North Shore is saddened to announce the passing of long-time supporter Melanie Nolan; who passed away unexpectedly last Wednesday.
This comes as a shock. As recently as Premier Division Grand Final day just over a week ago, she was at Blacktown cheering on our Seniors and Reserves; she was in the rooms after both games, got to hold the Reserves premiership cup and was back there commiserating with our Prems team.
As she has done in her nearly 20-year association with North Shore. She’s been a regular at Gore Hill for a long time. She’s done various volunteer roles – sometimes doing a shift in the canteen, running water, trying to locate a football or score cards for the next game, guiding away team players and umpires to their rooms, and so on.
Always a happy face, up for a chat with the players. While her dog Benji, and previously Beau, were always up for walking laps around Gore Hill or a time-out to walk and sniff around the cemetery. The clubhouse at Gore Hill was her Saturday home; following the Bombers her weekly ritual.
Mel loved the Bombers, and everyone who wore the black and red guernsey was a friend to her. She will be missed, and game day at Gore Hill won’t be the same without her.
Funeral details will be announced on our Facebook page in due course.