Charging out the tunnel at North Sydney Oval last week were three stars of the 1960s "golden era" of the Northern Suburbs Rugby Football Club - five-eighth Andy Town (a 1962 Wallaby tourist), half-back Greg Moore and forward Peter Dind, seen here with President Grahame O'Donnell. It was great to record their stories as part of the Norths Rugby Heritage Project in the lead up to the club's 125th anniversary - and it was very appropriate to be filming ahead of the John Thornett Cup showdown with Sydney University Football Club over the weekend. John Thornett played a key role in the success of Norths, and Australian rugby, through the 1960s.
In 1960, Norths won its third ever First Grade Premiership, along with its fourth Club Championship. Three years later, the club beat Sydney University back-to-back for the 1963 and ‘64 First Grade Premierships, and won the Club Championship for those years. In 1964 Norths won three out of the four grade premierships.
As part of preparations for the great milestone of 125 seasons, Norths have commissioned Theo Clark Media to interview some veterans of the club to capture some of their amazing history. From origins in the late 1890s, Norths has produced 42 Wallaby representatives and won seven first grade premierships. The 1960s was the club's most successful era, with three Shute Shields, three Club Championships and eight premierships overall.