Barry Nelson | My Story
Bulldogs.com.au sits down with former player and Club President Barry Nelson to chat about his time at the Bulldogs, Peter Moore, Belmore and who he regards as the greatest Bulldog.
Barry Nelson joined Canterbury in 1950 as a second rower.
In 1950, Barry was a regular member of the third grade team before securing a regular reserve grade spot in 1951.
Barry played for Wollongong in 1952 before returning to Canterbury in 1953.
In 1954, Barry started the season playing first grade and became a regular member of the team. In 1955, Barry began the season in the second row but by the end of the season had progressed to the front row.
In 1956, Barry played for Gilgandra before returning to Canterbury in 1958 to play reserve grade.
In 1959, Barry secured a regular spot in first grade and in 1960, played one game for NSW in which he suffered a broken jaw.
Missing most of the 1960 season, Barry missed the semi-final series. After having his 1961 season cut short by injury, Barry joined Newtown in 1962 and 1963 to play 33 games.
Barry played one more season with Wollongong in 1964 before retiring.
During the 1980s and 1990s, Nelson was club president of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
He and secretary Peter Moore, oversaw a very successful 1980s, yielding 4 premierships and as a stable committee, oversaw the Bulldogs success into the 1990s.
He was club president from 1982-2002.
He is a Life Member of the Club and in 2004, he was nominated for the Berries to Bulldogs 70 Year Team of Champions.
Nelson was a long standing member of the police force during his playing career.