THEY played in an era when their club was the pride of Newcastle Rugby League.
Now a group of former North Newcastle stalwarts want to help resurrect the once-mighty, long-defunct Bluebags, if only at junior level.
At a recent reunion, former North greats lamented the demise of the 1910 foundation club, which won 15 first-grade premierships before it merged with Nelson Bay in 1989.
Over a few beers, they resolved to have a crack at reforming the club and recruiting junior teams.
“If we get one team up, that’s a start,’’ former North premiership winner Steve Doran said.
“It’s to get the old Bluebag jumper back out there.
“We all agreed at the reunion the other day that it was a tragedy not to have one of the foundation clubs still around.’’
Interested parties are invited to attend a planning meeting at Carrington Bowling Club, on Saturday, November 4, from 3pm.