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Bears Raid Tigers

Heavy hitting recruitment continues for our Knock-On Effect NSW Cup team with four strong signings changing their stripes for 2024. Big welcome to Rua Ngatikaura, Christian Ma'anaima, Israel Ogden and Jack Boyling. Ngatikaura (Hooker) and Ma'anaima (Prop) both featured in the Wests Tigers top 30 NRL squad in 2023 and bring with them top tier experience.
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Lisa Fiaola Preseason Begins 2024

This month the Bears portfolio of teams grew again with the introduction of our new Lisa Fiaola Cup squad. The Lisa Fiaola Cup is a NSWRL junior representative tackle competition for female players aged under 17 and is an important part of the pathways program leading on to the Tarsha Gale Cup (U19 Females) and beyond.
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SINALLI X BEARS

We are pleased to announce the extension of our partnership with Sinalli for the next two years as our on-field and training apparel supplier. Sinalli has been an integral part of the Bears success over the last 16 years and helped our teams excel both on and off the field via innovative quality apparel and accessories. “It is great to have a partnership that recognises the strength of the Bears brand and the importance of apparel innovation and quality. We look forward to building our already successful merchandise program even further over the next two seasons” stated Gareth Holmes, CEO North Sydney Bears.
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Bears Bid For The Pacific

As talks heat up regarding the NRL's plans for an 18th team, the Bears remain front and centre in discussions among key stakeholders. Media speculation has gone wild again this week on the back of two things, firstly Prime Minister Albanese's plan of large scale backing of a PNG NRL team as a political alignment to help counter China's flexing muscles in the local region and secondly, the release of the Bears plans to bolster league in the Pacific, including PNG initially. Based on previous advice and direction from the NRL, the club has been working on a proposal that brings together the strength, talent and passion of the Pacific nations with the heritage, governance, pathways and iconic branding of the Bears.
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Quest North Sydney

The North Sydney Bears are proud to announce a corporate partnership with Quest North Sydney for 2024 & 2025. “This partnership recognises the importance of local businesses supporting their local team! The benefits to our members, fans, our sponsors and the broader community highlights the importance of this partnership. Being only a short walk from Bear Park makes it the destination of choice for anyone traveling to a game or even the place for a Sydney weekend stay. I am pleased to welcome Quest North Sydney as a partner of the Bears” commented Gareth Holmes, Bears Chief Executive Officer.
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Bear Park Gin 2024

Be the first to own the new release Bear Park Gin, a gin born from a collaboration between two North Sydney locals - Finders Distillery and the North Sydney Bears. Bear Park Gin pays homage to our iconic club and the place we call home, North Sydney Oval. As you enter Bear Park, you are welcomed with the smell of freshly cut grass and the sight of the majestic Moreton Bay Fig Tree standing pride of place. This gin see’s Finders Distillery’s Internationally Acclaimed Australian Dry Gin re-imagined with the addition of sweet fig & vibrant lemongrass to encapsulate the spirit of Bear Park. These will be a great memorabilia piece and make a wonderful gift.
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2024 NSW Cup Head Coach Announced

Taking the helm of our Knock-On Effect NSW Cup team, we are pleased to announce Pat Weisner as Head Coach for 2024 and 2025. Weisner has been with the club for the past three years as our Head of Recruitment and KOE NSW Cup Assistant Coach, working directly alongside Jason Taylor. He comes backed with impressive international experience and knowledge as both a player and coach.
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Jake Toby Signs for 2024

The latest to join the red & black is fullback Jake Toby who will take on the #1 jersey in our KOE NSW Cup team for 2024. Jake played with the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles in 2022 and 2023, having also completed pre-season with the Manly Sea Eagles NRL squad earlier this year.
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Matt Stimson Signs for 2024

From big cats to grizzly bears, we welcome all action centre Matt Stimson to the Bears Knock On Effect NSW Cup team in 2024. Stimson played the last two seasons with the Penrith Panthers making an impact when on the field.
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2023 Awards Evening

Oh what a night! Last Thursday, we celebrated the end of the 2023 season at The Glasshouse Artarmon and acknowledged our award winners from both on and off the field. Bringing together both of our senior teams, Knock On Effect NSW Cup and the Harvey Norman Women's Premiership for a night of great food, Bear Park Brews and banter.
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Jason Taylor Makes NRL Move

We wish to advise our members that Jason Taylor, Knock On Effect NSW Cup Head Coach, will be leaving the Bears to take on the assistant coaching role at the Canterbury Bulldogs in 2024. Taylor was appointed as our NSW Cup Head Coach in late 2018 and has now completed five successful seasons. Under his guidance the Bears football program has continued to raise the bar of professionalism and the 2023 season is tribute to the hard work and dedication he has maintained during his tenure with the Bears.
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Vale John “Chow” Hayes

We wish to advise our members that Jason Taylor, Knock On Effect NSW Cup Head Coach, will be leaving the Bears to take on the assistant coaching role at the Canterbury Bulldogs in 2024. Taylor was appointed as our NSW Cup Head Coach in late 2018 and has now completed five successful seasons. Under his guidance the Bears football program has continued to raise the bar of professionalism and the 2023 season is tribute to the hard work and dedication he has maintained during his tenure with the Bears.
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2024 Junior Representative Summer Squads Announced

