Jan Page has been a Bulldogs supporter for more than 50 years and last week she was given the opportunity to meet the team in Newcastle ahead of their clash with the Knights.
Jan’s passion and love for the club started when she was living in Newtown with a friend who was a fanatical South Sydney Rabbitohs fan and offered Jan to go watch the Rabbitohs play at Redfern.
On this very day Souths were playing Canterbury and Jan not being a fan of the Bunnies cheered for the blue and whites, and from that day onwards she has supported the mighty club from Belmore through the good times and the tough times.
A mother of four and the love for the Bulldogs runs through the family with one of her children supporting the club as does her eldest grandson and his son, Jan’s great grandson.
In 2010 Jan had a set-back when she was diagnosed with throat cancer, but after a long fight with chemo and radiation and showing the true fighting Bulldog spirit, the mother of four fought back only to have a stroke in 2015.
But once again, Jan was not going to let adversity get in the way and just like the Bulldogs, she fought her way back and met her heroes in Newcastle.
The beloved supporter was presented with a signed jersey from captain Josh Jackson and had the opportunity to grab photos and autographs from her favourite players.
Jan’s weekend was capped off by the Bulldogs come from behind victory over Newcastle, highlighted by a fighting spirit that has resonated with the club for many decades.