The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are proud to announce a partnership that will see Brydens Lawyers sponsor 500 family memberships for disadvantaged and newly arrived migrant families in the area.
The initiative was prompted after community consultation identified that fostering a sense of social inclusion was one of the most effective ways the Bulldogs could use their profile to make a meaningful difference to the communities they represent.
“Football clubs have a tremendous ability to bring people together, to make them feel part of a community and to create a sense of belonging,” said Bulldogs Chief Executive Raelene Castle.
“It is our hope that these memberships will provide a path for refugee families and others dealing with challenging circumstances to develop support networks, forge friendships and to feel like a valued part of our community.
“It’s an inspiring gesture from our Membership partner Brydens Lawyer. Their Principal, Lee Hagipantelis, attended Belmore South Primary School and fundamentally understands the challenges facing some of the families in our community and did not hesitate to get involved when we approached them to sponsor this programme.”
The Bulldogs will work in consultation with local service providers, councils, schools and junior rugby league clubs to identify families who may benefit from an involvement with the Club.
Details regarding eligibility will be available in the new year via the Bulldogs website.