Old Boys celebrate 1997 triumph

This Old Boys Day, the nib Newcastle Knights will shine a light on the triumphant 1997 premiership winning team.

In a year where the Club celebrates a rich 30-year history, this year also marks 20 years since that inaugural premiership.

Led by Paul ‘The Chief’ Harragon and including the likes of Matthew Johns, Mark Hughes, Billy Peden, Robbie O’Davis and Adam MacDougall, they will proudly be at McDonald Jones Stadium this Sunday.

"The 1997 season was an incredible one not just for the Knights, but the entire Hunter region,” Harragon said.

“That Grand Final win, just 10 years after the Club first formed, was achieved on the back of incredible community goodwill.

“It galvanized Newcastle and gave our football Club the credibility we were owed.

“I am looking forward to catching up with everyone for what should be a very special Old Boys Day."

The 1997 team will be introduced to the crowd on Sunday and complete a lap around the field before the entire Old Boys group will form a guard of honour for the current team to run out through.

This Old Boys Day also marks a new committee at the helm, made up of Kurt Gidley, Bill Peden, Mark Hughes, Stephen Crowe, Tim Maddison, Tony Townsend, Jason Allen, John Lehman and Jarrod O’Doherty.

The Club would like to acknowledge and thank the previous committee of John Laut, John Duncan, Barry Walton, Mark Sargent and Rob Tew.

Get your ticket now and don’t miss the 2017 Old Boys Day at McDonald Jones Stadium.