The Canterbury-Banksrown Bulldogs will call Belmore Sportsground home for the next two decades after the club signed a lease agreement with Canterbury City Council to use the rugby league facility until 2036.
As well as serving as an administrative base for the Bulldogs NRL and NYC teams, Belmore Sportsground provides training and fixture facilities to the Club’s NSW Cup side, its Ron Massey Cup affiliates and its district Junior Representative sides.
Belmore Sportsground will also continue to be the home of Sydney Olympic Football Club who first moved to the ground in 1996.
“Belmore has been the spiritual home of the Bulldogs since the Club first entered the NSW Rugby League in 1935 and it is great that it will continue to be home for another 20 years,” Mayor Brian Robson said.
“Over the years the Bulldogs have united our community, and particularly the suburb of Belmore, winning 8 premierships and competing in 18 grand finals.
“This new lease agreement will see the Bulldogs connection to the City of Canterbury strengthen over the next two decades and that is sure to bring a smile to their supporters who bleed blue and white.
“In addition to future Bulldogs stars running around on the Belmore turf in the SG Ball and Harold Mathews competitions, there is also a strong possibility that two NRL games will be played at Belmore this year as part of the Bulldogs 80th anniversary celebrations.
“Local football supporters also win with Sydney Olympic remaining at Belmore Sportsground for the length of the lease.
“Footy is back in Belmore,” the Mayor said.