You have skipped the navigation, tab for page content
Member of the Match: Round 19 vs Raiders

Seven hundred and fifty-eight kilometres is the distance between Sydney and Melbourne as you soar above the clouds and through the sky but for James Loterzo, a passionate Dragons supporter and dedicated full season member, that seven hundred and fifty-eight kilometres is worth travelling to see his Dragons.

Born and raised in Kogarah, James and his family spent a few short years in Sydney before uprooting and moving to Melbourne. Whilst he has vague memories of attending a few Dragons home games as a baby and watching on TV back home in Victoria, it was enough for him to continue to support the Dragons from afar.

James set a goal to afford a full season membership and fly up to watch the home games regularly at both venues, to experience catching the action live and sharing memories with his partner. After many years of not being able to attend a Dragons game live, James finally achieved his goal. Everyone remembers the first game they saw live; it’s a long-lasting memory ingrained the hearts of those who experience it.

“I remember the first game I attended the first year I had my was Jack de Belin’s return game and the atmosphere that day was incredible"

A selfie of James and Jack De Bellin at Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah
A selfie of James and Jack De Bellin at Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah

Anzac Day clashes is also a big deal for James the planning, time and thought that goes into that weekend for him is an unwritten testament of his unwavering loyalty;

“I have to plan ahead for the trip up to Sydney for the Anzac Day clash... the 2022 clash was an amazing game seeing the Dragons hold the 14-12 win over the Roosters, it really made it special.”

We thank you James for your continual dedication and passion for the Dragons!

We have awarded him the Red V Member of the Match during our Round 19 home game at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Friday 7th July vs Canberra Raiders.

Know a passionate Red V member? Or perhaps you think of yourself as the biggest and boldest Dragons fan? Get your nominations in now!

Click here to nominate a Red V Member of the Match!

Be in that number for 2023 and become a Red V member today. For more information on Red V membership, please visit:

Acknowledgement of Country

St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

Major Partner

Apparel Partners

Icon Partners

View All Partners