BEARS BANTER – The Official Bears Podcast

Tom Carr, Jacob Preston & Penioni Tagituimua

In our latest episode of Bears Banter we explore the pathway of the Bears and how our partnerships enrich our on-field game. Join host Jason Taylor as we get to know Tom Carr, Penioni Tagituimua, and Jacob Preston!

Young gun Jacob Preston started his journey with the Bears in 2016 when he joined our U15s Development squad. Since then he has made his way through our pathway program having played for the Bears in Harold Matthews Cup, SG Ball Cup, Jersey Flegg, and joined our Presidents Cup side in 2020. This year he has been impressing on the field in a strong Sydney Roosters Jersey Flegg side with his sights set on a return to the Bears to play NSW Cup.

Fijian International and Kaiviti Silktails Captain, Penioni Tagituimua played his first game for the Bears in round 11 against Mounties and has now played 4 games in our NSW Cup team. His opportunity to play in the Red & Black brought such joy to Bear Park that day and the smile on his face when he recounts the moment says it all. A moment that touched all Bears players, staff, and fans that were present that day.

And finally, Tom Carr completes our three-pillar pathway conversation, having joined the Bears this year after a 2 year suspension from the NRL he really has brought some star power to our NSW Cup side. Tom is credited with 10 tries in 8 games for the Bears in the 2021 season showing his flair as a nimble and fast thinking winger. His humility shows when talking about his on-field success as he states it’s all part of “dancing together” as a Bears team to create the magic moments. This is a dance that us Bears fans are desperately missing at the moment!

Host: Jason Taylor