THE Club would like to welcome successful businessman Jim Lawson to the North Sydney Football Club Board of Directors.Bears General Manager Greg Florimo was delighted with the appointment, "I'm very happy to have Jim on board. His business knowledge and his passion for the Bears will be a tremendous asset to the Club".Already Jim has speed up preparations for the new range of North Sydney on-line merchandise which will be available in November 2005.For more news go to the Bears official website at www.northsydneybears.com.au
ON Friday night the 30th of September the Kamaraigal Room at the Norths Leagues Club was the scene of the 2005 North Sydney First Grade Players Reunion. Many ex Bears including greats such as Frank Hyde, Peter Diversi, John Grey and Jason Taylor heard from Football General Manager Greg Florimo and Chairman Barry Glasgow before trading tall tales and true with their fellow players.Flo implored his fellow players to get behind the club by applying for membership and voting on the Team of the century in preparation for the Clubs big event of 2006. Barry Glasgow also spoke of supporting the club by joining up and of the renewed relationship between the Norths Leagues club and football club as both work towards the common goal of making the Bears a successful club and work towards the possibility of an NRL franchise on the Central Coast.See photos of the 1st Grade Players reunion in the Photos section of Norths Official Website www.northsydneybears.com.auPhoto: Two of the greats - Gary Larson and John Gray. Photo by: Steve Little
IN one of the biggest signings in the club's history, Bradford Bulls legend ROBBIE PAUL has joined the Huddersfield Giants.
HOPES to have the World Club Challenge (WCC) be held in Australia next year were dashed this week, with the NRL confirming the game will be held in the UK. While a push to play the fixture on Australian shores had gained momentum earlier in the season, NRL officials have preferred to stick to the tried and true formula of playing the clash in the cooler climate of Britain.
THE Rugby League Supporters and Voluntary Workers Association is a new movement in the Rugby League community, focussing on the needs of the game.
FORMER captain Stephen Kearney has returned to the Melbourne Storm as one of the club?s two assistant coaches for season 2006, focussing on the players? defence and forward structure.
ISN?T it great to see some real rivalry developing between the Kiwis and the Brits?
BAGS are packed and boots are polished for the 23 Kangaroos who depart for London on a 4.30pm flight this afternoon for the 2005 Tri Nations series.
THE Irish Wolfhounds Rugby League team have reported a clean bill of health ahead of Saturday?s ?winner takes all? European Nations Cup semi-final against Wales at Terenure College RFC this Saturday.
WALES have named a 20-man squad for their crucial European Nations Cup tie against Ireland on Saturday (kick-off 3pm), 16 of whom lined up in Wales? 22-14 win over Scotland two weeks ago.
NEW Zealand coach Brian McClennan has copied Brian Noble?s cat-and-mouse tactics by delaying naming his team announcement for Saturday?s Gillette Tri-Nations clash with Great Britain.
RUBEN Wiki, who will become the most capped player in world rugby league when he leads New Zealand out against Great Britain at Loftus Road on Saturday, has revealed the secret of his record-breaking success - the ?magic potion? he consumes after every match.
GREAT Britain has confirmed it will keep secret its halves combination for Sunday morning's Tri-Nations clash with New Zealand until just an hour before kick-off.
NICK Fozzard is desperately hoping to make his Great Britain debut against the Kiwis on Saturday, confident in the knowledge that he will be in good company.
IRELAND vs Wales at Terenure College RFC, Dublin, Saturday 29th October, 3pm