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Members Appreciation Week: Bulldogs celebrating our Breed

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are thrilled to officially launch Members Appreciation Week: A week dedicated to the Blue and White and our Breed, our Family. 

Your Breed, Your Bulldogs

This years' Members Appreciation Week is being celebrated during our Round 19 bye and unlike in previous years, the Club will be hosting a full week of exciting initiatives designed to give thanks to all of our Members for their unwavering support.

The history behind 'Members Appreciation'

In 2007, the Bulldogs decided to publicly retire the number 18 jersey in honour of our Members and fans, and have since created a tradition that is celebrated every home game by awarding a Member with our 18th jersey, as well as dedicating one week during each season to the Pack.

Captain at the time, Andrew Ryan explained: 

Every week we have 17 players named in the first-grade side, but when we play at home it feels like we have an extra player with us – an 18th player. That player is our fans.

"The support and lift we get from our supporters is like having an extra man ready to help us out," he said.

Each week when the Team List is announced, there is a void in the 18th position. Rather the number 18 jersey spot is reserved for Members and fans.

With two back-to-back golden point wins in recent weeks and a current undefeated record at home this season, the value of our Member's and fans in attendance at our games this year has never been felt more strongly.

Our thanks to the Breed, the Family

As the Bulldogs prepare to celebrate this special Members Appreciation week, the players, coaches, staff, management, and Board, all wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to all of our Bulldogs supporters and their families.

Bulldogs CEO Aaron Warburton encapsulated the sentiment by stating:

"We are so grateful to our Bulldogs Members and fans for their unwavering support, not only this year but over recent seasons.

"Our Members are the heartbeat of our Club, enabling investments in our people, pathways, facilities, and programs, all aimed at realising the best and most competitive version of ourselves. In 2024, their passionate support has helped our team build off of their tremendous energy.

"Accor Stadium has become a formidable blue and white fortress, with crowds exceeding 20,000 and peaking at over 45,000 over the King's Birthday long weekend, underscoring our collective impact.

"We aspire to boast one of the strongest Membership bases of all the Sydney clubs, a goal well within reach considering the exciting journey ahead of us. This season holds the promise of finals footy, and looking ahead to 2025, we are thrilled to mark our Club's 90th anniversary and introduce our inaugural NRLW side.

"To everyone who has joined us on this remarkable journey so far, thank you. But rest assured, this is just the beginning."

Members Appreciation Week Initiatives

1. Our Exclusive Members Event:

During the Appreciation Week, Bulldogs Members are invited to join us for an exciting open training and signing session* here at Belmore Sports Ground.

The excitement will kick off from 5:00pm on Tuesday, with Members invited to register and attend an open NRL squad training session* from 5:00pm - 6:00pm.

REGISTER NOW or click here to find out more details.

2. Extra Discounts on Bulldogs Apparel and Merchandise*:

To celebrate the week, all Bulldogs Members will receive 20% off* in place of their regular 15% discount at the Bulldogs Team Store.

The discount promotion will be live from Tuesday July, 9 with the offer ending strictly at midnight (AEST) on July 14th.

Current 2024 Members will receive a special promotional code sent to the email address nominated on their Membership account and will need to apply the code at the checkout to redeem the offer.

*Further terms and conditions may apply.

3. Exclusive Partner Offers:

In support of our Members, Bulldogs Corporate Partners have also generously offered the Pack access the following exclusive deals:

All offer details (including links to access and redeem the offers) will be sent directly to Members via email.

4. Fetch a Friend and be rewarded!

In light of Appreciation Week, the Bulldogs are returning 'Fetch a Friend' for the remainder of the 2024 Season, offering Members the chance to be rewarded for recommending a friend who joins on Bulldogs Membership.

If you have a friend or family member that has the Bulldog DNA but isn’t a Member, you can nominate them for a NEW Bulldogs Membership and if they join, you will go into the draw to win a 2024 Bulldogs Signed Jersey.

Nominate someone now.

In addition to this, for every referral that joins as a Bulldogs Member for the 2024 season, current Members will receive an additional $30 Mber+ credit.

Don't forget, first chance Belmore tickets are exclusively available to Members from today!

The Bulldogs will host our next home match back at Belmore!

The Bulldogs return to Belmore to face the Raiders on Sunday the 4th of August and with a stadium capacity of 17,000, this match is sure to sell-out.

As with all events, Membership is the best way to secure your seat, choosing from a ticketed option for guaranteed seats, of from a non-ticketed Membership that still gives you early access to pre-sale seating.

As of 12:00pm (AEST) on Monday July 8, Bulldogs Members will have exclusive access to the Belmore Round 22 Ticket Presale.

Not a Member yet? Join the Breed now.

Join the Family now from as low as $44.00* to take advantage on all of these exclusive Member benefits and more!

To find out more about Membership or to view your options, see here.

You can also contact our friendly Membership Services Team via email at, or over the phone on 1300 769 164 (Mon-Fri between 9am-5pm).

Acknowledgement of Country

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.