Discussing the Real Issues: Bulldogs SMS Lunch
Thursday 20 June 2013 9:42 AM
The Bulldogs yesterday hosted their third annual Sport, Media and Social Responsibility (SMS) Luncheon. The event brought together key figures in media and sport to discuss ways of combining their influence to make positive differences to the communities in which they work.
Panel members included NRL CEO Dave Smith, media personalities Chris Bath and Jim Wilson and Bulldogs CEO Todd Greenberg. With over 200 people in attendance the panel discussed a number of issues across the game and all sport which was incredibly timely with the current events around the sport.
“It is a lunch where there are no raffles, no silent auctions and no comedian,” Greenberg said. “It is a lunch where we discussed current issues and general social responsibilities we have as a Club competing in a national competition.”
The recently retired Steve Turner also caught up with Dene Halatau on stage to talk about the player’s responsibility.
“Both Dene and myself are guys that entered the game at a young age and whilst we have been lucky enough to do what we love for a living, we understand the responsibility that comes with it,” he said. “Dene opened up on a number of issues across a number of topics about the support the playing group are given but also the way they need to then represent the Club when in public.
“Social media is a huge part of the sport and everyday life these days and Dene is one that is leading the way with how he interacts with fans throughout any given week.
“He has also become a father for the second time recently and it was good to discuss how his priorities have changed as he has got older and more mature.”
The Bulldogs would like to thank MC Bill Woods and also NRL CEO Dave Smith, Chris Bath and Jim Wilson for giving up their time to take part in the panel discussion and attending the lunch.