It’s been a decade since the 2004 Grand Final win and Bulldogs Members and Fans got to celebrate last Saturday by reliving the special moments with players from that premiership winning team as well as our current NRL squad.
Hazem El-Masri, Luke Patten, Brent Sherwin and Andrew Ryan were all in attendance from the 2004 squad as well as fan favourite and member of both the 2004 and the 2014 NRL squad Reni Maitua.
Pedigree Platinum Plus members were treated to an exclusive pre-event meet and greet with the current playing squad, head coach Des Hasler and CEO Raelene Castle where they were individually presented with their Player Patron Photo and enjoyed lunch together prior to the main event commencing.
For the first time, non-members were invited to attend the event where they could view the screening of the 2004 Grand Final replay on the big screen. Many signed up as Bulldogs members on the day which granted them access to the members only VIP area where they were spoilt with gifts from corporate partners Sydney City Toyota and Rashays as well as having the opportunity to get photos with the players and meet The Sapphires.
While there were a few faces missing on the day, members were invited to sign cards with messages of support for our Origin Reps – Josh Reynolds, Trent Hodkinson, Josh Morris and Tony Williams.
The cheering and applause was loud and proud when our event MC Steven ‘Zap’ Turner announced that Josh Jackson had been called into the NSW State of Origin side as 18th man.
Overall a brilliant day was had by all; remember it is never too late to join our team for 2014. With 6 home games still remaining, and new mid-season membership prices just released, there is a package for everyone. Head to www.bulldogs.com.au/membership