Special Guests Boost Bulldogs Spirits
Friday 15 March 2013 3:44 PM
The Bulldogs were proud to be joined by special guests from Life without Barriers for their final Captain’s run on Wednesday, March 14 ahead of their round 2, 20-16 victory over the Eels.
Based in West Gosford, Life without Barriers run a community outreach program for adults who are physically or mentally disabled, facilitating various excursions and activities to meaningfully engage participants in their community.
Departing West Gosford early Wednesday, the group arrived at the Bulldogs Centre of Excellence a little after ten and very excited for their chance to meet the team; even our token Manly supporter in the mix; Jackson who made it pretty clear to everyone where his loyalties lay, sporting a manly t-shirt and a maroon and white wheelchair was excited to be in Belmore.
Former Captain Andrew Ryan was in the area and popped by for a visit. Bobcat had a chat and photos with the group who were pretty excited to meet Bulldogs royalty.
The vivacious footy fanatics showed some natural skills with the football and some hidden power with one participant Luke, booting the ball from 30 metres out only to hit the cross bar. Luke was pretty quick to offer his services to Des who took it on board. Des was in great spirits and had a mini wrestle with Luke, got a taste of his strength and offered him a start in the forwards.
The group were definitely an inspiration to the team and the staff members they came in contact with; their smiles when they received autographs and had their photos taken were priceless.
Each player was presented with a certificate of thanks from the guys which they were very appreciative of.
Big thanks to Mark Davis, Disabilities Support Worker from Life without Barriers for coordinating the visit.