The Newcastle Knights are an Australian professional Rugby League Football Club based in Newcastle, New South Wales. They compete in Australasia’s premier rugby league competition, the National Rugby League (NRL) premiership. Playing in red and blue, the Knights joined the top tier competition in 1988; 79 years after the previous Newcastle based team, the Newcastle Rebels, had departed the Sydney competition with the formation of a separate league competition based in the Newcastle region.
The club has won two premierships over its history (1997 and 2001) and produced such players as Andrew Johns, Danny Buderus, Matthew Gidley and Paul Harragon.
The Knights' home ground is McDonald Jones Stadium, which competes on an international level with a capacity of 33,000.
Newcastle Knights Limited (ABN 86 003 363 228)
Chairman Brian McGuigan AM – Director Global Vintners Pty Ltd
John Quayle – Chairman of Venues NSW who is a former CEO of the Australian Rugby League
Katie Brassil – General Manager of External Affairs at Centennial Coal
Eileen Doyle – Director Newcastle Ports, Bradken, GPT and Boral, Chairman Hunter Valley Research Foundation
Mark Fitzgibbon – CEO of NIB Health Funds
Peter Shear – NRL advisor and former Lloyds Banking Group executive
Neville Allan, Wal Bently (deceased), Danny Buderus, Anthony Butterfield, Laurie Clifton, Gerry Edser, Peter Fairleigh, Maxwell Fox (deceased), Matthew Gidley, Marc Glanville, Michael Hagan, Neil Halpin, Graham Hardes (deceased), Paul Harragon, Michael Hill, Brian Jack, Andrew Johns, Matthew Johns, John Laut, Kevin Lynch, Leigh Maughan, Peter McGeoch, Robbie O'Davis, Bill Peden, Mark Sargent, John Shoobridge, Kevin Smith (deceased), Sam Stewart, Rob Tew, John Thomas, David Turrell, Brian Warby (deceased), Mark Wright, Warren Smiles.