A special group from Northcott Disability Organisation proved to be the player’s lucky charms, spending time with the team on Friday, July 11 before they departed for Melbourne for the tight round 18 encounter with the Storm.
It is fair to say the group of eight from the Leisure Access Program LOVE the Bulldogs. Decked out in blue and white, it was smiles all around as they sat in the player’s enclosure watching the teams final Captain’s Run.
Reni was a big hit with the ladies, with both long time supporters managing to steal a kiss on the cheek and a hug from their favourite player.
Program leader, Rosa said it was an experience the group have been longing for.
“The group have outings and they get to pick where they want to go. They have been looking forward to this visit for such a long time.”
“Football season is mad season!” explains Rosa.
“Everybody bombards me about the Bulldogs playing; it’s just Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Bulldogs - everything is about the Bulldogs.”
“It was great to see the Clients faces all lit up with excitement. They had such a fantastic day we are so grateful to the Club and the players. They took the time to make everyone feel so special, having a chat, signing autographs and taking photos. It was just brilliant.”
Proudly wearing his limited edition Auckland 9’s Bulldogs Jersey, 24 year old, John couldn’t hold in his excitement when he saw his favourite player Josh Reynolds.
“I love all the players, but Josh Reynolds is my favourite. He is just the best player. When i saw him i ran across the car park, hugged him and told him i loved him. It was such a good day.”