The Bulldogs will join communities around the world to ‘Light it up Blue’ in recognition of those with Autism and the family and friends that support them.
To acknowledge the fourteenth annual World Autism Day is this Friday, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are pleased to announce that James Elliott, brother of Adam, who is autistic, will lead the side on to the field.
Second rower Adam Elliott was elated upon hearing that his brother James will lead out the club for the annual Good Friday clash against the Rabbitohs at Stadium Australia.
"It was a really nice thing the club did. They know how close me and him are and particularly how close World Autism Day is to me," said Elliott during a mid-week press conference.
"It's something that both of us will never forget. And hopefully it brings a bit of attention and awareness to World Autism Day, which is at the end of the day, the main message."
Adam Elliott Mid-Week Press Conference: Round 4 v Rabbitohs
Autism-friendly events and educational activities will take place all month with the aim being to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism, foster worldwide support and inspire a kinder, more inclusive world.
Please join us for World Autism Awareness Month to help raise public awareness.