Bring the Bulldogs Back to Belmore Sportsground
- Robert Furolo, Mayor of Canterbury City
Canterbury Council wholly owns Belmore Sportsground. The Bulldogs hold a lease on the sportsground, which expires at the end of 2006.
The club has been situated at Belmore since their inception in 1935 but facilities are now dilapidated and the club has not been given council or government funding to redevelop the sportsground.
In April 2005, Canterbury Council made it clear that they were happy for the club to upgrade Belmore but would not pay for any of the ground or facility's development. This has led the Bulldogs to seek another home base. The sportsground is central to Belmore's identity and is the heart and soul of the Bulldogs.
For 70 years, as players and fans, people of all nationalities in Belmore have come together under the royal blue and white banner. The Bulldogs played 1st Grade games at Belmore Sportsground. Our community has gathered as one at Belmore Sportsground. Our past, our tradition and memories are at Belmore Sportsground. Our future should include Belmore Sportsground.
An upgraded Belmore Sportsground will surely attract the fans the Bulldogs need, and Canterbury Council must seriously consider how to help the Bulldogs.
Whatever is decided, the answer is not to force a traditional club, with a traditional support base in Belmore and some of the most devoted fans in Australian Rugby League, to relocate elsewhere. It is a recipe for disaster and disharmony in every way.
BRING THE BULLDOGS BACK TO THEIR HISTORIC BASE, BELMORE SPORTSGROUND AND CONTINUE THE ASSOCIATION AND LINK BETWEEN THE BULLDOGS AND BELMORE. LETS SEE THE BULLDOGS' HOME GAMES BEING PLAYED AT BELMORE ONCE AGAIN.
The Bring the Bulldogs Back to Belmore Sportsground petition to Robert Furolo, Mayor of Canterbury City was written by Luke and is in the category Sports at GoPetition.