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!!!


By joining the Weston Bears supporters Club you sign up as an essential part of the football club.

Your membership will see you decked out in a club polo, included in prize draws & additional packages.

Most of all - you are supporting this great club in the NPL.

Application forms will be available from Supporters Club President – David Stoker at the season launch, or contact Dave on 0425 111 309.

Dave also has some great packages available for Supporters Club Sponsors.

View the flyer below for full details...

 2017 sup club

heritage cup

Please be advised:
Due to the recent wet weather a venue change has been made for Friday & Saturday.

All Pool A fixtures have been moved to Turner Park Cessnock. The schedule & times as per the original draw will remain unchanged.

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) has released the official fixture draw for the 2017 Heritage Cup to all participating clubs.

The draw will see NNSWF's four oldest continuous clubs play each other on the first night of the tournament.

The Hunter Region's rich football history will be recognised and those clubs who put the game where it is today will be acknowledged, with the pilot event to take place over the weekend of March 3-4-5.

As a pilot year for the Heritage Cup, NNSWF has only selected clubs within the NNSW Premier Competitions to trial the concept and to gauge support for the competition in the busy pre-season window, with the exception of Maryland Fletcher FC as the area represents the first ever football club established in Northern NSW, being Minmi Rangers.

At the conclusion of the tournament, further evaluation will be made and it is hoped that in the future more clubs that meet the required criteria from the Hunter Region and beyond can be invited to participate in the initiative.

The Bears are in Pool 'A' and will play at Turner Park, Cessnock.

Friday, March 3
7:45pm - Weston V Cessnock

Saturday, March 4
11:00am - Weston V Wallsend
4:00pm  - Weston V Edgeworth

Full draw here.


Teeing off early we were fortunate to see the rain clear allowing for great golfing conditions and many questionable golfing shots.

Eventualy however, through natural attrition, we had a winning team! The best of the rest were 'The Tour Flops' of Nathan Morris, Rob Macbeth, Darren Elkin and Jason Cowburn. Congratuations lads.

A huge shout out to Steve Piggott for organising the day. Big thanks to all the volunteers and players and a massive thank you to our prize sponsors;

  • David Ragg – Harvey Norman Blacktown
  • Station Hotel
  • ANZ Bank
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Brokenwood Wines
  • Sports Clique – Puma
  • Ross Roderick Tyres
  • Newcastle Embroidery
  • Petersons Champagne House

Again, thanks to all for making this years golf day such a success.

C'mon You Bears!!!

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