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Mounties to represent Dogs in Cups

THE Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs has joined forces with Mounties Group for the next two seasons to provide some great opportunities for boys and girls.

As part of the joint venture, Mounties will represent the Bulldogs in the Canterbury Cup and Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership, while the Bulldogs will continue to look to the future through the development of their junior pathways.
This will mean the continuation of the male (Harold Matthews, SG Ball and Jersey Flegg) and female (Lisa Fiaola, Tarsha Gale) teams playing under the Bulldogs banner.
In a major coup for the club, former Bulldogs player Mick Potter will coach the Mounties men’s side in the Canterbury Cup next season.
Potter had an illustrious career with the Bulldogs in the eighties, winning the Dally M Medal for Player of the Year in 1984, in addition to playing in two successful Premiership teams for the blue and whites in 1984 and 1985.
Potter was delighted to be able to resume his association with the Bulldogs.
“I am excited about taking on the coaching role at Mounties and to be able to resume my association with the Bulldogs while getting to work with some of the exciting talent that they have coming through,” he said
“The role will enable me to work closely with incoming coach Trent Barrett and will have enormous benefit for both clubs as it will provide a great pathway to develop players ready to step up to NRL level the way the likes of Brandon Wakeham and Jake Averillo have in recent years.”
Bulldogs Chief Executive Andrew Hill was excited about the potential offered by the joint venture.
“This new partnership offers a real opportunity for both parties to create something special in terms of the support we can offer young boys and girls coming through the pathway to the NRL and NRLW competitions and the appointment of someone of the calibre of Mick Potter to coach the men’s team is a real coup for the club,” he said.

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