Capalaba Sports Club emerged from an idea by members of Capalaba Lions Club, which culminated in the establishment of the Capalaba Lawn Bowls Club in 1984.
The bowls club initially consisted of a small shed, which remains today as the green keepers shed, surrounded by scrub with no greens on which to bowl.
Dedicated volunteers held on to their vision and raised money to get the club established. After cake stalls, raffles, themed nights and other fundraising initiatives, as well as State and Federal grants, the building began. Volunteers used their own tools and helped to clear the scrub and prepare the space. The first bowling green and new clubhouse were completed by the end of 1986. A further extension took place to cater to the expanding membership and then a decision was made to build upwards.
The upstairs extension of the club, which saw the trading name change from Capalaba Lawn Bowls Club to Capalaba Sports Club included a 220 seat restaurant, 100 gaming machines, TAB, Kids Club, stage area for entertainment, a reception area and two bars was completed in 1994. In 2015, the upper level was completely renovated to create a warm, modern spacious area for people to come and relax. The gaming lounge, restaurant and Kids Club were relocated, TAB was moved downstairs and the fixtures and furnishings updated. Another complete renovation took place in 2020 which transformed the club into the amazing facility it is today. Two of the three lawn bowls greens were covered and carpets were laid to allow an all weather state of the art lawn bowls facility.
Capalaba Sports Club continues to thrive, thanks largely to community support and the belief of locals in the club, its facilities and staff.
The original part of the club remains on the lower level and includes the bowlers bar and a large function room.
The community spirit that was part of the history of Capalaba Sports Club continues to inspire plans for the future.