The Hazem El Masri Cup is a Rugby League tournament for high schools in the Canterbury Bankstown district that the Bulldogs will use to identify talent from the local area for inclusion in the Bulldogs development system. 

Three players will be selected from the tournament to join the Bulldogs Harold Matthews development squad over the coming summer.

Participation in the tournament is conditional on students having an attendance rate above 85% and the Bulldogs will also use the tournament to deliver important messaging around their three key social pillars – violence prevention, health and wellness and social inclusion.

The Club is working in partnership with White Ribbon Australia to educate students on the impact of violence against women.  The Bulldogs are also working with the NRL to deliver their ‘Dream Believe Achieve’, ‘Better Choices’ and ‘Tackling Bullying’ messages to all students playing in the competition.

The competition is named after Bulldogs legend and local junior Hazem El Masri who didn’t follow traditional Rugby League development pathways until he was spotted by talent scouts when he was 15 years old.   

The following schools are participating in the inaugural Hazem El Masri Cup this season:

Teams 13s

·         Holsworthy 

·         Moorebank 

·         Condell Park

·         Picnic Point

·         Birrong 

·         Bass

·         Belmore

Teams 15s

·         Holsworthy 

·         Moorebank 

·         Condell Park

·         Picnic Point

·         Birrong 

·         Bass

·         Belmore

·         Sir Joseph Banks