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Gala Day Kick-off

Story: Wayne I Flack | Photo: Ben McShea
Sep 18, 2019
The Brighton Bulldogs sure know how to end their soccer season in style – with its annual Gala Day to be held in October.

The club, which was founded in 1966, is inviting their teams, supporters, volunteers and community members to come together and celebrate at the fun-filled event.

Brighton Bulldogs FC president, Matt Smith, said the Gala Day each year was a way of giving back to the community.

“We will kick off with presentation of prizes to players and then everyone, from members through to the local community, can enjoy the entertainment, rides and bubble soccer games on offer,” Matt said.

This year will see the food trucks back by popular demand, and rides for the little ones, including cup and saucers and jumping castle, just to name a few. The older kids will not be overlooked this year, with the first time inclusion of the high swings and round-up rides. Ride armbands are now available to purchase online for $25 or can be purchased on the day for $30. There will also be a licensed bar open for adults.

A fireworks display, sponsored by Deagon Ward Councillor and long term club patron, Jared Cassidy, at 7.30pm will be a fitting finale to the evening.

Cr Cassidy said he was proud to see the club kicking goals, and was looking forward to sponsoring the 2019 Gala Day.

“This club has a rich history of football in our local community and over the past few years has built on that to create a thriving community club with record levels of participation,” Cr Cassidy said.

With the regular season over, the club will still run some shorter events such as the five a side tournament running for eight weeks from 10 October, and the MiniRoo Squirts program for three to five-year-olds from 12 October.

The club’s head coach, Mark Harbord, will also be overseeing trials for next season during October and November.

Find more information on the gala day and other events at     

Brighton Bulldogs FC Gala Day
Saturday 12 October from 2pm
Fireworks 7.30pm
Wakefield Park, Wickham Street, Brighton.