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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) –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

CEO
Simon Garlick

President
David Smorgon

Head of Football Operations
James Fantasia

Recruiting Manager
Simon Dalrymple

List Manager
Jason McCartney

Coach
Brendan McCartney

Assistant Coaches
Shannon Grant, Steven King, Brett Montgomery, Peter German (VFL)

Fitness Staff
Bill Davoren (head of physical conditioning)

Club Doctors
Jake Landsberger, Gary Zimmerman

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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2012 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2012 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Western Bulldogs 4.38.510.1112.15 87 LOST West Coast 6.210.616.921.10 136 -49 DOC Apr 1 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
2 A Western Bulldogs 1.43.77.99.10 64 LOST Adelaide 4.47.87.1111.16 82 -18 FBP Apr 7 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
3 H Western Bulldogs 1.21.52.65.10 40 LOST St. Kilda 4.56.613.915.13 103 -63 DOC Apr 14 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
4 A Western Bulldogs 3.26.510.713.10 88 WON Melbourne 1.53.87.109.13 67 21 MCG Apr 22 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
5 A Western Bulldogs 0.58.912.1215.14 104 WON Greater Western Sydney 2.45.58.69.8 62 42 MAN Apr 28 (Sat, 1:40) Scores
6 H Western Bulldogs 3.55.710.1011.11 77 LOST Collingwood 2.06.411.515.8 98 -21 DOC May 4 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
7 A Western Bulldogs 3.39.614.815.11 101 WON North Melbourne 3.16.511.812.11 83 18 DOC May 13 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
8 H Western Bulldogs 1.32.66.129.18 72 WON Gold Coast 1.52.93.104.10 34 38 MAR May 19 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
9 H Western Bulldogs 1.16.28.511.9 75 LOST Geelong 3.56.99.914.11 95 -20 DOC May 25 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
10 A Western Bulldogs 1.13.14.55.10 40 LOST Sydney 9.010.516.920.12 132 -92 SCG Jun 3 (Sun, 3:15) Scores
11 Western Bulldogs       Bye        
12 H Western Bulldogs 3.65.109.1613.17 95 WON Port Adelaide 1.04.47.68.9 57 38 DOC Jun 17 (Sun, 7:40) Scores
13 H Western Bulldogs 2.35.65.107.14 56 LOST Brisbane 6.18.512.518.6 114 -58 DOC Jun 23 (Sat, 1:40) Scores
14 A Western Bulldogs 1.23.56.78.8 56 LOST Essendon 7.512.715.1021.14 140 -84 DOC Jun 30 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
15 A Western Bulldogs 1.24.47.68.9 57 LOST Fremantle 2.34.710.1014.11 95 -38 SUB Jul 8 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
16 H Western Bulldogs 3.25.45.56.8 44 LOST Hawthorn 4.38.514.1017.14 116 -72 DOC Jul 15 (Sun, 3:15) Scores
17 H Western Bulldogs 3.38.410.912.12 84 LOST Carlton 2.15.310.416.6 102 -18 DOC Jul 21 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
18 A Western Bulldogs 3.34.44.56.6 42 LOST St. Kilda 4.57.1012.1716.22 118 -76 DOC Jul 29 (Sun, 3:15) Scores
19 H Western Bulldogs 3.16.57.78.13 61 LOST North Melbourne 3.37.311.718.7 115 -54 DOC Aug 4 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
20 A Western Bulldogs 2.36.412.512.8 80 LOST Richmond 6.410.1017.1622.18 150 -70 MCG Aug 12 (Sun, 3:15) Scores
21 H Western Bulldogs 6.28.311.513.7 85 LOST Sydney 3.210.516.926.11 167 -82 DOC Aug 19 (Sun, 3:15) Scores
22 A Western Bulldogs 1.03.37.511.7 73 LOST Geelong 3.28.410.816.11 107 -34 KAR Aug 26 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
