Canterbury is on the cusp of becoming an NRL powerhouse for generations, with the NSW Government chipping in to help the Bulldogs create a state-of-the-art centre of excellence at Belmore Sports Ground.
The Perrottet Government has confirmed it will commit more than $100 million to support several Sydney-based NRL clubs – including the Bulldogs – in developing world-class training facilities for the development of aspiring sports players.
Back to Belmore Patron Luke Brailey said the new centre of excellence at Belmore would ensure that jobs are created in the short term and the Canterbury-Bankstown community will benefit for years to come.
“Upgrading sporting facilities like Belmore Sports Ground boosts economic activity in terms of job creation in the short term but also builds the community infrastructure that is required to safeguard the venue for future generations,” Mr Brailey said.
“Sporting clubs like the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are critical threads in the fabric that binds our local communities. We want people playing sport and getting active in the Canterbury-Bankstown district and the best way to do that is to provide a top-class sporting facility where people can seek to improve their skills and that is exactly what this funding will deliver.
“Back to Belmore commends Bulldogs Chairman John Khoury and Chief Executive Aaron Warburton for their unstinting efforts in ensuring Belmore Sports Ground is futureproofed for the next generation of athletes. Since our inception in 2005, it has been our foremost endeavour to return the historic venue to the purpose for which it was intended. We sincerely thank the Perrottet NSW Government for investing in this crucial initiative and we look forward to continuing to work with the Bulldogs and all key stakeholders in a collaborative manner to ensure this worthwhile project becomes a reality.”