The 2015 #YearOnTwitter results have been released with @NRL_Bulldogs fans taking #proudtobeabulldog, the official Bulldogs hashtag into the top four trending hashtags in Australian Sport for the year.
The annual list, released by Twitter Australia to celebrate the #YearOnTwitter features a heavy rugby league presence at the top with #NRL, the games official hashtag taking out the top spot in 2015 over #AFL (AFL) and #CWC2015 (2015 Cricket World Cup).
The inclusion of #proudtobeabulldog at number four ahead of both #Ashes (Cricket) and also #RWC2015 (Rugby World Cup) came with much surprise to social media commentators around the country.
“The Cricket World Cup came in third with the #CWC2015, followed by the surprise entry to number four of #ProudToBeABulldog - the hashtag of the Canterbury Bulldogs rugby league team.” – The Sports that won over Twitter in 2015 (Sydney Morning Herald)
Following the news this week, Bulldogs players have jumped to social media to thank all of our loyal fans for their dedication and support in 2015 as they prepare for an even bigger year in 2016.
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs CEO Raelene Castle spoke to bulldogs.com.au about the true strength behind the Bulldogs Twitter presence in 2015, our passionate fans.
“To come in at fourth on the list just shows how strong the Bulldogs brand and fan base is,” Castle said.
“Our #proudtobeabulldog hash-tag is sitting in line with some of the biggest sporting events and competitions for the year.
“Our members and fans are passionate about the club and we thank each and every one of you for being active on social media.”
Members and fans have also been rewarded for their loyalty to the Bulldogs in 2015 with the opportunity earn dogs of reWARds points for tweeting and retweeting the official Bulldogs hashtag which can then be redeemed for money can’t buy experiences and unique prizes.
To join in the conversation on Twitter make sure you follow @NRL_Bulldogs and tag your tweets with #proudtobeabulldog