Bulldogs Football club losing control of board?

https://www.bulldogs.com.au/news/2018/032/17/172/media-release-on-behalf-of-lynne-anderson-and-the-bulldogs-football-club-board/

Members of the Bulldogs Football Club are encouraged to attend and vote at the League Club elections between 11 am and 8 pm today, as otherwise the Football Club could lose control of its League Club and the funding that it needs to participate in the NRL premiership competition.

The Football Club had majority control of the board of the League Club by its 4 representatives on a board of 7 directors. But, at the Wednesday night Board meeting the directors of the League Club board led by George Peponis took away that control by the Football Club. This was achieved by altering the constitutional situation with the appointment of 2 extra directors on the board of the League Club resulting in the football club representatives now potentially being outvoted 5 to 4 on the League club.

This means that, if the League Club elections do not vote Peponis and his allies out of office at the League Club elections today, the Football Club representatives will be outvoted and lose control of the League Club board by 5 votes to 4 for the first time in its history.

Please stop this great betrayal of the Football Club and secure the financial future of the Football Club by attending and voting today.

You can do this by following the how to vote tickets of Football Club representatives Paul Dunn or John Ballesty which will be situated in the balloting area of the League Club today until 8 pm.

We believe the appointment of the 2 additional directors, without a constitutional amendment with members approval, is illegal but we are seeking legal advice on the matter and we will deal with that matter in due course

Lynne Anderson
Chair, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Football Club

I’m looking at you Woodsy.

Poor dogs 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

I believe members get to throw bricks at Woodsy after they have voted

They’re just ensuring they are a stable club for years to come

And then there was this the other day - I can see why Woods wanted to go to a stable club.



Steve Mortimer axed by Canterbury board in favour of disgraced junior trainer
PHIL ROTHFIELD, Editor-at-Large, The Daily Telegraph
March 16, 2018 7:05am

CLUB legend Steve Mortimer has been dumped from the Canterbury Bulldogs Leagues Club board in favour of a disgraced junior league trainer who is currently serving a six-year ban from the game for misconduct.

Property developer James Marroun refuses to discuss the circumstances of his rugby league exile but the Daily Telegraph can reveal he is prohibited from performing any role in junior football until 2020.

It seems the Bulldogs don’t have a role for Steve Mortimer.
When pressed on the ban, Marroun — who changed his name from Gabby James Marroun to James Gabby Marroun prior to the Leagues club appointment — admitted he was serving one of the longest bans in junior footy but added: “The suspension doesn’t stop me from running on any board.

“It’s unfortunate what happened but from my end it’s a non-event. I’ve been nominated because of my business ability.”

His appointment over Mortimer is seen as a betrayal of the club’s greatest player.

“I’m very disappointed,” Mortimer said, “but one thing I learnt as a player at Canterbury over 13 years was to never give up. And I won’t. That’s why I’m standing now as an independent.”


It was new chair Lynne Anderson and her fellow directors who elected Marroun, who was found guilty of breaching rugby league’s national code of conduct under the following sections.

• Use of offensive or abusive language to participants.

• excessively disputed the decisions of the referees and touch judges during or after the match.

• Assault or acts of aggression towards any persons.

• Behaving in a way contrary to NRL code of conduct or spirit of the game.

• Behaving in a way that disturbs the enjoyment of a match, function or events.

• Refusing to accept reasonable direction of the ground manager.


Bulldogs chair Lynne Anderson stood by the decision.
Contacted at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Anderson stood by the board’s decision.

“James has explained his past and I’ve accepted his explanation,” Anderson said.

“We know there are challenges in the Leagues Club and we sat down to work out what skills sets were required to fix it.

“He has building and commercial expertise and we’ve picked the four candidates we felt were the best options to face the challenges we’ve got.”

Anderson’s board is also supporting disgraced former Leagues Club boss Gary McIntyre as an independent. McIntyre was forced to stand down after being found guilty of salary cap rorting in 2003.



