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Bring Back the Bears

    1. Petition by

      Central Coast Bears

The future of the mighty Bears – the club we love – is hanging in the balance.

The new ARL Commission are due to meet at the end of the month to talk about expansion of the current NRL competition.  

It’s crunch time for the Bears and we are pushing for a decision on expansion.

Will you show the Commission you’re for the bears, and for a stronger League? 

Take a minute to sign the petition before September 30 – and tell your friends to do the same.   

Join the conversation http://www.facebook.com/centralcoastbears

Recent signatures


    1. Bears Fans: Open Letter to the Commission

      Following on from an overwhelming response to the Bring Back the Bears petition, Central Coast Bears Fans have written an Open Letter to the ARLC. Read here: http://www.centralcoastbears.com.au [under Latest News]

    2. SMH: Bring On Bears

      Greg Florimo dropped into rugby league headquarters, armed with 5165 signatures calling for the Central Coast Bears to be included in an expanded NRL competition. The tireless campaigner for the Bears handed the petition to acting ARLC CEO Shane Mattiske on Thursday.

      Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/hey-cuz-grand-final-day-a-family-affair-as-big-sams-cousin-earns-his-stripes-with-tigers-20120929-26s5f.html#ixzz28BmT7IPx

    3. Reached 5,000 signatures
    4. Three things you can do this weekend to help Bring Back the Bears

      We have had a fantastic first week to our campaign to bring Back the Bears – smashing our original target of 3,000 supporters within the first three days.
      But we must build support over the next three weeks to send the ARL Commission the message that we want our team – the Central Coast Bears.
      This weekend there are three things you can do to help Bring Back the Bears:
      1. Get 5 friends to sign the petition – we need to keep the momentum going.
      2. Call a talkback sports show - we need to get the League community talking about us.
      Here's some contacts to get your started:
      2UE Sports Tonight on 6pm-8pm Friday night. Ph. 13 13 32
      2GB Continuous Call Team. Ph. 131 873
      [If you've got more details - post them on FB]
      3. Get our to Leichhardt Oval this Sunday when the Bears play the Jets in a NSW Cup semi-final. Kick-off is at 3pm and it's the biggest game of League in Sydney this Sunday.
      A big crowd wearing red and black would help reinforce our case to the Commission.
      See you at the Game!

    5. NRL expansion must still be considered by ARLC: The Roar

      "Recent polls suggest that around 90% of fans want expansion. After 10 years of trying, the Bears at least deserve the right to present a bid submission."

      Thanks Beowulf for having your say and sparking some passionate debate on The Roar.
      Read all about it here: http://www.theroar.com.au/2012/09/12/bears-launch-a-call-to-arms/

    6. Reached 3,000 signatures
    7. This football bid bears serious consideration: The Punch

      Central Coast Bears CEO Greg Florimo in today's The Punch:

      This is my toughest battle yet. I played a lot of rugby league but the battle for an opportunity to bid for an NRL licence has been the toughest game of my career.

      Read the full article and join the debate here

    8. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • michael courtney AUSTRALIA
      • 9 months ago

      We need the Bears on the Coast

    • Paul Rossiter AUSTRALIA
      • 10 months ago

      Would prefer they were still based in N Sydney but they are part of the history of the area.

    • Toby Billington AUSTRALIA
      • 10 months ago

      Old time supporter of the bears - pleasee bring them back.

    • Lynda Troy AUSTRALIA
      • 10 months ago

      the bears have been part of my life for over 60 years ill never give up on them

    • Robert Bailey AUSTRALIA
      • 10 months ago

      The bears have always been a well supported club who supported the ARL by merging with their mortal enemy Manly only to be sold out. They deserve their place in the game and there can be no better place for them than the Central Coast. Bring back the Bears!


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