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Well well well, it appears the North Sydney Bears are not dead after all.
On Thursday, the Bears and the ARL Foundation held the Greg Florimo 7s at Montview Oval in Hornsby Heights. Two local schools participated, St.Patrick?s and Wideview, as over 60 kids had a great day mixing with former Bears greats Greg Florimo and Gary Larson.
League Unlimited would just like to congratulate the ARL Foundation, the North Sydney Club and also the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles for their involvement in making the Greg Florimo 7s come to life for the youngsters.
Clinics and player appearances are the kind of events that nurture the young stars of tomorrow?s interest in the game and we should be doing our best as a league community to spread the news about such great initiatives.
Particularly when a club such as the Bears, practically cast aside from the NRL fraternity, are getting out there and making an effort to keep kids interested in our great game.
In closing, I saw a bumper sticker on a car this morning on the way to work, it read:
Go the BEARS! Hey NRL where?s my team?