Under the Bulldogs’ constitution, the football club elects four Leagues club directors while another three are voted in by members.

Mortimer was on an overseas family holiday when he learnt he had been dumped.

He will now stand as an independent on a ticket alongside fellow legend George Peponis and long-time official Arthur Coorey.

The Daily Telegraph questioned Marroun about the legitimacy of him being a director of the club that controls the Bulldogs NRL side while still serving a suspension.

“The case wasn’t as straight forward as it looks,” he said.

“If you look at the suspension you’d have expected someone to have run onto the field, thrown a punch, threatened someone,” he said, “None of that occurred at all.

When pressed for a reason, he said: “I don’t really want to get into it at the moment. I was a trainer for the team. I’ve been told not to say anything.

“I run a building business and a recruitment agency. I’m not into the political stuff and backstabbing of rugby league clubs. I know there are agendas against me but I’m just a straight shooter.

“It is what it is. I have to wear the consequences and can’t change anything.”

Western Bulldogs :roll

Looks like Anderson used Steve Mortimer’s popularity to help get her in and then stabbed him in the back.

Seems like they’re a stable club :roll

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And then there was this the other day - I can see why Woods wanted to go to a stable club.



Steve Mortimer axed by Canterbury board in favour of disgraced junior trainer
PHIL ROTHFIELD, Editor-at-Large, The Daily Telegraph
March 16, 2018 7:05am

CLUB legend Steve Mortimer has been dumped from the Canterbury Bulldogs Leagues Club board in favour of a disgraced junior league trainer who is currently serving a six-year ban from the game for misconduct.

Property developer James Marroun refuses to discuss the circumstances of his rugby league exile but the Daily Telegraph can reveal he is prohibited from performing any role in junior football until 2020.

It seems the Bulldogs don’t have a role for Steve Mortimer.
When pressed on the ban, Marroun — who changed his name from Gabby James Marroun to James Gabby Marroun prior to the Leagues club appointment — admitted he was serving one of the longest bans in junior footy but added: “The suspension doesn’t stop me from running on any board.

“It’s unfortunate what happened but from my end it’s a non-event. I’ve been nominated because of my business ability.”

His appointment over Mortimer is seen as a betrayal of the club’s greatest player.

“I’m very disappointed,” Mortimer said, “but one thing I learnt as a player at Canterbury over 13 years was to never give up. And I won’t. That’s why I’m standing now as an independent.”


It was new chair Lynne Anderson and her fellow directors who elected Marroun, who was found guilty of breaching rugby league’s national code of conduct under the following sections.

• Use of offensive or abusive language to participants.

• excessively disputed the decisions of the referees and touch judges during or after the match.

• Assault or acts of aggression towards any persons.

• Behaving in a way contrary to NRL code of conduct or spirit of the game.

• Behaving in a way that disturbs the enjoyment of a match, function or events.

• Refusing to accept reasonable direction of the ground manager.


Bulldogs chair Lynne Anderson stood by the decision.
Contacted at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Anderson stood by the board’s decision.

“James has explained his past and I’ve accepted his explanation,” Anderson said.

“We know there are challenges in the Leagues Club and we sat down to work out what skills sets were required to fix it.

“He has building and commercial expertise and we’ve picked the four candidates we felt were the best options to face the challenges we’ve got.”

Anderson’s board is also supporting disgraced former Leagues Club boss Gary McIntyre as an independent. McIntyre was forced to stand down after being found guilty of salary cap rorting in 2003.



Under the Bulldogs’ constitution, the football club elects four Leagues club directors while another three are voted in by members.

Mortimer was on an overseas family holiday when he learnt he had been dumped.

He will now stand as an independent on a ticket alongside fellow legend George Peponis and long-time official Arthur Coorey.

The Daily Telegraph questioned Marroun about the legitimacy of him being a director of the club that controls the Bulldogs NRL side while still serving a suspension.

“The case wasn’t as straight forward as it looks,” he said.

