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North Sydney Bears 2023 Junior Representative EOI: Tarsha Gale Cup

The North Sydney Bears are pleased to announce that we will be holding invitation-only trials for our 2023 Tarsha Gale Cup Squad on Sunday 11th September. Applications close at 5pm Friday 2nd September 2022.  All successful applicants/trialists will be notified via email and Facebook by COB Wednesday 7th September.
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North Sydney Bears 2023 Junior Representative EOI: SG Ball Cup

The North Sydney Bears are pleased to announce that we will be holding invitation-only trials for our 2023 SG Ball Squad on Saturday 24th September. Applications close at 5pm Friday 16th September 2022.  All successful applicants/trialists will be notified via email and Facebook by COB Wednesday 21st September.
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North Sydney Bears 2023 Junior Representative EOI: Harold Matthews Cup

The North Sydney Bears are pleased to announce that we will be holding invitation-only trials for our 2023 Harold Matthews Squads on Saturday 17th September. Applications close at 5pm Sunday 11th September 2022.  All successful applicants/trialists will be notified via email and Facebook by COB Wednesday 14th September.
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Month of Footy

In August we kick off an awesome month of footy at Bear Park with home games every Sunday at 2pm. Our first game back after two months on the road will be Sunday 7th August when we take on the Bulldogs. Prior to the main game kicking off at 2pm, we will be hosting a local derby between U17s Hills Hawks and Berowra Wallabies which is always a great show of grassroots footy.
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2022 Members Jersey

We have now released the 2022 Members Jersey and it is a beauty! The jersey is styled in our iconic Red & Black hoops and will feature all financial Members of the 2022 season. On Sunday 28th August our Knock On Effect NSW Cup team will take on Mounties at Bear Park wearing the name of all of our 2022 Members on their chest with pride.
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State of Origin Luncheon 2022

State of Origin greats, North Sydney Bears legends, corporate partners, members and fans came together last Friday at Norths in support of our Red & Black Foundation and what a fantastic event it was! The room was buzzing with rugby league chatter, Bear Park Brews by Six String Brewing were proudly featured on every table and our major partner Norths served up a scrumptious three course meal. Our emcee and huge Bears supporter, James Bracey, lead guests through the event kicking off with a panel of ex-Bears featuring David Fairleigh, Mark Graham, Greg Florimo and Jason Taylor. The boys regaled tales of their time in the Red & Black and their own personal experiences with State of Origin, including Jason Taylor's stress of being named in the Blues side in 1993 as only a youngster aged 22.
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Back The Bears to Win

We are now at the mid-season point of the 2022 year and have  released two membership special offers to turn our thousands of fans into members. If you haven't taken the plunge from fan to member yet, then now is the time to do it! Our Club is pushing hard for readmission back into the NRL as the 18th team and one of the big pillars that is required is strong membership numbers. We need to crack 5000 members in the 2022 year to show Peter V'Landys and NRL that the Bears mean business and are not only a serious contender in the bid process, but are in fact their 18th team.
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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.