The soccer season might be over, but there’s still plenty of football-related fun to be had when Brighton Bulldogs Football Club celebrates their players and the whole community at their annual gala day event.
Head of Women’s Football at Brighton FC, Dave Lowe, said it was a big day for the club to get together and celebrate another successful year.
“It’s especially important this year after navigating COVID and having a great season both on and off the field,” Dave said.
“Our club has just been accepted into the new FQPL Junior Development Program for next year too, which is a big step forward for the Bulldogs.”
The gala day kicks off with medals, trophies and five and ten-year player shirts presented to celebrate the club’s players. For entertainment, there will be food trucks on-site offering a range of options for the whole family. Everyone will be able to enjoy plenty of fun activities too, including football-related challenges and games.
Dave said the fireworks display at 7pm (sponsored by the BCC Lord Mayor’s Community Benefit Fund) was a big highlight of the day.
“It’s always a lot of fun. If you haven’t visited Brighton Bulldogs before, it’s a great chance to come along and see what we’re about,” he said.
Another highlight for the afternoon, and a drawcard for many, will be the special appearance of two Brisbane Roar players.
“It’s great for our younger players to meet their heroes. Macklin Freke, the A-League goalkeeper, is a superstar of the future. And our many young female players will be excited to meet Mariel Hecher, the Brazilian W-League striker,” Dave said.
Whether you’re heavily involved in the club, an inspiring football player, or simply an interested local, everyone is welcome to attend the afternoon of celebrations.
“It’s not just a day for our players and supporters and our many incredible volunteers, but the local community too,” Dave said.For more information, go to www.brightonbulldogs.org.au or search for Brighton Bulldogs Football Club on Facebook.Brighton Bulldogs FC Gala DaySaturday, 9 October, 3pm-8pmWakefield ParkWickham St, Brighton