Indigenous Sports Queensland



The Northside Natives Rugby League Club (also known as the Brisbane Natives) are currently sitting in the top four of the Brisbane Second Division, Northside Two competition equal with Pine Central. Other teams in the division include Deception Bay, Banyo, Valleys, Burpengary, Aspley, Arana Hills, Mitchelton, and Kallangur.

Their home ground is Warburton Park, St Joseph’s field at Virginia and the side is coached by Joe Malone and his assistant Mikey Wragge. The team consists of young Aboriginal and Islander men from around the Northside of Brisbane. Currently the Natives only field a team in the senior division but would like to grow and eventually have junior teams as well.

This year the team is celebrating 35 years in the league and have gone back to wearing their old jumpers because of this and the 100 year anniversary of Rugby League.

There are only four games to go before the finals so please come and support the team. During NAIDOC there will be extra entertainment for the family.

Sat 28/6/08 – 2.30pm Natives Vs Valleys @ Valleys Juniors
Sat 5/7/08 – 3pm Natives Vs Burpengary @ home
Sat 12/7/08 – 4pm Natives Vs Arana Hills @ Arana Hills
Sat 19/7/08 – 3pm Natives Vs Mitchelton @ Home

Currently the Natives are funded through community sausage sizzles and the sales of their T-Shirts and also receive great support and funding from First Contact.

For more information please contact Elaine Chambers, secretary of Northside Natives Sports Club Inc, on 0405 627 027.

The Natives