Northern Suburbs Old Boys Reunion 2022 – Sunday 9th October

This Sunday 9th October the Northern Suburbs Old Boys Reunion for 2022 will be held at the Adamstown Bowling Club commencing at 11.30am.
All former players, coaches, juniors, officials and friends are all warmly invited. Special mention to the players from the 1962 side and players from the 1980’s through to the 1990’s and beyond, it would be great to see you there.
On arrival make sure you get your wristband for members club prices.
Happy hour to commence at 12.30 with $4.50 schooners, along Wood fire pizzas and party pies.
Also there with be 3 seafood tray raffles to be conducted throughout the day, 3 Tickets for $5.00.
Any persons unable to attend due to mobility or transport, or for any further details please contact;
Reg Toby 0412847570.
Garry Callaghan 0408278883.
Jake Davey 0419297020.

Passing of former Northern Suburbs forward Donny Lloyd 1961 – 1963.

 
We would like to advise of the passing last Thursday of former Northern Suburbs forward Donny Lloyd who played Reserve and First Grade from 1961 – 1963.
Donny previously came to the Bluebags from the Nobby’s Surf Club rugby union side.
Our condolences go out to Donny’s sons Richard and Adam, family, friends and former teammates at the Bluebags and the Nobby’s Surf Club.
Funeral details to follow.
 

Passing of former North Newcastle player Peter “Skeeter” Barclay

We would like to advise all of the passing last week of former North Newcastle and South Newcastle player Peter “Skeeter” Barkley. Peter started off in the juniors in 1970 and progressed through to grade football in 1981 and 1982 playing in several positions in the backline. Our condolences go out to all of Peter’s family, friends and all former teammates.
See attached funeral notice for further details.


 

 

  

passiPassing of former Northern Suburbs Bluebag (Newcastle) hooker Milton “Zonka” Kelly.

 We would like to advise of the passing of former Northern Suburbs Bluebag (Newcastle) hooker
  Milton “Zonka” Kelly.
 Our condolences go out to all Milton’s family and friends.
 
 Just a few notes on Milton’s career;
 1934 – Born in Islington.
 1948 – 1950 as Hooker, Captains the Under 16’s to three successive
  premierships, all undefeated. Truly incredible.
 1951 – 7th April, Graded straight to Reserve Grade, and debuts
 against Maitland at Maitland.
  1951 – 28th April, debuts in First Grade aged 17 and 3 months
  against Lakes United at No 1 Sportsground, Newcastle.
* We believe Milton to be our youngest player ever to debut in First Grade?
   Unfortunately for Milton at that time, we were very strong in the hooking department and he faced the               unenviable task of competing for the position with Newcastle and NSW Country Bob Crane, Newcastle and         NSW Country rep Harry Gibbs and finally Newcastle Rep in Don “Ducky” Williams.
   1951 – 1954 Milton continued playing grade, whilst still eligible to play in the Under 20’s and Patrons Cup.
   1955    Joins the Australian Navy.
   1958 – 1961  Plays with  Waratah-Mayfield.

passing recently of Passing of former Northern Suburbs Bluebag (Newcastle) hooker Milton “Zonka” Kelly.

We would like to advise of the passing recently of former Northern Suburbs Bluebag (Newcastle) hooker Milton “Zonka” Kelly.
Our condolences go out to all Milton’s family and friends.
 
* Just a few notes on Milton’s career;
1934 – Born in Islington.
1948 – 1950 as Hooker, Captains the Under 16’s to three successive
premierships, all undefeated. Truly incredible.
1951 – 7th April, Graded straight to Reserve Grade, and debuts
against Maitland at Maitland.
1951 – 28th April, debuts in First Grade aged 17 and 3 months
against Lakes United at No 1 Sportsground, Newcastle.
* We believe Milton to be our youngest player ever to debut in First
Grade?
Unfortunately for Milton at that time, we were very strong in the hooking department and he faced the unenviable task of
competing for the position with Newcastle and NSW Country Bob
Crane, Newcastle and NSW Country rep Harry Gibbs and finally
Newcastle Rep in Don “Ducky” Williams.
1951- 1954 Milton continued playing grade, whilst still eligible to play in the Under 20’s and Patrons Cup.
1955 joins the Australian Navy.