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Devils membership now available

Norths Devils are happy to announce we are offering membership packages in 2020 for our loyal followers.

The packages bring great value to fans, with a bunch of gear plus entry passes being included at a discounted price.

There are two packages available:

  • Gold Supporter – includes entry to two home games, polo or training shirt, cap, stubby cooler, member bumper sticker, keyring, and Devils grocery bag.
  • Elite Supporter – includes entry to all home games for 2020, polo or training shirt, stubby coolers, member bumper sticker, keyring, Devils grocery bag, lanyard and membership pass, and a thank-you posted on facebook at season start.

Sign up now on our online store:

New Devil seeks Nundah win

New signing Bryce Donovan has come to Norths Devils with a simple goal – he wants to win a game at Nundah.

He’s had two previous attempts – both in a Redcliffe jersey when the Devils rushed together a series of tries to topple their northern neighbours.

Those wins gave Donovan a taste of the style of football that helped to lure him to the Devils.

“There is a lot more shifting of the ball here,” Donovan said.

“Players are allowed to back what they see. It doesn’t matter what tackle it is. We have a licence to have a crack if we see something and that makes it fun to play.”

Donovan, 24, featured in the halves in the Dolphins’ grand final victory in 2018 and he took over captaincy of the team last year when Cameron Cullen was injured in the pre-season.

But he admits he struggled for consistency in 2019 as the Dolphins had to mount a late rush to qualify for the finals after an indifferent start to the year.

“Last year didn’t go as planned for me but it was a good learning experience,” Donovan said.

“I’m much better for that experience and this is the best I’ve ever felt in a pre-season.

“I’m really happy being here at Norths. My first goal is to make the team. That’s the first step. Then I’d like to play every game possible. I want to play good footy and be consistent.

“And, I wouldn’t mind winning a game here. It’s not been a good ground for me.”

Donovan has arrived at the Devils hoping to revive the NRL ambitions that have been with him for more than a decade.

He’s aware of the Devils’ record for producing NRL players, noting the many stars whose names appear in Norths’ list of capped players.

Donovan first played football as a five-year-old for the Waratah Mayfield Cheetahs before moving to Wests Newcastle.

He was inspired by his father Darren, who was a highly regarded local player before injury affected his career.

Donovan was signed into the Newcastle Knights system as a 14-year-old, playing Under 20s and NSW Cup for the Knights before moving to Redcliffe.

His family, including younger brother Chayce, still live in Newcastle. Donovan and his wife Jessica visited them for Christmas.

“I definitely still have NRL ambitions and I’ve come to a club that has had some fair players over the years,” Donovan said.

“I know that I have to work hard to do that.”

Donovan has some familiar faces around him at Norths.

He has played previously with Carne Doyle-Manga and Tony Tomusa while featuring in a representative team with hooker Calum Gahan.

“There’s a good feel around the club. I’m really looking forward to the season,” Donovan said.

Zarraffas Hendra to partner Devils in 2020

In exciting news for coffee lovers, Zarraffas Hendra have committed to supporting the Devils for the 2020 season.

Located just 2 mins drive from the club and accessible from either the East-West Arterial Road or via a service access via Nudgee Road, Zarraffa’s Coffee Hendra is a great place to grab your favourite coffee or fusion and a bit to eat both before or after a game!

You will also see the Zarraffas coffee trailer at select events throughout the year – including our community day on Saturday Feb 8.

Proudly 100% Australian owned and operated, Zarraffa’s Coffee Hendra is open from 4:30am to 9pm, 7 days a week

We look forward to a great year together!

Norths Devils 2020 Draw Released

The Intrust Super Cup draw for 2020 has been released, with the Devils first home game being listed as Round 2, Sat March 21 against the Northern Pride.

The Devils will also have home games for the ANZAC weekend/Rivalry Round against Souths (Round 7), as well as for Indigenous Round (Round 10) against Easts, and Country Round (Round 17) against Tweed.

We will once again be hosting our popular NAB Family Day, Ladies Day, and Old Boys Day throughout the season, with dates to be announced closer to the events.

The Mal Meninga Cup Under18s and Hastings Deering Colts Under20s draws will be released soon.

For more information see https://www.qrl.com.au/draw/

Download the PDF version here

Pathion Park

Pathion Sponsorship Announcement

Norths Devils are proud to announce the renewed principal sponsorship of Pathion for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

Pathion have already strongly supported the club for the past 2 years, playing a major part in securing the continued growth of Norths.

As part of the continued agreement, the Devils home ground will be known commercially as Pathion Park going forward.

The support from Pathion along with our other generous sponsors will allow us to expand our well-being and development programs in junior clubs and schools, as well as continue to improve our football facilities and systems.

We are glad to have made this commitment with Pathion, a big step in ensuring the club we love will continue to grow and prosper, and the Norths Devils legacy will live on!

Pathion deliver safe and intelligent energy solutions that address the critical problems of costs, reliability & quality.

To learn more about Pathion visit their website at https://www.pathion.com/

Norths Devils POETS Lunch 2019

Join us at our newly renovated leagues club for our premier event of the year as we enjoy live entertainment from our special guests.