The North Sydney Bears are pleased to announce our 2024 Harold Matthews Cup (U17 Males), Tarsha Gale Cup (U19 Females) and SG Ball Cup (U19 Males) Summer Squads. Furthermore, we are proud to welcome our first Lisa Fiaola Cup (U17s Females) squad to the club. This summer squad has been selected from players within our homegrown female pathway competition. The female tackle game has grown exponentially over the last two seasons, leading to the formation of the squad and the completion of a true tackle pathway from U6s to Harvey Norman Women's Premiership competition for all female players in the North Sydney District.
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2023 Grand Final Day Information

As the other semi-finalists in the Knock On Effect NSW Cup battled it out last Saturday at North Sydney Oval, the Bears enjoyed the week off. A week off from game day that is, the team has been working extra hard on the training field and in the gym. Securing the minor premiership was a fantastic achievement, but the job is not done yet and all at the club are fully focused on taking it all the way this season. That said, finals are a journey, and the next step is taking on the Rabbitohs at Leichhardt Oval this Saturday.
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Vote for the 2023 Player of the Year

As we head towards the end of the 2023 footy season, we call on our members and fans to help us in choosing the 2023 North Sydney Bears Player of the Year for both our Senior Men's and Senior Women's teams. This year, we have selected the top five players from each team. Did a particular player stand out to you this year? Then jump online now and let them know by voting for them! Click below to vote for your favourite.
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Members Round 2023

Our final regular season game at Bear Park is on Sunday 27th August and is our Members Round. This is a game day where we get to give thanks to all of those who backed the Bears throughout the 2023 season. Current 2023 Members are invited to join us on field to form the guard of honour before kickoff, please be at the top of the players entrance to the field by 1.45pm to be involved. Junior Bears Members have now received an invitation to run out hand-in-hand with the Bears players, if you didn't receive the email please contact admin@northsydneybears.com.au Greg Florimo will be hosting an historic member only tour of Bear Park (spots are limited - register below), we have a fantastic Members Only Draw running to win 1 or 5 Double Passes to the Bears Legends Lounge on the day and Fans on the Field is back at half time.
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2024 Junior Representative Coaches

The North Sydney Bears are proud to announce their Junior Representative Head Coaches for the 2024 season. Our junior representative program has been growing in strength and is a focal point of the club as we strive to build a true player pathway from grassroots all the way up to the NRL. From 2024, our new pathway partner to the NRL is the Melbourne Storm and we look forward to working together to develop strong opportunities for all Bears players.
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North Sydney Bears 2024 Junior Representative EOI

The North Sydney Bears are pleased to announce that we will be holding invitation-only trials for our 2024 Junior Representative Squad on Sunday 17th September. Applications close at 5pm Friday 8th September 2023.  All successful applicants/trialists will be notified via email and Facebook by COB Wednesday 13th September.
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Kick For Cash & Kick For Community 2023

It's North vs East, club vs club, mate vs mate for our home game this Sunday 13th August, Foundation Round. Two proud foundation clubs go up against each other at historic North Sydney Oval. We first played the tri-colours at the home of the Bears in 1910 and 1800 spectators attended the game - surely, we can smash that figure this Sunday! Get your footies ready, Fans on the Field will be back in action this Sunday at half time of the main game. There are only three rounds remaining in the regular season and all are at home. Come on down to Bear Park, enjoy some great footy, fun complimentary kids' activities, settle on the hill with a Bear Park Brew and cheer on the mighty Bears this Sunday.
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North Sydney Bears 2024 Junior Representative EOI: Tarsha Gale Cup

The North Sydney Bears are pleased to announce that we will be holding invitation-only trials for our 2024 Tarsha Gale Cup Squad on Sunday 17th September. Applications close at 5pm Friday 8th September 2023.  All successful applicants/trialists will be notified via email and Facebook by COB Wednesday 13th September.

North Sydney Bears 2024 Junior Representative EOI: SG Ball Cup

The North Sydney Bears are pleased to announce that we will be holding invitation-only trials for our 2024 SG Ball Cup Squad on Sunday 17th September. Applications close at 5pm Friday 8th September 2023.  All successful applicants/trialists will be notified via email and Facebook by COB Wednesday 13th September.

North Sydney Bears 2024 Junior Representative EOI: Harold Matthews Cup

The North Sydney Bears are pleased to announce that we will be holding invitation-only trials for our 2024 Harold Matthews Cup Squad on Sunday 17th September. Applications close at 5pm Friday 8th September 2023.  All successful applicants/trialists will be notified via email and Facebook by COB Wednesday 13th September.
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Don McKinnon Shield 2023

On Sunday 30th July 2023, we held our inaugural U10 and U11 Gala Day where junior league players from North Sydney, Manly and Parramatta Districts contested for the Don McKinnon Shield in each age group. It was a great day and awesome to see such talent from the young players. The games were played on mini fields under modified rules, with historic North Sydney Oval as the backdrop. The grand final games were played as a curtain raiser to the main game, Bears v Parramatta Eels. The legend himself, Don McKinnon, was on hand to cheer on the teams and present both the shields and medals to the players.
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Greg Florimo Shield 2023

On Saturday 22nd July 2023, we held our inaugural U8 and U9 Gala Day where local junior league players contested for the Greg Florimo Shield in each age group. It was a great day and awesome to see such talent from the young players. The games were played on mini fields under modified rules, with historic North Sydney Oval as the back drop. The grand final games were played as a curtain raiser to the main game, Bears v Dragons. The legend himself, Greg Florimo, was on hand to cheer on the teams and present both the shields and medals to the players.