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Bulldogs members and fans have the chance to choose the game’s “Favourite Son” with online voting opening today for the annual award which kicks off almost a month of celebrations for the 2014 Harvey Norman Women in League Round.


The Bulldogs’ nomination of Sam Perrett comes off the back of his busy life on and off the field. Off the field Sam lives an eventful life to say the least. He is an adoring husband to wife Jemma and father of three young kids – Riley, Keil and Sammy Junior. Sam is also an entrepreneur businessman who runs his own building company – Perrett Property Maintenance. Sam is also an ambassador for a cause very close to his heart - Miracle Babies.


Some of the NRL’s most respected stars have been nominated, with the winner to be announced on Wednesday, May 14, at the Women in League Sydney Lunch, the official start to the Harvey Norman Women in League initiative, to be celebrated during Round 10 of the Telstra Premiership (May 16-19).


The Harvey Norman Favourite Son Award acknowledges an NRL player whose attitude and character has an outstanding influence on the game. The recipient is a player whose integrity and reputation makes the game more appealing to women, someone who encourages mothers to involve their families in Rugby League. The nominees are:


Broncos                             Corey Parker

Bulldogs                           Sam Perrett

Cowboys                           Brent Tate

Dragons                            Brett Morris

Eels                                      Ben Smith

Knights                              Jarrod Mullen

Panthers                           Kevin Kingston

Rabbitohs                        Opted not to nominate a player

Raiders                              Brett White

Roosters                           Mitchell Pearce

Sea Eagles                        Matt Ballin

Sharks                                Michael Gordon

Storm                                  Ryan Hoffman

Titans                                 Ashley Harrison

Warriors                           Manu Vatuvei

Wests Tigers                  Aaron Woods


Online voting for the Harvey Norman Favourite Son Award starts today (Friday, May 2) at and closes at 11.59pm on May 11.


The eighth annual celebration of the Harvey Norman Women in League initiative

celebrates, acknowledges and supports the role women play in the Rugby League family, which includes over 60,000 female volunteers, officials, players, employees and administrators at the heart of the game.


This year, the NRL will host four official Harvey Norman Women in League events beginning in Western Sydney on Monday (May 5), followed by Wollongong (May 7), Hunter Valley (May 9) and Sunshine Coast (May 20).

Acknowledgement of Country

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.