The North Shore’s premier hospitality operator Norths Collective has extended its normal long-term annual grant support of the North Sydney Bears until at least the end of the 2023 season.

This new three-year partnership supports the important Bears grass root development pathways and junior league into the junior representative programs. This also leads into the NRL second tier Men’s NSW Cup competition and then most recently the Women’s Open Harvey Norman Premiership teams. This will extend Norths Collective position as a Bears premier financial partner over successive 68 years.

Norths Collective President Mark Holman and Bears Chairman Daniel Dickson announced this financial support and extension worth in excess of $1.8m at the official Season launch on the 3rd of March 2021.

Mr Dickson said “the new arrangement, from 2021-23, will help foster continued significant development and certainty of the game from local club pathways to the elite national competitions. We are so proud of our partnership with Norths Collective and appreciate that during such a time of great global uncertainty both organisations have given each other the confidence to commit well into the future”

“Norths Collective, with venues throughout NSW, are proud to be part of the NSWRL family and to extend our commitment to growing this great game and supporting rugby league wherever it is played in our community,” Mr Holman said.

NSWRL Chief Dave Trodden said the decision for Norths Collective to affirm its long term commitment to the North Sydney Bears was a positive and welcome one for this respected 1908 foundation club and the NSWRL.

“The NSWRL is a highly successful values-driven organisation that is determined to be the best and the strong relationship between Norths Collective and the Bears flows directly through with this commitment. This ongoing support focuses on the community clubs that are the breeding ground of future champions.”

As a Group, Norths Collective has contributed more than $4.2 million into Rugby League Football across the State during the past five years.