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Posted Friday, August 14th 2020

Lam delighted as 33 Bears sign commit futures to club

Pat Lam declared himself delighted after securing the long-term futures of 33 of his senior squad on the eve of the Gallagher Premiership restart.

The Bears return to league action on Saturday (August 15th) against Saracens at Ashton Gate (4.30pm KO) - and the Director of Rugby says the news is a testament to the Bears culture fostered at the club.

Legacy

“I said from day one at the club that a key part to building a successful legacy will be recruitment and then retention of our key people. Players who want to go on to play over 200 games for the Bears and drive our game, our leadership and the Bears way for the next generation to come,” said Lam.

“Having players develop into quality men who can lead themselves and then positively influence others in our environment and community is vital to our success.

“To offer 33 contracts and have 33 accepted is a massive boost to everyone at Bristol Bears. The contract details differ from player to player with flexibility on both sides to allow for what is best for both the player and for the club each year going forward.

'Exciting time'

“It means that we are able to continue to plan long term at the Bears, knowing that the squad are committed to bringing success to the club as we progress on this incredible journey. I’m personally delighted that I will have the opportunity to continue working together with some of them into their fourth, fifth and sixth season at the Bears.

“It’s an exciting time for everybody involved, with our new world class ‘Bears High-Performance Centre’ adding to the quality of our work on and off the field. The squad have absolute clarity from the Lansdown family and the senior leadership about what we want to achieve and it’s fantastic to see them drive that ambition.

“With the season resumption against the reigning champions tomorrow, this news is a real boost to the players, staff and to our unbelievable community who have backed us throughout this challenging period.”


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