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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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1982 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Footscray's 1982 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Footscray 1.54.810.1211.15 81 LOST Essendon 8.414.620.1129.16 190 -109 WIN Mar 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Footscray 2.34.38.814.8 92 LOST Collingwood 3.25.99.1115.14 104 -12 WES Apr 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Footscray 0.22.55.57.9 51 LOST Hawthorn 3.711.1222.1928.26 194 -143 VFL Apr 12 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
4 A Footscray 7.512.1316.1619.19 133 WON Melbourne 1.34.610.1019.12 126 7 MCG Apr 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Footscray 2.84.1110.1515.20 110 LOST St. Kilda 5.411.614.920.9 129 -19 WES Apr 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Footscray 0.60.113.167.22 64 LOST Geelong 1.45.1011.1317.20 122 -58 KAR May 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Footscray 4.39.810.1715.20 110 LOST Sydney 5.411.616.820.11 131 -21 WES May 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Footscray 1.77.89.1011.11 77 LOST Carlton 4.26.48.1114.22 106 -29 WES May 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Footscray 2.23.57.914.14 98 LOST Richmond 2.67.712.1121.13 139 -41 MCG May 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Footscray 3.35.59.815.10 100 LOST North Melbourne 4.411.1019.1423.20 158 -58 WES May 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Footscray 4.28.512.716.12 108 LOST Fitzroy 7.712.1016.1523.22 160 -52 VFL Jun 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Footscray 2.45.79.1014.13 97 LOST Collingwood 9.512.1119.1424.19 163 -66 VIC Jun 14 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
13 H Footscray 0.46.88.816.11 107 WON Hawthorn 4.87.812.1712.20 92 15 WES Jun 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Footscray 5.25.211.414.8 92 LOST Melbourne 3.68.1210.1313.16 94 -2 VFL Jun 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Footscray 6.512.714.1018.12 120 LOST St. Kilda 4.510.612.1020.11 131 -11 MOO Jul 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Footscray 3.19.215.625.7 157 WON Geelong 3.38.613.1117.13 115 42 WES Jul 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Footscray 4.38.613.715.8 98 LOST Sydney 2.67.1010.1914.27 111 -13 SCG Jul 25 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 A Footscray 1.04.38.610.12 72 LOST Carlton 10.918.1124.1930.21 201 -129 PRI Jul 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Footscray 3.14.45.77.8 50 LOST Richmond 4.17.710.1116.16 112 -62 WES Aug 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Footscray 6.38.711.816.8 104 LOST North Melbourne 6.411.916.1117.16 118 -14 VFL Aug 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Footscray 2.22.35.612.11 83 LOST Fitzroy 3.38.912.1419.17 131 -48 JUN Aug 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Footscray 4.26.47.69.8 62 LOST Essendon 3.211.424.832.16 208 -146 WES Aug 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1982 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
54 Barham, Jamie 1 5 5.0 1 1.0 6 6.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 2 0 0.0 1 1
