Minister for Sport Kate Lundy and Member for Watson Tony Burke today congratulated Raelene Castle on her appointment as CEO of the Canterbury Bulldogs.
Senator Lundy said Ms Castle was a fantastic appointment with an exceptional background in sports administration including CEO of Netball New Zealand for the past 5 years with previous roles in the Rugby World Cup and America’s Cup
“I have no doubt Raelene will be a great addition to the Bulldogs football club,” Senator Lundy said.
“Under the leadership of Dave Smith the NRL has taken a very active step forward to ensure it is a more inclusive game for women. The appointment of the NRL’s first female CEO since the Super League is a huge step forward.
“I would also like to congratulate former Bulldogs CEO Todd Greenberg on building the Bulldogs into a such a strong, inclusive club.”
Member for Watson and Patron of the Canterbury Bulldogs Football Club Tony Burke welcomed the news and Ms Castle to the Canterbury community.
“The Canterbury Bulldogs play a key role in bringing our local community together,” Mr Burke said.
“Raelene Castle isn’t just taking on a role for our rugby league team, she is also taking on a role as an important community leader.”
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