North Old Boys v. Waratah-Mayfield Old Boys Bowls Day 18th April 2024.


See attached notice below for the annual North Bluebags Old Boys v. Waratah-Mayfield Cheetahs Old Boys Bowls Day and get together set down for Thursday 18th April 2024, at the Adamstown Bowling Club.
Invitation is open to all former players, coaches, officials and all supporters of the code. You don’t have to bowl, just come down for a friendly chat with the old boys from both clubs.
Details are as follows.
Thursday – 18th April 2024.
Venue – Adamstown Bowling Club.
Registration – 9.00am.
Start – 9.30am
Cost is $10.00, Lunch and Bowls.
Schooners $6.00.
For any further information, please contact Reg Toby on 0412847570.



Passing of former player Robert “Rocket” Campbell

The Campbell family have advised of the passing of former Northern Suburbs Representative Junior and Grade player Robert “Rocket” Campbell on the 5th of January 2024.
Our condolences go out to all of Robert’s family, friends and former teammates.
A few note on Roberts career to the best of our knowledge.
Born in Carrington.
Northern Suburbs schoolboy.
Northern Suburbs Junior.
Newcastle Junior Representative.
Position, Second Row and occasionally Front Row.
Northern Suburbs Grade 1963 – 1964 and 1966 -1967
Reserve Grade debut v. Maitland at Maitland Sports Ground, Saturday 6th April 1963.
First Grade debut v. Western Suburbs, Harker Oval, Saturday 19th August 1963.

North Bluebags 2023 Old boys Reunion Day

The 2023 North Bluebags Old Boys Reunion Day is on again and will be held at the Adamstown Bowling Club on Sunday 8th October, commencing from 11.30am.
All former Players, Juniors, Officials, Coaches, Supporters and Friends are warmly encouraged to attend.
On arrival you will receive a North Bluebags name tag, (see above picture, with Hutcho as the example).
Finger food will be provided from 1pm.
6 raffles will be conducted throughout the day with tickets 3 for $5.00.
36 t-shirts (see above picture) will be on sale for $35.00, with first in best dressed.
Feel free to bring any memorabilia, photos, newspaper clippings, trophies etc., as there will be several tables set out for display.
For further information or for any persons unable to attend due to mobility or lack of transport, please contact:
Please pass on date to anyone who may be interested.
Reg Toby – 0412847570
Jake Davey – 0419297020

A few notes on Dave Riding’s career.

Just a few notes on David Riding’s career to the best of our knowledge.

Macquarie United 1968 – 1975

*1968 – Graded at Macquarie United via Dora Creek, playing in several positions in the backs including wing and 5/8 in his early years and later in the forwards.
*Played over 150 games, including over 130 in First Grade.

North Newcastle 1976 – 1980.

Dave was a noted tackling machine, playing occasionally lock but in the main second row, culminating in playing a pivotal role in our 1979 Premiership win.
*Played over 100 First Grade games.
*2018 – Elected Life Member of the North Newcastle RLFC.

Dora Creek 1981- Captain/Coach.

Kurri Kurri. 1983.

*Dave has the honour of being one of the very few players in the Newcastle Rugby League to have achieved over 100 first grade games at two clubs, Macquarie United and North Newcastle.
A fantastic achievement.


Passing of former Coach Dave Morley

We would like to advise of the passing of former Coach Dave Morley last Wednesday.
Dave was a longtime player with the South Newcastle Club, Reserve Grade Coach with us here at North Newcastle 1979-1981, advisor to Coach John Mayes, Publican for many years of the popular Cricketer’s Arms Hotel at Cooks Hill, and lastly a longtime official at the Newcastle Knights.
Our condolences go out to all of Dave’s family, friends, and former teammates.
Funeral details to follow.