Anthony Elias has announced that he will step down from the Football Board of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

'Bluey' as he is affectionately known, has been a member of the Board since 2002.

Elias, will step back to focus his energies on commercial interests.

Chairman Ray Dib paid tribute to the contribution of Elias during his time on the Bulldogs Board: "Anthony has been an outstanding contributor during his time on the Bulldogs Board. He is a Canterbury man through and through and he has always put the club first in everything that he has done. We regrettably accept his decision to stand down from the Board."

Elias was also appreciative of his time on the Board of the Bulldogs: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club, firstly as a supporter, then a player and for the past fifteen years as a Board Member. I wish the club every success in the future."