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Following on from Ben Barbas appearance on FOX Sports last night the Bulldogs and Ben would like to clarify his position in regards to requesting a release from the Club.

Im really close to my daughters and working hard on my relationship. Their move to Brisbane would create a difficult situation for me to be in playing football in Sydney, which I hope people can understand. Barba said. I thank the Bulldogs for their willingness to engage in discussions around releasing me from my contract and thank them for the support they have shown me throughout this process, and throughout my career with the Bulldogs.

Chief Executive Raelene Castle has expressed a desire to find a workable solution.

We cant ignore there are some genuine reasons around Ben requesting a release, Castle said. We are working our way through the process to find a solution that takes into consideration needs of all the key stakeholders.

This is a complex process and there is no clear timeframe on when a resolution can be expected.

The Bulldogs will be working hard to find the best possible outcome for the Club, the Members, Sponsors and Ben Barba.
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Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.