About Us

Welcome to North Bluebags RLFC.

Newcastle Rugby League commenced a local Rugby League Competition in 1910 after previously having a team play in the sydney Competition in 1908 and 1909.
In 1910 Northern Suburbs RLFC,known as the Bluebags were one of the Foundation clubs along with Souths,Wests and Central.
Our first game was against Central on the 14th May 1910,with North being defeated 5 – 0 by a powerful Central combination.
The majority of North’s initial players were breakaways from North Newcastle Rugby Union Club,their colours being Dark Blue.
In 1910 players were few and far between as pressure was brought to bear from the Secretary of the Newcastle Rugby Union that the “turncoats” could lose their jobs.The players stuck through together which would define the Norths club thoughout our history.
In 1976 Club Officials and Supporters voted to change the name from Northern Suburbs to North Newcastle.
North’s went on to become one of Newcastle’s most famous clubs,winning the Newcastle Premiership on 15 ocassions and securing our last premiership in 1979.
The club also went on to win several Lower Grade and Junior premierships coupled with many other varied achievments.
The club continues today playing in the Newcastle and Lower Hunter Rugby League Competition.

Acknowledgements for North Bluebags Website

 We are forever grateful to the contributions from the following people who have made this possible:The Hutchinson Family who have been invaluable with their time, friendship and allowing access to their fantastic family footballing history,along with Kerry Clarke,RegToby,Bob Farrell,Robert Woolston,Garry Smith,Ken Long and many other people who have made many contributions possible .