Camp Hill hot suburb for Brisbane Lions fans
In Brisbane there’s one street in particular that’s become a haven for star Aussie Rules football players — and it’s not in Woolloongabba.
If you’re a Brisbane Lions fan, there’s no better place to call home than Camp Hill.
That’s because many of Brisbane’s star players live there.
One street in particular has had a lot of love from the Brisbane Lions.
Local resident and Brisbane Lions fan Alayne Campbell said Lions players visit Watson Street after the season to meet fans and pose for photos.
“There are apparently more Lions members on Watson St than anywhere in Brisbane,” Mrs Campbell said.
“And at the end of every season, we get little surprise visits and they come with jerseys that they sign for the boys and ice-creams sometimes, to say thanks.”
The Brisbane Lions have visited the Campbell family three times already, with sons Frazer and Rupert, joining their dad Scott as diehard Brisbane Lions fans and members.
However the time has come to move and the family home is being auctioned this Saturday.
“There’s a coffee shop just across from Watson Street, and the players often pop in there. It’s just a little hub of Brisbane Lions players and fans,” Mrs Campbell said.
A spokeswoman for the Brisbane Lions said Camp Hill and Coorparoo were popular suburbs for Brisbane Lions players to live and it followed that fans would also call these neighbourhoods home.
“It used to be Bulimba, but now Camp Hill is the main suburb,” she said.
Place Bulimba agent Shane Hicks is taking the Campbell family’s three-bedroom house at 123 Watson St, Camp Hill to auction this Saturday at 5pm and said Brisbane Lions fans and first time property owners should not miss the opportunity to buy into the sporting community.
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There had even been interest in the house from members of Brisbane’s AFL team.
“A lot of Lions live around our area, and there’s certainly been some interest from that sector,” Mr Hicks said.
Saturday’s onsite auction is expected to attract first home buyers and developers, with the house on a large 567sq m block ready to be renovated or knocked down.