Bushranger, Butcher, Bulldog or Dragon? Who the big contenders are for this League season?

League season is due to kick off again for the year.

From under 6s all the way up to opens, families right around the Northern Illawarra are tying up their boots and slipping on their jerseys, ready to run onto the footy field for another season.

Which team are you on?

Thirroul Butcher

Our Mel here at One Agency Downie Denison-Pender has family in the Butchers. Already Butchers trial rounds have kicked off, with a few home games held at Gibson Park.

The main competition begins on the 30th of March. It’s not just for the boys either. From Under 10s, there is also League Tag for the girls.

Mel can’t say enough about the way Butchers Club is run. The uniform is a big part of being a proud member of the team. All the players get a polo shirt, training singlet and jersey as part of their package.

Most Mums and Dads wear the uniform and help at the games. There’s the BBQ and shop to run on each game day, and everyone chips in.


The Bushies have started the season in full swing, with a great turnout over the trial games.

Another host of trial games will be held close to home this weekend at Berkeley Park.

The culture of volunteers is a big part of the life of the Bushrangers, with friends all commenting on how good the Bushies canteen is 🙂

Just like Thirroul Butchers, there are some fundraising events coming up at The Bulli Greyhound Track. The Bushrangers are hosting their big evening on Saturday 30th of March from 5pm.


Squeezed in the middle of Helensburgh Tigers and Thirroul Butchers, The Northern Suburbs Illawarra Bulldogs aren’t quite as big as the neighbours but field a 2nd Division team with bite.

Captain, Ben Field, is leading the team for the first trial match down to Sussex Inlet this weekend. Already though, there’s been a lot of pre-season training to get the Dogs match fit. Go Dogs!


There’s plenty of first grade promise in this year’s St George side. Would you agree?

In his last season for the Dragons, Captain Gareth Widdop would surely be inspired to take his shot for this season.

Backed by playmakers Ben Hunt and Corey Norman, combined with a powerful finish to the 2018 season, gives fans a hopeful outlook.

This Saturday, they’re facing the Cowboys in their first 2019 season game. It’s not till Saturday the 20th of April we’ll see them at home in the Illawarra, playing the Sea Eagles at WIN Stadium.

You going? We’ll try to make it too.

Wishing everyone a great season here in the north suburbs.

Have fun.

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