Our Club

Since 1953

The Cronulla Polar Bears have been continually developing and maintaining their culture. From developing their fines system to having their own Polar Bear Ball's, the bears don't stray far from tradition but continually create new characteristics just from our members. 

Fines

The Fine system is one of absolute comedic gold. Often difficult to translate to those absent from our fines sessions, our Fine-Master's have the power to leave a room of grown men in tears of laughter. 

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Crowning of the 'sports star of the week' goes to the gentleman that has the best 'story' - as told by our Fine-Master and voted on by our members. The proceeding week, they must wear a 'fashionable' shirt wherever they go - if caught by another Bear without the shirt they have to shout the bar.

Nicknames

Nicknames hold a unique place in the heart of The Bears. They are not only a reflection of Aussie culture and humour, but also a means of Bears ingenuity. Many of our members rarely go by their birth name, rather abbreviations or names with humorous stories behind them.  

Continue reading below to see some of our weird and wonderful nicknames of members past and present. 

Green Wattle 

Seven Bellies

Dart 

Jaffa

Malta

Simmo

Empty

Scuttsy

Tim Tam 

Beige

Rabbit

Doc Daily

Bam Bam 

Zipper

Harry Corncob

Tubby 

Big Dave

Stupid

Jam Jar

Lizard

Gilly

Green Bottle

Owly

Spency

Rocko

Dunkey

Stiffy

Brownie

Sos

Stacky

Bears On tour

With our interstate competitions and Aussie titles - over the years bears have been lucky enough to have the opportunity and travel doing what they love drinking (and swimming). 

Ever heard of what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas? Well same goes for The Bears. Although our boys memories from these trips may be a bit hazey in the days following, they become to talking points of the entire year. 

Below you'll see some of the Bears on tour in their prized touring-jackets. 

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All information provided by Cronulla Polar Bear Member's and ex-members.

 

Collated by Nicole Freer.