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AFL star extends role with GAP

Football star Bernie Vince will continue his role as an ambassador for Greyhound Racing Victoria’s adoption program.

The Melbourne star has had a vitally important role promoting the Greyhound Adoption Program and will continue this into 2019.

Vince has been with GRV since early 2016 as the ambassador for the Greyhound Adoption Program – a role that has seen him promote greyhounds as pets. In this time, GAP has set new records for its adoption numbers.

The Demons veteran said he was excited to commit once again as GRV’s adoption ambassador.

“It’s given me a lot of joy to tell people about how great greyhounds can be as pets,” Vince said.

“I’ve always been a dog lover and over the past two years as the GAP ambassador I’ve become very fond of greyhounds. They’re so easy-going and friendly and I can’t recommend them highly enough.

GRV CEO Alan Clayton said the continuing endorsement from Vince was indicative of Victorian greyhound racing’s direction.

“Over the past three years Victorian greyhound racing has undergone significant change and is a strong, thriving and thrilling sport,” Mr Clayton said.

Mr Clayton said increasing awareness of greyhounds as great family-friendly pets was a huge focus for GRV and the greyhound racing industry.

“We are continually spreading the word that greyhounds are beautiful, relaxed, affectionate, low-maintenance pets and having a high-profile footballer who is a dog lover such as Bernie Vince sharing that message has helped us get that message out far and wide,” Mr Clayton said.

“Bernie is passionate about greyhounds, having fostered one himself, and has been an important voice for us in telling the world about how great they are as pets.”