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UPDATE: BEARS NRL BID

This development has fast tracked the possible inclusion of an additional team in the national league and speculation amongst media, fans and key stakeholders is once again a buzz. The Bears can confirm that our Chairman and CEO met with Peter V'Landys, Chairman of the ARL Commission, regarding the Bears proposal for readmission in the NRL.

Axis Medical Update 11th June 2024

“Working in a part-time environment can be very challenging for all players and medical/performance staff managing injuries. This year we are really focusing on working with the players, so they understand how to best manage their injury in their daily lives including in their full-time jobs, alongside setting them up with specific gym and field-based rehab plans." stated the teams Head Physiotherapist George Davis from Axis Athletic Performance Lab.
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2024 Winter Development Squads

The North Sydney Bears are pleased to announce their 2024Winter Development Squads. Players are selected in consultation with club coaches and the Bears own recruitment officers. All player’s selected from within the district will be under the guidance of Bears representative coaches following a program set by Knock-On Effect NSW Cup Head Coach Pat Weisner.
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INDIGENOUS ROUND COMES TO BEAR PARK

The North Sydney Bears would like to dedicate our 2024 Indigenous Round, to be held on Sunday 26th May 2024, to those who resided on this land 6,000 years ago, land that is now North Sydney Oval. To those indigenous men, women, boys and girls who have proudly represented the Red and Black, to our local ancestors the Cammeraygal people and to the land on which we play, on this day we acknowledge them.
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BEER FOOTY AND FOOD FESTIVAL READY TO TAKE OVER NORTH SYDNEY OVAL

The stage is all set for the inaugural Beer Footy and Food Festival at North Sydney Oval with rugby league’s most loved characters combining at the iconic venue today, as tickets go on sale one week out from gates opening.
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BEARS LAUNCH USA PLAYER PATHWAY PARTNERSHIP

In an historic move, the North Sydney Bears have reached a partnership agreement to establish the Boston Bears for the 2024 USARL season. Previously known as the Boston Thirteens RL, the club will be rebranded as the Boston Bears and will compete in the newly combined USARL competition for the upcoming season beginning in June this year.

BEARS BOW OUT OF HNWP

Following an update to members at this week’s AGM, the North Sydney Bears have now confirmed that the club will not be registering a team in the Harvey Norman Women's Premiership in 2024. Over the last five years our senior women's program has experienced immense growth including taking out the coveted award of Minor Premiers in both 2022 and 2023, making this a very difficult and disappointing decision for the club. The HNWP competition structure was changed this year by the NSWRL and in consultation with the NRL will run the season alongside the NRLW competition effectively as a feeder (reserve grade) and pathway program.
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Jason Taylor Life Member

It was with great pleasure that Jason Taylor was unanimously voted in as the newest North Sydney Bears Life Member at the AGM on Tuesday 26th March 2024. JT played 147 games for the Bears between 1994 and 1999 as well as being selected on three occasions for the New South Wales and City Origin representative sides. In 1996 JT was awarded the Rothmans Medal for the Best and Fairest Player in the ARL competition. 
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2024 Board of Directors Elected

Our current board ran unopposed at the Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 26th March 2024 at Norths in Cammeray. All seven directors were deemed eligible and therefore elected to comprise the club's board for the next three years. Congratulations to the elected directors Daniel Dickson (Chairman), Peter McGrath (Vice Chair), Marty Lawson, Justin Owen, Billy Moore, Michael Chetner and Guy Gunasekera. The motion to appoint Tony Crawford as a Sponsor Director was also successful and we welcome Tony to the board also for the next three year. The director positions on the board are all voluntary and unpaid.
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Axis Medical Update 27th March 2024

“Working in a part-time environment can be very challenging for all players and medical/performance staff managing injuries. This year we are really focusing on working with the players, so they understand how to best manage their injury in their daily lives including in their full-time jobs, alongside setting them up with specific gym and field-based rehab plans." stated the teams Head Physiotherapist George Davis from Axis Athletic Performance Lab.
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Axis Medical Update March 2024

Although our Knock-On Effect NSW Cup has been able to bring home two solid wins from two games so far this season, the team has been battling numerous injuries. Our medical partner Axis Athletic Performance, who supports the team with physiotherapy, medical and strength & conditioning, updates on the players curent injuries and when they may be able to return to play.
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2024 SEASON LAUNCH

