NPL Round 3


The young Bears youth continued season 2017 at pace.

Facing Adamstown on a warm day for football, the young Weston sides continued to impress with their football.

After a washout last weekend all were keen to get back on the paddock. The senior Bears players in attendance were very impressed with the football on display. 

There are some great photos and videos tagged on The Claw's facebook page so be sure to check them out. 

U13 Bears 0:4 Rosebud
U14 Bears 3:2 Rosebud
U15 Bears 4:2 Rosebud
U16 Bears 9:0 Rosebud



The seniors welcomed the Jaffas to Rockwell Automation Park and knew it was going to be tough afternoon. 


The U18s got things underway and came away with a fine 3-0 victory. 

The U20s hit a bit of a speed hump and went down 0-3. 

First grade have started the year well and have certainly opened the eyes of each team they have played. 


Lambton are a side with a number of experienced players so the young Bears would need to be on their game. 


Soaking up early pressure Weston 1st foray into the Lambton penalty area produced a penalty won by James Thompson and was converted by Nick Thompson.

Lambton continued with with greater possession and the Bears struggled to find openings.


As the game wore on both sides were beginning to create chances but wayward finishing meant the scorers were not troubled until the 32nd minute when Joel Griffiths headed home from close range.

Weston came close from a James Thompson free kick with Brock Oakley going close. 


The second half started as the first with both sides creating ample opportunities without any finishing touch. 

Weston cleared a soft effort off the line from a corner in the 60th minute. From the resulting next phase of play Weston broke and it was Nick Thompson who gathered on the left, cut in and fired a cross that was deflected into the Lambton net. 2-1 Bears. 


With the game opening up both sides looked to take advantage and it was a super, lobbing shot from Pat Brown to even it up. 


In the last action of the game Bears Keeper Kane Runge saved well in a 1 on 1 with Jobe Wheelhouse and that saw the game out in a hard fought 2-2 draw. 


program thumbView the Bears V Jaffas senior
game day program here

View the full replay on BAR TV here






Next week:

The Bears are away in both youth & senior grades for round 4.

Sunday, April 2 - Macquarie Field Weston V Lakes.

Sunday, April 2 - Adamstown Oval Weston V Adamstown.


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!!!

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