Chief executive Andrew Hill would like to offer the following words on behalf of the Bulldogs on the passing of Steve Folkes:

 

"The club is shocked and saddened at the news of the passing of Bulldogs legend Steve Folkes. Steve played such a major part in the history of the Bulldogs, both as a player and coach, and was without doubt one of the giants of the club.

 

Steve symbolised everything that the Bulldogs stand for and was respected throughout the game for his toughness and determination. He never took a backward step and was loved by the fans for his courage and commitment to the club.

 

His legacy as a Bulldog and what he did for the club will never be forgotten and our hearts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.

 

The club asks that everyone respect the privacy of the family during this time."

 

You can leave any messages of support for Steve's family here.