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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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1981 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1981 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Footscray 2.35.69.716.12 108 LOST St. Kilda 8.612.1318.1723.19 157 -49 WES Mar 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Footscray 1.26.29.513.6 84 LOST Collingwood 6.414.1120.1326.22 178 -94 VIC Apr 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Footscray 3.57.615.1118.11 119 LOST Melbourne 0.18.412.618.12 120 -1 WES Apr 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Footscray 3.44.88.911.10 76 LOST Carlton 2.44.710.915.14 104 -28 VFL Apr 20 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
5 A Footscray 3.43.97.139.14 68 LOST South Melbourne 4.59.911.1418.22 130 -62 LAK Apr 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Footscray 1.54.96.1113.13 91 WON Essendon 2.44.58.912.11 83 8 WES May 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Footscray 2.63.94.107.12 54 LOST North Melbourne 1.29.514.1017.16 118 -64 VFL May 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Footscray 3.28.413.1017.15 117 LOST Richmond 5.410.817.1325.17 167 -50 MCG May 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Footscray 2.57.99.1210.14 74 LOST Hawthorn 3.47.109.1511.18 84 -10 WES May 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Footscray 5.37.49.710.10 70 LOST Fitzroy 1.24.911.1322.15 147 -77 JUN May 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Footscray 5.46.510.812.10 82 LOST Geelong 5.39.1011.1117.15 117 -35 WES Jun 8 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H Footscray 3.86.99.1513.15 93 LOST Collingwood 3.37.78.814.14 98 -5 WES Jun 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Footscray 6.410.716.819.11 125 WON Melbourne 5.35.68.814.10 94 31 VFL Jun 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Footscray 2.14.15.35.4 34 LOST Carlton 1.77.1111.1815.25 115 -81 PRI Jun 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Footscray 1.32.56.87.9 51 LOST South Melbourne 5.37.69.1017.12 114 -63 WES Jul 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Footscray 3.84.96.128.12 60 LOST Essendon 5.110.1015.1522.21 153 -93 WIN Jul 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Footscray 9.210.613.818.8 116 LOST North Melbourne 2.48.612.819.11 125 -9 WES Jul 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Footscray 4.57.87.119.15 69 LOST Richmond 1.26.610.1115.13 103 -34 VFL Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Footscray 1.25.610.813.12 90 LOST Hawthorn 8.110.914.1315.21 111 -21 PRI Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Footscray 2.15.78.912.14 86 LOST Fitzroy 7.412.719.1222.15 147 -61 WES Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Footscray 1.15.57.78.11 59 LOST Geelong 10.513.715.1618.20 128 -69 KAR Aug 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Footscray 3.24.45.65.8 38 LOST St. Kilda 2.15.67.1012.15 87 -49 MOO Aug 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1981 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 1 9 9.0 5 5.0 14 14.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 1 1
