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Want a 20% Discount at Rebel? Here’s How…

This weekend our friends at Rebel Browns Plains are putting on a special discount of 20% off all Football, Footwear & Clothing!

Make sure you head in store to take advantage of this awesome offer. They’re located at 39 Grand Plaza Drive just behind the Grand Plaza shopping centre at Browns Plains.

The offer lasts this Saturday and Sunday the 17th & 18th of March only! Don’t miss out. Keep in mind the discount applies to the recommended retail price only. Not already discounted items. The special discount of 20% off will be applied at the register during check-out just be sure to mention you are a Bears member or supporter.

The best part of this is that Rebel is offering a unique deal to sporting clubs by where 5% of each sale from our Bears members and supporters will go towards a special account for the Club to use for purchasing equipment! So it’s a win win.

Get down there this weekend and take advantage of this great offer!

Don’t worry about the dates on the image. They’re running it again this month as a bonus!

Rebel Bears Discount

Got Boots?

BootsFourKids is collecting new/used footy boots to donate to remote Queensland communities.

Browns Plains Bears are proud to align ourselves with BootsFourKids. A campaign started by Shaun Slater which collects new and used footy boots and delivers them to remote Queensland communities.

Shaun aided a once-off Government program a few years ago which made a similar contribution. “After seeing the success it had I thought why not keep the ball rolling”, said Shaun. He kicked off the BootsFourKids program last December.

“Before donating 93 pairs of footy boots to the Cherbourg Hornets RLFC I managed to collect a massive 385 pairs!”, he said. But the program still needs more.

Shaun has reached out to the NRL who has also donated balls and QRL Clubs such as the Sunshine Coast Falcons and Ipswich Jets are also on board.

Now local Clubs like our very own Browns Plains Bears are proud to take part in this noble idea.

We’re calling out to all families to find last years footy boots and even head gear that doesn’t fit any more, give them a clean up and bring them on down to the Club. We’re going to collect as many as we can for Shaun and his BootsFourKids program.

Please bring them into the office on training nights which is Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 5pm.

Help spread the word for BootsFourKids by liking their Facebook page and get involved!

Off & running but we still need more…

More what you say? More players and more volunteers!

It’s great to see so many new players join the Bears for 2018 and equally great to see so many Bears from last season continue on to this year. But we still need more!

If you know any kids thinking of playing rugby league this year or wanting to change clubs, please encourage them to join the Bears for the 2018 season. Our executive committee did great things for the Club last year and has even bigger plans to keep the ball rolling this year.

However we can’t do it ourselves! We absolutely need the help of parents and others to keep up the momentum and make sure things get done around the Club.

For starters we would love to have some of our new parents join us for even just an hour at the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser this Sunday at Bunnings Browns Plains. This is a fantastic opportunity to raise much needed funds that the Club can use to obtain new equipment and improve our facilities. This benefits ALL players and everyone else involved with the Club.

It’s really easy. Just stop by this Sunday and introduce yourself or message us before tomorrow via email or on the Facebook page as most people do and let us know you’re coming and what time.

We hope to see you there!

2018 Sign On Dates

Browns Plains Bears footy Sign On for the 2018 season has been released on our Facebook page.

Come on down to the Club to meet the executive committee and sign the kids up for another great season!

If it’s their first time playing don’t worry we know you have a thousand questions and we’ll be there to help answer them.

Sign On days are Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th February 2018

10am – 2pm

As with any sport there’s of course a cost involved. The Committee has done their best to keep the cost from going up all the time as we know that hard earned cash isn’t easy to come by. The fees will stay as they were last year where possible although some minor changes were made.

Registration Fees 2018:

Under 6’s – $50.00 (game fees $5)
Under 7’s – $75.00 (game fees $5)
Under 8’s – $150.00 (game fees $10)
under 9’s – $175.00 (game fees $10)
under 10’s – $175.00 (game fees $10)
Under 11’s – $200.00(game fees $10)
Under 12’s – $200.00(game fees $10)
Under 13’s – $200.00(game fees $10)

Please note if you are signing on 3 or more children your youngest will be half price.


