The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are pulling out all stops to ensure Rugby League fans enjoy a first rate experience when they host a ‘home’ game at Westpac Stadium, Wellington against the New Zealand Warriors this Saturday night.
A giant inflatable Bulldogs head, a giant jersey and the Bulldogs mascot have all been sent across the Tasman to reinforce the club’s home game atmosphere.
The Bulldogs will also rely on local talent with cheerleaders from Wellington and another local to don the mascot suit for the game. New Zealand based Members of the Bulldogs will be called upon to unveil the giant jersey before the team runs on the field and one of those Members will be honoured with the 18th jersey for the day.
Former Bulldogs and Warriors captain Steve Price is flying in for the occasion to entertain the crowd and offer valuable insights from his time playing at both clubs.
Wellington Junior Rugby League players will provide the half-time entertainment and form a guard of honour for players as they run onto the field.
Importantly, White Ribbon New Zealand will have a strong presence at the game as part of the Bulldogs’ commitment to assisting the campaign to eliminate violence against women and children.
“Creating a home away from home is a big undertaking but one we are really pleased to be able to deliver for the people of Wellington,” said Bulldogs Chief Executive Raelene Castle.
“As a Club we pride ourselves on offering a great day out for the family and we’re going to a lot of effort to replicate that experience for Wellington’s Rugby League fans.
“Our Club has a strong connection with New Zealand. The Bulldogs have always had a long and proud history of unearthing some great talent and we’re pleased that current players like Greg Eastwood, Sam Perrett, Sam Kasiano and Curtis Rona have an opportunity to have a ‘home’ game in front of family and friends.
“If you love Rugby League or even just enjoy great sporting events we’d love you to come along and enjoy an afternoon with the Bulldogs.”
Plenty of tickets are still available and can be purchased through www.ticketek.co.nz. Secure your seat today.