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Vale Bruce Whyburn

The Weston Workers Bears Football Club are deeply saddened at the passing of club Honorary Member, Bruce Whyburn.

Bruce (Bluey) Whyburn is well known in sporting circles throughout the Hunter Valley and our club was fortunate to have him wear a number of hats over a number of decades.
His service to the club included general committee, Club Secretary during the Bears glory years in the 90s and assisting with ground maintenance plus… on game day, you would always find him offering constructive advice to opposition teams from the Members Stand.

Bluey was Weston through and through and he will be missed by his many friends at the club.

We extended our most sincere condolences to Sharon, Brendon & Carlie as well as Bluey's immediate family and close friends at this difficult time.

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Through a disrupted season, lockdowns, protocols as well as planning for a new season the Bears
are proud to announce our award winners for 2021.

Congratulations and thank you to everyone involved this year. It has been trying but through it all we have been amazed at the determined spirit at the club. Players, parents, volunteers, coaches and committee from JDL to 1st grade stood up and confronted the challenges the pandemic brought and pressed on. Because of this work we are now poised and ready for 2022.

The 1st grade awards for the 2021 Player of the Year and Players Player were awarded to Mussa Kamara and Aaron Niyonkuru respectively. Their performances and that of their teammates got people out of their seats and provided so much entertainment. We are all looking forward to 2022 and seeing them back in the black and white stripes for an un-interrupted season.

Special shout out to Di Forster on being awarded Honorary Membership. This is just reward for her tireless work, beautiful nature and service to this grand old club. Thank you Di.

Grant Clouten is our Club Person of The Year. His work with the Bears youth program over the past 2 seasons, as well as multiple other committee duties, has been outstanding and benefits the club greatly. Thanks mate.

Cooper Sargent is the winner of the Angus Lathan Medal. This award recognises a player’s football ability plus how they look after their own wellbeing and that of their clubmates.
Throughout this season Cooper displayed these traits which are crucial on and off the pitch.

This year two Club Service awards will also be presented to acknowledge ongoing valuable contributions.
Berin Hawley has worked and continues to work tirelessly with our JDL program with tremendous results as well as working on multiple tasks with the club committee.
Candice Hunter’s photography captured thousands of fantastic images throughout the season which she shared with everyone. This along with fulfilling the MPO role at the club.

To all the 2021 winners and award recipients the club extends its congratulations.
We wish you all the very best for the quickly approaching new season.

*This year the awards for the highest scorer and golden glove were not awarded due to the season cancelation. They will be reinstated next year.

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juniorThe Weston Workers Bears Football Club is saddened to hear of the passing of club Life Member, John 'Junior' Beatty.

Born in Weston 1927,  'Junior' joined the Bears committee in the mid 1960s and was part of the Weston revolution which ignited Northern football. He served as Treasurer to 1973 when he then took on the Presidency until 1980 overseeing tremendous success.

Junior also served on the board of the Northern NSW Football Federation and such was his devotion to the community, he is also a Life Member of the Weston Workers Club and Labor Party.

Junior's legacy continues at the Bears with family still involved and the club extends it's sincerest condolences to Gayle, Maurie and Brandon as well as Junior's immediate and extended family at this difficult time. 

2022 summer

Weston are seeking motivated and skilled players to be part of the U15s 2022 NPL squad to join their summer academy by way of completing an EOI.

Led by Club TD, Andre Gumprecht, the academy will be facilitated by skilled, qualified and professional coaching staff. Each EOI will be considered with the selected players being asked to train with the current U15s & U16s squads for a period of 3 weeks with the view of either obtaining a position in the 2022 squad or gaining valuable experience/exposure to NPL quality training and players.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a motivated group of young players which the chance of being selected for the U15s or U16s and play NPL football in 2022 and beyond.

Please complete the EOI below. Each registrant will be contacted personally about their expression.

- Closing date of EOI 5th November
- Summer Academy to begin the week of 8th November


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