Junior chance to make a mark on Bulldogs’ game

IMPACT: Five-year-old Charlie unleashes his roar with Ballarat councillor Amy Johnson and Western Bulldogs premiership player Josh Dunkley at Eureka Stadium on Friday. Picture: Kate Healy
IMPACT: Five-year-old Charlie unleashes his roar with Ballarat councillor Amy Johnson and Western Bulldogs premiership player Josh Dunkley at Eureka Stadium on Friday. Picture: Kate Healy

CAN you cheer as loud as Charlie?

Western Bulldogs are seeking a young Ballarat fan to be their junior mascot for a clash at Etihad Stadium on July 1. The junior mascot has an important role, to run through the banner with the Bulldogs and ensure they are ready for their round 15 match against West Coast. 

Ballarat councillor Amy Johnson said it was a great chance to represent the city on a big stage.

“This is another fantastic opportunity for a local young person to be junior mascot for Western Bulldogs,” Cr Johnson said. “How exciting to have the chance to run out with the players. It’s another great connection between Ballarat and the Western Bulldogs.”

The junior mascot will be kitted out in a new Bulldogs uniform to look the part.

Junior mascot candidates must be aged 5-12. Ballarat Bulldogs fans aged 18-plus can also enter the competition to toss the coin on match day. Both roles are up for grabs under City of Ballarat partnership with the Bulldogs, who will play their first AFL game at Eureka Stadium on August 19.

Enter http://hello.visitballarat.com.au/ballarat-bulldogs-competition by June 22.

IMPACT: Five-year-old Charlie takes a flying mark above Ballarat councillor Amy Johnson and Western Bulldogs premiership player Josh Dunkley at Eureka Stadium on Friday. Picture: Kate Healy

IMPACT: Five-year-old Charlie takes a flying mark above Ballarat councillor Amy Johnson and Western Bulldogs premiership player Josh Dunkley at Eureka Stadium on Friday. Picture: Kate Healy