Bulldogs.com.au has sat down with local junior Josh Reynolds to chat about the return to Belmore this weekend.
The Bulldogs will return to the spiritual home ground this weekend for the first time since 1998.
The final game played at Belmore was against the Melbourne Storm in torrential rain and the Bulldogs came out on top 8-4.
Belmore holds so many good memories and has seen many of the clubs greats leave their mark on this field and for the current playing squad, running out onto Belmore in the blue and white will be a special occasion.
“I always remember when I was young, sliding down the back of the hill with my mates,” said Reynolds.
“It was such a big event not only for football, but for the area.
“I can’t wait to see a packed crowd here.
“It’s going to be an honour to run out here in front of a packed Belmore oval.”
The return to Belmore fixture not only will be a buzz for the players, but also the loyal members who have so many wonderful memories about the ground.
“It will be great for the members and for so many of them who have supported the club for a long time will be coming back to Belmore with so many great memories of the past players they have seen play here.”
Belmore has been the home of the Bulldogs since 1980 and for Reynolds who bleeds blue and white, grew up in the area and is such a popular figure in the community, explains why Belmore is such a special place.
“The crowd is so close, you always see the kids running around on the hill and for me I love the suburban grounds because everyone is so close to the action.
“You can score a try and there’s a couple of kids behind the fence, give them a high five and that’s what’s so special about it.”
The Bulldogs will host the Melbourne Storm on Monday, 29 June at 7pm. Secure your spot for this special occasion here - http://bit.ly/BulldogsStorm