Pioneers

Pioneers Newman AFL club

Pioneers Newman AFL logoAbout
The Pioneers Football Club competes in the Newman National Football League.

Pioneers hold the rare distinction of having claimed five successive senior grade flags between 1980 and 1984. Since then they have added two more flags. In 2002 they downed Saints in the grand final by 21 points, while in 2011 they defeated Centrals by 59 points.

Website
Pioneers

Home Ground
Capricorn Oval, Fortescue Avenue, Newman

Location
Newman is a town in the Pilbara region of WA. It is located 1,186 km north of Perth, and 9 km north of the Tropic of Capricorn. It was built in the 1960s by the Mount Newman Mining Company, following the discovery of rich iron deposits on nearby Mount Whaleback. The town takes its name from nearby Mount Newman, named in honour of A.W. Newman, an early explorer who died of typhoid fever just before reaching the area in 1896.

Premierships
1980-81-82-83-84, 2002, 2011