Burleigh Bears

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Burleigh Bears
Burleigh bears 2005.JPG
Club information
Full name Burleigh Heads Rugby League Football Club Ltd.
Nickname(s) The Bears
Website burleighbears.com
Colours      Maroon
     White
Founded 1934
Current details
Ground(s)
CEO(s) Damian Driscoll
Coach(s) Carl Briggs
Captain(s) Darren Griffiths
Competition Queensland Cup
2013 season 11th
Records
Premierships 2 (1999, 2004)
Runners-up 2 (2003, 2005)
Minor premiership 2 (2003, 2004)
Most capped 201 - Shane O'Flanagan
Most points 964 - Reggie Cressbrook

The Burleigh Bears are an Australian professional rugby league football club based on the Gold Coast, Australia. They compete in Queensland's top rugby league competition, the Queensland Cup. Since their admission to the competition in 1997, the club has appeared in 4 grand finals, winning two - 1999, 2004, and won the minor premiership twice - 2003, 2004. The team's leagues club and home ground, Pizzey Park, are located in the Gold Coast suburb of Miami. They are currently serve as one of the feeder clubs for the Gold Coast Titans. The Gold Coast Titans Ambassadors are Jamie Dowling & Nate Myles.[1]

History[edit]

Formed in 1934 by Bob Singh, the Burleigh Bears are one of the oldest rugby league clubs in Australia. Originally based out of Rudd Park in Burleigh, the Bears relocated to Currumbin in 1959 after a nine year cessation. In 1971, they relocated once again, this time to their current home, Pizzey Park, in Burleigh's neighbouring suburb of Miami.[2]

Originally, the Bears competed in the Gold Coast Group 18 competition, before they were admitted to the state's top competition, the Queensland Cup, in 1997. Current Fiji head coach, Rick Stone, coached the Bears for 13 seasons, leading them to two premierships, in 1999 and 2004.

The Bears have had an affiliation with the Gold Coast Titans since 2007. The Bears briefly became a feeder side to the Brisbane Broncos in 2008, before aligning back to the Titans in 2009.

Results[edit]

Queensland Cup[edit]

  • 1997 - 4th
  • 1998 - 8th
  • 1999 - 3rd (Premiers)
  • 2000 - 4th
  • 2001 - 2nd
  • 2002 - 4th
  • 2003 - 1st (Runners-Up)
  • 2004 - 1st (Premiers)
  • 2005 - 3rd (Runners-Up)
  • 2006 - 6th
  • 2007 - 7th
  • 2008 - 6th
  • 2009 - 7th
  • 2010 - 7th
  • 2011 - 7th
  • 2012 - 9th
  • 2013 - 11th

2014 squad[edit]

Easts Tigers versus Burleigh Bears at Langlands Park, Brisbane Australia. April 20, 2014.


Burleigh Bears
First team squad Coaching staff
  • Khan Ahwang - FB
  • Jamie Anderson - CE
  • Matt Bell - PR
  • Tyler Chadburn - FE
  • Dane Clarke - SR
  • Sam Cook - HB
  • James Dunley - LK
  • Louis Fanene - SR
  • Jake Galvin - SR
  • Tamati Gordon - HK
  • Jacob Grant - FE
  • Darren Griffiths (c) - SR
  • Nick Harrold - SR
  • Ryley Jacks - HB
  • Charlie Jones - SR
  • Matt Keating - HK
  • Chris Kitching - SR
  • Jackson Luke - FB
  • Zac Mackay - WG
  • Jesse Malcolm - PR
  • Shaun Maloney - PR
  • Kyle McConnell - SR
  • Sam Meskell - HK
  • Jeremiah Nia - LK

Head coach

  • Carl Briggs



Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain

Updated: 25 April 2014
Source(s): Burleigh Bears Squad


The Burleigh Bears are a feeder side for the Gold Coast Titans. Players that don't make the Titans first grade team play for Burleigh. The following Titans contracted players have played for Burleigh so far in 2014: Matt Beddow, Anthony Don, Mark Ioane, Siuatonga Likiliki, Steve Michaels and Brad Takairangi.

Honours[edit]

  • Queensland Cup
    • Premiers: 2 - (1999, 2004)
    • Runners-Up: 2 - (2003, 2005)
    • Minor Premierships: 2 - (2003, 2004)

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

External links[edit]