Gold Coast United saw him fish more and his involvement was as a parent and grandparent watching and helping out where needed. This laid back involvement did not last long, in 2017 & 2018 he coached 1 of his daughters in Women’s Metro at Mudgeeraba.
For the last two years he has been a big part of Robina City’s rise from the basement of the Coast League to the Top 4 of the Premier League as Team Manager along with many other roles.
|1974||Nerang Soccer Club||Player|
|1975||Nerang Soccer Club||Player|
|1976||Nerang Soccer Club||Player|
|1979||Nerang Soccer Club||Player|
|1980||Benowa Apollo/Surfers Paradise Apollo||Player beaten Grand Finalists|
|1985||Benowa Apollo/Surfers Paradise Apollo||Player/Coach|
|1986||Benowa Apollo/Surfers Paradise Apollo||Coach|
|1987||Benowa Apollo/Surfers Paradise Apollo||Coach|
|1990||Musgrave Hill Soccer Club||parent|
|1991||Musgrave Hill Soccer Club||parent|
|1992||Musgrave Hill Soccer Club||U9 Coach|
|1993||Musgrave Hill Soccer Club||U10 Coach|
|1994||Musgrave Hill Soccer Club||U11 Coach|
|1995||Musgrave Hill Soccer Club||U12 Coach/Vice President|
|1996||Runaway Bay Soccer Club||U14 Coach|
|1997||Runaway Bay Soccer Club||1st Div Reserves Coach|
|1998||Gold Coast and Albert Soccer Fed Board||Senior Director|
|1999||Gold Coast and Albert Soccer Fed Board||Senior Director|
|2000||Gold Coast and Albert Soccer Fed Board||Senior Director|
|2001||Surfers Paradise Apollo||U10 Coach|
|2003||Gold Coast and Albert Soccer Fed BoardNerang Soccer Club||Zone RepAssistant Coach|
|2004||Gold Coast and Albert Soccer Fed BoardRunaway Bay Soccer Club||Zone RepCoach Women’s First Division|
|2005||Musgrave Hill Soccer ClubGold Coast Soccer Community AwardRunaway Bay Soccer Club||Assistant Coach Coach Women’s First Division|
|2006||Musgrave Hill Soccer Club||Coach Women’s First Division|
|2007||Southport Soccer Club||Women’s Coach|
|2008||Gold Coast United||Volunteer|
|2009||Gold Coast United||Volunteer|
|2010||Gold Coast United||Volunteer|
|2011||Gold Coast Soccer 25 Years’ ServiceGold Coast United||Volunteer|
|2012||Gold Coast United||Volunteer|
|2013||Runaway Bay Soccer Club||Parent|
|2014||Southport Soccer Club||Parent|
|2015||Nerang Soccer Club||Parent|
|2016||Nerang Soccer Club||U17 Girls Manager|
|2017||Mudgeeraba||Women’s Metro Coach|
|2018||Mudgeeraba||Women’s Metro Coach|
|2019||Robina City||CL1 Team Manager|
|2020||Robina City||PL Team Manager|