Back to Belmore would like to express its extreme delight with the Bulldogs' recent decision to relocate training and administration to their spiritual home, Belmore Sports Ground, by 2010 and the possibility of staging a select number of NRL home games in the long-term future.
Back to Belmore Inc. supports this decision wholeheartedly and firmly believes that the Bulldogs and the Canterbury-Bankstown area will ultimately benefit from the return of the Bulldogs to their heartland.
This is a decision that will unite our supporters, sponsors and the entire Canterbury-Bankstown community. Our committee is determined that these are the first baby steps to a prolonged and sustained stay at Belmore Sports Ground for the Bulldogs' NRL team.
I express great admiration and gratitude to my committee for the groundwork that they have laid over the past 3½ years since our organisation's inception that has made our progress possible today. Their tireless and unstinting efforts over this time were the proverbial catalyst that reinvigorated in true blue-and-white supporters and proponents of local sport the keen and hearfelt desire to restore this iconic facility.
The Back to Belmore committee and the Bulldogs' administration clearly share a deep commitment to restoring Belmore Sports Ground. From this basis, I am truly confident that my committee and I will continue to enjoy a friendly and warm co-operation in our relationship with Bulldogs CEO Todd Greenberg and his team.
It is a source of confidence and optimism that we will be able to discuss the various issues surrounding Belmore Sports Ground and the many matters of common interest and importance to the Bulldogs and all its supporters on the basis of close and personal dialogue and consultation that exists between us.
Our committee looks forward to working constructively with Mr Greenberg and the Bulldogs in the interests of the club, its supporters and the community at large.
Luke R. Brailey
President - Back to Belmore Inc.