Overview

North Sydney Junior Rugby League and the North Sydney District Rugby League, combine to provide opportunities for players to progress their skills and desires to play Rugby League at the highest level possible. 

This is offered through Development teams in the Under 13's, Under 14's and Under 15's age groups, along with representative teams in The Harrold Matthews Cup (under 16's) and S.G Ball Cup (Under 18's).

The Harrold Matthews Cup (Under 16's)

The Harold Matthews Cup consists of 18 teams from across NSW, the ACT and Victoria. The Harrold Matthews Cup runs for 9 rounds plus finals was first played in 1970.

The team's that competed in the 2014 competition were: Balmain Tigers, Canberra Raiders, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Central Coast Centurions, Cronulla Sharks, Illawarra Steelers, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Melbourne Storm, Newcastle Knights, North Sydney Bears, Parramatta Eels, Penrith Panthers, South Sydney Rabbitohs, South Western Sydney Academy of Sport, St George, Sydney Roosters, Western Suburbs Magpies & Western Sydney Academy of Sport.

In 2014 it was won by the Newcastle Knights who defeated the Penrith Panthers, 24 to 4 at Leichardt Oval on Satuday 10 May 2014.

The S.G Ball Cup (Under 18's)

The S.G Ball Cup is an 18 team nation wide - Under 18's competition conducted by the NSW Rugby League. The S.G. Ball Cup runs for 9 Rounds plus finals and was first played in 1965.

The team's that competed in the 2014 competition were: Balmain Tigers, Canberra Raiders, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Central Coast Centurions, Cronulla Sharks, Illawarra Steelers, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Melbourne Storm, Newcastle Knights, North Sydney Bears, Parramatta Eels, Penrith Panthers, South Sydney Rabbitohs, St George, Sydney Roosters, West Coast Pirates, Western Suburbs Magpies & Western Sydney Academy of Sport.

In 2014 it was won by the Sydney Roosters who defeated the Penrith Panthers, 34 to 30 at Leichardt Oval on Satuday 10 May 2014.

Development Squads

the best junior rugby league talent in the region who could, one day, go all the way to the Telstra NRL Premiership or even play State of Origin.

Selection in these Development Squads is the typical pathway from the community football junior grades to the Junior Representative competitions and, eventually, professional grade rugby league in the NSW Cup or Telstra NRL Premiership.

Former North Sydney Bears Junior Development Squad members include former NSW State of Origin player (and current General Manager of the Bears), Greg Florimo, as well as the current NSW State of Origin player Mitchell Pearce.

The teams will play a series of games against teams from three other districts – the Balmain Tigers, Manly Sea Eagles and Sydney Roosters.

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