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KEY FACTS

Official name
Footscray Football Club (trading as Western Bulldogs Football Club)

Known as
Western Bulldogs

Nickname
Bulldogs

Former name
Footscray

Former name date
1997-01-01

Formed
1883 (as Footscray); 1997 (named changed to Western Bulldogs)

Colours
Red, white and blue

Associated clubs
Footscray; Western Bulldogs WFC; Western Bulldogs WFC (VFLW)

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1925–2022

Affiliation (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) 1886–1924

Home Ground
Docklands

AFL Premierships
2016 (1 total)

VFL Premierships
1954 (1 total)

VFA Premierships
1898-9-1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-4 (9 total)

Senior Premierships
Championship of Victoria - 1924 (1 total); V/AFL Night Series: 1963-4, 1967, 1970, 2010 (5 total)

Most Games
364 - Brad Johnson (1994-2010)

Most Goals
575 - Simon Beasley (1982-1989)

League Top Goalkickers
J.Collins (84) 1954 & (74) 1957; K.Templeton (118) 1978 & (91) 1979; S.Beasley (105) 1985; B.Hall (80) 2010 (4 winners/6 wins)

Brownlow Medalists
Alan Hopkins 1930; Norm Ware 1941; Peter Box 1956; John Schultz 1960; Gary Dempsey 1975; Kelvin Templeton 1980; Brad Hardie 1985; Tony Liberatore 1990; Scott Wynd 1992; Adam Cooney 2008 (10 total)

Headquarters
417 Barkly St, Footscray, VIC 3011

Postal Address
PO Box 4112 DC, Footscray West, VIC, 3012

Phone: (03) 9680 6100 

Email
godogs@westernbulldogs.com.au

Website
westernbulldogs.com.au

Western Bulldogs



"In actuality, Footscray in the 1950s was gradually assembling its greatest array of talent ever, and an inability to perform under pressure was certainly never an issue for players like Herb Henderson, Jack Collins, Charlie Sutton or Ted Whitten ... Collins, the VFL's top goalkicker in 1954 and 1957, was arguably Footscray's greatest ever full forward; Sutton, although best remembered as a highly accomplished back pocket player, was capable of playing almost anywhere, and indeed jointly topped the club's goalkicking list in 1951. Whitten, of course, was simply incomparable..."

John Devaney extols the virtues of the blue-collar Bulldogs, Footscray - the team of the mighty west.

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1950 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1950 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 1.73.108.179.20 74 LOST St. Kilda 2.56.88.812.11 83 -9 WES Apr 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A Footscray 5.76.89.1013.14 92 LOST Geelong 2.29.1215.1218.17 125 -33 KAR Apr 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H Footscray 3.68.119.1613.24 102 WON Hawthorn 1.22.33.54.9 33 69 WES May 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A Footscray 2.43.64.79.10 64 LOST Essendon 6.213.318.621.9 135 -71 WIN May 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H Footscray 2.38.611.613.11 89 LOST Melbourne 5.59.513.916.9 105 -16 WES May 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A Footscray 3.19.413.716.10 106 LOST Carlton 5.69.912.1116.13 109 -3 PRI May 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H Footscray 4.45.58.710.7 67 LOST Collingwood 2.87.1812.2219.25 139 -72 WES Jun 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H Footscray 2.49.515.1019.11 125 WON South Melbourne 2.37.39.49.8 62 63 WES Jun 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A Footscray 2.64.64.96.15 51 LOST Fitzroy 1.33.88.1311.18 84 -33 BWS Jun 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H Footscray 4.57.89.1113.12 90 LOST North Melbourne 3.38.610.1312.22 94 -4 WES Jun 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A Footscray 2.15.97.128.14 62 LOST Richmond 5.36.711.1515.18 108 -46 PUN Jul 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A Footscray 4.25.38.711.10 76 WON St. Kilda 1.34.55.88.11 59 17 JUN Jul 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H Footscray 2.35.96.911.10 76 LOST Geelong 2.64.99.1410.19 79 -3 WES Jul 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A Footscray 3.25.510.1211.14 80 WON Hawthorn 3.37.48.811.12 78 2 GLE Jul 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H Footscray 7.68.610.810.9 69 LOST Essendon 0.24.75.710.11 71 -2 WES Aug 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A Footscray 1.46.710.1114.14 98 LOST Melbourne 1.26.412.915.11 101 -3 MCG Aug 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H Footscray 2.39.510.913.14 92 WON Carlton 4.15.510.612.7 79 13 WES Aug 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A Footscray 3.65.86.108.14 62 LOST Collingwood 2.52.65.109.10 64 -2 VIC Aug 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1950 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
30 Abbey, Angus 13                             0 0.0    
7 Barrett, John 4                             0 0.0    
16 Bodsworth, Vic 2                             2 1.0    
18 Bryden, Dave 12                             8 0.7    
17 Bulman, Alan 7                             2 0.3    
29 Charles, Norm 1                             0 0.0    
2 Collins, Jack 17                             10 0.6    
22 Donald, Wally 17                             0 0.0    
Edwards, Norm 2                             0 0.0    
8 Egan, Reg 16                             23 1.4    
1 Henderson, Don 16                             12 0.8    
1 Henderson, Herb 1                             0 0.0    
15 Hutcheson, Morrie 5                             0 0.0    
11 Isaac, Max 5                             1 0.2    
10 Kelly, Bill 7                             1 0.1    
31 King, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
12 Laffey, Merv 8                             15 1.9    
23 Linton Jnr, Alby 9                             1 0.1    
19 Martin, Alan 17                             7 0.4    
27 McCankie, Len 14                             4 0.3    
32 McDonnell, Marty 15                             1 0.1    
21 McLaren, George 14                             4 0.3    
16 McRae, Frank 11                             1 0.1    
24 Miller, Tom 12                             2 0.2    
29 Moncrieff, Allan 7                             1 0.1    
3 Olliver, Arthur 17                             27 1.6    
20 Reardon, Bill 13                             5 0.4    
31 Rees, Evan 14                             0 0.0    
23 Reid Snr, Bruce 8                             3 0.4    
26 Scanlan, Bill 16                             14 0.9    
14 Smallwood, Bernie 4                             0 0.0    
6 Sutton, Charlie 17                             8 0.5    
9 Vanderfeen, Geoff 7                             0 0.0    
33 Wearmouth, Dick 16                             10 0.6    
28 Wood, Bill 15                             45 3.0    
Totals 360                             207 0.6    
 

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.