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Chairman Update May 2022

Bears have been back in the media this week with great enthusiasm as our combination of heritage, tribalism and becoming the 18th team continues to pique interests. The Bears preference for readmission to the NRL is to go it alone and this is the focus of our bid planning by our NRL Bid Committee. However, no opportunity or idea is off the table if it means a Red & Black return to the top grade. Our Chairman, Daniel Dickson, updates our Members & Fans in the above video.
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Women in League Round 2022

On Sunday 29 May we will be acknowledging our Women in League round by partnering with WomenCan Fundraising & Norths Collective to launch the inaugural Norths Collective & WomenCan Cup which will be played annually between two proud foundation clubs, the North Sydney Bears and South Sydney Rabbitohs in the Harvey Norman Women's Premiership.
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Friday Night Footy BBQ, BEERS & BEARS

Friday Night Footy comes to Bear Park next week on the 20th May and we are pumped to be partnering with the masters of slow cooked BBQ meats Black Bear BBQ and local craft beer brewers Six String Brewing Company for one big night of BBQ, BEER & BEARS! Gates open at 6pm so join us for pre-match dinner and post-work drinks, plus featuring a retro Bears games on the big screen.
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State of Origin Luncheon 2022

On Friday the 10th June the North Sydney Bears are hosting their annual State of Origin Luncheon that will be held at Norths in Cammeray. This is a fantastic not-to-be-missed event that promises an afternoon of league, legends and laughs. Master of Ceremonies James Bracey will lead guests through a review of the 2022 State of Origin series and explore the great moments of the past with both State of Origin and Bears legends. Funds raised will directly benefit the Red & Black Foundation that aims to provide ongoing opportunity and support to all of our players and allow for continued innovation and growth of our great Club.
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8TH MAY – MOTHERS DAY AT BEAR PARK

This Sunday the 8th May North Sydney Oval will host two big games of footy as our women's team goes up against the Wests Tigers and our NSW Cup boys challenge the Bluebags, Newtown Jets, in the annual clash of the Frank Hyde Shield. This game is always a great battle and draws a good crowd, but let's go one step further and fill the hill in Red & Black. We are putting the call out to all Members, Fans and mates of mates to get along and cheer on the Bears.
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Duncan Thompson 1922 Captain

Known as "The Wizard" and the "The Dazzler", Bears legend Duncan Thompson lead his team to the ultimate victory in 1922. Thompson was shot during WWI and returned with a bullet fragment lodged in his chest. Although told he would never play again, he defied the odds and went on to play in both the North Sydney 1921 and 1922 winning sides and also had a cracking tour with the Kangaroos in that same year.
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Cementing our Female Pathway Program

Yesterday marked the next step in our drive to develop a strong and true pathway for our female players, with 4 of our inaugural Tarsha Gale Cup players joining our Harvey Norman Women's Premiership team for the 2022 season.
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Life Members 2021 AGM

At our 2021 AGM held last night at Norths Cammeray, it was with great pleasure that John Gray and Martin Lawson were voted in as the newest Life Members of the North Sydney District Rugby League Football Club
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TIM JAMES MP SUPPORTS THE BEARS IN PARLIAMENT

Congratulations to longtime North Sydney Bears member, supporter and great friend of the Club Mr Tim James MP after being sworn in this week at NSW Parliament House as the new Member for Willoughby!
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Game Review: Round 1 NSW Cup

Last Sunday we kicked off our 2022 NSW Cup season with a win, defeating the Knights 36 - 24 in Cessnock. Being round 1, both teams took some time to find their feet and the lack of trial game practice prior to the comp starting was evident. Nonetheless, the Bears took an early lead with our first try scorer for the season being Tom Carr, fresh from pre-season with the Sydney Roosters, and Adam Keighran converted. Vuate Karawalevu and Naufahu Whyte were next in for the Bears just prior to the 30 minute mark and with a beautiful side line conversion by Keighran the Bears were up 18 - 0. Following a Bears sin bin and a few suss penalty calls, the Knights retaliated with two converted tries and the score was tightened to 18 - 12 at the half time hooter.
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Members & Fans Day 2022

We have lots of family friendly Red & Black activities planned including rugby league skills sessions with our NSW Cup and HNWP players, face painters, Bears temporary tattoos for big and small fans, meet Barney the Bear, interactive Q & A sessions with our players and coaching staff on what the 2022 season holds, 2022 Home & Alternate Playing Jerseys will be released and available for sale along with our new Bears merchandise range and our Chairman, Daniel Dickson, will address all with an update on Club activities and our NRL bid progress. This FREE event is not to be missed!
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Boxing Bears