4 Berry, Bill 10 54 5.4 41 4.1 95 9.5 32 3.2 99 9.9     8 22 6 0.6 4 40
38 Berry, Jeff 14 123 8.8 48 3.4 171 12.2 16 1.1 0 0.0     38 13 3 0.2 2 20
19 Bradmore, Phil 4 24 6.0 15 3.8 39 9.8 11 2.8 4 1.0     6 6 8 2.0 5 53
16 Burton, Chris 17 238 14.0 41 2.4 279 16.4 34 2.0 0 0.0     44 12 10 0.6 7 67
49 Cordy, Brian 17 214 12.6 81 4.8 295 17.4 48 2.8 0 0.0     28 20 6 0.4 2 38
29 Cordy, Neil 17 148 8.7 86 5.1 234 13.8 71 4.2 7 0.4     39 30 5 0.3 4 34
9 Davidson, Stan 20 239 12.0 134 6.7 373 18.7 50 2.5 2 0.1     69 28 7 0.4 8 50
46 Davis, Greg 1 2 2.0 2 2.0 4 4.0 3 3.0 5 5.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
11 De Koning, Terry 15 32 2.1 48 3.2 80 5.3 21 1.4 94 6.3     11 10 0 0.0 0 0
32 Dunstan, Ian 19 344 18.1 119 6.3 463 24.4 54 2.8 1 0.1     51 30 16 0.8 20 116
20 Edmond, Jim 19 186 9.8 82 4.3 268 14.1 99 5.2 1 0.1     38 48 25 1.3 21 171
50 Edwards, Bryan 1 5 5.0 2 2.0 7 7.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 2 0 0.0 2 2
10 Egan, Mick 20 217 10.9 124 6.2 341 17.1 40 2.0 1 0.1     56 23 3 0.2 1 19
6 Ford, Alister 5 16 3.2 5 1.0 21 4.2 6 1.2 1 0.2     1 8 6 1.2 2 38
41 Gallagher, Ross 7 70 10.0 19 2.7 89 12.7 5 0.7 0 0.0     15 9 4 0.6 5 29
1 Hampshire, Ian 21 123 5.9 199 9.5 322 15.3 95 4.5 445 21.2     64 59 8 0.4 4 52
7 Hawkins, Doug 21 219 10.4 189 9.0 408 19.4 73 3.5 3 0.1     47 42 12 0.6 11 83
25 Jennings, Geoff 7 82 11.7 75 10.7 157 22.4 12 1.7 1 0.1     16 17 10 1.4 5 65
8 Johnson, Matt 1 6 6.0 2 2.0 8 8.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     3 4 1 1.0 0 6
54 Kennedy, Rick 14 133 9.5 60 4.3 193 13.8 33 2.4 11 0.8     36 26 2 0.1 1 13
12 Knight, Steven 9 97 10.8 19 2.1 116 12.9 23 2.6 0 0.0     22 19 14 1.6 7 91
13 Komp, Mark 9 53 5.9 26 2.9 79 8.8 23 2.6 0 0.0     10 6 6 0.7 1 37
2 Loveless, Shane 10 66 6.6 18 1.8 84 8.4 45 4.5 9 0.9     8 21 25 2.5 13 163
36 McAllester, Jim 12 111 9.3 29 2.4 140 11.7 31 2.6 8 0.7     27 18 4 0.3 6 30
28 McConnell, Alan 17 208 12.2 74 4.4 282 16.6 40 2.4 0 0.0     48 22 2 0.1 5 17
34 McKenna, Michael 12 96 8.0 85 7.1 181 15.1 9 0.8 1 0.1     26 19 10 0.8 6 66
40 Perrin, Brian 11 106 9.6 48 4.4 154 14.0 17 1.5 0 0.0     15 21 3 0.3 3 21
19 Polson, Gordon 1 14 14.0 1 1.0 15 15.0 4 4.0 0 0.0     3 1 0 0.0 0 0
33 Reid, John 12 103 8.6 69 5.8 172 14.3 30 2.5 3 0.3     15 28 0 0.0 2 2
5 Reid Jnr, Bruce 22 205 9.3 159 7.2 364 16.5 69 3.1 18 0.8     20 34 0 0.0 2 2
52 Sait, Kevin 13 194 14.9 81 6.2 275 21.2 25 1.9 2 0.2     24 14 18 1.4 23 131
47 Seery, Colin 8 107 13.4 40 5.0 147 18.4 26 3.3 0 0.0     11 5 2 0.3 1 13
26 Stanlake, Warren 1 8 8.0 2 2.0 10 10.0 2 2.0 1 1.0     2 1 0 0.0 1 1
31 Templeton, Kelvin 6 68 11.3 28 4.7 96 16.0 45 7.5 9 1.5     8 16 8 1.3 7 55
17 Towns, Greg 3 9 3.0 18 6.0 27 9.0 3 1.0 0 0.0     3 5 3 1.0 0 18
35 Wheeler, Terry 20 282 14.1 84 4.2 366 18.3 39 2.0 3 0.2     43 41 6 0.3 10 46
22 Whitten Jnr, Ted 20 278 13.9 107 5.4 385 19.3 32 1.6 3 0.2     64 48 20 1.0 21 141
24 Wight, Terry 3 21 7.0 11 3.7 32 10.7 3 1.0 0 0.0     3 6 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 440 4510 10.3 2276 5.2 6786 15.4 1172 2.7 732 1.7     923 736 253 0.6 213 1731
 

Footnotes

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