“If you look at the suspension you’d have expected someone to have run onto the field, thrown a punch, threatened someone,” he said, “None of that occurred at all.

When pressed for a reason, he said: “I don’t really want to get into it at the moment. I was a trainer for the team. I’ve been told not to say anything.

“I run a building business and a recruitment agency. I’m not into the political stuff and backstabbing of rugby league clubs. I know there are agendas against me but I’m just a straight shooter.

“It is what it is. I have to wear the consequences and can’t change anything.”

Haha It is what it is. Woodsy is taking over the board

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And then there was this the other day - I can see why Woods wanted to go to a stable club.



Steve Mortimer axed by Canterbury board in favour of disgraced junior trainer
PHIL ROTHFIELD, Editor-at-Large, The Daily Telegraph
March 16, 2018 7:05am

CLUB legend Steve Mortimer has been dumped from the Canterbury Bulldogs Leagues Club board in favour of a disgraced junior league trainer who is currently serving a six-year ban from the game for misconduct.

Property developer James Marroun refuses to discuss the circumstances of his rugby league exile but the Daily Telegraph can reveal he is prohibited from performing any role in junior football until 2020.

It seems the Bulldogs don’t have a role for Steve Mortimer.
When pressed on the ban, Marroun — who changed his name from Gabby James Marroun to James Gabby Marroun prior to the Leagues club appointment — admitted he was serving one of the longest bans in junior footy but added: “The suspension doesn’t stop me from running on any board.

“It’s unfortunate what happened but from my end it’s a non-event. I’ve been nominated because of my business ability.”

His appointment over Mortimer is seen as a betrayal of the club’s greatest player.

“I’m very disappointed,” Mortimer said, “but one thing I learnt as a player at Canterbury over 13 years was to never give up. And I won’t. That’s why I’m standing now as an independent.”


It was new chair Lynne Anderson and her fellow directors who elected Marroun, who was found guilty of breaching rugby league’s national code of conduct under the following sections.

• Use of offensive or abusive language to participants.

• excessively disputed the decisions of the referees and touch judges during or after the match.

• Assault or acts of aggression towards any persons.

• Behaving in a way contrary to NRL code of conduct or spirit of the game.

• Behaving in a way that disturbs the enjoyment of a match, function or events.

• Refusing to accept reasonable direction of the ground manager.


Bulldogs chair Lynne Anderson stood by the decision.
Contacted at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Anderson stood by the board’s decision.

“James has explained his past and I’ve accepted his explanation,” Anderson said.

“We know there are challenges in the Leagues Club and we sat down to work out what skills sets were required to fix it.

“He has building and commercial expertise and we’ve picked the four candidates we felt were the best options to face the challenges we’ve got.”

Anderson’s board is also supporting disgraced former Leagues Club boss Gary McIntyre as an independent. McIntyre was forced to stand down after being found guilty of salary cap rorting in 2003.



Under the Bulldogs’ constitution, the football club elects four Leagues club directors while another three are voted in by members.

Mortimer was on an overseas family holiday when he learnt he had been dumped.

He will now stand as an independent on a ticket alongside fellow legend George Peponis and long-time official Arthur Coorey.

The Daily Telegraph questioned Marroun about the legitimacy of him being a director of the club that controls the Bulldogs NRL side while still serving a suspension.

“The case wasn’t as straight forward as it looks,” he said.

“If you look at the suspension you’d have expected someone to have run onto the field, thrown a punch, threatened someone,” he said, “None of that occurred at all.

When pressed for a reason, he said: “I don’t really want to get into it at the moment. I was a trainer for the team. I’ve been told not to say anything.

“I run a building business and a recruitment agency. I’m not into the political stuff and backstabbing of rugby league clubs. I know there are agendas against me but I’m just a straight shooter.

“It is what it is. I have to wear the consequences and can’t change anything.”

Haha It is what it is. Woodsy is taking over the board

Yea i had a chuckle at that last line myself.

it is what it is you know mate.

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