This year has seen change, rebuilding and success across the field for Norths. A massive thank you goes out to all the players, coaches, staff, volunteers and fans who have made the 2018 season what it was!
Norths Devils back in March kicking off the upcoming season in style at the Broncos Clive Berghofer Centre
Pimm’s Ladies Day
The ladies had a chance to dress up and enjoy a few drinks courtesy of Pimm’s before the round 18 clash against the Capras with Norths hosting the Pimm’s Ladies Day Lawn Party.
NAB Family Fun Day
This years Family Fun Day was generously hosted by NAB. It was a fantastic day full of laughter, footy and ice-cream (thanks to Streets).
Old Boy’s Day
One of the more memorable off the field moments of the 2018 season was the Old Boy’s Day which took place before the final round of the ISC competition. It was fantastic to see past players come together to celebrate Norths. A special mention also goes to the 1998 premiership team as it was the 20th anniversary of their Grand Final win.
The Donga Finds a New Home
After more than 20 years of sitting alongside the leagues club, the Donga has finally found itself a new home…. on the opposite side of the car park.
League’s Club Renovation
Perhaps one of the most exciting things to happen to Norths in recent years, a major facelift to the the leagues club is currently underway with completion hopefully just around the corner. Here is what you can expect to see in the near future.
A new heritage jersey was released to commemorate 85 years of Norths Devils. These jerseys are made even more special with the name of every 1st grade player who has donned the famous blue jersey embedded into the shirt.
The ISC team travelled to Lae in PNG during the Country Week round to play the PNG Hunters in front of a bumper crowd of over 6000 people. Although the result didn’t go our way, it was a fantastic opportunity to spread the game of rugby league in an area that doesn’t normally get to see the professional game.
Mal Meninga Cup Team
The under 18’s team performed extremely well over the 2018 season and were ultimately only denied the premiership win by 2 points in the grand final. One of the most notable achievements of their year was remaining undefeated during the regular season. Next season you can expect them to be just as strong and hopefully they will bring home the title.
Hastings Deering Colts Team
The Colts team provided one of the biggest highlights of the 2018 with a 7-year premiership drought breaking performance against the Blackhawks at Suncorp Stadium. The win was made all the more satisfying as it came off the back of a superb defensive effort in the face of a tireless attack. Fans and players should look forward to seeing how this team progresses next season with the majority of the playing group young enough to continue in colts. A number of the players who played in the final also played in the Mal Meninga team which shows just how bright the future is at Norths.
Intrust Super Cup Team
2018 was a strong rebuilding year for the first grade team and they will be pushing for a successful finals run next season. They finished multiple spots higher on the ladder than the previous year and were able to defeat 4 of the top teams on the ladder (Redcliffe, Townsville, Burleigh and Easts), including the top 3. The biggest highlight of the season was beating arch rivals Redcliffe and taking home the Kav Cup trophy.
The end of season presentation night was a fantastic evening which recognised the efforts of those who made the 2018 season possible. Guests had the opportunity to dress up, enjoy some food & drinks and reflect on the year that was at the scenic Riverside Receptions in Newfarm.
Club Championship Award
Norths Devils capped off their fantastic season by receiving the Club Championship Award at the QRL Awards in late August. This award is presented each year to the team which shows the highest overall achievement. Norths haven’t won this award since 2010 and it is a testament to the efforts made by all the staff and players throughout the 2018 season.