Uniforms and Gear
Norths Pirates Junior Rugby Union Club was originally called Cambridge Bay which was made up of 3 clubs – Cammeray, Northbridge and Neutral Bay. Cambridge Bay competed in the Sydney Junior Rugby competition until 1987 when Norths Seniors took control and reformed the club as Norths Pirates.
Norths Pirates have played their rugby in jerseys with black and red hoops (stripes, like Norths Seniors) and later in jerseys with black and red quarters both with collars of golden-yellow colour. For the 2023 season, we have taken the opportunity to update our playing jersey making two key changes.
Our home and training grounds are in the Lower North Shore of Sydney, lands whose traditional custodians include the Gai-mariagal people (also spelt Cammeraygal). The Wallumedegal clan territory is to the west, Darramurragal to the north and Borogegal to the east. The lands we train and play on in NSW have been part of the world’s longest continuous surviving culture, significantly pre-dating, our club’s history (Neutral Bay Club, 1890s), Rugby in Australia (Sydney Uni, 1864) and Rugby itself (Rugby School, England mid 17th C). Acknowledging this and as a way of demonstrating our club’s endeavours to show respect and inclusivity, we are proud to incorporate an indigenous-inspired pattern of golden-yellow into our new playing jersey. We have retained the red and black quarters, worn by Pirates for many years but have now also incorporated stripes to reflect our history and our continued close relationship with Norths Seniors.
We are also proud to acknowledge the support for our Club by our Sponsors. The continued support of Giovanni’s Pizza is recognised on the left shoulder of the jersey. We are delighted to formalize a long relationship with TryTime Rugby on the right shoulder and to announce a new major supporter of our Club, Villa Finance, who adorns the front of our Jersey.
Boot and Equipment Donations
Donations of boots, gears and football equipment can be made to us or not-for-profit organisations:
- Deliver to the Tunks Park Shed during Home Games – All items will be sent to Fiji
- Their Beautiful Game – they support schools, orphanages and football clubs in developing nations and Indigenous communities in remote parts of Australia. Visit theirbeautifulgame.org
- BOOTS 4 AFRICA leverages the power of the community to help those in need in poverty-stricken parts of Africa. At Boots For Africa, we believe that GIVING BACK is critical to caring for those who are less fortunate than ourselves. By DONATING your old football boots, you can change a young person’s outlook on life. Through sport, we are helping to NURTURE, EMPOWER and TRANSFORM LIVES in Africa. Visit bootsforafrica.org