The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs today announced that former great Steve Mortimer will return to the Football Club Board.
Mortimer, stepped down from the Board back in November after deciding that he didn't feel as though he could fully support the direction the club's football program was heading in.
After the appointment of Dean Pay as Head Coach, Chairman Ray Dib approached Mortimer to offer him back his position on the Board and was delighted when he accepted.
Dib, was pleased to see Mortimer return to the Football Club Board: "Steve is one of the great Bulldogs of all time and I have tremendous respect for him as a person. With the change in coaching structure I approached Steve about returning to the Board and assisting Dean and the club in restoring the values of toughness, resilience and family that the Bulldogs stand for. Steve has gratefully accepted the Board's offer and is looking forward to helping to bring back the traditional Bulldogs culture. We are extremely pleased to have him back on board."
Mortimer himself was happy to be back involved with the club: "When I previously stepped down it was because I didn't agree with the direction the football program was going in and I thought it was unfair if I stayed involved. With the situation now changing with the appointment of Dean Pay as Head Coach, I am happy to accept Ray's invitation, who I have known for over thirty years, to come back on to the Board and help restore the traditional values that the club has always stood for. I had enormous respect for Peter 'Bullfrog' Moore and the way that he created a family club and I look forward to seeing the Bulldogs return to those traditions."