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Media Statement

25 October 2018

Since 2005, Back to Belmore has been the peak body for advocating the preservation and restoration of Belmore Sports Ground as a top-class sporting facility as well as the development of future athletes to meet their full potential.

From a community standpoint, the organisation would love nothing more than for the Canterbury-Banktown Bulldogs to stage as many NRL home games as possible at their spiritual home. However, Back to Belmore fully respects the Bulldogs' right to make informed decisions as to where they play their NRL matches. The club is fully aware of local community sentiment and the issue does not need to be forced.

Any major sporting event is a substantial boon for the Canterbury-Bankstown district and the solitary game at Belmore in 2019 against the Melbourne Storm is warmly welcomed. This Sunday afternoon fixture on 26 May will be significant boost to trade for the area. Local cafes and eateries in Belmore will do a roaring trade with locals and vistors alike and that is a massive win for our community.

The change in leadership at the Bulldogs has fostered a more inclusive and amicable relationship with Back to Belmore as we rebuild one brick at a time. We look forward to working in a collaborative and cohesive manner with the new Bulldogs board in the months and years ahead to ensure that Belmore Sports Ground is safeguarded for future generations of athletes and upgraded to the top-class facility it warrants so that the venue can accommodate as many major sporting events as possible in the long-term future.

One team. One goal. One venue.



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