For booking call Norths Devils Leagues Club (07) 3266 9811 or email reception@northsdevils.com

The lunch will be hosted by racing legend Bart Sinclair and proceeds will help fund our schools and community well-being programs.

Enjoy an impressive seafood dining experience, along with a drinks package, in the comfort of our brand new function room. The lunch will also include lucky raffle prizes and auction items.

The perfect event to spoil your clients, your hardworking team, or yourself!

Tickets are $170 for individuals or $1,500 for a table of 10.

For booking call Norths Devils Leagues Club (07) 3266 9811 or email reception@northsdevils.com

Devils merch end of year sale

Devils merchandise is now on sale as our Colts head into the finals!

Don’t worry if you can’t find your size – we will have 2020 preseason gear available soon.

The following items are available on sale on our online store:

Norths Devils Supporter Tee

Now: $25.00 Was $30.00

Sizes available: 1 x 3XL, 1 x 4XL, 2 x 5XL

Shop here

Norths Devils Training Shirts

Now: $35.00 Was $50.00

Sizes available: XS, S, 3XL in dark blue. S, 3XL, 4XL in light blue

Shop here

Norths Devils Away Jersey


Now $75.00 Was $90.00

Sizes available: Small and Medium

Shop here

Norths Devils Hoodie

Now $55.00 was $75.00

Sizes available: Medium, 2XL, 3XL

Shop here

Norths Devils Training Shorts

Now $30.00 Was $40.00

Sizes available: Medium, 2XL, 3XL

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Norths Devils Top 5 Knock-Out Finals Wins

Number 5

The Devils had won five straight premierships and the rest of the competition was chasing us hard. In 1964, we finished third on the ladder and many judges thought our golden run was over. Redcliffe claimed fourth spot and were tipped to end our record run of premierships in the knockout match at Lang Park.. But one of our great players, centre Henry Hegarty, starred as we overcame Redcliffe 17-12. Hegarty had been battling injury but he was explosive with a try while also setting up a try for our great winger Fonda Metassa.

We were also well served by captain Jimmy Hannam, Les Geeves, Dinger Bell and our lock Elwyn Walters. We signed Elwyn from Tweed Heads and he would go on to play 12 Tests and win five Sydney premierships. Two weeks later, we won our sixth consecutive premiership. #UpTheDevils

Number 4

In 2012, the Devils reached the finals on points differential only, finishing in fifth place and only 19 points ahead of the Tigers on for-and-against. That left the Devils to travel to Ipswich to take on the fourth-placed Jets in front of a parochial home crowd.

The underdog Devils struck early as Jay Aston crossed for a try in the opening minutes. Another two tries pushed us ahead 16-0 after 24 minutes.
The Devils knew the Jets would fight back and they began to find their way and trailed by only two points with minutes remaining but the Devils dug deep as hooker Kurt Baptiste scored the try that broke Ipswich hearts as the Devils won 26-20.

Number 3

We go back to 2002 – It’s hard to believe that a Devils team that included Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater were outsiders for a knockout semi but we weren’t given much hope of beating the Bears at Burleigh.

Seven of our 17 players were eligible for the Colts competition. The Devils had only secured a finals place with a win in the last round of the season to get our win-loss record to 14-8. We jumped out to a handy 22-8 halftime lead at Burleigh as Smith, halfback Marc Brentnall and our captain Wade Fenton were among our best. And we continued to surge away in the second half with a win that put the competition on notice.

We came out the next week to eliminate the Tigers 18-16 at Langlands Park as Cronk was superb in a new role of fullback.

Number 2

In 1980 the Devils finished fourth after the regular-season, pitting them against Wayne Bennett’s Brothers team in a do-or-die clash at Lang Park. Devils coach Graham Lowe attracted attention when he promised before the game that the winner of the knockout semi would win the premiership, claiming that frontrunners Souths and Valleys didn’t “have the same razzle-dazzle” as the Devils.

Kiwi backrower Mark Graham was among the stars for the Devils as they scored six tries to defeat Brothers, beginning one of the most unlikely premiership runs in Brisbane’s rugby league history. Graham, Mark Murray, Ross Henrick, Neville Draper and electric fullback Joe Kilroy played well for the Devils in the win over Brothers.

Number 1

We go back to 1990 for a classic showdown between Norths and Easts at Lang Park.

The Devils reached the finals in fourth place, three points clear of fifth and rated the outsider of the finals series. But coach Tommy Raudonikis had his players primed for the finals series. First stop was the John Lang-coached Tigers, which had been unbeaten against the Devils in the regular season. This match was always tight. The Devils scored tries through fullback Pat Cleary and winger Brad Foster while goalkicking ace Guy Harvey added the extras to have the scores level at 14 with 30 minutes to go.

The Tigers hit the front with a field goal to Ken Jackson with 23 minutes remaining. But Raudonikis’ team was full of character and an attacking kick from Cleary bounced for the Devils in the in-goal area, leading to a try by Troy Evans – the father of Daly Cherry-Evans – in the 65th minute. Harvey, of course, converted the try. Easts took a penalty goal to close within 20-17 with 10 minutes remaining and both teams then battled out a stirring finish to the match.

The Devils emerged from that win to defeat Redcliffe in extra time in the preliminary final.