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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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1979 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1979 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Footscray 4.57.1113.1316.17 113 LOST Melbourne 7.312.713.1018.17 125 -12 MCG Apr 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Footscray 5.48.512.1013.16 94 LOST North Melbourne 3.110.414.720.13 133 -39 WES Apr 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Footscray 4.39.712.916.13 109 WON St. Kilda 2.44.69.1015.14 104 5 MOO Apr 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Footscray 7.39.615.620.8 128 DRAW Essendon 4.611.817.1119.14 128 0 WES Apr 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Footscray 2.66.97.1512.17 89 LOST Collingwood 2.27.614.1020.17 137 -48 VFL May 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Footscray 0.24.26.47.5 47 LOST Geelong 1.63.88.149.18 72 -25 KAR May 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Footscray 4.310.713.1022.17 149 WON South Melbourne 4.49.610.1214.17 101 48 WES May 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Footscray 3.26.78.912.13 85 LOST Richmond 6.810.1517.2322.26 158 -73 MCG May 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Footscray 5.19.69.911.12 78 LOST Carlton 5.59.713.1518.19 127 -49 WES Jun 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Footscray 1.05.48.411.8 74 LOST Fitzroy 6.59.816.1417.17 119 -45 VFL Jun 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Footscray 3.36.78.915.11 101 WON Hawthorn 1.24.512.615.10 100 1 PRI Jun 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Footscray 7.610.716.1018.12 120 WON Melbourne 1.26.76.1211.15 81 39 WES Jun 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Footscray 4.07.27.212.9 81 WON North Melbourne 2.73.86.188.21 69 12 ARD Jun 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Footscray 1.52.84.126.14 50 LOST Essendon 0.25.57.710.11 71 -21 WIN Jul 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Footscray 3.010.616.1024.16 160 WON St. Kilda 5.66.99.1411.15 81 79 WES Jul 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Footscray 1.21.73.83.15 33 LOST Collingwood 7.312.519.1223.17 155 -122 VIC Jul 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Footscray 2.06.38.612.10 82 LOST Geelong 4.57.814.1318.14 122 -40 WES Jul 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Footscray 6.48.912.1315.16 106 LOST South Melbourne 8.415.722.931.9 195 -89 LAK Aug 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Footscray 3.57.1310.1313.19 97 WON Richmond 1.13.25.36.5 41 56 WES Aug 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Footscray 3.04.16.38.6 54 LOST Carlton 4.46.1010.1512.18 90 -36 VFL Aug 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Footscray 5.66.1012.1514.16 100 LOST Fitzroy 0.312.714.1122.19 151 -51 JUN Aug 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Footscray 3.26.37.99.11 65 LOST Hawthorn 5.65.119.1614.19 103 -38 WES Sep 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1979 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
30 Abbey, Ross 4 36 9.0 15 3.8 51 12.8 5 1.3 0 0.0     3 7 0 0.0 1 1
52 Berry, Bill 10 70 7.0 31 3.1 101 10.1 27 2.7 100 10.0     17 24 8 0.8 7 55
