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Burleigh Bears

The Burleigh Bears are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in 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 3 grand finals, winning three - 1999, 2004, 2016 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 currently serve as one of the feeder clubs for the Gold Coast Titans.

Burleigh Bears
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Club information
Full name Burleigh Heads Rugby League Football Club Ltd.
Nickname(s) The Bears
Colours      Maroon
     White
Founded 1934
Website burleighbears.com
Current details
Ground(s)
CEO Damian Driscoll
Coach Jimmy Lenihan
Captain Luke Page and Jamie Dowling
Competition Queensland Cup
2013 season 11th
Records
Premierships 3 (1999, 2004, 2016)
Runners-up 2 (2003, 2005)
Minor premiership 2 (2003, 2004)
Most capped 201 - Shane O'Flanagan
Highest points scorer 964 - Reggie Cressbrook

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HistoryEdit

Formed in 1934 by Bob Singh, originally based out of Rudd Park in Burleigh, the Bears relocated to Currumbin in 1959 after a nine-year cessation. In 1971, they relocated, this time to their current home, Pizzey Park, in Burleigh's neighbouring suburb of Miami.[1]

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.

ResultsEdit

Queensland CupEdit

  • 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 - 7th
  • 2015 - 9th
  • 2016 - 2nd (Premiers)

2018 squadEdit

 
Easts Tigers versus Burleigh Bears at Langlands Park, Brisbane Australia. April 20, 2014.
Burleigh Bears
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach

  • Jim Lenihan



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


HonoursEdit

  • Queensland Cup
    • Premiers: 3 - (1999, 2004, 2016)
    • Runners-Up: 2 - (2003, 2005)
    • Minor Premierships: 2 - (2003, 2004)

See alsoEdit

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