The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are delighted to announce that Laundy Hotels will become the Major Sponsor of the club until the end of the 2022 season.
The Laundy Family have been in the hotel industry for four generations having originally started the business with the Sackville Hotel in 1945.
Since then the company has gone from strength to strength and become one of the leaders in the industry with a portfolio of hotels across the country, including the Twin Willows in Bass Hill, one of a number of venues that sit in the local region, which remains their heartland.
In 2005 Arthur Laundy was recognised by the National AHA as the 'Hotelier of the Year' as recognition of his 50 years of service to the industry.
Bulldogs Chief Executive Andrew Hill was delighted that the club had been able to form a partnership with such an iconic brand as Laundy Hotels:
It is fantastic news to be able to welcome Laundy Hotels as our Major Sponsor and to see them adorn the front of our historic jersey.
The Laundy family have been in the hotel industry for four generations and are an iconic brand that have been leaders in their field for a long time.
They are a family that pride themselves on creating venues that provide great hospitality and a modern family-friendly experience and we feel as though that aspect of a rich history and family values is a great fit with what the Bulldogs stand for.
Bulldogs announce Laundy Hotels as new major sponsor
Arthur is a big rugby league fan and someone who has always had a major involvement in the game and through all of our discussions we have found a real togetherness around what both groups hope to bring to the partnership and we can’t wait to see the Laundy name on the front of our jersey for our Round 12 match against the Eels at ANZ Stadium.
Arthur Laundy, Director and owner of Laundy Hotels and lifetime Bulldogs supporter saw the partnership as a representation of the history of both organisations:
"My family grew up in this area. My dad built the Twin Willows pub back in 1964, and it's been in our family ever since. Back then, this place was the unofficial club house. We used to have a beer here with Lynne (Anderson) and her father Bullfrog, and Geoff 'Robbo' Robinson, who lived just up the road.
"The club's come a long way since then and so have we. But at our heart, this is still our community.
We've grown up together and we still share the same values.
We want to be a fair dinkum part of the future of this club. We want to be the next generation family pub for the family club."