As our NSW Cup team prepares to take on the Newcastle Knights in round 1 of the Knock on Effect Cup this Sunday, on Tuesday night the boys escaped the big wet and hit up Boxing Works in Kings Cross for a variation on their training session. Fergus Mitra overseas the teams strength and conditioning playing a vital role in ensuring the team can compete at a high level for a full 80 minutes in not only a contact sport but ones that requires focused athleticism.
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CIP Grows with the Bears in 2022

After joining the Bears last year as a major sponsor, Corporate Interior Projects (CIP) is set to expand their partnership with the Bears further in 2022. This year the logo CIProjects will be proudly featured on both sleeves of the Bears Knock on Effect NSW Cup Home and Alternate playing jerseys and across each of the Club’s junior representative teams playing kit. With great belief in the Bears, CIP have committed to an additional incentive payment when the team wins the Knock on Effect Premiership this season.
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2022 Community Season Launch

Join us in celebrating the start of the 2022 season at our 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗦𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟳𝘁𝗵 𝗙𝗲𝗯𝗿𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆, 𝟭𝟮𝗽𝗺 – 𝟮𝗽𝗺 𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝘁 𝗟𝗲𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸. All welcome to attend this fun and free event! This is a great opportunity to meet the 2022 North Sydney Bears NSW Cup and Harvey Norman Women’s Team and Coaching Staff, plus hear from our Chairman Daniel Dickson on the direction of the Club for 2022 and beyond.
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VALE OLSEN FILIPAINA

It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of rugby league and Bears legend Olsen Filipaina, the Big O. He lost the fight today after battling kidney failure over the last fortnight at Westmead Hospital, aged 64.
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Greg Florimo Gym Grand Opening

We had the great honour to officially open the Greg Florimo Gym at Norths Cammeray on Monday. This space is a huge asset to all of our teams and allows them to train at a high level, connect with physios and their trainers, review game footage and discuss game plans.
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Harold Matthews 2022 Captains Announced

Today our Harold Matts (U17s Male Junior Reps) team announced their 2022 Captains, ahead of the new competition starting this Saturday. 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗸𝘆𝗲 𝗘𝗻𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗝𝗼𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗼𝗻 on this wonderful and well earned accolade.
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2022 SG Ball Cup Final Squad Announced

Congratulations to these young men selected as our 2022 SG Ball Cup team. Starting with over 400 applicants, enduring a tough pre-season and grueling training program it is a real achievement to be offered a chance to wear the Red & Black with pride. Well done to all!
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2022 Tarsha Gale Cup Final Squad Announced

𝗔 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗰𝗰𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗕𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗵𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆, 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘂𝗴𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗧𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗮 𝗚𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗖𝘂𝗽 𝗨𝟭𝟵𝘀 𝗙𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺 This group of young women have brought such energy, both on and off the field, to our Club and we are excited to watch them refine their skills, build their confidence and rip in when the competition starts on the 5th February. Wear the Red & Black with pride ladies, you earnt it!
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2022 Harold Matthews Cup Final Squad Announced

These 29 young men have worked very hard during pre-season and have earnt their spot in the final team. Last night they were presented with their jersey and reminded of the honour it is to wear the Red & Black. Congratulations to all!
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BEARS RETURN TO TRAINING

The safety of our players, staff and their families is of utmost importance to the Bears and thus we return with new processes in place. For 2022 we have implemented club-wide guidelines regarding covid-safety, covid awareness and also return-to-play and train post-covid protocols for our players and staff. "Ensuring our teams are able to continue to thrive in the current environment is essential as we head towards the start of the new season" stated Bears CEO, Gareth Holmes.
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New Football Operations Manager Joins the Bears

It is with great pleasure that we introduce our new Football Operations Manager, Daniel Hutton, who will be overseeing all things on-field across all of our grades from Development Squads up to NSW Cup. Daniel brings with him a wealth of experience in rugby league having previously worked as an NRL Lead Game Development Officer

Vale Peter Mulholland

We were saddened to hear today of the passing of rugby league legend, Peter Mulholland, after a long battle with cancer. Peter has been an important contributor to rugby league for over 50 years as a player, coach and more recently as a renowned talent scout.
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BEARS GO TECH IN 2022

This season we have ramped up our use of technology to give our teams and coaching staff the best possible support when training and during game day. We caught up with our Knock On Effect NSW Cup Analyst, Pat Gough, to find out what tech is being used and how it will impact our teams. To support Pat and expand our tech footprint across the Club in 2022, we have added two new Analysts, Oscar Green and Brooke Mugridge, to assist in supporting our Junior Reps and Women's programs.