By Mick Roberts
7 February 2018 - The Torch
BACK to Belmore patron Luke Brailey is among the record field of candidates vying for a spot on the Bulldogs' seven-member board of directors.
Mr Brailey said the election of seven directors on Sunday would be an opportunity for Back to Belmore to renew the organisation's long standing relationship with the Bulldogs.
Back to Belmore is a community group dedicated to the restoration of Belmore Sports Ground as a multi-purpose sporting facility.
"Somehow, there has been a breakdown in the relationship between the Bulldogs and Back to Belmore," Mr Brailey said.
"Whether Ray Dib, Raelene Castle, the fall of the Roman Empire or the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD that destroyed Pompeii are to blame, is completely inconsequential," he said.
"There is no point apportioning blame or pointing the finger at any individual.
"We're happy to wipe the slate clean, make a fresh start and press the reset button on our relations with Belmore Sports Ground's primary occupant. To that end, we will be heavily favouring the reform ticket and supporting Lynne Anderson as chairwoman."
Mr Brailey said he has personally known the Anderson family for over 25 years and he said Mrs Anderson has consistently fostered an environment of collaboration and cohesion with grassroots community organisations, which will be crucial in working towards a shared goal.