MAGIC coach Ruben Zadkovich expects Steve Piggott’s Weston squad to spring a few surprises this year after his side escaped with a 2-0 win on Saturday night....

Read the full article online at The Newcastle Herald.


NPL Round 2


All Bears youth games against Football North Coast were washed out.


On a rain-affected round two only the first grade fixture between Weston and Magic went ahead at Magic Park.

Kicking off at 6:00pm in very gusty conditions Weston were at a distinct disadvantage running into a strong wind.

Magic straight away assumed the ascendancy and began to control the game creating a number of half-chances. For the Bears new goalkeeper, Kane Runge, in was straight into the frying fan and he was impressive from the beginning.

Weston grew into the game started to create space and opportunities of their own. Well worked chances fell to both Thompson brothers and Jake Milsteed.

With Weston now in the ascendency their player were coming in for some special treatment and there was real concern when James Thompson fell awkwardly from a tackle from behind right on half time. 0-0 at oranges.

The second half started well for both sides and it was Weston who were looking dangerous again.

Weston had another golden chance but Jamie Byrne's header was well saved. The next phase of play saw Magic build well. A back post cross was headed across goal to be forced in at close range. 1-0 Magic.

The game continued to move from end to end with the Bears continuing to create. However, the 65th minute saw Jordan Jackson see red after trying to halt a Magic counter.

Another golden chance in the 74th minute went begging as the ball was fired across goal but Jacob Golding just couldn’t get a touch.

Although down to 10 Weston were very much still in the game but Magic began to control the possession and the introduction of Peter Haynes saw him become the focal point of their attack.

A late charge to goal by Weston saw an injury to Jacob Golding and from the restart Magic broke to score the clincher and round the game out 2-0.

View the full 1st-grade replay on BAR TV by CLICKING HERE:

Next week:

The Bears are back home in both youth & senior grades for round 3.


Saturday, March 25 - Rockwell Automation Park Weston V Adamstown.

Sunday, March 26 - Rockwell Automation Park Weston V Lambton.


C'mon You Bears!!!


The Weston Workers Bears Football Club are delighted to welcome John Jiggins (JJ) as our new women's coach. 

JJ brings extensive football experience to our club in particular with women's football.

Working in some of the biggest women's football programs in Sydney, both outdoor and futsal, John's experience, knowledge and enthusiasm is perfect to develop our women's program.

We are all excited about the season ahead.

C'mon you Bears!!!


NPL Round 1


The Bears youth set about season 2017 in scintillating style.
Facing the visiting Charlestown Blues on a super day for football, the young Weston sides were very impressive.

Well done to all on their performances. It's a great start to a long season with high standards and expectations already set by the lads.

Be sure to check out 'The Claw' on facebook. He's been tagged in some great photos and videos from the youth games.

U13 Bears 2:1 Blues
U14 Bears 5:0 Blues
U15 Bears 2:1 Blues
U16 Bears 7:0 Blues


program thumbWeston's seniors kicked their season off at home against the newly promoted Lake Macquarie Roosters. Lakes were sporting a host of ex-Bears it was always going to be a tasty contest.
View the senior game day program by clicking the program image (left).

The U18s after taking the lead conceded a late penalty to eventually go down 1-2.

The U20s started their campaign with a fine 1-0 win even though down to 10 men.

The Bears 1st grade opened well and looked very comfortable on a super surface and began building pressure on the lakes defense. However, a defensive lapse of their own saw an unmarked Lakes player receive and slot home the game's opener. 

Weston continued along the same line and were rewarded shortly after with a penalty that was slotted home by jake Millsteed.

Comfortable in possession and patient in their build up Weston still looked comfortable but it was another defensive lapse proving Lakes their second goalscoring opportunity which they took with a fine finish to make to scores 1-2 and how the teams went to the sheds. 

The Bears resumed the second half positive as the first. James Thompson was very impressive and it was a ghosting run by him that drew a free kick around 23 yards out. Jamie Byrnes stepped up and delivered a special to square the scores up at 2-2. 

Lakes looked to create their won opportunities, their best being a fierce shot from distance that went close. Weston then defied physics when a great Nick Thompson run and rocket left foot shot hit the woodwork, fell favourably but could not be forced home. A further opportunity arose when the Lakes keeper flapped at a cross with the bears unable to convert at the back post. 

The game the see-sawed with half opportunities and the heat clearly taking the sting out of the game.

Weston did have further opportunities when jake Barners glancing header flashed across the Lakes goal. 

The last minute of the game provided 2 more opportunities for Weston to claim the points via a well hit and saved long-range effort and a misplaced back post header from the resulting corner. 

Points shared on the day but many positives to build upon for Weston. 

View the full 1st-grade replay on BAR TV by CLICKING HERE:

Next week:

Sunday, March 19 - 13, 14, 15 are away to North Coast Football.
16's have the BYE

Saturday, March 18 - 18s, 20s & 1sts are away to Broadmeadow Magic.


C'mon You Bears!!!

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