Updated: Mar 9
At the age of five, Craig Feuerriegel moved to Redcliffe with his family and started his educationat Clontarf Beach State School. Finishing school aged 17, he entered the family business, Feuerriegel Quality Meats at Clontarf, as an apprentice butcher working thereafter for 7 years, with his parents Brent and Paula. Aged 25, he joined the National Aviation and Fighting Service at the Brisbane International Airport, where he qualified as an Aviation Firefighter.
His love of football commenced when at the age of six, he first made the Brisbane North
Representative team. He continued playing senior football by joining Redcliffe City Football Club and won Golden Boot trophies and the 1993 Player Of The Year award. In 1994 he joined Margate Amateur Sports Club and continued playing until that club merged with with Redcliffe city to form Peninsula and district Football and Sporting Club Inc (Peninsula Power) in 2000. He initiated the amalgamation process in 1999.
He was voted inaugural President of the new club and has remained continuosly in that position. Under his leadership together with his wife Michelle, the club has developed substantially with two home grounds, club houses and other benefits valued at nearly $2 million. The club too has achieved success at all levels of competition, with the A Team being back to back premiers of the 2020 and 2021 National Premier Leagues Queensland Competition.
In 2010 Craig became a life member and in 2020 he received the Moreton Bay Regional Council Volunteer of the Year.
Craig Feuerriegel is listed on the wall of the Redcliffe Wall of Fame:
A collection of portrait and information honouring the achievements of individuals who have influenced and shaped Redcliffe. The collection is in the Jetty Arcade at 139-141 Redcliffe Parade.
For a complete list of people who appear on the wall click on the following blog post: