The North Shore Legends
As we finally getting to celebrate Back to Bears day it’s timely to highlight the contribution the Legends made to getting us here.
To set the scene, it’s fair to say we’ve had our challenges in recent years, from the ground relocation in 2017, which impacted us in 2017, 2018 and 2019, then Covid, particularly in 2020 and 2021 and now La Nina.
The ground relocation seriously drained our finances, with the club having to pay exorbitant rates for ground hire and play home games at Blacktown. When Covid impacted the 2020 season we hadn’t had enough time to rebuild and so had limited funds to get through the pandemic.
At that time, the picture looking forward was bleak. Fortunately for us, the Legends answered the call and pitched in to pull us through. It’s not an exaggeration to say that we mightn’t have made it without them and we’ll be forever grateful for their support in a really tough time.
Each Legend has been given a jumper to commemorate their contribution. In the photo below Nick Reid, one the Legends, is wearing his. The jumper itself is just a jumper, but what it stands for is significant.
In addition to the vital support provided by those who have them, the logo on the jumper symbolises that we are Bears and Bombers and that both came together in a time of real need to make sure the club would survive and go on to prosper.
If you ever spot one of the Legends in their kit, it’d be great if you could take the time to introduce yourself, find out a bit about them and thank them for helping us to keep our club afloat and to continue enjoying our footy.