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Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs head coach Des Hasler has agreed to a two year contract extension that will see him stay at Belmore until 2017.
Hasler joined the Bulldogs in preparation for season 2012 and with his initial contract due to end at the end of 2015, the Board and Chief Executive have placed a priority on retaining him as Head Coach.
After a Grand Final appearance in 2012 and a Finals Series appearance in 2013, the two-time Premiership winning Coach will be working towards winning the ultimate prize in 2014 and beyond.
“I’ve enjoyed my time here at Belmore so far and want to continue working with this staff and group of men, who are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome,” Hasler said.
“The Board has allowed me to run a football program that I believe will get the best results for both the Club and the athletes.
“I have great confidence in the leadership of the Club and I look forward to continuing the Bulldogs’ commitment to success.”
Chairman Ray Dib has applauded the extension.
“It was a seamless process and it was important that we continue the momentum that has been developed with Des and the football program over the last two years,” Dib said.
Chief Executive Raelene Castle said that this extension gives certainty to the playing group and continues to make the Club a significant player in the competitive recruitment market.
“Des has brought a level of professionalism and innovation to this Bulldogs that could rival any of the top sporting organisations in the world,” Castle said.
“Des and I have built a relationship built on trust and respect and we’ll continue to work together to achieve the best we can for this Club.
‘We’re pleased to have been able to get this completed before the start of the 2014 season.”