History of the Mighty bears
The North Sydney District Rugby League Football Club (NSDRLFC) was founded in 1908 and has a proud tradition in rugby league
The NSDRLFC compete in the NSW Intrust Super Premiership Cup, Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership, Jersey Flegg Cup (under 20s competition), SG Ball Cup under 18s and the Harold Matthews under 16s.
NSDRLFC is part of the Norths Group which also includes facilities such as North Sydney Leagues Club (NORTHS), Seagulls Tweed Heads, The Greens North Sydney and now the new refurbished The Alcott (Lane Cove Club).
Home games are played at the historical North Sydney Oval.
NSDRLFC are a feeder club to the Sydney Roosters NRL team.
A message from the Chairman:
As we reflect on the disappointment of the 2018 season on field there is also much that we look forward to in the coming season in 2019.
Firstly I would like to welcome back to the Bears family our Head Coach, Jason Taylor. “JT” as we affectionately call him is coming back to lead the Clubs’ football ranks and pass on his wealth of knowledge to all our coaches right through to our junior representative teams and district club coaches. This of course comes alongside our new five year partnership agreement with the Roosters. We begin this journey on great footings with the Roosters being 2018 NRL premiers, a club with great depth and a mantra to drive success with its feeder partner.
We also congratulate David Perry on his appointment as Chief Executive Officer. Dave has been heading up our commercial side and will now lead the entire business into 2019 and beyond.
We have over 50 corporate partners that support the Bears and we thank each and every one of them for their commitment to the Club highlighted by our major principle sponsor, Thousand Hands and the ongoing support Harry Cheung provides the Bears.
A special acknowledgment and thanks goes to the Norths group and Luke Simmons for their ongoing support. The funding and partnership allows us to deliver all aspects of Rugby League programs right through from the elite level to our under 6 teams playing within our district.
To our Members and fans, thank you for your loyalty and support over many many years. We acknowledge that we have not delivered to you the silverware that you deserve to proudly own. Members are the lifeblood of this organisation and as such we want to further recognise them in 2019 with initiatives including our Member Appreciation Round and the new Members Jersey with all members names embroidered on to be worn by the players on field.
Our Club is working hard in planning and building for 2019 and beyond. We have been reviewing all our football and administration practices over this off-season with a commitment to improve our Club both on and off the field. And yes, proof is in the pudding so we will get on with the job of making all Bears supporters wherever they may reside proud to don the red and black.
Finally, I encourage all Bears fans to support our historic Club and become a 2019 Member. We have a range of new packages to suit all our fans. Visit our new website at northsydneybears.com.au to view our packages.
Chairman – North Sydney Bears