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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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1931 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1931 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 2.22.78.128.13 61 WON Hawthorn 3.26.38.39.6 60 1 WES May 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Footscray 7.511.1113.1316.15 111 WON South Melbourne 4.27.610.813.13 91 20 LAK May 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H Footscray 0.05.45.77.10 52 LOST Richmond 1.104.1110.1313.16 94 -42 WES May 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A Footscray 4.26.48.912.12 84 WON Fitzroy 2.57.138.1310.15 75 9 BWS May 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Footscray 2.46.58.810.11 71 LOST Melbourne 3.18.211.413.9 87 -16 MCG May 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Footscray 2.43.66.88.8 56 LOST Carlton 0.03.84.108.11 59 -3 WES Jun 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H Footscray 1.24.48.613.8 86 WON North Melbourne 1.82.102.135.13 43 43 WES Jun 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 A Footscray 3.14.66.811.11 77 WON St. Kilda 2.14.36.57.10 52 25 JUN Jun 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 H Footscray 0.41.73.124.16 40 LOST Collingwood 3.45.46.86.8 44 -4 WES Jul 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 A Footscray 1.22.22.53.5 23 LOST Geelong 1.54.77.87.10 52 -29 COR Jul 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 H Footscray 2.37.58.68.10 58 LOST Essendon 2.64.89.1012.13 85 -27 WES Jul 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 A Footscray 2.13.114.156.19 55 WON Hawthorn 4.47.58.58.5 53 2 GLE Jul 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 H Footscray 1.52.105.139.14 68 WON South Melbourne 1.32.42.85.11 41 27 WES Aug 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A Footscray 3.75.99.1610.18 78 WON Richmond 0.43.96.107.12 54 24 PUN Aug 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H Footscray 1.14.85.810.12 72 WON Fitzroy 3.23.36.66.6 42 30 WES Aug 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Footscray 2.24.68.810.12 72 WON Melbourne 0.42.65.75.8 38 34 WES Aug 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Footscray 1.34.76.127.12 54 WON Carlton 1.03.53.106.14 50 4 PRI Sep 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A Footscray 1.12.73.95.13 43 WON North Melbourne 0.111.123.163.16 34 9 ARD Sep 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1931 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Addison, Bob 1                             0 0.0    
8 Aked Snr, Frank 18 70 17.5         29 7.3         12 17 9 0.5 2 56
20 Ayres, Doug 2                             1 0.5    
9 Baker, Harry 17 52 13.0         15 3.8         5 12 3 0.2 0 18
27 Bazin, Leon 4 15 15.0         4 4.0         5 0 0 0.0 1 1
28 Cordner, Jock 2                             1 0.5    
2 Cubbins, Bill 18 84 21.0         20 5.0         27 3 0 0.0 0 0
10 Dennington, Jack 10 38 12.7         9 3.0         1 5 3 0.3 4 22
23 Downie, Bill 14 49 16.3         16 5.3         6 12 13 0.9 5 83
25 Fincher, Jack 8 14 14.0         3 3.0         1 3 4 0.5 2 26
11 Hanson, Jack 17 61 15.3         13 3.3         5 8 0 0.0 0 0
4 Hayes, Jack 13 49 16.3         10 3.3         10 10 7 0.5 3 45
1 Hopkins, Allan 18 94 23.5         28 7.0         14 11 18 1.0 4 112
24 Joyce, Jimmy 13 45 11.3         8 2.0         8 14 5 0.4 2 32
5 Lambe, Alf 17 39 13.0         6 2.0         5 1 0 0.0 0 0
22 McAlpine, Ivan 18 98 24.5         27 6.8         14 20 1 0.1 1 7
15 McKay, Roy 18 68 17.0         20 5.0         15 14 1 0.1 0 6
3 Minogue, Walter 17 78 19.5         13 3.3         11 17 12 0.7 1 73
7 Morrison, Alby 17 64 16.0         33 8.3         3 11 36 2.1 4 220
13 Nunn, Ernie 12 43 14.3         14 4.7         4 2 11 0.9 5 71
12 O'Brien, Wally 11 46 23.0         12 6.0         7 5 1 0.1 0 6
16 Sampson, John 3 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Scanlan, Kevin 1                             0 0.0    
19 Sexton, Norm 1                             0 0.0    
30 Sherman, Ted 18 57 14.3         11 2.8         14 5 0 0.0 0 0
28 Sherman, Bill 3 8 8.0         3 3.0         1 1 0 0.0 0 0
14 Spurling, Bill 17 50 16.7         19 6.3         5 8 24 1.4 4 148
18 Stanway, Horrie 10 45 15.0         9 3.0         6 4 1 0.1 0 6
26 Stevens, Arthur 11 26 13.0         10 5.0         6 6 3 0.3 0 18
17 Walshe, Frank 4                             1 0.3    
6 Williams, Arthur 9 34 11.3         14 4.7         1 8 2 0.2 2 14
Totals 342                             157 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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