Meet Our New Major Sponsor – Cineplex Redbank Plaza

The Browns Plains Bears R.L.F.C is pleased to announce a brand new major sponsor for the 2018 season. Sam Catalano, the owner of Cineplex Cinemas Australia, has signed on his Redbank Plaza location for the Bears 2018 season.

Cineplex Redbank Plaza is one of six great movie going locations. Many people will be familiar with the old school Hawthorne and Balmoral locations with their nostalgic movie-going feel but Cineplex also has the East covered with a Victoria Point location, South with their Nerang cinemas and centrally near the city with their magnificent Southbank cinemas.

Cineplex photo

Our new Bears jersey’s will feature the Cineplex Redbank Plaza logo in prime position across the chest and worn with pride. Cineplex has taken up our “Champion” level sponsorship with a host of benefits for them including ground signage and their logo across shirts and jersey’s.

Our new jersey’s will be launched early next year so make sure you stay tuned for that update.

Once again a huge thank you from the whole Committee and members to Sam and his team from Cineplex Redbank Plaza. It’s people like Sam and their kind sponsorships that make new jersey’s and equipment possible.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in sponsoring the Club please contact the President Shane Dunne or Secretary Lee Maddox to go over the Sponsorship Packages.

Cineplex Redbank Plaza logo
Our Major Sponsor

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle This Sunday

ALL HANDS ON DECK!!!We’re looking for some hardcore BBQ guys and gals to help us with our Bunnings Sausage Sizzle this Sunday! 

We’ve been given an amazing opportunity to raise some much needed funds for the Club by grabbing a spot at the Browns Plains Bunnings Sausage Sizzle. 
It’s an absolute prime location as its their most popular out of all their stores. 
Please please please message us here and let us know if you can donate an hour or two of your time for your Club. 
Want to see new equipment for the kids? Want to see more improvements around the Club? Want to see the playing field upgraded? 

Well those things are only possible with your help. Now’s your chance. 
This Sunday from 8am. So please get in touch with us to lock in your time. We need your help!

Former Bear Set to Captain Australia For Last Time

Steph Hancock will co-captain the Jillaroos in the Rugby League World Cup.

Former Browns Plains Bear Steph Hancock has had a stellar Rugby League career but before she hangs up the jersey she’ll lace on the boots for one more challenge. The Rugby League World Cup. 

Steph previously played for the Mighty Browns Plains Bears in the women’s league back in 2011. 

Although she comes from humble origins, her skills have taken her to the pinnacle of Rugby League and back again. 

The Jillaroos will kick off their World Cup campaign against Cook Islands on Thursday November 16 in Sydney.

They will also meet Canada and England before finals commence in late November.
Tickets to the women’s World Cup are available from
So to all the parents and players out there just remember that if you set your goals and work hard at being the best you could see your little champion reach the big leagues too. 

Presentation Day Is Set!

Browns Plains Bears presentation day is now set and there’s plenty in store everyone!

Masters, Opens & Juniors are set to be presented with their trophies on Saturday September 30th with everything getting underway from Midday.

The Bar will be open and some food will also be available however full canteen facilities may not be.

Make sure you save the date and liaise with your coaches and managers to organize your team and make sure you don’t miss out.

Not only will there be a trophy presentation but the Juniors and families can enjoy the free activities such as face painting, jumping castle, inflatable obstacle course, mechanical football to ride and a dunk tank!

It’s going to be a great day and a great way to wrap up the season by spending time with our mates without the pressure of trying to win a game.

Once again the date is set so make sure you’re there!

Where: Browns Plains Bears RLFC

When: Saturday September 30th

Time: From midday. Trophy presentation first. 

New Equipment Shining Through

Club fundraising efforts help to purchase new canteen equipment.

Raffles, canteen sales, bar sales and new sponsorships are already contributing to club fundraising efforts. 

A big thank you to all our volunteers who dedicate their free time to help the Bears raise much needed funds. These efforts are now starting to show with the purchase of a second hand hot-box for the canteen. 

The club has struggled through for a while now with our old hot-box but the old girl finally packed it in a few weeks ago. The Club was able to find a used one that was still in excellent condition. 

“It’s small things like this that crop up from time to time and it’s great to have some money in the kitty when they do. That money wouldn’t be there without our great volunteers”, said Bears Club Treasurer Tamara Jennings.