The UNSW/ES Bulldogs are delighted to announce Matt Rawlinson will return to the red, white and blue in 2018.
Originally from Claremont in WA, Rawlinson moved to Sydney in 2012 and was an integral member of the Bulldogs 2012 Premiership team, before moving to the NEAFL program in 2014.
In his four seasons at NEAFL level, Rawlinson regularly featured in the MVP awards voting, and was widely regarded as one of the premier midfielders in the competition.
He won the Driscoll Medal in 2015 [NEAFL Best and Fairest at Sydney University] and was twice runner up, and was also named in the NEAFL team of the year in 2015 and 2016.
UNSW-ES President Stephen Dunkley says the signing of Matt speaks clearly of where the club is positioned in 2018.
“To add a player of Matt’s calibre to the playing group reiterates our vision to be the club of choice, and places us in a very sound position for the season ahead,” said Dunkley.
The club is developing an envious track record when it comes to player development and creating opportunity, a point not lost on Dunkley.
“Credit goes to our outstanding coaching team who have built strong foundations to support our playing group, from which we’ve seen six men and women drafted directly to the AFL and AFLW respectively over the past five years.”, the President said.
“We are clear in our mandate as a pathway development club, and Matt will fit perfectly into our program as we look to nurture the next generation of junior talent coming through”
Outside the field of play, Rawlinson was awarded a University Sporting Blue in 2016 for outstanding sporting and academic achievements while studying urban planning at UNSW.
For more information, contact:
Stephen Dunkley, UNSW/ES President
M: 0418 516 376