19 Bradmore, Phil 3 19 6.3 11 3.7 30 10.0 11 3.7 2 0.7     2 4 4 1.3 4 28
27 Bristow, Neil 10 70 7.0 38 3.8 108 10.8 40 4.0 96 9.6     10 21 4 0.4 1 25
12 Brown, George 2 13 6.5 7 3.5 20 10.0 5 2.5 0 0.0     6 7 0 0.0 2 2
29 Cordy, Neil 14 114 8.1 38 2.7 152 10.9 38 2.7 9 0.6     11 23 7 0.5 12 54
6 Cowton, Gary 22 218 9.9 147 6.7 365 16.6 64 2.9 8 0.4     40 49 4 0.2 5 29
46 Davis, Greg 2 5 2.5 1 0.5 6 3.0 2 1.0 3 1.5     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
34 Dinatale, Jack 1 3 3.0 1 1.0 4 4.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 1 1
32 Dunstan, Ian 22 461 21.0 110 5.0 571 26.0 69 3.1 4 0.2     62 43 18 0.8 25 133
20 Edmond, Jim 10 104 10.4 26 2.6 130 13.0 30 3.0 0 0.0     19 24 8 0.8 13 61
10 Egan, Mick 22 249 11.3 109 5.0 358 16.3 50 2.3 2 0.1     59 31 3 0.1 0 18
42 Foreman, Wayne 17 232 13.6 83 4.9 315 18.5 61 3.6 4 0.2     45 25 7 0.4 9 51
14 Groenewegen, Robert 7 50 7.1 23 3.3 73 10.4 17 2.4 6 0.9     10 7 2 0.3 0 12
1 Hampshire, Ian 18 128 7.1 131 7.3 259 14.4 125 6.9 275 15.3     43 46 15 0.8 9 99
7 Hawkins, Doug 22 279 12.7 106 4.8 385 17.5 64 2.9 0 0.0     72 46 17 0.8 13 115
16 Hoffman, Steve 11 93 8.5 52 4.7 145 13.2 20 1.8 0 0.0     8 15 5 0.5 5 35
25 Jennings, Geoff 19 287 15.1 132 6.9 419 22.1 52 2.7 2 0.1     41 49 20 1.1 15 135
11 Kelly, Mick 16 171 10.7 75 4.7 246 15.4 27 1.7 0 0.0     25 36 5 0.3 5 35
2 Loveless, Shane 2 18 9.0 1 0.5 19 9.5 11 5.5 1 0.5     3 5 3 1.5 2 20
28 Low, Ian 10 114 11.4 29 2.9 143 14.3 23 2.3 0 0.0     12 19 11 1.1 4 70
24 McGhie, Robert 12 101 8.4 52 4.3 153 12.8 22 1.8 2 0.2     23 22 0 0.0 0 0
34 McKenna, Michael 2 16 8.0 6 3.0 22 11.0 2 1.0 0 0.0     2 3 1 0.5 0 6
8 Morrison, Ian 21 250 11.9 72 3.4 322 15.3 70 3.3 6 0.3     50 31 24 1.1 13 157
9 Moylan, John 17 164 9.6 65 3.8 229 13.5 29 1.7 0 0.0     26 28 1 0.1 1 7
26 Murrie, Richard 13 141 10.8 47 3.6 188 14.5 43 3.3 0 0.0     47 25 1 0.1 3 9
50 Peers, Robbie 3 24 8.0 11 3.7 35 11.7 6 2.0 0 0.0     2 5 0 0.0 2 2
23 Perussich, Lee 4 25 6.3 15 3.8 40 10.0 6 1.5 1 0.3     2 6 0 0.0 0 0
19 Polson, Gordon 2 7 3.5 5 2.5 12 6.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 3 0 0.0 0 0
21 Power, Stephen 7 64 9.1 23 3.3 87 12.4 9 1.3 1 0.1     14 11 0 0.0 0 0
5 Reid Jnr, Bruce 2 17 8.5 5 2.5 22 11.0 7 3.5 8 4.0     3 5 2 1.0 1 13
33 Reid, John 14 141 10.1 44 3.1 185 13.2 39 2.8 2 0.1     16 24 0 0.0 2 2
17 Smedts, Alby 15 133 8.9 51 3.4 184 12.3 36 2.4 1 0.1     23 34 2 0.1 1 13
3 Stoneham, Alan 15 210 14.0 83 5.5 293 19.5 48 3.2 5 0.3     31 37 6 0.4 7 43
48 Tantsis, Angelo 2 8 4.0 2 1.0 10 5.0 4 2.0 0 0.0     1 3 0 0.0 1 1
31 Templeton, Kelvin 22 238 10.8 27 1.2 265 12.0 150 6.8 11 0.5     35 50 91 4.1 62 608
43 Tivendale, Norm 5 46 9.2 4 0.8 50 10.0 9 1.8 0 0.0     12 11 1 0.2 0 6
39 Walsh, Shane 2 8 4.0 0 0.0 8 4.0 1 0.5 0 0.0     2 2 1 0.5 2 8
35 Wheeler, Terry 9 81 9.0 33 3.7 114 12.7 12 1.3 0 0.0     16 19 2 0.2 2 14
22 Whitten Jnr, Ted 19 239 12.6 82 4.3 321 16.9 40 2.1 2 0.1     50 40 13 0.7 14 92
44 Williams, Mark 5 39 7.8 15 3.0 54 10.8 18 3.6 4 0.8     9 7 1 0.2 2 8
40 Wilson, Brian 5 27 5.4 23 4.6 50 10.0 7 1.4 0 0.0     7 8 2 0.4 2 14
Totals 440 4713 10.7 1831 4.2 6544 14.9 1299 3.0 555 1.3     861 855 289 0.7 248 1982
 

Footnotes

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