18 Beasley, Simon 21 181 8.6 48 2.3 229 10.9 120 5.7 3 0.1     26 37 82 3.9 67 559
38 Berry, Jeff 4 22 5.5 7 1.8 29 7.3 1 0.3 0 0.0     3 2 1 0.3 0 6
4 Berry, Bill 13 128 9.8 55 4.2 183 14.1 64 4.9 294 22.6     33 38 1 0.1 1 7
36 Brown, Darren 1 1 1.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
16 Burton, Chris 20 303 15.2 60 3.0 363 18.2 64 3.2 3 0.2     44 33 10 0.5 18 78
41 Christensen, Ross 9 57 6.3 21 2.3 78 8.7 11 1.2 6 0.7     20 14 14 1.6 5 89
29 Cordy, Neil 19 204 10.7 102 5.4 306 16.1 82 4.3 1 0.1     42 30 3 0.2 7 25
49 Cordy, Brian 11 101 9.2 43 3.9 144 13.1 25 2.3 9 0.8     17 14 2 0.2 0 12
9 Davidson, Stan 14 125 8.9 57 4.1 182 13.0 23 1.6 0 0.0     32 26 1 0.1 4 10
11 De Koning, Terry 12 59 4.9 34 2.8 93 7.8 28 2.3 18 1.5     6 19 2 0.2 1 13
32 Dunstan, Ian 17 309 18.2 124 7.3 433 25.5 36 2.1 1 0.1     45 38 16 0.9 14 110
20 Edmond, Jim 21 264 12.6 66 3.1 330 15.7 108 5.1 0 0.0     71 45 46 2.2 23 299
10 Egan, Mick 22 216 9.8 132 6.0 348 15.8 55 2.5 0 0.0     60 29 0 0.0 1 1
6 Ford, Alister 5 28 5.6 15 3.0 43 8.6 5 1.0 18 3.6     4 1 1 0.2 1 7
48 Grant, Darren 1 4 4.0 3 3.0 7 7.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
14 Groenewegen, Robert 10 62 6.2 44 4.4 106 10.6 24 2.4 2 0.2     15 10 1 0.1 0 6
1 Hampshire, Ian 9 32 3.6 55 6.1 87 9.7 35 3.9 122 13.6     12 16 2 0.2 1 13
26 Hargrave, Steve 2 14 7.0 16 8.0 30 15.0 5 2.5 0 0.0     0 2 0 0.0 0 0
7 Hawkins, Doug 16 198 12.4 132 8.3 330 20.6 48 3.0 1 0.1     44 24 5 0.3 5 35
25 Jennings, Geoff 9 111 12.3 66 7.3 177 19.7 29 3.2 0 0.0     19 12 7 0.8 5 47
15 Jennings, Allan 9 70 7.8 37 4.1 107 11.9 16 1.8 0 0.0     11 10 15 1.7 10 100
8 Kennedy, Rick 13 105 8.1 62 4.8 167 12.8 32 2.5 3 0.2     22 23 1 0.1 1 7
12 Knight, Steven 6 53 8.8 17 2.8 70 11.7 15 2.5 0 0.0     12 7 2 0.3 4 16
13 Komp, Mark 14 120 8.6 44 3.1 164 11.7 36 2.6 0 0.0     24 13 3 0.2 1 19
19 Love, Terry 9 87 9.7 40 4.4 127 14.1 22 2.4 1 0.1     11 11 8 0.9 10 58
27 MacPherson, Stephen 15 177 11.8 80 5.3 257 17.1 45 3.0 1 0.1     33 26 6 0.4 7 43
43 MacPherson, Rod 7 66 9.4 32 4.6 98 14.0 23 3.3 0 0.0     12 9 5 0.7 4 34
21 McAllester, Jim 12 89 7.4 29 2.4 118 9.8 23 1.9 4 0.3     29 28 0 0.0 0 0
28 McConnell, Alan 13 93 7.2 59 4.5 152 11.7 21 1.6 0 0.0     30 13 0 0.0 1 1
34 McKenna, Michael 12 134 11.2 67 5.6 201 16.8 17 1.4 0 0.0     22 23 10 0.8 3 63
40 Perrin, Brian 6 43 7.2 25 4.2 68 11.3 13 2.2 0 0.0     8 14 0 0.0 0 0
5 Reid Jnr, Bruce 19 176 9.3 128 6.7 304 16.0 70 3.7 90 4.7     36 34 8 0.4 5 53
37 Rickman, Ian 4 33 8.3 11 2.8 44 11.0 5 1.3 0 0.0     3 6 0 0.0 0 0
30 Sneddon, Lindsay 2 2 1.0 0 0.0 2 1.0 1 0.5 0 0.0     0 2 1 0.5 0 6
31 Templeton, Kelvin 14 170 12.1 61 4.4 231 16.5 98 7.0 37 2.6     53 41 26 1.9 21 177
17 Towns, Greg 7 75 10.7 27 3.9 102 14.6 22 3.1 0 0.0     19 19 0 0.0 0 0
42 Walpole, Gary 7 57 8.1 13 1.9 70 10.0 6 0.9 0 0.0     4 6 4 0.6 3 27
39 West, Bruce 1 3 3.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
35 Wheeler, Terry 18 191 10.6 65 3.6 256 14.2 22 1.2 0 0.0     32 41 1 0.1 0 6
22 Whitten Jnr, Ted 15 189 12.6 67 4.5 256 17.1 26 1.7 0 0.0     40 25 16 1.1 13 109
Totals 440 4357 9.9 1946 4.4 6303 14.3 1281 2.9 614 1.4     896 744 300 0.7 237 2037
 

Footnotes

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