Bears lift the Curse

Last night, the Bears Premier League and Jersey Flegg teams were on hand as an indigenous smoking ceremony took place designed to cleanse the ground of a supposed 200 year-old spell.

According to local legend, at the time of British invasion of the North Shore, the local tribe, the Kamaraigals, placed a curse on the area incorporating North Sydney Oval in retaliation for the dispossession of their land.

North Sydney General Manager Greg Florimo said while the story itself might be apocryphal, the Bears were due for a change in fortune.