The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have launched the ‘Tails of Belmore’ podcast which will feature interviews with past players and significant figures of this great club.
The podcast will appear throughout the 2021 season and give members as well as fans an opportunity to hear from the players and key figures that have left an impact on this club.
Episode five features Greg Buckley, a former Canterbury lower grade player and a promising fullback who's rugby league career was cut short when he was knocked unconscious in a tackle during a match against St George in 1988 at Belmore Sports Ground. He was in a coma for 40 days, and with his family maintaining a vigil by his hospital bed, Greg, quite remarkably awoke on Grand Final Day, sat up in bed and watched Canterbury defeat Balmain on television. Greg, who played eleven games in total in 1987 in U21's, U23's and Reserve Grade, is a current member of the Bulldogs Ambassador Club. In this episode he speaks about the incident, his recovery and life away from the football field.
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Episode four features player number 591, Daryl Halligan. In 1994, Daryl joined Canterbury and became a regular member of the first grade team for seven seasons after making his first grade debut for the club against Manly. He was a member of the 1995 premiership winning team and played a total of 166 first grade games for the club, scored 57 tries, kicking 630 goals and scoring 1490 points for the club. In this episode, Halligan talks about his journey in the blue and white and how he became one of the game's greatest goal kickers.
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Episode three features Terry Lamb who played 262 games for the Bulldogs, scored 123 tries, a member of three premiership winning teams, inducted into the Club's Hall of Fame as part of the clubs 80th Year celebrations and one of the games greatest players. The local junior discusses his journey in the blue and white and shares plenty of stories throughout his rugby league career.
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Episode two features player #633 Jamie Feeney, a county boy and a hard working back rower shares his journey in the blue and white, how he first settled into life at Belmore and speaks about season 2004. Feeney made his first grade debut in 1999 before going on to play 112 first grade games for the club. Born in Muswellbrook, he arrived at Canterbury in 1997 and was a member of the 1998 reserve grade winning team, before making his NRL debut in round 12 of the 1999 season. Following his debut, Feeney had a sequence of 70 consecutive NRL games from mid way through 2000 to 2003 before an injury sidelined him. He was 18th man in the 2004 grand final and at season's end he left the club for the Melbourne Storm, before retiring in 2006. In 2019, Jamie was awarded Life Membership of the Football Club.
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The first episode features player #427, a premiership winner and local junior Geoff Robinson, who shares his journey in the blue and white as well as the important role his parents played in his upbringing. Robinson made his first grade debut in 1977 before going on to play 139 top grade games as well as being a member of the 1980 and 1984 premiership winning teams. A rugged prop with bushranger looks, the Canterbury junior shared the feeling of winning a premiership and being awarded life membership to the football club.
Catch Episode 1 below!