If there was ever a reason to show your support for the Bulldogs and witness a game at Belmore Sports Ground, than this Sunday is the day!
The Bulldogs will host the Newcastle Knights and the theme for the day will be ‘Say thank you and good luck’ to local junior Josh Reynolds, with a run through banner, Josh Reynolds giveaways and the hill being re-named ‘Josh Reynolds Hill’ for the day.
There will be plenty of fun for the family and the kids with Fans on Field, Fireworks, rides in Terry Lamb reserve, as well as a jumping castle, obstacle course, dart ball, FREE Bulldogs fairy floss and much more in the ‘family fun zone’ located outside the ground at Gate A.
If that’s not enough, you can enjoy three grades of footy with the NYC, ISP and NRL teams all playing.
Sunday’s clash with the Knights will be Reynolds’ last game in the blue and white at the spiritual home ground of Canterbury.
The energetic and much loved five-eighth will say farewell to Belmore on Sunday, a ground he has grown up with since he was a kid.
Having grown up in the area and lived only moments away from the ground, the 28-year old will miss everything about the little Oval next to the train line.
“To re-name the iconic hill after myself, will be something special. I have so many great memories of Belmore. I remember coming down here for my first development game when I was 13 years old and I played all my junior grand finals on the ground. It’s going to be tough to say farewell to this iconic ground, but I know I can look back and reminisce about the good times I have had here. This club and rugby league has given me so much,” said Reynolds.
Canterbury is rich in history and filled with plenty of wonderful memories.
Growing up and idolising the likes of Jim Dymock and Terry Lamb run around on Belmore as a kid was so special for the five-eighth and he believes the platform laid by the past players is what makes this club so great.
“The heritage and everything the club is built on, is why it’s a great club. I really hope that never changes because even though I am not going to be here, I’ll still be proud to say I played for the Bulldogs for the best part of my career,” added Reynolds.