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
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