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Bulldogs get ready for Round 24 in Bundaberg

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Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Karl Oloapu, Mayor Helen Blackburn, Cr Carmen McEneany and Ryan Sutton in Bundaberg.

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are counting down the days until they return to the Bundaberg Region to face the Dolphins in the NRL Telstra Premiership Round 24 clash.

With just under eight weeks to go until the two teams descend on Bundaberg’s Salter Oval for the premier match, the Bulldogs landed in Bundaberg yesterday to announce the ticket release date and a brand new, exciting offer for Queensland residents who attend.

The August 17 event is to be played at Salter Oval and will mark the third NRL fixture to come to the Bundaberg Region with the support of the Bulldogs and Bundaberg Regional Council.

The match will not only offer traveling rugby league fans and locals alike access to thrilling first-grade action in the region but will also give attendees the chance to kick for up to $50,000 on match day.

Bulldogs CEO Aaron Warburton, Director Andrew Gifford along with current players Ryan Sutton, Karl Oloapu, and alumni Luke Goodwin, joined Bundaberg officials today to unveil this exciting initiative and announce the ticket release, set to launch online at Ticketek from Wednesday the 3 July.

Excitement builds for NRL game

Tourism and Sport Minister, Michael Healy expressed excitement about hosting such a major sporting event in Bundaberg, emphasising the region’s appeal as an ideal travel destination.

“Together with the Bulldogs and Bundaberg Regional Council, we’re thrilled to bring this world-class NRL event to Bundaberg,” he said.

“Visitors can explore the region’s local attractions and attend a great sporting spectacle.”

Bundaberg Mayor Helen Blackburn said the game was expected to provide a significant boost to the region.

“It’s a great opportunity to have top-tier footy right here in Bundaberg,” she said.

“Events like these stimulate our economy by increasing tourism and creating jobs, both directly and indirectly.

“We look forward to a fantastic game and the many benefits it will bring to our community.”

Community, Liveability, Sport and Recreation portfolio spokesperson Cr Carmen McEneany said the premier-grade match would also encourage future sporting stars.

“This event is not only entertaining but also inspiring for our young athletes, who can see their heroes in action and aspire to reach similar heights,” she said.

“It also encourages our residents, especially our youth, to get involved in sports and lead healthier, more active lifestyles.”

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Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs: Karl Oloapu, CEO Aaron Warburton and Ryan Sutton in Bundaberg to promote the upcoming Round 24 NRL game.

Ticket information

The Bulldogs v Dolphins Round 24 match is to be held at Salter Oval, Bundaberg on Saturday 17 August and forms part of the NRL Telstra Premiership Footy Country Series – a new exciting initiative to celebrate and support Rugby League communities in regional Australia during the 2024 season.

General public tickets will be available from July 3, 2024, via Ticketek, the official ticketing partner for the event.

Purchasers are reminded to be vigilant for scamming websites and encouraged to only purchase tickets directly via Ticketek or as included in their Bulldogs Membership.

For membership or ticketing inquiries including further information, please contact the friendly Bulldogs Membership Services Team at 1300 769 164.

Membership details and competition time

While general public will have to wait up to a week for their chance to secure their seats, ticketing is already available publicly via a number of Bulldogs Membership options.

Beyond several exclusive benefits, the Bulldogs membership not only includes early access to ticketing and preferred seating options for the game but also offers access to a Member’s only Captain’s Run meet and greet event with the team at Salter Oval before the match.

A highlight of the upcoming event, the ‘Kick for Cash’ competition, will be exclusively open to Bulldogs Members attending the Round 24 clash, giving them even more reason to sharpen up their kicking skills and get along to the game.

The competition will see a winner(s) drawn to get on-field at halftime during the match with a chance to complete kicks across 10m, 20m, 30m, 40m, and 50m kicking stations, choosing to ‘boot it’ and kick for cash milestones or simply ‘bank it’ and pick up anywhere from a $500 consolation prize to the full $50k along the way.

Membership is exclusively available at www.bulldogs.com.au/membership.

Terms and conditions apply and are available to view online at www.bulldogs.com.au.

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