In the final days of summer on a beautiful warm night at The Greens North Sydney, we brought together our corporate partners, sponsors, members, staff and senior playing group to celebrate the launch of the North Sydney Bears 2024 Knock-On Effect NSW Cup season. Guests sipped on chilled Bear Park Brews and Grizzly Gin-gers, featuring our very own Bear Park Gin, consumed delicious morsels of bao buns, sliders, arancini balls and gourmet sausage rolls and reveled in the feeling that only the anticipation of a new season brings. With one week until comp kick off to go, pre-season is almost done, trial games successfully completed and now the big job of tackling the next 26 rounds begins.
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2024 KNOCK-ON EFFECT NSW CUP LEADERSHIP GROUP

At training on Tuesday, the team gathered around Head Coach Pat Weisner with eager anticipation for the announcement of our 2024 Knock-On Effect NSW Cup Leadership Team. With some on bended knee and others standing, all fixated on their head coach, listening with respect and admiration, you could feel the bond this year's playing group already has. As Weisner says, winning the two main pre-season trials helps in creating a happy group, and he is so right however the connection goes deeper than this and we hope to see their combined strength continue forward into the competition when it kicks off next weekend.
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Boston Bears Play Vegas

As all of the rugby league world looks to Vegas this weekend, we are proud to have the Bears represented too. In a club first, the North Sydney Bears have partnered with the Boston Thirteens in a move that will see the team play in the NRL Vegas 9's tournament as the Boston Bears. Wearing our iconic red & black hoops and featuring a bespoke version of the Bears shield logo on the chest, with the addition of the text "Boston", the team is set to make headlines.
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CIP Returns For 2024

Coming back for their fourth year as a sponsor, we welcome Chris Haslehurst and the team at CIP back on board for 2024. Our Knock-On Effect NSW Cup team are proud to wear the CIP logo on both sleeves as they run out for every game this season, both home and away. The logo also features on the sleeves of both our male junior reps teams, Harold Matthews Cup and SG Ball Cup.
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New Player Signings NSW Cup February 2024

Weisner continues to adjust and bolster the team and recently signed three new players. Trey Peni swaps his stripes to come across to the Bears from the Wests Tigers. Peni has come through the Wests Tigers pathway program having played Harold Matts, SG Ball and Jersey Flegg in the orange and black. He was also called up to play in the Tigers 2023 NRL preseason challenge, scoring the first try for the team.
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Q & A – Pat Weisner

This month our KOE NSW Cup Head Coach, Pat Weisner, joined the Melbourne Storm NRL camp in Geelong alongside two of our Cup players, Jake Toby and Tui Katoa, and local junior and Bears Harold Matthews Cup player, Ben Stringer. Weisner spent the week engulfed in all things footy, canvassing for information, techniques and tactics that can be implemented back at the Bears. When he returned to Sydney, we caught up with our main man to find out some of his learnings and to see how the red & black are tracking five weeks out from comp kick off.
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Let The Trials Begin: 2024

The first test for our 2024 Knock-On Effect NSW Cup squad begins on Saturday 3rd February when we take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Hills Grammar. We have four trial games scheduled this season which is more than previous seasons and a great chance to prepare the entire squad for round 1. Every player in our 35-man squad will get decent game time in the trials, although not necessarily playing every game. "Every player can expect a good hit-out that’s more realistic in terms of fatigue and conditioning." commented Head Coach Pat Weisner.
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Q & A – Joel Scrivener

Q & A - Meet our Knock-On Effect NSW Cup Analyst and Assistant Coach, Joel Scrivener.
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Harold Matthews Cup 2024 Final Squad Announced

Announcing our 2024 Harold Matthews Cup (Male U17s) final squad and leadership group. Congratulations to all selected and we look forward to watching you represent the red & black when the competition kicks off on Saturday 3rd February with home games at Hills Grammar.
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SG Ball Cup 2024 Final Squad Announced

Announcing our 2024 SG Ball Cup (Male U19s) final squad and leadership group. Congratulations to all selected and we look forward to watching you represent the red & black when the competition kicks off on Saturday 3rd February with home games at Hills Grammar.
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BEARS IN VEGAS

As the rugby league world heads over to Las Vegas for the 2024 NRL Season Opening, we want to be there too. We are calling on any Bears members who are making the grand trip to Vegas to champion the red & black with a specially made, limited edition Bears Training Top. Wear the Bear in Vegas!
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THREE BEARS BENEFIT FROM PATHWAY WITH PARTNER

This month we have three Bears contracted players who have earned their spot to train alongside Melbourne Storm. Jake Toby (left) and Tui Katoa (right) have joined the Storm's famous Geelong NRL summer camp. This camp is known for its intensive regime that primes the players for the season ahead. These opportunities with our pathway partner, Melbourne Storm, allows the Bears to attract the highest level of player to the club and gives the selected players valuable NRL experience that they then bring back to the red & black.