23 A Western Bulldogs 0.32.54.69.7 61 LOST Brisbane 1.49.714.1219.14 128 -67 GAB Sep 2 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
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2012 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
22 Addison, Dylan 17 129 7.6 103 6.1 232 13.6 81 4.8 0 0.0 40 2.4 11 16 7 0.4 5 47
47 Austin, Mark 11 57 5.2 60 5.5 117 10.6 40 3.6 0 0.0 17 1.5 10 8 0 0.0 0 0
5 Boyd, Matthew 22 374 17.0 347 15.8 721 32.8 112 5.1 17 0.8 87 4.0 18 15 6 0.3 9 45
45 Campbell, Tom 7 26 3.7 32 4.6 58 8.3 17 2.4 89 12.7 9 1.3 5 5 3 0.4 0 18
17 Cooney, Adam 14 162 11.6 131 9.4 293 20.9 38 2.7 0 0.0 37 2.6 6 7 9 0.6 6 60
49 Cordy, Ayce 12 51 4.3 45 3.8 96 8.0 40 3.3 27 2.3 32 2.7 5 6 8 0.7 7 55
4 Cross, Daniel 17 163 9.6 242 14.2 405 23.8 88 5.2 25 1.5 69 4.1 23 7 2 0.1 1 13
40 Dahlhaus, Luke 17 174 10.2 124 7.3 298 17.5 45 2.6 0 0.0 67 3.9 23 8 13 0.8 18 96
29 Dickson, Tory 17 119 7.0 118 6.9 237 13.9 56 3.3 0 0.0 64 3.8 19 10 23 1.4 9 147
33 Djerrkura, Nathan 13 84 6.5 59 4.5 143 11.0 56 4.3 0 0.0 34 2.6 8 9 4 0.3 4 28
13 Giansiracusa, Daniel 17 161 9.5 95 5.6 256 15.1 63 3.7 0 0.0 37 2.2 18 17 28 1.6 15 183
9 Gilbee, Lindsay 4 41 10.3 31 7.8 72 18.0 19 4.8 0 0.0 3 0.8 0 0 1 0.3 0 6
1 Grant, Jarrad 13 96 7.4 75 5.8 171 13.2 57 4.4 0 0.0 33 2.5 5 8 12 0.9 11 83
16 Griffen, Ryan 20 287 14.4 252 12.6 539 27.0 66 3.3 4 0.2 86 4.3 24 17 8 0.4 11 59
25 Hargrave, Ryan 12 144 12.0 100 8.3 244 20.3 68 5.7 0 0.0 14 1.2 7 11 1 0.1 2 8
7 Higgins, Shaun 19 195 10.3 146 7.7 341 17.9 81 4.3 0 0.0 57 3.0 13 16 22 1.2 16 148
41 Hooper, Andrew 1 3 3.0 7 7.0 10 10.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 1 1.0 1 7
30 Howard, Christian 11 102 9.3 78 7.1 180 16.4 49 4.5 0 0.0 16 1.5 6 12 2 0.2 5 17
39 Johannisen, Jason 3 29 9.7 20 6.7 49 16.3 9 3.0 0 0.0 3 1.0 1 1 1 0.3 0 6
19 Jones, Liam 12 75 6.3 33 2.8 108 9.0 41 3.4 3 0.3 19 1.6 11 13 9 0.8 9 63
46 Jong, Lin 4 32 8.0 36 9.0 68 17.0 13 3.3 0 0.0 4 1.0 7 3 1 0.3 0 6
36 Lake, Brian 20 261 13.1 82 4.1 343 17.2 160 8.0 1 0.1 30 1.5 18 24 4 0.2 7 31
21 Liberatore, Tom 17 179 10.5 172 10.1 351 20.6 64 3.8 0 0.0 65 3.8 14 16 4 0.2 1 25
37 Markovic, Lukas 9 63 7.0 30 3.3 93 10.3 38 4.2 0 0.0 13 1.4 3 15 0 0.0 0 0
27 Minson, Will 21 138 6.6 154 7.3 292 13.9 57 2.7 667 31.8 67 3.2 17 20 4 0.2 6 30
2 Murphy, Bob 21 295 14.0 125 6.0 420 20.0 78 3.7 0 0.0 33 1.6 12 18 2 0.1 0 12
20 Pearce, Daniel 5 27 5.4 20 4.0 47 9.4 17 3.4 0 0.0 5 1.0 1 3 0 0.0 0 0
42 Picken, Liam 22 197 9.0 207 9.4 404 18.4 70 3.2 1 0.0 119 5.4 17 33 9 0.4 6 60
18 Roberts, Fletcher 2 16 8.0 5 2.5 21 10.5 7 3.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
23 Roughead, Jordan 18 98 5.4 97 5.4 195 10.8 76 4.2 105 5.8 48 2.7 15 14 4 0.2 8 32
11 Sherman, Justin 10 82 8.2 79 7.9 161 16.1 27 2.7 0 0.0 24 2.4 3 7 4 0.4 10 34
26 Skinner, Zephaniah 7 26 3.7 29 4.1 55 7.9 11 1.6 6 0.9 7 1.0 5 1 5 0.7 4 34
14 Smith, Clay 16 135 8.4 85 5.3 220 13.8 55 3.4 4 0.3 75 4.7 12 23 6 0.4 5 41
32 Talia, Michael 4 30 7.5 24 6.0 54 13.5 18 4.5 0 0.0 4 1.0 7 3 1 0.3 0 6
15 Tutt, Jason 5 27 5.4 17 3.4 44 8.8 14 2.8 0 0.0 7 1.4 2 1 2 0.4 1 13
8 Veszpremi, Patrick 8 69 8.6 55 6.9 124 15.5 27 3.4 0 0.0 11 1.4 5 9 1 0.1 4 10
3 Wallis, Mitch 19 167 8.8 257 13.5 424 22.3 68 3.6 0 0.0 79 4.2 21 8 7 0.4 3 45
12 Williams, Tom 3 25 8.3 14 4.7 39 13.0 18 6.0 1 0.3 3 1.0 2 1 3 1.0 3 21
10 Wood, Easton 14 121 8.6 85 6.1 206 14.7 75 5.4 0 0.0 17 1.2 8 5 1 0.1 1 7
Totals 484 4460 9.2 3671 7.6 8131 16.8 1919 4.0 950 2.0 1336 2.8 383 392 218 0.5 188 1496
 

Footnotes

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