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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

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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1946 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1946 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 2.07.78.815.10 100 WON Essendon 4.36.611.1214.14 98 2 WES Apr 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A Footscray 2.59.1312.1816.21 117 WON St. Kilda 4.25.28.311.3 69 48 JUN Apr 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A Footscray 3.65.1210.1514.18 102 WON South Melbourne 4.57.910.1012.14 86 16 JUN May 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H Footscray 3.211.812.1119.19 133 WON Richmond 4.68.816.1017.10 112 21 WES May 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A Footscray 2.011.614.722.14 146 WON Melbourne 6.89.811.1112.13 85 61 PUN May 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H Footscray 5.56.59.1210.12 72 WON Collingwood 0.15.85.119.15 69 3 WES May 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A Footscray 1.55.138.1314.15 99 WON Hawthorn 4.57.711.1213.12 90 9 GLE Jun 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H Footscray 6.710.1014.1816.22 118 WON Geelong 0.32.62.77.13 55 63 WES Jun 10 (Mon, 2:30) Scores
9 H Footscray 6.28.314.516.10 106 WON Fitzroy 1.37.512.515.9 99 7 WES Jun 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A Footscray 3.36.410.813.10 88 LOST Carlton 3.16.69.1312.20 92 -4 PRI Jun 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H Footscray 7.38.513.718.9 117 WON North Melbourne 1.16.67.99.12 66 51 WES Jul 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A Footscray 5.310.414.614.8 92 LOST Essendon 3.47.1011.1416.24 120 -28 WIN Jul 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H Footscray 2.12.54.105.11 41 LOST St. Kilda 0.22.53.76.10 46 -5 WES Jul 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 H Footscray 3.27.49.812.12 84 WON South Melbourne 2.22.24.54.7 31 53 WES Jul 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 A Footscray 5.810.1113.1314.15 99 WON Richmond 1.45.127.1712.21 93 6 PUN Aug 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H Footscray 3.76.812.1213.13 91 LOST Melbourne 2.15.88.816.16 112 -21 WES Aug 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A Footscray 3.34.66.910.10 70 LOST Collingwood 6.510.815.820.12 132 -62 VIC Aug 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H Footscray 5.211.1418.1723.27 165 WON Hawthorn 0.11.17.58.5 53 112 WES Aug 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
19 A Footscray 3.38.411.412.5 77 LOST Geelong 4.38.712.1417.18 120 -43 KAR Aug 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
1SF A Footscray 4.47.713.1015.12 102 LOST Melbourne 2.810.1312.1517.18 120 -18 MCG Sep 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1946 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
32 Broadway, Allan 3                             1 0.3    
8 Cahill, Pat 7                             1 0.1    
2 Collins, Alan 14                             32 2.3    
11 Coulton, Don 7                             0 0.0    
22 Donald, Wally 1                             0 0.0    
19 Evenden, Reg 19                             0 0.0    
20 Fountain, Bruce 11                             1 0.1    
5 Grove, Ron 13                             24 1.8    
9 Hand, Pat 12                             0 0.0    
7 Hickey, Harry 18                             10 0.6    
12 Laffey, Merv 7                             5 0.7    
23 Logan, Jack 2                             0 0.0    
34 Mather, Vic 1                             0 0.0    
27 McCankie, Len 19                             1 0.1    
32 McDonnell, Marty 12                             0 0.0    
21 McLaren, George 19                             5 0.3    
14 Miller, Jim 17                             1 0.1    
29 Moncrieff, Allan 19                             11 0.6    
15 Morrison, Alby 20                             5 0.3    
3 Olliver, Arthur 20                             26 1.3    
16 Power, Billy 1                             0 0.0    
11 Rees, Evan 20                             0 0.0    
10 Ryan, Joe 19                             22 1.2    
8 Sampson, Alf 2                             0 0.0    
26 Scott, Ken 11                             1 0.1    
6 Sutton, Charlie 20                             0 0.0    
1 Thoms, Jim 19                             50 2.6    
25 Tribe, Tom 7                             0 0.0    
30 Tribe, George 7                             1 0.1    
4 Ware, Norm 14                             33 2.4    
33 Wearmouth, Dick 12                             5 0.4    
11 Weldon, Joe 2                             0 0.0    
2 Welsh, Jack 5                             4 0.8    
28 Wood, Bill 20                             52 2.6    
Totals 400                             291 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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