Central Newcastle Butcher Boys

On the 7th May 1910, the newly formed Northern Branch of the New South Wales Rugby Football League set down their first round of fixtures in the Newcastle competition. The first round was played on Saturday 14th May 1910 with four clubs entering the competition – Central, North, South and West. Central Newcastle, the ‘Blue & White Butcher Boys’ won the first premiership run by the Newcastle League in 1910 defeating South Newcastle 13-4.

The Butcher Boys have produced many international players including Clive Churchill, Wally Prigg, Bob Marjoribanks, Phil Hawthorne, and Mark Sargent.

Central won the Newcastle 1st Grade Premiership seven times in 1910, 1921, 1928, 1930, 1937, 1939 and 1949. The latest Club Championship was won in 2018.

2017 saw the introduction of Ladies League Tag to the Newcastle Rugby League Competition. In 2019, Central were the Minor and Major Premiers, and Central have achieved the finals series every year since inception. Central continues to field a League Tag team in the A Grade competition.

In 2021, with the popularity of the Women’s game, Women’s Tackle was introduced, and Central entered our team in the A Grade competition. The Butcher Birds continue to be top contenders, and finished runners up in the 2022 season.

Our Butcher Boys and Butcher Birds continue to impress on and off the field and wear the Jersey of this foundation Club with pride.

Like many sporting Clubs, we rely on the generosity of our Sponsors to remain competitive. If you are interested in becoming Central Newcastle RLFC Sponsor, please contact our Sponsor Liaison – Liz Day on 0411 275 866 or via email liz.day63@outlook.com

Central wish to thank all of our Major Sponsors


Central Leagues Club, Big Dog Pet Foods, Ainsworth, O’Neill’s Tyre & Autocare, Pinpoint Athlete, Konami, Central Charlestown Touch, Shiels + Co Property, Gateshead Traffic Solutions, RAD Electric Co, Macksville Carpet Court, The Cleaver Cub, Jodie Harrison MP, Charlestown Steering Services, Adams Family Meats, Tax Today, NewCoast Lubricants, Newcastle Insurance Group, VBD Business, Wealth and Tax Advisors, Player Elite, New Era Technology, Tim Pryor Reinforcing, Bella Cleaning, J. Rayner Screens and Doors, Charlestown Vending Services, Sharpe’s Physio, McDonalds – Charlestown

For further information contact:

Heath Anderson – heath1601@hotmail.com

Vice President:
Bruce Lawrence – brucey50@bigpond.com

Secretary / Gear Steward / Sponsor Liaison
Liz Day – liz.day63@outlook.com

Treasurer / Registrar
Neville Clifford Neville.clifford@bigpond.com